Category: United Kingdom

Britain: that little island in north Europe where tea is heralded and people sound different every twenty kilometres. Britain is certainly not without its quirks – but there’s so much more to this country. It is home to a staggering amount of history, with amazing sights throughout the country. It is also the place of thousands of famous actors and musicians, it has some unique cities, and don’t forget the tranquil British countryside. Are you ready to explore Britain?

The Great UK Bucket List: 100 things to do in the UK

Despite being British, and living in the country in-between trips abroad for my entire life, I have to admit that it’s taken me a while to fully appreciate the United Kingdom. I lived in a suburb of London until I was 18 years old, and then moved to the West of…

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Eight things that the West Country does best

I was devastated when I moved out of Bristol last year, but I didn’t exactly go far. After a summer stint in Guatemala, I returned back to the West Country, just thirteen miles away from Bristol, in Bath town centre. This time, I’m actually leaving. I’m moving out of area of…

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An eco-break at Piran Meadows, Darwin Escapes: REVIEW

I’m what you may call a ‘holiday intruder’. If any family members or friends announce that they’re going away; I’ll try my best to ensure that I can go with them. So apologies if you know me and you’ve planned a cool trip that you don’t really want me to…

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Wells and Glastonbury Day Trip from London: A How-To Guide

I’m a little bit in love with Somerset – there’s something about the rolling hills and tranquil villages of this county that instantly relaxes me. Not to mention the fantastic character that Somerset has – Bristol, on it’s Northern border is, after all, the most charismatic place I’ve ever known,…

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Six of the Best Castles Near London

Despite castles being found all over the world, there is something about the typical medieval fortifications that always seems to hark back to British culture and heritage. The first castles were constructed in Norman times to protect Britain from naval invaders – built as defensive points along the coastline. Later, they were…

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A guide to the international megabus: London to Amsterdam

“You’re getting a megabus from London to Amsterdam?!” In all honesty, I love the megabus. It’s cheap, it’s efficient, and there’s sometimes free WiFi on board. It’s also a hell of a lot more eco-friendly than planes – and to be honest, I fly far too much (I think it’s 20…

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Things to do in Bradford on Avon

Snugly nestled in rolling Wiltshire countryside, just over the border from Somerset and a mere fifteen minute drive from Bath, Bradford on Avon has a distinct beauty and charm found only in untouched British towns. Based on the River Avon, as the name suggests, the town has been inhabited since…

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Bristol, I Love You

I went to university and fell in love; with a collection of buildings, graffiti, bars, cafes, a massive river and impressive bridge, and thousands of quirky people. Bristol you wonderful, unique, unforgettable place. I’ve fallen for you. It is easy to understand why people feel so strongly about the South…

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