Cambridge Central Mosque: The first Eco Mosque in Europe
A tour around the Cambridge Central Mosque, the first eco-Mosque in Europe.
The Peak District: Cromford Mills
A visit to Cromford Mill, an historic site home to the modern factory system. Learn about the history of the mill as well as enjoy the local shops and cafes that now call the site home.
Exploring the Parks & Nature reserves of South Norfolk
A guide to exploring the parks and nature reserves of South Norfolk, a beautiful area of England home to diverse wetlands, woodland and wildlife.
Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
A lovely daytrip to Newstead Abbey – famous home of the poet Lord Byron – in Nottinghamshire.
A day in Southwell, Nottingham
A day exploring Southwell, Nottinghamshire right in the heart of England. From historic workhouses to cathedrals and lovely walks, this town has lots to offer on a day trip.
Winter at Wimpole
A winter time visit to beautiful Wimpole coated in frost and full of Christmas trees.
A review of Cliveden House, England
An autumnal weekend break at Cliveden, one of the most beautiful stately homes in England.
The Peak District: Matlock, High Tor & Heights of Abraham Walking Guide
A guide to one of the best walking routes in the Peak District – from Matlock to the Heights of Abraham via High Tor on a 6mile loop.
A Day Trip to Audley End House, Essex
A day exploring Audley End House, Wendens Ambo and Saffron Walden on a sunny day in Essex – a perfect London or Cambridge day trip!
A Weekend in Dedham Vale: exploring Constable Country
A postcard perfect weekend in Dedham Vale, exploring ‘Constable Country’, the inspiration for the famous artist. It’s easy to see why – read on to find out more.
Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
Oxburgh Hall in the sunshine stole my heart; read on to find out more about this wonderful historic home in the East of England
8 fun things to do in Brighton, England
A weekend in stunning Brighton, a perfect summer seaside break.
Sandringham, The Queen’s Retreat
A day out to Sandringham, the Queen’s Christmas residence.
North York Moors: Thornton-le-Dale Walk
A beautiful and easy walk from picturesque Thornton-le-Dale to historic Ellerburn, situated within the North York Moors National Park.
Walking the Lyveden Way
A guide to walking The Lyveden Way, a 12km route in Northamptonshire, England – full of rolling fields, cute cottages and ancient houses.
8 of the best things to do in Ripon, North Yorkshire
A guide to the beautiful North Yorkshire market town of Ripon – home to ancient cathedrals, amazing abbeys and lots more.
A weekend exploring Bloomsbury & Beyond, London
A weekend exploring in and around the beautiful Bloomsbury area of London, including the British Museum, Covent Garden and Granary Square areas of London.
12 Hours in Canterbury
12 hours exploring Canterbury, Kent an its wonderful Cathedral, ancient Abbey and historic streets. Read on to find out more.
10 of the Prettiest villages in Suffolk
10 of Suffolk’s most beautiful villages that if you’re in the area, you really must visit.
A weekend in Whitby – 12 Wonderful Things to Do
A perfect weekend in wonderful Whitby, exploring the coastline, Abbeys and history of this wonderful part of North Yorkshire.
A Review of The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire
A luxurious stay at The Tawny Hotel in Staffordshire, in the heart of rural England. Read on to find out more.
North York Moors: Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey Walk
A beautiful walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey in the North Yorkshire Moors.
Thor’s Cave – A Peak district Hike
A beautiful Peak District hike taking in the views of the Manifold Valley and Thor’s Cave, one of the area’s most famous sites.
A weekend in York – The Perfect 2 Day Itinerary
A weekend in York exploring the rich history if this city – from Roman times, to the Vikings, to the Wars of the Roses. There are also great tea rooms, nice walks and amazing architecture.
A Guide to visiting the British Museum
A guide to 10 unmissable things to see in The British Museum, London.
The Isle of Wight: Coastal Path Walk
A lovely walking route on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path, taking in Freshwater Bay, the Tennyson Monument, The Needles, Alum Bay and Tennyson Downs.
