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?

Backpacking London: Everything You Need to Know

History, culture and architecture all merge in the capital of Britain to create the nation’s most renowned city. There’s nowhere quite like London; the capital twins a fascinating history with a compelling modern culture seamlessly, creating a city loved by millions. There are also world-class entertainment facilities, with every shop…

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Edinburgh to Isle of Skye by Car: A 5 Day Itinerary

Scotland is a country with a rich history, stunning beauty, and some of the kindest locals you’ll meet. Mysterious standing stones are spread across the country, as are castle ruins which were once home to different clans and noble families. Meanwhile, the vast, open lands and misty topped mountain peaks,…

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The not-so-Great British Bucket List – British Characteristics and Habits

In my Great British Bucket List, I talked about the one hundred best things to see and do in the UK. From magical castles to beautiful beaches to quirky museums, the UK is a tiny country filled to the brim of exciting things to do and see. But once you…

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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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Days Out in Somerset – Visit Wells and Glastonbury for £1

I’m a little bit in love with Somerset. Despite thinking of myself as a bit of a city girl my whole life, 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…

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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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The Best of the West – Top 5 things to see in Bristol

Bristol, Bristol, Bristol… I could go on for years about my love for this place. There’s so many things to see in Bristol; I adore the street art and liberal attitude of Stokes Croft, the charming architecture of Clifton Village, the picturesque Harbourside. The city was my adopted home for…

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