London, then Home


On Saturday we boarded a train at the GWR Station Cardiff for our last leg of this journey–London. We discovered that lunch is not served all day long, as it is back home.… Continue reading

Raglan Castle


On our last full day in Wales, I just knew we had to get in one last castle before heading out to London. So we set out for Raglan Castle, a trip that would take… Continue reading

Caerphilly Castle


We got off the train at the fourth stop, a little town north of Cardiff called Caerphilly. It has a castle with a moat. A MOAT! This I had to see. As we approached… Continue reading

Cardiff City Tour


As with all the other major cities we visited, there was a Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour service in Cardiff. Having no vehicle of our own, it is also a great introduction to… Continue reading

Cardiff City Centre & Cardiff Castle


We flew out of Glasgow Airport and landed in Cardiff. I had asked Fr. Kerry if there was a way we could hire a car and drive back to Edinburgh for the International… Continue reading

Glasgow & Bothwell Castle


We arrived in Glasgow Sunday afternoon. There wasn’t time to do much. Besides, it was raining on and off. The hotel we were staying at was on the Clyde River and after dinner,… Continue reading

Edinburgh Castle


Our last stop in Edinburgh on Sunday morning was the castle that dominates the city skyline. By the way, we went to mass Saturday evening at the Cathedral of St. Mary down the… Continue reading

Stirling Castle


On Saturday we drove up the M9 out of Edinburgh to the town of Stirling, the seat of the Royal House of Stuart. We arrived just before a huge crowd of tourists from… Continue reading

Edinburgh City Bus Tour


We headed out after breakfast. But first, a question: What is the difference between an Irish breakfast and a Scottish breakfast? Scottish Breakfast. Irish Breakfast. And while you ponder that mystery, off we go… Continue reading

Edinburgh


We arrived in Scotland on Thursday, 28 July, in temperatures at least 15 degrees (F) cooler than Italy. We then headed to The Place, a hotel downtown within walking distance of most places… Continue reading

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