6 Amazing Buildings You Probably Didn’t Know Were Built for British Royalty
With Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday being celebrated this weekend, everyone’s attention will be focused on a number of iconic royal destinations in the UK like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. But these great palaces are not the only impressive buildings that are linked to the British royal family.
Going to France by ferry can be quite an adventure but is often overlooked since flying and the Chunnel are faster options. Flying has its own delights no doubt, but the ever annoying delays on arrival, to airport car parks make it less than a fulfilling experience. Crossing the Channel by ferry however lets you watch the Isle of Wight fade into the haze, watch the waves made by the ferry as it moves, and best of all, you get to travel with your car, motorhome or caravan from one country to the other. Ferry crossing is a thrill that needs to be rediscovered.
Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.
Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:
The Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain
Whether you’re a native to Great Britain or you’ve got your sights set on a destination wedding, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better place to get married. Great Britain’s charm isn’t comparable to anything, with beautiful landscapes and classical architecture. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect fairytale wedding, you’d be surprised at how many options you have available in Great Britain. The hardest part will be narrowing down the list to just one final location.
Expert tips for navigating your way though restaurants and pubs in Glasgow
Scotland is renowned by most of us for its unconventional military uniform, strong drinks and a tremendous musical instrument. But, apart from that it is also distinguished by the amazing cuisine.
Even being a part of Britain, Scotland has managed to retain its identity, special traditions and unique recipes that are little known in the world. And where is no better place to try all of these unique delicacies than in Glasgow – the city of exquisite restaurants and traditional pubs.
6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventure Tours at some of the world’s best kayak destinations.
Kayaking offers an immersive, up-close experience with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The sense of excitement and freedom, moving through the water and paddling towards the horizon, is counterbalanced by an equal sense of peacefulness and quiet. Whether you are a beginner or experienced paddler, here is a roundup of some of the most stunning destinations whose splendour is best revealed by kayak.
Prehistoric Britain – Great places to take the kids fossil hunting If you’re looking for a bit of a different family outing next summer, why not go fossil hunting? The UK is absolutely packed to the rafters with fossils and it isn’t just trained archaeologists that can go hunting for them – you too can […]
If you are looking for something unique this Christmas but really don’t fancy slogging it out on Oxford Street, why not enjoy your shopping with some of these magical festive experiences at the best Christmas Markets in the UK. London Southbank This market always offers a festive log cabin experience. Why not take a trip […]
As the world’s largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the most important and entertaining collections of theatre, comedy and performance art in the world. The Edinburgh Fringe is one of my personal highlights of the cultural calendar in the UK, and for anyone looking for a unique and exciting event in […]
There are plenty of great golf destinations in Europe, so it’s easy to plan a golfing holiday. OK, this isn’t easy. There are so many great golf destinations throughout Europe – it’s nearly impossible to narrow it down. But I’ve got some great suggestions for where to head for an unbeatable golf holiday. From St. […]
Its official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the world’s best train trips with the most spectacular rail lines in the world. Want to take an epic train journey? Win […]
Travelling throughout Britain is getting harder and more expensive with rising fuel costs and busy motorways, but there is a much easier way to travel – by Britain’s extensive train service. Travelling in this way can mean increased comfort and the whole family will be less stressed. There is no shortage of places served by […]
Anyone who thinks of Edinburgh is likely to first associate it with the regular and fantastic festivals, which the city does a great job of organizing and hosting each year. For many people this is the only reason to visit the city, but there is a lot more to Edinburgh and many reasons to seek […]
Most golf enthusiasts have one common day-dream, to play golf once in their lifetime on legendary courses in Ireland and Scotland. Perhaps nowhere else on earth is the love of golf more prevalent than in the British Isles where the game of golf was invented. Long-time provider of affordable travel to Ireland and Scotland, Sceptre […]
The Times Online (London) has posted an article that anyone and everyone who may travel to the UK (in their lifetime) needs to save! Times Walks – 100 Best Walks In The UK is a fabulous resource for sightseeing on your own two feet whether it be a city stroll or a countryside ramble. Select […]
Sandeman’s New Europe offers a new concept in sightseeing – free walking tours in Europe’s major tourism cities – London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Madrid, etc. Their philosophy is that great tours should be offered to everyone and you should pay what you can afford – voila, tip based touring. You can bet the guides are […]
If the haunting call of a Scottish bagpipe has ever made you wistfully yearn to know more about Scotland’s indomitable spirit and proud heritage, this is the year to visit. 2009 marks the 250th birthday of favorite Son and poet Robert Burns, and Scotland is celebrating in a very big way. Scotland is throwing it’s […]