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Cutty Sark ravaged by fire

Cutty SarkIt’s a sad day for tourism in the UK.   This morning the popular  Greenwich attraction ‘The Cutty Sark‘ – a landmark for London Marathon runners and commonly regarded as one of the most important ships in the world – was ravaged by fire.   Built in 1869, it was one of the last tea clippers ever constructed and designed to be able to make long voyages quickly. Pictures from television would seem to suggest that the extent of the damage is enormous.  Perhaps the only saving grace is that some of the artifacts had been taken away whilst the vessel was undergoing extensive restoration work. The incident is being treated as suspicious but is yet to be fully investigated.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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