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Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Europe United Kingdom

7 Unique and Beautiful Island Castles Around Britain You Will Love

With thousands of years of fascinating, turbulent history, it’s unsurprising that the British Isles are awash with castles of all shapes, sizes, and ages, particularly around the troubled Scottish-English and Welsh-English borders. While many of these magnificent castles were built strategically on cliffs or hilltops to protect against invaders, and others were surrounded by a …

Reasons to Visit Jersey include visitng St Aubin's Harbour
Europe Jersey

8 Awesome Reasons to Visit Jersey – Beautiful British Islands

There are so many things to do in Jersey Whether you’re planning a trip for work or leisure, here are the top 8 reasons to visit Jersey. Located just 10 miles from the coast of France, Jersey is a fascinating place to visit, with a unique and charming blend of French and English influences. A Crown Dependency rather …

Entrance to the Jersey War Tunnels
Europe Jersey

Visiting the Jersey War Tunnels – An Amazing Labyrinth of WW2 Horror

The Jersey War Tunnels (also known as the Jersey Underground Hospital) are the top visitor attraction in Jersey. This World War Two labyrinth gives a unique insight into life in the Channel Islands during almost five years of Nazi occupation. I grew up in Jersey, and visits to the War Tunnels were an essential part …

Les Ecrehous Jersey
Europe Jersey

A Magical RIB Trip to Les Ecrehous: Seals, Dolphins & Smugglers

One of the most memorable things about my most recent trip to Jersey was a RIB trip to Les Ecrehous, a tiny archipelago of islets just off the Jersey coast (and very close to France).  Once the domain of smugglers, Les Ecrehous is now the wild, windswept and hauntingly beautiful home to Britain’s largest breeding …

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, UK
United Kingdom Europe

10 Sensational UK Heritage Railways You Will Love!

Fittingly for the country that invented steam locomotives, the United Kingdom is blessed with incredible heritage railways. A splendid day out for old and young alike, some also offer special events like afternoon teas and fine dining, 1940s themed weekends, and “Rail Ale” trips. Then there are Polar Express and Santa Specials at Christmas. A …

la corbiere lighthouse jersey
Jersey Europe

All You Need To Know Before Visiting La Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey

The iconic landmark of La Corbiere Lighthouse is the most photographed spot in Jersey in the British Channel Islands and it’s not difficult to see why. The picture postcard-pretty white lighthouse stands proud on a rocky islet at the extreme southwest tip of the island, warning shipping and sailors of the treacherous currents and vicious …

Belvoir Bay, Herm Island, Guernsey
Guernsey Europe

Herm Island | How to Discover Britain’s Unique Paradise

Nestled in the English Channel and bathed in the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, Herm Island lies just 20 minutes by ferry from Guernsey, the second largest of the British Channel Islands. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a …