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

10 Pretty Places in London to visit

Perhaps you’re on a flying visit to London or maybe it’s the 20th time you’ve been and you just want to take some fantastic photos to share back home.  Whatever the reason, this list of pretty places in London will give you a head start to your trip....

REVIEW: The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds – quirky history combined!

Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk England is a wonderful town absolutely brimming with history and things to do.  If you’re looking for a break to the area and want a place to rest your head for a couple of nights (I recommend at least 2, we had just 1 and I wish...

Visiting Bury St Edmunds Abbey – 1000 years of history

If a trip to Bury St Edmunds is on your radar then you’ll want to be visiting the Abbey as well.  The ruins have an immense history and they celebrate 1000 years from the founding of the abbey which is quite incredible.  Read on to find out more, why it’s...

Things to do in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Nestled in Suffolk, England, Bury St Edmunds could just be another small English town.  It’s fairly small and you can wander around easily on foot and there’s actually loads to do there too!  In this post I’m going to be looking at things to do in...

Guide to visiting Culloden Moor and Battlefield near Inverness, Scotland

Having grown up in Scotland I’d always heard of the Battle of Culloden and I also knew of the term Jacobites – it was mentioned a lot!  But I didn’t really know a lot about the history there and on our travels around Scotland decided that I really...

Visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris – what you need to know

Rising above the Paris landscape, the Eiffel Tower is a landmark that makes you feel like you really arrived.  Is there anything that just screams Parisian more than this giant iron structure?  If you’re visiting France’s capital city it’s more than...

Useful guide to visiting the Kinderdijk Windmills in the Netherlands

It was my third trip to the Netherlands and I was so determined to see windmills this time.  It was beginning to feel like perhaps windmills were just there for tourists in the touristy areas and maybe not part of real life for the Dutch.  As it happened, I saw many...

D-Day beaches self drive tour: a 3 day itinerary in Normandy, France

If you’re looking to explore the Normandy world war 2 sites then a D-Day beaches self drive tour is a perfect way to see the area.  It’s a fairly compact area with plenty to see and do whether you’re a complete history addict or just want to pay...

Gift guide for people who love to travel

My daughter did her first solo trip this past year so last Christmas was spent getting ALL the travel related gifts!  I think almost everything we went for was received really well and useful so I wanted to write up what gifts I recommend getting someone who loves to...

The Original Tour London – Our review of the hop on, hop off sightseeing bus

I’ve been travelling to London a lot these past couple of months and you’d think that I could manage to fit in all the sites with the amounts of times I’ve been there.  Not so!  London is really spread out so getting to all the tourist sites that...