Romantic overnight train trips: UK based journeys to swoon over!

Waverley Station in edinburgh is the destination of many romantic overnight train trips from London

Can you imagine having a romantic meal in London, perhaps then seeing a show and then whisking away your partner to another part of the UK on a gorgeous overnight train? Swoon! I love train travel in the UK and find the slow, meandering pace romantic in its own right. But overnight trains are something … Read more

10 days in London and Scotland: a full itinerary

St Pauls cathedral in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

Can you think of a better contrast than the bright lights of London’s city centre and the remote countryside of Scotland? It’s amazing to think that these two different landscapes exist and can be so easily combined. I’ve explored London and Scotland countless times over the past 20+ years and have used my experience with … Read more

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

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

Guide to visiting Eyam in the Peak District- the original plague village!

Plague cottage in Eyam in the Peak District, Derbyshire

Known as the plague village, Eyam in Derbyshire’s Peak District is a beautiful village with an amazing story to tell. It includes amazing personal sacrifice, a village pulling together and all before we had instant communication over long distances! I’ll tell you a bit more about the history below, but a quick snippet is that … Read more