Windsor Castle: A Perfectly Regal Day Out
A trip to beautiful Windsor for a weekend stroll around the Castle to visit the Queen – a perfect royal weekend.
Spring at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
A short photo guide to a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine exploring Wimpole Hall in the spring
15 of the most beautiful places in the Cotswolds
If you’re looking at a trip to The Cotswolds, then here is a useful list of the most beautiful spots to explore. Keep reading if you’re interested in seeing more of this beautiful part of England.
1 week in London, A perfect Itinerary
An itinerary for 1 week in London taking in a balance of history, museums, parks, palaces and fun – with lots of recommendations and substitutes as well, save this guide for your trip to England’s famous capital.
Hiking Mam Tor: A Peak District favourite
A guide to one of the Peak District’s most famous hikes – Mam Tor
A Review of Sea Containers Hotel, London
A review of a stay at Sea Containers London, a luxury hotel on the South Bank
Mottisfont, a lovely English day trip
A surprise trip to wonderful Mottisfont, in the Hampshire countryside. Home to a house made up of ancient Abbey, Tudor and Georgian architecture, it makes for a perfect UK day trip.
An ultimate guide to Suffolk, England
A guide to visiting the county of Suffolk in England – the perfect location for a UK staycation or off the beaten track spot if you’re coming from overseas. Encompassing castles, stately homes, Tudor buildings and stunning coastline, it really is an underrated UK travel destination.
A wonderful weekend in Warwick
A weekend away in historic Warwick, enjoying ancient castles, stately homes aplenty and incredible food and drink.
The best walk in Cambridgeshire – Houghton & The Hemingfords
A guide to my favourite walk in Cambridgeshire, and one of my favourites in all of England – a stunning 10km route around beautiful villages, historic sites and winding rivers. Read on to find out more.
A review of Treehouse Hotel, London
A review of Treehouse Hotel, London – a perfect place to call a home away from home, particularly special for the incredible soaking bathtubs with skyline views.
12 English Counties in 12 months – A review of 2021
My 2021 challenge was to visit 12 English counties in 12 months, to make the most of the year of the staycation amongst worldwide COVID related travel restrictions. And wow am I lucky to call England home – read on to find out more.
A Christmas time stay in Lincoln
An overnight stay in Lincoln at Christmas time to see the famous castle Christmas lights (and lots more!). Read on to find out more.
A Tour of London’s Christmas Lights
A tour of London’s Christmas lights in a 10 stop 1 hour walking itinerary. A bit of festive fun!
Festive Fun At Shugborough Hall
A magical winter visit to Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire to see the Christmas displays and learn about this wonderful historic house.
Christmas at Tamworth Castle
A festive visit to one of the most historic castles in England – Tamworth, capital of an Anglo Saxon English Kingdom.
10 Reasons to visit Salisbury, England
10 wonderful things to do in Salisbury, including visiting the Cathedral, historic Stonehenge and the beautiful town. Read on to find out more about this wonderful area of England.
2 days in Shaftesbury & Cranborne Chase
A day exploring the post card perfect, historic town of Shaftesbury and its surrounding countryside, including the incredible Old Wardour castle.
A Review of Linthwaite House, The Lake District
A review of the exceptional Linthwaite House, located on the shores of Lake Windermere in the English Lake District – the perfect place for a luxury getaway.
Visiting Castle Combe, England’s prettiest village
Photos to inspire you to visit one of the most beautiful villages in England, Castle Combe
Visiting Highgate Cemetery, A unique London experience
A day trip to visit a unique London site – Highgate cemetery. A Victorian Gothic graveyard which is even home to Karl Marx’s gravesite! An incredible place, well worth a visit if you’re looking for something different to do in London.
48 hours in Cambridge: a perfect Itinerary
Welcome to my home city! Here’s a local’s guide to a perfect 48 hour break in wonderful Cambridge (though I am a little biased!)
Why Bradford on Avon should be your next UK break
A weekend in Bradford on Avon, exploring one of the prettiest towns in England, plus historic Lacock, wonderful walks and an ancient castle. A perfect off the beaten track break.
