Morton Hall Gardens, An Annual Tulip Festival
A visit to Morton Hall Gardens’ annual tulip festival. Read on to find out more.
Coughton Court & Hanbury Hall: A day out in Worcestershire
A day exploring the interesting history of Coughton Court and Hanbury Hall – from the gunpowder plot, to embalmed heads, to bigamous marriages – they have it all!
A Review of Brenners Park Hotel, Baden Baden
A wonderful long weekend staying at the incredible Brenners Park Hotel in Baden Baden – read on to find out more.
East Anglia – An ultimate 2 week itinerary
A wonderful 2 week itinerary to take in the best of East Anglia and its 3 counties – Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.
Calke Abbey: The Un-stately Home
A very cold day out at England’s most famous ‘unstately home’, Calke Abbey.
The Black Forest: Hiking the Panorama Way
A guide to Section One of the Panoramaweg, one of the best long distance trails in Germany’s Black Forest
20 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.
A week in the Peaks: A perfect Peak District Itinerary
A perfect week in the Peaks – a stunning National Park in the centre of England.
Cambridge University Alumni Walking Tour
A fun walking tour of Cambridge with the wonderful Cambridge and Oxford Alumni Tours – taking in the University buildings, historical architecture, famous pubs and much more.
15 things to do in Baden Baden, Germany
A wonderful winter weekend in Baden Baden, celebrating my birthday in style in this beautiful spa town.
Cambridge Central Mosque: The first Eco Mosque in Europe
A tour around the Cambridge Central Mosque, the first eco-Mosque in Europe.
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.
A review of 2022 (via 10 countries)
A review of 2022 through visits to 10 countries – Happy New Year everyone!
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.
A Guide to Bastille day in Carcassonne, France
A guide to the Bastille Day fireworks in Carcassonne, a beautiful Medieval city in the south of France
Chateaux de Lastours: An historic Hike in Southern France
A stunning hike to the historic Lastours Castles in the South of France – well worth a day if you have the time while in the region.
10 things to do in Narbonne, France
10 great things to do in Narbonne, a beautiful and off the beaten track destination in the south of France.
A Perfect 2 day Carcassonne Itinerary
A perfect 2 days in the glorious Medieval walled city of Carcassonne, France
Sandringham, The Queen’s Retreat
A day out to Sandringham, the Queen’s Christmas residence.
A review of the Dylan Hotel, Amsterdam
A review of the wonderful Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam – a slice of peaceful luxury in a bustling and busy capital city.
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.
Port Wine and Fado: 10 Things to do in Porto
Discovering copious amounts of port wine, the Portugese tradition of Fado, and lots of beautiful river views in Porto. Read on if you want to find out more.
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.
Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen
A wonderful stay at Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen – an incredible hotel with a special place in my heart.
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.
Viking ships & Royal cathedrals: A day in Roskilde, Denmark
Roskilde, a total hidden jewel in Denmark, is the perfect day trip from Copenhagen. Read on to find out more about its Viking ship Museum and incredible Cathedral.
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
15 great things to do in Copenhagen in winter
15 great things to do in Copenhagen in the winter, to make the most of even a cold visit to the Danish capital. Read on to find out more.
Exploring Muiden, The Netherlands
A guide to visiting the Dutch city of Muiden – home to medieval castles, quaint houses and military forts. Read on to find out more.
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.
2 Days in Amsterdam – the perfect itinerary
A perfect 48 hour itinerary for exploring Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. Discover canals galore, lots of history and museums, as well as interesting sites and lovely views. 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 day trip to Acinipo and Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
A day trip from Ronda to the cliff top town of Setenil de las Bodegas, Roman Ronda (Acinipo) and some 30,000 year old rock drawings at La Pileta Cave.
2 days in Berlin – The Perfect Itinerary
Amazing, wonderful, lovely Berlin. A city that’s so easy to fall in love with and has so much to offer, from great museums to beautiful sites to interesting history. Read on to find out more.
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.
5 day trips from Valletta, Malta
If you’re visiting Malta, then here are 5 great ideas for day trips to explore more of this beautiful island nation.
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.
The Perfect 1 week Amalfi Coast Itinerary
A week long road trip to the Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Sorrento, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, Capri, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Stunning views and great food aplenty!
6 things to do in Ronda, Spain
Ronda is a magical mountain top city with Roman, Moorish and modern history – from ancient bridges, to famous bullrings and sweeping views, Ronda is a great option for a weekend break.
Why you should visit Berlin’s Olympic Stadium
Exploring the Olympic stadium in Berlin – from it’s original Nazi history, to Usain Bolt’s world record and Hertha Berlin’s training ground, it’s the perfect option for a half day trip from the capital.
Visiting Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
A moving day visiting Sachsenhausen concentration camp – the first major camp in Germany set up by the Nazi regime.
10 things to do in Bergen, Norway
Beautiful Bergen is a Norwegian fjord city on the southwest coast. It’s perfect for a weekend break to discover the incredible scenery of the area. Here are 10 ideas for things to do whilst in the city.
Visiting Murano on a day trip from Venice
A day trip to the glass blowing centre of Europe – Murano. A small island a short Vaparetto ride from Venice which is well worth a visit to learn more about the historic tradition.