Kirsty Bartholomew - history and travel addict

Kirsty Bartholomew - history and travel addict

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  This is my corner of the internet where I share my love for travelling and also my appreciation for the history of the world – two things that go together quite well I think!

I’m aiming to champion the amazing history of our world through this blog, sharing the best historical places to go, things to see and sharing why they’re important.

I travel with my husband James almost always and sometimes with our dog Annie and sometimes with our kids who are almost grown now.  Not only do we love history destinations, but also road trips and out of season travelling in the winter (I blame getting married in February – so many city anniversary trips!!).  Our favourite places are Scotland, England, Europe and USA but so much more to explore!

Want to know more about us?  See here or take a look around the site.

Recent Posts

Visiting Colditz Castle – your complete guide

The town of Colditz lies in East Germany and as such it's not really on the tourist trail and definitely counts as an off the beaten track destination.  There is something quite interesting about the castle here though so if you're planning on visiting Colditz Castle,...

Ultimate Route 66 planner – all your road trip questions answered!

I'm a bit of a planning freak I'll admit it - I love the planning of our road trips almost as much as doing them!  When we were looking to do the trip a few years back I really struggled to find a good Route 66 planner with all the information that I needed in it....

Visiting Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood’s hideout – the Major Oak Tree

I've been on a mission lately to get our and rediscover some of our more local sites.  It always surprises me that Sherwood Forest is so close by to us because we hardly ever visit.  However, armed with our new dog Annie, we decided it was a perfect dog friendly...

16 amazing historical places in the world to add to your bucket list

There's no shortage of historical places in the world to add to your bucket list, but which ones are the best and where should you focus your time if there's so many?  Well, of course this is a subjective list and if you have no interest in ancient cultures and...

Historical experience days and other travel gift ideas for history lovers

If you have someone you want to buy a gift for and they not only love history but they are travel lovers too, I've got some great ideas for you here to get them something really unique.  These historical experience days and gift ideas will definitely prove that you've...

Complete guide to visiting Stonehenge – plus how to make it worth seeing

It's one of the most popular tourist sites in the entire world, let alone just in Great Britain, so I figured a guide to visiting Stonehenge might well be worth creating for a history travel blog!  This guide should answer all your questions that you have about it...

Venice in winter – romantic or just wet?

A friend gave me a book quite a few years ago and in it was the most enchanting picture of Venice in winter and since seeing that it's been on my bucket list to go to.  I mean, Venice has always been on it but this made me completely disregard any other season - I had...

Ancient sites in England you have to visit

  England is full of ancient stories, mystery and history so no trip to the country is complete without checking out a few of their ancient sites.  There is so much to see and do, it's way more than just stone circles!  We're looking at Ancient sites in England that...

What to pack for Edinburgh in winter

I love Edinburgh at any time of the year but more and more lately we're visiting in winter and it's really a pretty great time to visit then actually.  The thing that trips people up when coming to Scotland in the winter time is what to pack.  Do you need to be ready...

Tips for visiting London in winter

I do love London in the winter months and it's a really great time to travel there.  We've been lucky enough to not only visit in general but also to spend some time there before Christmas and even be part of the New Years celebrations that I'd always watched on the...