Taking the Kids — and following in the footsteps of royalty
LEGO Windsor Castle at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

Taking the Kids — and following in the footsteps of royalty

There’s nothing stopping you and the kids from following in the royals’ footsteps in and around London this summer — a great time to visit with everyone so enthusiastic, first celebrating the birth of the new baby prince and now the wedding.

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In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market
"Prune People" for sale at Nuremberg Christmas Market

In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market

Nuremberg has long been a center of toy making and this museum is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. More than a dozen local toy manufacturers developed model railways and Nuremberg’s toymakers were known for coming up with new ways to make toys move.

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A multi-gen foodie heaven at Ireland’s Ashford Castle
Porridge with a spash of Irish whiskey

A multi-gen foodie heaven at Ireland’s Ashford Castle

The great food at Ashford Castle in Ireland is inspired by Lord Ardilaun, a scion of the Guinness family, who insisted on only the freshest and most varied of local produce, a tradition continued by new executive chef Philippe Farineau

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Ireland’s Ashford Castle – beloved by American families
Ashford Castle

Ireland’s Ashford Castle – beloved by American families

We are at Ireland’s School of Falconry—the oldest in the country—at Ashford Castle that dates back to 1228 on the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland, and the River Cong, which is reputed to have the best salmon and trout fishing in Europe.

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Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London
View of part of Sudeley Castle

Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London

After seeing London’s great sites, it’s a joy to explore Britain’s famous Cotswolds towns, which are just about a two-hour train trip from London’s Paddington Station — ideal for a day or a weekend when you’ve had enough of the city, as fun as it is.

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Learning a lot more than English History at Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds
King Henry VIII and his six wives inside Sudeley Castle

Learning a lot more than English History at Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds

We learn some English history at a bonafide castle that was home to kings, queens and now a 21st Century family headed by an American—Sudeley Castle is in Britain’s famous Cotswolds

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