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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 …

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Europe United Kingdom

11 Photos That Will Make You Long to Visit Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales

The quintessentially British love of messing about in boats takes on a whole new dimension at the Llangollen canal in North Wales. In this area that’s popular with visitors thanks to its lush green countryside and historic castles, one place – quite literally – stands above all others. Pontcysyllte aqueduct – known as the “Stream …

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 …

Aldborough House 2 min
Europe United Kingdom

A Unique Day Trip from York – 12 Things to See in Boroughbridge

Boroughbridge is a thriving small market town conveniently located just 16 miles northwest of York, and 30 minutes from Leeds and Harrogate. Boasting ancient monuments, a picturesque marketplace, wonderful walks, and picture-perfect neighbouring Aldborough, with a Roman fort and village stocks, Boroughbridge is the perfect place for discerning travellers to visit on a day trip …

Saltburn on Sea Pier and Beach
Europe United Kingdom

8 Best Things to Do in Stunning Saltburn on Sea

There are so many things to do in Saltburn on Sea If you’re visiting North Yorkshire, or exploring the myriad delights of Northumberland or County Durham, here are the top 8 reasons to take a trip to the quintessentially British seaside town of Saltburn. About the Victorian Town of Saltburn Located just 10 miles along the …

Chinese Chop for Chinese Brush Painting
Asia China

An Easy Chinese Brush Painting Lesson in Surprising Yangshuo

The beautiful city of Yangshuo in China’s Guangxi province (near Guilin) is famed for its strange-shaped karst mountains and serene rivers. Known as the “heavenly hometown of travel on earth” this scenic region has long been an inspiration for artists. In this story, I share my personal experience of a Chinese brush painting lesson. On …

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 …

Lighthouse at Spurn Point 2 min
Europe United Kingdom

All You Need to Know to Visit Spurn Point – Yorkshire’s Amazing “Land’s End”

Spurn Point was somewhere I’d wanted to visit since moving to Yorkshire, so I booked a trip on a whim and looked forward to a day at the coast. I’d reckoned without Storm Alex though – a ferocious storm that battered the country with gale-force winds and torrential rain for days before my trip! Fortunately, the …