Bunratty Folk Park – A Glimpse into Rural Life in the Past

A Recreation of What Rural Life Was Like in Ireland Over 100 Years Ago: For a glimpse into rural life in Ireland in the past, we paid a visit to the Bunratty Folk Park in Bunratty, County Clare.   The Folk Park is set within the grounds of Bunratty Castle and is one of the most visited … [Read more...]

Cotswold Way – Classic Walks Itinerary

Cotswold Way: A 164 km national walking trail from Bath to Chipping Campden: England’s classic Cotswold Way walk is a 164 km route that takes walkers along the limestone ridge, the scarp of the Cotswold Edge. It’s a wonderful walking holiday that will take you through England’s heart. The … [Read more...]

Eilean Donan Castle – Scotland’s Most Romantic Castle

Eilean Donan or the Island of Donan: Situated by the picturesque village of Dornie, Eilean Donan Castle is on the main tourist route to the Isle of Skye. Like all visitors to Skye, we made an obligatory photo stop here. Eilean Donan Castle  sits on an island where three sea lochs meet - Loch … [Read more...]

The Legend of Finn McCool and the Giant’s Causeway

It was Finn McCool Who Built The Giant's Causeway ... As the Legend Goes: The Causeway Coast and its mystical Glens region is steeped in folklore, myths and magic. A favourite legend is that of Finn McCool, one of Ireland's greatest folk heroes. Legend of Finn McCool As the Legend of Finn … [Read more...]

Castle Combe – The Prettiest Village in England

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 … [Read more...]

Estonian National Opera – Rahvusooper Estonia

Estonia's National Opera Act Promotes National Theatrical and Musical Culture : In Estonia, the advancement of the country's national theatrical and musical culture locally and abroad is governed by an act of parliament.  The National Opera Act was passed in 1997 (amended 2002). A Brief History … [Read more...]

An Aerial View of Oxford – The City of Dreaming Spires

One of the best Places to Admire Oxford's Skyline is from St. Mary's Tower: Oxford has always been referred to as the "City of Dreaming Spires" and if we take a look at the city from above, it's easy to appreciate why it has earned this name. One of the best places from which to admire … [Read more...]

Coventry Cathedral and its Cross of Nails

Coventry Cathedral - Also Known as St. Michael's : Coventry was an armaments centre during World War II and as such it was a prime target for German bombing raids.  Much of the city, including Coventry Cathedral, was destroyed by the German Luftwaffe during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. Rebuild of … [Read more...]

Minack Theatre – Cornwall’s Theatre Under the Stars

Enjoy Theatre Under the Stars  at the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno: If you didn't know better, you may think that the Minack Theatre was originally built by the Roman army in 55 BC when Julius Caesar brought his legions across the Channel and settled in the south of England. After all, he was … [Read more...]

Admiral Benbow Inn – A Unique Pub in Penzance

Admiral Benbow Has an Amazing Collection of Artifacts from Shipwrecks: At the recommendation of our guest house owner, we came in search of the Admiral Benbow Inn in Penzance. Mike knew that we were on the look-out for interesting places and experiences and he described the Admiral Benbow as a … [Read more...]