Category: Europe


Five Beautiful Places in Dumfries and Galloway

Five Beautiful Places in Dumfries and Galloway Here are five absolutely gorgeous places you can visit in southern Scotland! It’s perfect for a little road trip or a weekend away. 1. Caerlaverock Wetland Centre The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock is a truly spectacular place...

Castlerigg Stone circle // Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Circle and a Weekend to Myself

Castlerigg Stone Circle This ring of stones has stood in their spectacular location for the past 5000 years. A monument remaining from the Neolithic people that inhabited our islands: one of around a thousand that are scattered throughout Britain and Ireland.  Castlerigg is particularly special, not...

Shipston Beer Festival 2015

48 Hours and 3 Foodie Festivals in Warwickshire!

Shipston Beer Festival, Stratford Food Festival and Shipston Food Festival. Oh my, I’ve eaten and drunk my way through this last weekend! South Warwickshire welcomed us with plentiful food and fine ale to wash it all down. Shipston Beer Festival It all began on Friday...

Pembrokeshire Last Days of Summer

The Last Days of Summer, in Pembrokeshire

Sunny Pembrokeshire I slipped my shoes off and padded across the sand, wispy clouds drifted across the perfect blue sky and the gentle waves beckoned me in. The water lapped over my bare feet: it was warm. This perfect late-summer day seemed like it was...


Seaweed and Scenery in County Sligo, Ireland

Did you ever go rockpooling as a kid? Peering into sea-filled pools in rocks near the beach, lifting stones to see the wonders hiding there: crabs, sea anemones, small fish and, if you were especially lucky, starfish? I had the absolute pleasure of doing this last...

Why I love Birmingham

Let Me Show You Why I Love Birmingham!

Birmingham. I grew up near Birmingham, it is a beautiful city! I know, it doesn’t have the glamorous reputation of some other British cities but it filled my heart in my teens. When I return, as I often do – my brother still lives in...


12 Ways Shetland Will Amaze You!

Shetland is an archipelago to the very north of Scotland, a group of islands with the Atlantic ocean to one side and the North Sea to the other, this is as north as the British Isles get. Here are the ways Shetland will surprise and...

Trinity College Library

24 Hours in Dublin: history, books and booze.

24 Hours in Dublin. A full day exploring Dublin ended in a busy bar on a summer Saturday drinking yet another glass of Guinness, the final location on the thoroughly entertaining Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. It was the gloriously Art Deco, Davy Byrnes bar, a regular haunt...

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