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Discover Portsmouth England, Historic Seafaring Capital of the UK

Discover Portsmouth England, Historic Seafaring Capital of the UK

Why Portsmouth may well be the historic capital of the UK

Whenever UK tourism is spoken about, it would be fair to say that London often grabs the headlines. This isn’t a surprise, and is completely fair. After all, for general tourism at least, London is one of the best capital cities in the world. At the same time, London does have its downfalls. It’s exceptionally busy and like the majority of capital cities across the world, it can be very expensive for travelers.

This is where worthy alternatives enter the picture. As the title of today’s post might have already given away, this article is about Portsmouth and specifically, all of the historical attractions that are on offer in the city. In regards to accommodation, hotels across Portsmouth are a much better value, which alone makes it a good alternative to London.b

September 25, 2018 | By More
10 Great Offbeat Things To Do in Cardiff Wales

10 Great Offbeat Things To Do in Cardiff Wales

10 Alternative Things to Do in Cardiff

Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and eleventh largest in the entire United Kingdom. It’s one of the most developed places in the region. Deciding how to explore a prominent city can be tough especially with dozens of touristy areas. The best and most authentic way to go about it is to ask a local. And when I did, here are the suggestions I got and ticked off my bucket list one after another.

September 20, 2018 | By More
A Local’s Guide to Eating Out in Manchester, England

A Local’s Guide to Eating Out in Manchester, England

When visiting Manchester, Here’s A Local’s Guide To Where to Eat Out

Often, when we visit or travel to new places, the unfamiliarity of our new surroundings can have us depending on large and often overpriced chain restaurants when it comes to meal times. There are so many fun and exciting places just waiting to be explored and discovered, yet they often go unnoticed for fear of the unknown. Manchester is a bustling, vibrant city and plays host to plenty of new and individual places for visitors to choose from, no matter if you’re looking for brunch, a mid-afternoon coffee after some shopping or some drinks in one of Manchester’s quirky bars.

September 17, 2018 | By More
Best Ways to Travel With a UK Rail Pass

Best Ways to Travel With a UK Rail Pass

The Best Ways to Travel Around The UK Using a Rail Pass.

A rail pass is a kind of subscription towards the use of trains that allows you to hop from one train to another without necessarily having a ticket. Rail passes allow travelers to visit multiple destinations in a country or region making multiple stopovers and traveling at their own desired pace. With a rail pass you buy one ticket and you’re good to go adventuring.

September 12, 2018 | By More
What’s On In London This Summer – Top Events To Experience

What’s On In London This Summer – Top Events To Experience

What’s On in London This Summer – Top Events You Won’t Want To Miss!

There’s nothing better than summer in the city. London comes alive in the sunshine and August, when the kid’s school holidays are in full swing, is the perfect time to visit the English capital. Whether you’re just visiting for the day or have booked a London holiday rental for a longer stay, here are some of the best events happening in London this August:

July 25, 2018 | By More
Best Kid-Friendly UK Cities For Your Next Family Vacation

Best Kid-Friendly UK Cities For Your Next Family Vacation

Best UK Cities to Visit With Kids

When the kids are on school holidays it can be difficult keeping them amused with just activities around the house and trips to the local park. Thankfully, the UK has some fantastic cities to visit with plenty to do and see for even the fussiest of children! Whether you’re looking for a relaxed break or activity packed holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on offer in the wonderful UK. Here’s a list of great cities that are perfect for a getaway with all the family:

July 5, 2018 | By More
Guide to St. Andrews’ Old Course – Scotland’s Ultimate Golfer’s Dream

Guide to St. Andrews’ Old Course – Scotland’s Ultimate Golfer’s Dream

St. Andrews’ Old Course in Scotland: Story of a Golfer’s Dream Getaway.

Being one of the best courses in Scotland, a country known as the ‘home of golf’, there’s obviously a lot to say about St. Andrews’ Old Course, or often referred as just ‘The Old’.

I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Old earlier this year in February. This article is my story of the day there. The St. Andrews’ Old Course is truly a special course unlike any other in the world – let me take you through the journey of what makes it so unique.

April 6, 2018 | By More
Great Places To Stay Outside London

Great Places To Stay Outside London

Hotels Just Outside London – Why You Should Stay In Hertfordshire

With its close proximity to London and a special vibe all of its own, Hertfordshire is where many savvy travellers are staying. Are you looking for a hotel in London but finding that high prices and lack of availability are two recurring issues? Well, then there could be an alternative. While plenty of people feel that staying in Central London is their only option, a growing number of travellers are opting for hotels in Herts.

April 3, 2018 | By More
Top Things To Do in Britain’s Beautiful Peak District

Top Things To Do in Britain’s Beautiful Peak District

How To Make the Most of the Your Visit to the Peak District of Great Britain

Here in Britain, we’re incredibly lucky in the sense that we don’t have to venture far to stumble upon some truly breathtaking countryside. Whether you like to drive, cycle, climb or hike, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors right here at home. Where better to place to start than with the first official national park in the UK? We are of course referring to the beautiful Peak District.

