Tag Archives: England

Royal attractions in London – palaces, castles and gardens

If you’re a fan of the British Royal family or you’re interested in the regal history and heritage of the UK then London is a fantastic place with so many things to do that relate to it.  In this blog post we’re looking at Royal attractions in London and they are all within the Greater […]

5 romantic Northumberland castles to visit

One of my favourite areas to visit in the UK is the Northumberland coast.  There are many reasons for this, it’s a beautiful area, it’s relatively quiet even in the peak holiday season but most of all I just love the history of the area.  There are so many places to visit but these Northumberland […]

Budget accommodation in UK – cheap options for your England or Scotland vacation

bed in a budget hotel in UK

If you’re coming to the UK on vacation or planning to tour around the country you might be curious as to what the best options are for your budget.  There are so many different accommodation options in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and each one will be of benefit to different kinds of travellers. […]

Your guide to visiting Avebury Stone Circle and village in Wiltshire

visiting avebury stone circle and village

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 structure. […]

Minack Theatre, Cornwall – your guide to visiting

Guide to visiting Minack Theatre

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 one requires a nice day […]

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 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 […]

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 […]