Your guide to visiting Avebury Stone Circle and village in Wiltshire

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Guide to visiting Culloden Moor and Battlefield near Inverness, Scotland

Having grown up in Scotland I’d always heard of the Battle of Culloden and I also knew of the term Jacobites – it was mentioned a lot!  But I didn’t really know a lot about the history there and on our travels around Scotland decided that I really needed to learn a little bit more … Read more

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 … Read more