February 28, 2018 | By More
A Backpacker’s Practical Guide To Affordable London

A Backpacker’s Practical Guide To Affordable London

My Backpacking Adventure, exploring the best of London on a tight budget

Low on budget as I was already visiting Paris, I took the high-speed train to London for a 3 day backpacking expedition. London, being one of the busiest cities in the Europe, was not an easy place to visit while being almost broke. It was a test of my patience to take walking trips to busy places like the Buckingham Palace and museums but at the end of the day, it was well worth it.

December 1, 2017 | By More
7 Scenic Parks of Edinburgh – Don’t Miss Them

7 Scenic Parks of Edinburgh – Don’t Miss Them

Top 7 Parks And Nature Attractions In Edinburgh

Edinburgh is not only known for its majestic castle, but the city also benefits from lush green parks and various other natural attractions. Offering opportunities for orienteering and bird watching, the city has an abundance of nature reserves and wetlands. In addition, there are award-winning Botanic Gardens offering a way of escaping the hustle-bustle of the city life.

August 9, 2017 | By More
Best Short Break Destinations in the UK Revealed

Best Short Break Destinations in the UK Revealed

Any tourist from abroad will most probably be here to visit the capital, and that’s perfectly understandable. But for locals looking for that quaint getaway, something more is needed other than revisiting the same old attractions. That “something more” comes in the form of umpteen attractive places across the country.

Let’s now take a look at some of the best contenders which can really provide you with a unique short break in the UK.

July 7, 2017 | By More
The Best of Edinburgh in Just One Day

The Best of Edinburgh in Just One Day

24 Hours in Edinburgh – See the best of the city in just one day.

Edinburgh is a great city that is rich in history, culture, architecture, and nature. If you only have one day to spend in this beautiful city, you don’t need to panic. I have compiled some of the best ways in which you can enjoy the best 24 hours in Edinburgh.

June 5, 2017 | By More
7 Top Family Attractions in Cornwall England

7 Top Family Attractions in Cornwall England

Cornwall is one of the most frequently visited areas in England throughout the summer months, and it’s easy to see why. In 2014 alone, over 14 million people visited for at least a day. To put it into perspective that’s almost a fifth of the entire UK population! There’s plenty to do in Cornwall too – it’s not all fields and beaches.

We’ve compiled a list of 7 great Cornish towns and places that are well worth visiting – whether you’ll be travelling alone, with friends, a partner or with the whole family on a summer holiday.

May 30, 2017 | By More
Haunted London Walks to Uncover London’s Dark and Mysterious Past

Haunted London Walks to Uncover London’s Dark and Mysterious Past

Uncover London’s Dark Past At These Fascinating Sites That You’ll Discover on London Haunted Walking Tours.

If you’re intrigued by London’s dark past, we’ve got just the places for you! From Jack the Ripper walking tours, to exploring haunted houses, there’s a lot of ways you can explore the darker side of London. Let’s take a look at some of my favourite below.

May 19, 2017 | By More
12 Fun Family Activities in the Lake District, England

12 Fun Family Activities in the Lake District, England

12 Activities For Lake District Family Holidays

The Lake District is a National Park based primarily in Cumbria in the North of England. It is well known for beautiful countryside, stunning lakes and waters, and for its range of activities for people of all ages. Whether you are into adventure holidays, looking for a romantic break, or you want to sample some of the culinary delights and local drinks that are available, you can plan a great holiday with something for people of every age and interest.

May 9, 2017 | By More
8 Famous Walking Trails in Great Britain

8 Famous Walking Trails in Great Britain

8 Unique Places To Take a Walking Holiday in Great Britain

Walking is a perfect activity for your holidays, allowing you to see the breathtaking countryside and other natural wonders in Great Britain. Mountains, lochs, moors, lakes, and crags; you are never far away from a magnificent walk in the UK. So, here is the list of 8 unique places to take unforgettable walking holidays.

April 18, 2017 | By More
Visiting United Kingdom With Disabilities or Limited Mobility

Visiting United Kingdom With Disabilities or Limited Mobility

Travel Advice for people with disabilities and mobility concerns as they visit the UK

Planning a UK holiday can be quite a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you have a disability. You have to ensure that the place you are visiting have the wheelchair access, ensuring there are lifts, the accommodation is accessible, and car parking is also close by. But, whether you have plans to explore the rugged Yorkshire countryside or want to enjoy the gorgeous coastline of Cornwall, rest assured there are good options for the disabled people. So, allow me to give advice for all the people planning a UK holiday who have mobility concerns.

April 10, 2017 | By More
Fun and Affordable Things To Do With Kids in London

Fun and Affordable Things To Do With Kids in London

Exciting Adventures For Families Visiting London

If you are not able to decide what to do in London and are looking for the popular places to visit along with your kids, then leave all your worries behind and allow me to discuss top free things entertain the whole family while you are in London. I am going to discuss some of the popular tourist attractions in London including – Museums, Theme Parks, and various other activities for kids.

March 27, 2017 | By More
Ten Top Things To See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland

Ten Top Things To See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland

Top Things To Sites to See And Things To Do In Edinburgh

If you want to spend your holidays in a city which is known to have a long list of historical and cultural attractions, then you need to book your tickets to the capital of Scotland – Edinburgh. After London, it is the second most popular destinations in the United Kingdom. And this is just not a vague statement; I will be narrating all those reasons why you should visit this beautiful city and what are the top things to see and do while you are in the city.

March 2, 2017 | By More