12 Hours in Woodbridge, Suffolk
A day exploring Woodbridge, Suffolk – from Anglo Saxon burial grounds to Tudor manor houses to a working tide mill. This market town is a great option for a day trip or staycation.
Stonehenge – The Stone Circle Experience
A magical experience visiting Stonehenge after hours for a unique tour amongst the stones.
2 days on the north Norfolk coast: An Itinerary
A perfect 2 day itinerary on the North Norfolk coast – from history and windmills to villages and beaches, it’s the perfect staycation option.
The Lake District: A Guide to hiking Loughrigg Fell
A guide to hiking Loughrigg Fell – a perfect half day trip from Windermere, Ambleside or Grasmere with amazing views out across the Lake District
Visiting Blickling Hall, Anne Boleyn’s birthplace
A trip to Anne Boleyn’s birthplace, Blickling Estate. Read on to find out more about this wonderful house, gardens and church with a difference!
A Guide to visiting St Paul’s Cathedral
A guide to visiting the most famous church in England – St Paul’s Cathedral. Read on to find out more about its rich history, beautiful interior and spectacular dome!
2 nights at Cley Windmill – A review
What’s it like to stay in an English windmill?! Absolutely amazing is my answer, and you can read all about it in this blog post!
The Lake District: A 2 day windermere itinerary
A perfect 2 day itinerary to take in the main sights around Lake Windermere, in the stunning English Lake District.
12 hours in Long Melford, Suffolk
A day in the English countryside visiting historic manor houses and enjoying long walks and picture perfect houses in Long Melford, Suffolk.
10 reasons to visit Peterborough, England
Peterborough – is it really deserving of its bad reputation? I don’t think so; it has lots of history, nature and fun activities to enjoy. Read on to find out more.
Visiting the WW2 Codebreakers at Bletchley Park
A visit to Bletchley Park – home to the incredible men and women who worked here during WW2 to crack codes and gain intelligence that would change the course of the world forever.
The Lake District: Discovering Ullswater
A day discovering the sights around Ullswater, in the Lake District. A stunning part of England, this part of the country is really worth discovering as it’s absolutely beautiful.
The Suffolk Coast – A perfect 2 day itinerary
A perfect 2 day itinerary for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coastline – full of beaches, history, wildlife and wonderful walks. Read on to find out more.
The Lake District: A guide to hiking Old Man Coniston
A guide to hiking Old Man Coniston via Dow Crag, Buck Pike and Brown Pike. An incredibly scenic walk – but boy do you have to work for it! Read on to find out more.
The Peak District: 2 days in Bakewell
A beautiful weekend in Bakewell, The Peak District – one of the most picturesque places in England. Read on to find out more.
6 of Rutland’s Prettiest villages
Exploring one of England’s smallest counties to discover some of Rutland’s prettiest cottages – read on for lots of thatched and beautiful houses.
The Peak District: a Day in Castleton
A guide to Castleton, one of the Peak District’s most beautiful villages – from spectacular hikes to ancient history, this beautiful place is not to be missed!
Knebworth House, a perfect UK day Trip
Knebworth House makes a perfect day trip from London, Oxford or Cambridge – with beautiful grounds, a stunning house and lots of fun things to do, it’s definitely worth a visit.
12 hours in Melbourne, Derbyshire
12 hours exploring Melbourne, Derbyshire with all its history, beautiful houses and picturesque views.
A weekend in Rutland – England’s smallest county
A weekend getaway to England’s smallest county, Rutland. Full of charming countryside and pretty villages, it’s the perfect ‘slow travel’ destination. Read on to find out more.
10 of the prettiest villages in Cambridgeshire
A guide to some of the prettiest villages in Cambridgeshire, all worth a visit if you’re wanting to discover more of rural England and get off the tourist trail.
8 reasons to visit Oxford, England
The city of dreaming spires, Oxford, is a true gem set in the heart of England. Here are my highlights of a visit, including the historic university, beautiful libraries and wonderful views.
