Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Burrowed deep in Snowdonia’s heart, Llechwedd has played an important part in the history of slate mining town Blaenau Ffestiniog, dubbed ‘the town that roofed the world’, such was its abundance of the grey stuff.
The particular charm of Llechwedd (01766 830 306, llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk) is that it’s a natural phenomenon with a deeply ingrained social history.
Board the steepest cable railway in Britain and you’ll drop 660 ft below into what was, in Victorian times, a hugely industrious workplace. The chambers, caverns and lakes are all lit up, there’s a high-octane zip-wire ride, and children will adore Bounce Below, a trampoline-based underground attraction.
GAPING GILL YORKSHIRE DALES:
You may have heard the name, but surprisingly few people have been to this huge chasm amid the limestone splendour of the Yorkshire Dales, the result of centuries of gentle lapping by the waters of nearby Fell Beck.
Inside this 300,000 million-year-old rock lies a huge chamber, home to a 350 ft-high subterranean waterfall and a sprawling 42-mile cave system. Book in for a ‘winch-meet’ where, twice a year, experienced cavers lower a metal cage laden with visitors into the abyss... or enjoy the views on a walk from nearby Clapham to the cave entrance (GPS: 54.149666, -2.382589).
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong 2016
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, part of the renowned chain of wax museums founded by Marie Tussaud of France, is located at the Peak Tower on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong.
Roll out the red carpet! Meet with over 100 incredibly lifelike wax figures and 10 interactive zones as well as experience our brand new Fantasy Kingdom.
3-in-1 Combo (Madame Tussauds Hong Kong + Peak Tram Return + Sky Terrace 428). Online From: HK$305 Adult (13+ years). Walkup From: HK$325 Adult
Hong Kong Space Museum
The Hong Kong Space Museum is a museum of astronomy and space science in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It is managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government..
Remarks. Closed on Tuesdays (Except Public Holiday) - (Hong Kong Space Museum Opening Hours); Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua or Japanese ...
Clock Tower, Hong Kong
The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong. It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway.
The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong. It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is the only remnant of the original site of the ...
Ocean Park Hong Kong:
Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong.
Ocean Park introduces online pre-booking parking service. Guests may ... Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 3923 2323 Fax: (852) 2873 5584.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Go to Charleston USA
Centuries-old mansions, Spanish moss-draped trees, spooky cemeteries, cobblestone walks: in a word, Charleston. As you walk the gas lamp-lit streets at night, past horse-drawn carriages and the antebellum architecture, you just might think you've traveled back in time. But just because this South Carolina city is proud to celebrate its heritage doesn't mean it's stuck in the past: Charleston boasts innovative restaurants, interesting shops, contemporary art galleries and the world-class Spoleto Festival USA. This is the place to experience the genteel South — after all, it was the home of suave "Gone with the Wind" character, Rhett Butler.
Go to Yellowstone USA
With dramatic peaks and pristine lakes, Yellowstone is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Multicolored pools swirl around hot springs; verdant forests weave past expansive meadows; and volatile geysers launch streams of steaming water toward the sky. With so much unspoiled natural beauty, it's no wonder everyone suspected John Colter (a scout for explorers Lewis and Clark) was embellishing when he first described Yellowstone's geothermal curiosities in 1807. Nowadays, there's no doubt that the park is indeed extraordinary. While you traverse the park's 3,000-plus square miles of mountains, canyons, geysers and waterfalls, be prepared to share the trails with permanent residents ..