6 things to do in Lacock, Wiltshire: a pretty Cotswold village with Harry Potter connections!

Things to do in Lacock Wiltshire

With crooked houses and thatched cottages, Lacock is the quintessential Cotswolds village. While these villages are all over the Cotswolds, some bigger and more popular than others, Lacock has another thing going for it that draws visitors – Harry Potter! The village has been used filming for the first film and also in for film … Read more

Things to do in the Scottish Borders: 13 ideas to tempt you south

Landscape of the Scottish Borders

With so many people choosing to travel north when in Scotland to the, admittedly wonderful, Highlands, can I tempt you in to staying in the south? Think rolling hills, pretty towns, amazing history and a coastline that’s just as pretty as the west. Oh, and no midges either! I guess, since you’re reading this that … Read more

Scotland in February: tips for visiting

View over Scotland's Borders from Scott's view. Photo taken in Scotland in February

Muddy footpaths still bring you to amazing views and if you’re planning to visit Scotland for the views and landscapes this is especially true. After months of rain and snow February is going to definitely bring you some muddy footpaths if you come to visit! Scotland in February is more than just lots of muddy … Read more

Traveling to Scotland for the first time – tips for a perfect trip

Piper with hill and glen in the background in Scotland

Scotland evokes almost ethereal images in people whether they’ve been to the country or not. Bagpipe players overlooking rolling hills and lochs, misty glens and ancient stone circles can all be seen if you want it! I’ve experienced almost all of Scotland’s typical scenes, whether that was the sheep in the road while on the … Read more

Thor’s Cave: a wonderful walk in the Manifold Valley, Derbyshire

View of Thor's Cave in Peak District, Derbyshire

Did you know that in England’s Peak District there’s somewhere called Thor’s cave? And that it’s a fairly easy walk with some amazing views? We did the walk to Thor’s Cave recently and this post will give you some information if you also want to copy our route and enjoy the beautiful Manifold Valley around. … Read more