Travel Challenge – 10 photos in 10 days
An attempt at the 10 travel photos in 10 days challenge – I hope you enjoy my selection of travel experiences captured in photos. Can you guess where number 1 is?
An overnight stay at Leeds Castle
A night pretending to be a Queen at the historic Leeds castle. Take in the history, the stunning grounds and the beautiful surrounding area. Read on to find out more about staying here!
18 of the best walks in Cambridgeshire
Exploring the countryside in and around Cambridge is well worth it, especially if you have along weekend in the city. Read on to find Instagram worthy English cottages, countryside and pubs.
Lincoln – A perfect UK city Break
Lincoln is often overlooked as an English city break destination – but with a beautiful castle and cathedral, plus winding streets and lots of history, it really is worth adding to your list. Read on to find out more.
5 things to do in St Albans, England
A day in St Albans, full of history from Roman to Norman to Tudor times. Explore the house of a young Queen Elizabeth, visit an ancient cathedral and see a surviving Roman mosaic on a day trip to this interesting city.
The Isle of Wight – 5 of the best circular walking routes
One of the nicest things to do on the Isle of Wight is to take in its natural beauty by exploring on foot. Picture perfect beaches, rolling English fields and stunning stately homes await on this selection of walking routes.
12 hours in Greenwich, London
Are you looking for something fun to do in London? If so then Greenwich could be for you – explore London’s Maritime History, as well as stand across the Prime Meridian line where East meets West.
Exploring the Isle of Wight – 15 things to do
Have you ever heard of the Isle of Wight? If you’re looking for rolling English countryside, a selection of beaches, stately homes and castles – then this island could be for you. Read on to find out more.
Visiting Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon
A day exploring Stratford upon Avon, home to one of the world’s most famous playwrights – William Shakespeare.
The Heart of The Cotswolds – A perfect itinerary
The perfect itinerary for a long weekend in the Cotswolds, one of England’s most famous areas, full of stunning villages and beautiful English countryside.
A day in & around Kensington, London
A guide to a busy day in and around Kensington, London – including Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Gardens and even visiting Sherlock Holmes. Read on to find out more.
A day trip to Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
A day trip to Wells – a pretty English coastal town with beautiful beaches, cute beach huts, a vast country estate and a light railway to enjoy. The perfect day out (unless you choose to walk it all like we did!)
A day in Suffolk exploring the ‘prettiest village in England’
A day spent in central Suffolk exploring beautiful Bury St Edmunds with its houses built in to old monasteries, and stunning Lavenham – home to Harry Potter’s house and often titled the prettiest village in England.
5 reasons to visit Ely, England
A day exploring Ely, the isle of eels, in Cambridgeshire. If you’re in England this city has an amazing Cathedral, lovely boutique shops, a pretty riverside and lots of English history. Perfect if you’re looking for a day trip in England!
12 hours in Market Bosworth, England
Market Bosworth is a pretty little town in the Midlands, and the perfect place for a day trip. Discover the history of the War of the Roses, some lovely local walks and even ride on a traditional English steam train or canal boat!
2 Days in London – An Itinerary for First Timers
Not sure where to start on your visit to London? If you just have a few days, here’s some ideas for an itinerary that covers most of the main sites at a good pace, including The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Further posts will follow for other things to do…
25 Best things to do in Cambridge, England
A guide to the 25 best things to do in my home city – Cambridge. From ancient universities to river trips and copious amounts of gin, it’s a great English city which is perfect for a weekend break.
Visiting The Pudding Club
A weekend trip to The Pudding Club to stuff our faces on 7 different traditional English desserts. Then some lovely Cotswolds walks the next day to make a weekend of it (and burn off some of those pudding calories!)….Perfect.
12 Hours in Norwich
A day trip to the English city of Norwich, exploring an historic Castle, beautiful Cathedral and eating world class food. Perfect if you’re looking for a day out in England.
Castles, Hills and History – 5 things to do in Ludlow, England
Ludlow – an historic English market town with castles, manor houses, beautiful walks and tudor buildings. A great weekend destination. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a weekend in England, you’d be hard pressed to beat here!