Guernsey – A Little Bit of Heaven in the Channel Islands

Guernsey rues tranquilles

Guernsey – Explore This Wonderful Hidden Garden Paradise in the Channel Islands Many people don’t even know that Guernsey exists, but the lucky ones who do know Guernsey, love it. Guernsey is an island; one of the Channel Islands, it is situated in the English Channel 50 km away from France’s Normandy Coast, but is […]

Places To Stay in Oxford – New Hotels, B & Bs and Others

Oxford Malmaison Hotel © Terry Bean/Wiki

Places To Stay in Oxford – New Oxford Hotels, B & B and Others: With the influx of new hotels and other accommodation types in recent years, Oxford’s range of accommodation has expanded considerably.  Visitors now have more interesting choices when deciding on places to stay in Oxford. Oxford Hotels An interesting addition is the […]

Glastonbury – Myths, Legends and The Glasto

Glastonbury Town Centre

Glastonbury is Famous for its Myths, King Arthur Legends and The Glastonbury Festival: Glastonbury is mostly associated with the Glastonbury Festival or Glasto, the largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world. This small town in Somerset, about 48 km south of Bristol, is also shrouded in many myths and legends in relation […]

Castle Combe – The Prettiest Village in England

Castle Combe, The Prettiest Village in England, Wiltshire

A Visit To Castle Combe, The Picturesque Village Which Time Seems To Have Passed By: We were told that Castle Combe is the most beautiful village in England. The village is situated on the southern-most edge of the Cotswolds and a dinner excursion to the Castle Inn in Castle Combe will allow us to see […]

Ludlow – Shropshire

Feathers Hotel, Ludlow © Travel Signposts

Ludlow, Famous for its Food Festivals, is Known as the Gastronomic Capital of Shropshire : Ludlow is a market town located close to the Welsh border and in a region known as the Welsh Marches. It’s also the largest of the Shropshire county towns. The town’s major attraction, the splendid medieval Ludlow Castle, dominates the […]

York – Capital of the North

Woman and her Dove at Petergate

York – A City of Roman Emperors, Vikings and Kings: The walled city of York was called Eboracum when the Romans founded the city in 71AD, then renamed Eoforwic when the Angles took over at the end of Roman rule in 415AD and Jórvík when the Vikings captured the city in 866AD.  When the Normans […]

Stilton – The Village with the Famous Cheese

Stilton Village Signpost

Stilton, the Village that Gave the Cheese its Name: I’ve eaten a lot of Stilton cheese over the years, but it never occurred to me to find out where this cheese comes from…until now. Stilton cheese takes its name from Stilton village in the District of Huntingdonshire in the County of Cambridgeshire.  For anyone who’s […]

Robin Hood's Bay – North Yorkshire

Helen @ Robin Hood's Nest..

Once a smugglers’ haunt, Robin Hood’s Bay is now a walker’s destination: Robin Hood’s Bay was once a haunt of smugglers and legend has it that Robin Hood kept his boats here in case he needed to make a quick escape. Seeing the rocky shoreline and landscape, it’s easy to imagine why this is a […]

Of Whitby, Captain James Cook and Count Dracula

Replica Endeavour and Whitby Abbey..

Whitby – Home to Captain James Cook and the trails of Count Dracula: Mention Whitby and “holiday resort and fish and chips” come to mind. To the unsuspecting modern day traveller, Whitby presents as a sleepy Victorian holiday resort and fishing town. But, Whitby has a long history as an industrial port and a shipbuilding […]

Traditional English Inns and hotels in stunning locations

An Old English Inn

The finest historic inns and hotels England has to offer: If you’re looking to give yourself time out from today’s hectic world and time for you, your family or friends to enjoy, a short break in the beautiful English countryside may do the trick.  And, what better way to have a really relaxing break than […]