Author Archives: Kirsty

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

Stirling Castle from the West in late afternoon autumn sunshine.

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 many times over the years […]

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

jedburgh abbey

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 the first time with our new dog, Annie, and […]

Your guide to visiting Avebury Stone Circle and village in Wiltshire

visiting avebury stone circle and village

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 since you can get up close and personal with the structure. […]

Minack Theatre, Cornwall – your guide to visiting

Guide to visiting Minack Theatre

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 one requires a nice day […]

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

shamrock on route 66

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 definitely shouldn’t miss when driving Route […]

The 6 best castles near London to visit

bodiam castle england

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 wants to visit a nice traditional English castle – where […]

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

normandy utah beach tank

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 France (and as […]