The global village theme park ‘Windows of the World’ displays over 100 miniature replicas of world famous historical sights including the Manhattan skyline (before 9/11), Mount Rushmore, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal & many more, attracting millions of Chinese tourists every year.
When Liza Bruce & husband Nicholas Alvis Vega bought this place it had been abandoned since the 1970s. But thanks to Nicholas' architectural skills and Morocco's skilled artisans they were able to transform it into what Liza calls her ‘pleasure palace’, featuring a roof terrace, gardens, swimming pool and a traditional hammam steam bath.
The Cement Menagerie in Northumberland is a garden filled with sculptures of animals of all sizes and types as well as human figures, along with many short poems and inscriptions, but above all, memories. It was founded by a retired local master joiner, 'Old John' Fairnington Snr in the garden of his house to amuse his handicapped son, Edwin. The models were based on life-size drawings and sculpted in galvanised wire netting, stuffed with paper, then cemented over and painted.
The garden is still open daily from Easter to the end of October and free of charge, although donations are essential for its upkeep.
15 various vintage camping caravans, two former railway Pullman coaches and four used U.S. Airstream trailers is what you sleep in at the Base Camp Bonn Young Hostel. The trailers were individually designed by film and TV outfitter Marion Seuland prices range from 22 to 69 euro per night.