Surfing and diving in Cornwall

Surfing and Diving in Cornwall: Cornwall is fast being recognised as one of the premier surfing and diving locations within the UK. This is due to the multiple of good beach resorts such as Newquay, Bude and Perranporth to name a few. Cornwall also has a huge stretch of coastline, more so than … [Read more...]

Food and Drink in Devon and Cornwall

Food & Drink In Devon and Cornwall – Great Pubs, Good Food And Drink! It’s true that the Cornish enjoy their food – so much so that Devon and Cornwall are known almost as much for their culinary offerings as their stunning scenery and coasts. Fine Dining In recent times, the celebrity chefs … [Read more...]

Penzance, without the pirates

No pirates in Penzance these days, but a mild climate and funky atmosphere! In South West Cornwall is the town of Penzance.  A short distance beyond the harbour fishing boats shelter in the inner dock and you'll see the occasional visiting tall-masted sailing ship against the granite quays. But … [Read more...]

Monet’s House and Garden – Giverny

Standing in Monet's Garden is like being in a Monet Print: Claude Monet, as many would know, is known to be the founder of Impressionism, a term which was coined from the title of his painting Impression Sunrise, "Soleil Levant".  A visit to Monet's home and garden will take you into the the … [Read more...]

Chester’s Roman heritage – Chester

Chester and its impressive Rows: When you arrive in Chester town centre, the first thing that strikes you is how different this town is to other English towns.   One of Chester's most impressive sights being the Rows is there to greet you - the two-tier shopping galleries which date from the … [Read more...]

Oxford University – Oxford

Exploring Oxford  and Oxford University: Oxford is world famous for its prestigious and exclusive university, but you don't have to be a scholar to appreciate this magnificent place. A city of tall 'dreaming spires', Oxford is a very popular tourist destination.  Set against the Cherwell and Isis … [Read more...]

A Visit to Bath

Exploring Bath A visit to Bath is like a journey back in time to the elegance of the Georgian period.  This World Heritage Site is set in the picturesque countryside and is one of England’s most beautiful destinations. Bath owes its importance to its hot springs which is quite unique in Britain. … [Read more...]

Visiting Dürnstein on a Danube River Cruise

Dürnstein is one of the Highlight Stops on a Danube River Cruise: One of the highlight stops on any Danube River Cruise is the charming village of Dürnstein.  As our river boat approaches the village, our tour director announces on the intercom, with some urgency, that it is time to get onto … [Read more...]