Category Archives: Destinations

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

Stirling Castle from the West in late afternoon autumn sunshine.

If you’re visiting Scotland and you’re looking for castles to visit nearby to Edinburgh then you’re in luck because not only are there 3 that are in the city itself there are another 3 to choose from that I have highlighted here in this guide. There are actually many more around Scotland that you could […]

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 […]

9 amazing day trips from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland

Inverness is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland and as such is a great place to base yourself if you’re looking to explore this amazing area of the country. Here’s some of the best day trips from Inverness that you can take when you’re here – some are simple enough to get to, […]

How you can visit Robin Hood’s Tree hideout in Sherwood Forest – the Major Oak Tree

Major oak in sherwood forest where Robin Hood lived

I think we’ve all heard of Robin Hood haven’t we?  For me it was the 90s classic film that ignited a love of the tale.  I’d never considered looking for Robin Hood’s tree before though – surely it wasn’t real?  Well, in fact there is a legend that says that the huge tree that is […]

7 historical sites in Paris you must see

No visit to Paris is complete without checking off at least a couple of historical sites.  Some you might not think too much about since it’s just quintessentially Parisian but hopefully this blog post will help you make the most of your time and perhaps even impress your fellow travellers with a nugget or two […]

REVIEW: The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds – quirky & history combined!

Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk England is a wonderful town absolutely brimming with history and things to do.  If you’re looking for a break to the area and want a place to rest your head for a couple of nights (I recommend at least 2, we had just 1 and I wish we’d had longer!) […]

Visiting Bury St Edmunds Abbey – 1000 years of history

If a trip to Bury St Edmunds is on your radar then you’ll want to be visiting the Abbey as well.  The ruins have an immense history and they celebrate 1000 years from the founding of the abbey which is quite incredible.  Read on to find out more, why it’s so important and what you […]