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 you’re also looking for hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle […]

Ancient sites in Scotland: stone circles, villages & mystery

callanish an ancient site in scotland

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 Orkney (and why some […]

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 and they are all within the Greater […]

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 peaceful.  You’ll get a stunning view of the castle too […]

The 10 best castles in Germany to visit: history and beauty

German castles are something else and are often just like something out of a fairytale, not surprising since many fairytales originated in these areas.  They are picturesque but more than that they are full of amazing history.  Some look older than others but are actually quite new and some are really old yet are famous […]

A helpful guide to visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

palace of holyroodhouse edinburgh

If you’re at all a fan of the British Royal family, royal history in the UK, Mary, Queen of Scots, or all 3 of them, then a trip to the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a must. The palace is one of the official residences of the Queen when she’s visiting Scotland and is often called […]

5 romantic Northumberland castles to visit

One of my favourite areas to visit in the UK is the Northumberland coast.  There are many reasons for this, it’s a beautiful area, it’s relatively quiet even in the peak holiday season but most of all I just love the history of the area.  There are so many places to visit but these Northumberland […]

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

bed in a budget hotel in UK

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 of benefit to different kinds of travellers. […]