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Prague Towers – St Vitus’s Cathedral

Prague Castle occupies 70,000 m².  For those antiquated imperialists who can’t envisage metric areas that’s 17 acres, and to any old imperialist that makes it the largest ancient castle in the entire world.  It is really a village inside the … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – Petřín Observation Tower

The Petřín Observation Tower has the reputation of offering the best views over Prague.  Its reputation is deserved, and on top of that there are several other things to see on the westward walk from Prague’s Old Town to Petřín … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – Old Town Bridge Tower

We were beginning to understand that there were a lot of towers in Prague. Having been up the Old Town Hall Tower, we were on our way to the Petřín Observation Tower.  However, as we passed underneath a fortification guarding … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – Old Town Hall Tower

The Žižkov Tower is the only tower in Prague that is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, but there are plenty more towers to explore in Prague if you are that way inclined. One of Prague’s top … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – The Žižkov Tower

Although walking the coast of Britain is our main aim, we also have a little side mission.  This is to visit as many of the towers that make up the World Federation of Great Towers as possible.  It’s not so … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Leaving Islay

As we flew back to Glasgow our aircraft punched through a blanket of low-lying cloud-cover.  We left an underbelly of grey dreariness and rose into a stunningly bright sky of crisp, clear colour.  The cloud was low this morning, and … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Bowmore Coastline

During our final day on Islay we went for a short walk along the coast.  We headed out from Bowmore (pronounced Bowmore, with the emphasis on the more) towards Gartbreck, in a southwesterly direction.  The tide was in, giving us … Continue reading

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