Category: United Kingdom

Short stay: Wynford, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Wynford, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

With six double bedrooms, comfortably able to accommodate a dozen guests, this is the ultimate self-catering house. Stylish contemporary decoration, with Orla Kiely fabrics, makes this spacious house a luxurious place for grand reunions of family and friends. Though, in such a large house, it is always possible to find a quiet corner for a […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 4

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 4

Our plan was to travel to Largs today, for the next stage of our Scottish Summer adventure: a sailing holiday, much like we did last year. But before we took the two-hour drive north, we went for one last mountain bike ride at Glentrool. Some of the routes at Glentrool are short enough for us […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 3

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 3

In the morning, we let the dog stretch his legs and took him for a short stroll just out of the campsite. Turning left out of the site, we by chance stumbled upon the Glentrool Kindness Path where the local villagers had taken it upon themselves to decoarate stones along a 200m or so stretch […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 2

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 2

After a good night’s sleep, we took the opportunity to go for a quick dip in the sea (brrr!!) whilst the boys went paddleboarding. Once the initial shock had passed, it was actually surprisingly pleasant. In recent years the water quality hadn’t been rated so highly in parts of southern Scotland but, thanks to efforts […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 1

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 1

With the pandemic still dragging on, our Summer holiday plans were never looking likely to go beyond our own shores. Not that we minded at all – we actually love exploring the UK! And having upgraded our modest campervan to a slightly more spacious (but equally modest) motorhome the previous year, it made sense to […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts over 1,000 supercars and hypercars

Blenheim Palace will throw open its gates this week to give car enthusiasts a rare chance to marvel at more than 1,000 super and hypercars. And Sunday promises fun for all the family when the lawns of the UNESCO World Heritage Site play host to an astonishing collection of vehicles for Salon Privé Classic & […]

Top 5 culinary delights in Scotland

Top 5 culinary delights in Scotland

Good food is part and parcel of any holiday experience. Some people enjoy local produce such as herbs and ingredients which give a dish this distinctive taste different from the cuisine in one’s own home country. Others are intrigued by novel ways of food preparation and might try something new like unfamiliar side dishes or […]

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Though swimming naked is still taboo in some countries, it is perfectly acceptable in many parts of the world to bare it all and enjoy a swim without fear of judgment. But where are the best countries for skinny dipping? New research from Outforia has revealed the world’s top 10 skinny dipping countries and France […]

7 reasons to visit Liverpool

7 reasons to visit Liverpool

Looking out across the Irish Sea and to the world beyond, Liverpool has its own take on life. In its heyday, in the early decades of the twentieth century, Liverpool was the gateway to the world. The warm and welcoming locals, the Scousers, with that unique singing accent, usually see the funny side of life. […]

The rugged landscape of Dinas Dinlle beach near Caernarfon

Discover the Blue Flag beaches of North Wales

North Wales has long been a popular place for visitors and day-trippers, partly due to its accessibility and proximity to the English border, but also due to the stunning coastline that surrounds the mountainous region of Wales.  In this area of North Wales, you’ll find the regions of Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd and Ynys Môn (or […]

Top 5 exclusive use properties in Scotland

Top 5 exclusive use properties in Scotland

Some people are happy with just a room in a B&B or a hotel for their holidays. Others, however, require something more private and intimate, such as a cottage or an apartment. But the ultimate, bespoke holiday accommodation is a luxury property which can be hired on an exclusive use basis. This guarantees the often […]

The Norfolk wetlands

7 things you shouldn’t miss when visiting Norfolk

The East of England county of Norfolk’s charms is as broad as its famous Broads. Far from being the flatlands of the East, Norfolk is a county full of pleasant surprises, the first being that it’s the most temperate and sunny county in the UK.  Known as being the place that the British aristocracy call […]

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The announcement today that Liverpool is being stripped of its World Heritage status will come as a huge disappointment to people throughout Merseyside and beyond. But did you know that this is not the first time the UN has used its powers to strip a site of its World Heritage status? Since UNESCO World Heritage […]

The 5 best UK cities to be an Airbnb host

The 5 best UK cities to be an Airbnb host

Analysis reveals that Bradford offers the best combination of low house prices and high Airbnb revenue. According to research by international payment experts RationalFX, it would take nine years of Airbnb income to pay off a property purchase in Bradford compared to 42 years in Luton. The study of just 27 major British cities analysed […]

Liverpool was famously the home of The Beatles and the birthpace of the Fab Four

7 things to do around lively Liverpool

Despite being the tenth-largest city in England, this vivacious area is large enough to house many diverse and wondrous indoor and outdoor attractions, and places to entice visitors to both, the city limits, as well as its wider, surrounding areas. From country estates and well-known parks to museums, ancient architecture, and the famous ferries across […]

Short stay: The Belfry Hotel and Resort, near Birmingham, UK

Short stay: The Belfry Hotel and Resort, near Birmingham, UK

The Belfry Hotel and Resort is not just a haven for golfers. Some guests, having the time of their lives, wouldn’t know the difference, in golfing terms, between an eagle and an albatross. It is a resort for all the family, for friends meeting. Though a visit to The Belfry, set in lush Warwickshire countryside […]