Seven reasons to be Sleepless in Seattle
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THE Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP (mopop.org), left, displays fascinating exhibits belonging to Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix including clothes, scribbled notes, photos and the 1969 Stratocaster he played at Woodstock, one of a hundred guitars he owned in his lifetime.
Be spooked in the scary movie room filled with lifelike prosthetics used in films such as Candyman, then gaze at fantasy props including Dorothy’s dress, the lion costume and the witch’s hat from The Wizard Of Oz. They’ve also got Indiana Jones’ fedora and Lord Of The Rings weapons.
Visit Viretta Park, the tiny green space near the home of grunge pioneer Kurt Cobain, with its graffiti-scrawled tribute benches. AER Lingus flies to Seattle four times a week, connecting via Dublin for US Immigration pre-clearance before arriving in the USA. Fares start from £259 one way, or £1,299 business class one way, including taxes and charges. Flights are available from 14 UK cities including London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff.
Book at aerlingus.com. To plan your trip to Seattle visit seattle-washingtonstate.co.uk.
£15.49 £3.49 ■SHARP FOCUS: Space Needle towers above the Seattle skyline FAMOUS for its Space Needle, rock legends, movie backdrops and pioneering industries, Seattle is a city busily creating the future on the other side of the world. A brand new Aer Lingus service via Dublin, by-passing queues at arrivals in Washington State, puts it on the map for forward-thinking travellers.