Category: United Kingdom

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Stargazers, St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK

After a lengthier-than-expected 12-hour drive (we faced a lot of congestion around Bristol), we were immediately put at ease when we arrived at our accommodation in St. Mawes on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, greeted by the words “Relax – it doesn’t get much better than this” above the entrance. We were staying at a beautiful property […]

5 rooftop bars you must visit in central London

5 rooftop bars you must visit in central London

Don?t say it too loud but London has a summer. It?s true, it really does. This is something that both locals and travellers tend to forget, it also creates something of a quandary when it comes to drinking out; London is great for a roaring fire and cozy hotel bar in the winter, but what […]

What do Edinburgh locals do in August?

What do Edinburgh locals do in August?

Edinburgh is really buzzing during the festivals and it is a wonderful time to visit, but sometimes it?s good to find somewhere away from the madness to remind you that Edinburgh is still a city where people live and work. Here are some of the activities that locals like to do while the festivals are […]

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Our latest weekend getaway was for a sailing event at Derwent Reservoir in Northumberland for which we chose to stay at The Angel Inn in Corbridge, a pretty town just a 20 minute drive away from the venue and 16 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We opted to park on the street rather than in the […]

Unique family attractions in the Lake District

Unique family attractions in the Lake District

The adventure capital of the UK, the Lake District is a particularly great place for mums and dads?to have fun?with the kids. The Lakes, in northern England, is a huge all-weather adventure playground where parents?get to be kids and kids can, well, be themselves, in the freedom of 2,362 km? of rugged mountains, glacial lakes […]

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

There are hundreds of thousands of different waterfalls across the world in many different countries, both in prominent locations, and secret hideaways. All of the waterfalls I am going to describe are spectacular, exhilarating, beautiful, and often a popular tourist attraction in that area. Some waterfalls are better known than others, but whether it?s a […]

Top dining pubs in the Lake District, UK

Top dining pubs in the Lake District, UK

In the Lake District you have ?traditional 17th Century inns?nestled at the foot of England?s tallest mountain or tucked along country lanes. Today, there’s also chic pubs on the shores of England?s largest lake. ?Hand-crafted brewery’s display?high-tech wizardry and there’s a new generation of gentrified?watering holes, where gastro chefs are leading the way. Here we’ve […]

Edinburgh's best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Edinburgh’s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Dining out with children, especially when on holiday and in a foreign city, is not always easy and is can be stressful wondering if your whole family will find a welcome. But don?t worry, we are here to give you Edinburgh?s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes. And we guarantee not one will be a touristy […]

Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

On the third and final day of my?road trip around Cumbria, it was time to return my rental?car to Hertz, but not before I’d done a little more exploring first. Having driven over Wrynose Pass the previous day, my plan?was to take the vehicle over another of the Lake District’s famous routes – the Kirkstone […]

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

On the second day of my ‘delicious drive’ with Hertz, I drove further along the A590 to the market town of Ulverston – the birthplace of Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy fame and home to a Laurel & Hardy Museum – before before bearing left and following the coast road in the direction of […]

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise […]

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to ?1,000!

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to ?1,000!

Cheapflights UK – in partnership with Teletext Holidays – are celebrating the very best in UK travel, and they’re looking for your help. The first ever Cheapflights awards took place in South Africa last year and they have now taken that concept and introduced it to the UK, giving their users and the wider public […]

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Classed as the most important meal of the day, you can?t beat a delicious breakfast to kick things off. And with Edinburgh?s wealth of excellent eateries, there are plenty of places to set you up for a day exploring the city. Edinburgh Larder Since its launch in 2009, The Edinburgh Larder Cafe has built a […]

5 London cocktail bars for the luxury traveller

5 London cocktail bars for the luxury traveller

World-famous hotel bars,?chic cocktail bars and quirky pop-ups: London boasts every type of bar imaginable. Naturally then, knowing where to start can be tricky. So we’ve whittled tens of thousands down to five must-visit venues. Sure the drinks are great, the service exemplary and the decor tasteful but then, that’s not unusual. These five venues […]

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

Set high above the magnificent 18 hole Championship Ailsa golf course along the spectacular Ayrshire coastline overlooking the majestic Irish Sea and the bird sanctuary on the island of Ailsa Craig sits the remarkable Trump Turnberry Hotel. This is part of President Donald Trump?s portfolio of businesses. Whilst the President currently has matters of state […]

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