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 Scotland in Winter – places to visit & tips

Depending on the type of travel you like, visiting Scotland in winter could sound like an absolute dream or a bit of a nightmare!  It’s actually our preferred time to visit though and it’s overwhelmingly our most common time to go.  Here are some tips for...

Best WW2 sites in London to visit

History lovers looking for WW2 sites in London will find a wealth of museums at their disposal.  It’s probably not the sole reason people will visit London, but if you enjoy learning about WW2 you’ll find plenty there to keep you occupied.  Having a son...

Things to do in Greenwich, London.

If you don’t want to stay in the hustle and bustle of central London but still want a great place to spend a few days in the city then I really recommend staying in Greenwich.  It’s one of my favourite places outside of the centre and as well as being...

Ice Lolly Blog At The Beach bloggers event – my review and tips

I don’t often (actually never really) blog about blogging here at Lost in Landmarks. Which is a bit of a shame because it can be really interesting to hear about how others do the whole blogging career.  I’ll definitely have a think about changing that and...

A guide to ALL the UNESCO sites in the UK

There are some utterly amazing places to see in the UK but sometimes it can be so hard to decide where to go.  If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed then this list of the UNESCO sites in the UK should help to give you some ideas and inspiration especially if your...

Tips for visiting NYC in winter

New York City in winter is a dream come true – at least in the planning stages!   It sounds amazing and Christmas in the Big Apple is a bucket list item for sure but if you’re not prepared you might well have the coldest trip you have ever imagined and end...

5 gorgeous hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle

I recently visited Edinburgh on an anniversary celebratory trip and to make it a more first class experience I really wanted a room with a view of Edinburgh castle.  Honestly, it was the best thing we did and our room really made our Edinburgh break amazing.  If...

Ancient sites in Scotland: stone circles, villages & mystery

Scotland is a land full of mystery, history and legend and if you’re visiting the country and have an interest I highly recommend a trip to see some of the many ancient sites the country has to offer.  Many are a little out of the way in the outer islands like...

Royal attractions in London – palaces, castles and gardens

If you’re a fan of the British Royal family or you’re interested in the regal history and heritage of the UK then London is a fantastic place with so many things to do that relate to it.  In this blog post we’re looking at Royal attractions in London...

Visiting Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh: Tours, Bobby and Harry Potter

If you’re staying in Edinburgh and fancy a bit of solitude away from the crowds then I recommend a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard.  It’s located in the old town, not too far away from the Royal Mile but you wouldn’t know it since it’s so...