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Kirsty Bartholomew - history and travel addict

Kirsty Bartholomew - history and travel addict

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  This is my corner of the internet where I share my love for travelling and also my appreciation for the history of the world – two things that go together quite well I think!

I’m aiming to champion the amazing history of our world through this blog, sharing the best historical places to go, things to see and sharing why they’re important.

I travel with my husband James almost always and sometimes with our dog Annie and sometimes with our kids who are almost grown now.  Not only do we love history destinations, but also road trips and out of season travelling in the winter (I blame getting married in February – so many city anniversary trips!!).  Our favourite places are Scotland, England, Europe and USA but so much more to explore!

Want to know more about us?  See here or take a look around the site.

Recent Posts

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...

Minack Theatre, Cornwall – your guide to visiting

Cornwall is full of amazing, intriguing and unique places to visit.  Sometimes it's hard to know where to start!  The Minack Theatre in Cornwall has long been on my bucket list of things to do and we happened upon a perfect day to visit.  An open air theatre like this...

10 of the best historical sites in New York City

  NYC is just brimming with history and if you're at all a history buff you'll find loads of things to do to satisfy your hunger to learn about the past of this amazing city.  Here are just some of the best historical sites in New York City that we found on our trip,...

10 quirky towns on Route 66 you shouldn’t miss!

The Mother Road has everything: national parks, big cities and even ghost towns.  But what I love most about travelling the road is the quirky towns on Route 66 that might only have one motel and diner but have so much charm!  I've gathered up 10 towns that you...

York Pass review – is it worth it?

When we decided to do our day trip to York, I knew that we wanted to make the most out of our day there and to that end we decided that York Passes would be a good investment.  Our interest for the day was the historical sites and as you can imagine - there's quite a...

A day trip to York: one day itinerary in the historic city

If a day trip to York, England is all you can manage then you'll be pleased to know that it's still well worth visiting even if you have limited time here.  As part of a larger UK trip or just a day out from your regular routine, York really captures the hearts and...

The 5 best castles near London to visit

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...

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

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...

Visiting Colditz Castle – your complete guide

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,...

Ultimate Route 66 planner – all your road trip questions answered!

I'm a bit of a planning freak I'll admit it - I love the planning of our road trips almost as much as doing them!  When we were looking to do the trip a few years back I really struggled to find a good Route 66 planner with all the information that I needed in it....