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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

Budget accommodation in UK – cheap options for your England or Scotland vacation

If you're coming to the UK on vacation or planning to tour around the country you might be curious as to what the best options are for your budget.  There are so many different accommodation options in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and each one will be...

10 must see historical places in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is an amazing city and just as you'd expect it blends its history with the cultures and religions that met at this crossroads of civilisation.  If you're visiting the city and have a heart for the historic sites and don't want to miss any then here are our...

Edinburgh Royal Mile Attractions – 14 not to miss!

When visiting Edinburgh in Scotland you'll likely find yourself on the Royal Mile at some point.  It's home to many of the big attractions and a great place to feel the vibe of the old town.  Yes it can be touristy and yes it can be busy, but there's so much to do...

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

I recently wrote about some of the best castles near London and got some great feedback on that post.  So when we recently visited Scotland I figured it would be a great time to do a similar post but with castles near Edinburgh to visit!  Some of these we've visited...

The Scottish Borders Abbeys – all you need to know to visit

Scotland's Borders Abbeys are some of the most picturesque ruins I've been to and if you're looking for something to do and see while travelling in Southern Scotland then I highly recommend a trip!  They provided perfect days out for us since we were travelling for...

Your guide to visiting Avebury Stone Circle and village in Wiltshire

Avebury Stone Circle is one of the most impressive bits of ancient history in England, but did you know that it's actually the largest megalithic stone circle in the world?  Many people rate the standing stones even higher than Stonehenge, and it's not surprising...

Minack Theatre, Cornwall – your guide to visiting

Cornwall is full of amazing, intriguing and unique places to visit.  Sometimes it's hard to know where to start!  The Minack Theatre in Cornwall has long been on my bucket list of things to do and we happened upon a perfect day to visit.  An open air theatre like this...

10 of the best historical sites in New York City

  NYC is just brimming with history and if you're at all a history buff you'll find loads of things to do to satisfy your hunger to learn about the past of this amazing city.  Here are just some of the best historical sites in New York City that we found on our trip,...

10 quirky towns on Route 66 you shouldn’t miss!

The Mother Road has everything: national parks, big cities and even ghost towns.  But what I love most about travelling the road is the quirky towns on Route 66 that might only have one motel and diner but have so much charm!  I've gathered up 10 towns that you...

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...