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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

York Pass review – is it worth it?

When we decided to do our day trip to York, I knew that we wanted to make the most out of our day there and to that end we decided that York Passes would be a good investment.  Our interest for the day was the historical sites and as you can imagine - there's quite a...

A day trip to York: one day itinerary in the historic city

If a day trip to York, England is all you can manage then you'll be pleased to know that it's still well worth visiting even if you have limited time here.  As part of a larger UK trip or just a day out from your regular routine, York really captures the hearts and...

The 5 best castles near London to visit

Anyone visiting the UK can be easily blown away and even overwhelmed by the enormous amount of history on offer whether that's ancient stones, Roman ruins, medieval castles or Victorian architecture.  Yes, we do have a lot!  For anyone who is based near London and...

Visiting the beaches of Normandy: D-Day landings and WW2 sites – your ultimate guide

Visiting the beaches of Normandy, with its wealth of D-Day and world war 2 sites, was on our bucket list of things to do while in France and it's one of those places that are well worth the visit.  They can be accessed easily from either the UK or other parts of...

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...