Category Archives: Historical sites

The 6 best castles near London to visit

bodiam castle england

Anyone visiting the UK can be easily blown away and even overwhelmed by the enormous amount of history on offer whether that’s ancient stones, Roman ruins, medieval castles or Victorian architecture.  Yes, we do have a lot!  For anyone who is based near London and wants to visit a nice traditional English castle – where […]

Visiting the beaches of Normandy: D-Day landings and WW2 sites – your ultimate guide

normandy utah beach tank

Visiting the beaches of Normandy, with its wealth of D-Day and world war 2 sites, was on our bucket list of things to do while in France and it’s one of those places that are well worth the visit.  They can be accessed easily from either the UK or other parts of France (and as […]

Visiting Colditz Castle – your complete guide

Visiting colditz castle, Saxony Germany

The town of Colditz lies in East Germany and as such it’s not really on the tourist trail and definitely counts as an off the beaten track destination.  There is something quite interesting about the castle here though so if you’re planning on visiting Colditz Castle, which dominates the view over the town, then read […]

Visiting Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood’s hideout – the Major Oak Tree

Major oak in sherwood forest where Robin Hood lived

I’ve been on a mission lately to get out and rediscover some of our more local sites.  It always surprises me that Sherwood Forest is so close by to us because we hardly ever visit.  However, armed with our new dog Annie, we decided it was a perfect dog friendly location to visit!  Here’s our […]

16 amazing historical places in the world to add to your bucket list

a bomb dome hiroshima

There’s no shortage of historical places in the world to add to your bucket list, but which ones are the best and where should you focus your time if there’s so many?  Well, of course this is a subjective list and if you have no interest in ancient cultures and history you might find that […]

Historical experience days and other travel gift ideas for history lovers

If you have someone you want to buy a gift for and they not only love history but they are travel lovers too, I’ve got some great ideas for you here to get them something really unique.  These historical experience days and gift ideas will definitely prove that you’ve been thinking about them, especially if […]

A helpful guide to visiting Stonehenge – including how to make it worth seeing!

tips for visiting stonehenge

It’s one of the most popular tourist sites in the entire world, let alone just in Great Britain, so I figured a guide to visiting Stonehenge might well be worth creating for a history travel blog!  This guide should answer all your questions that you have about it plus if you keep reading you’ll find […]

Ancient sites in England you have to visit

lake-district castlerigg

  England is full of ancient stories, mystery and history so no trip to the country is complete without checking out a few of their ancient sites.  There is so much to see and do, it’s way more than just stone circles!  We’re looking at Ancient sites in England that are from prehistory, the bronze […]