March 1st, 2013
One of the best places to experience historic Britain is the northern city of York. Once England’s capital, York has plenty of reminders of both the Vikings and the Romans, and is still encircled by its 13h century city walls; it is also supposedly one of the most haunted places in Britain.
The Vikings built a settlement here and a visit to the Jorvik experience will take you on a trip back in time. The Disney inspired ride recreates the sites, sounds and smells of a Viking village and also allows visitors to see excavations still in progress.
The city’s huge cathedral, or Minster, is one of the largest in the world and was built in the 13th century. The area below the main building has Roman remains, including the home of the emperor Constantine. Two other York museums focus on more recent British history, the National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum, with displays of everyday British life during the last 100 years.
February 24th, 2013
Scotland is one of Europe’s most beautiful countries, and is certainly the wildest part of the United Kingdom. But while there are stunning landscapes to be seen in the Highlands and the Borders, there are also modern, diverse cities to explore, all of which have a rich historical and cultural heritage.
The capital city of Edinburgh is located on the east coast, while the largest city of Glasgow lies on the west, facing Ireland and America, two countries which have played a huge part in the city’s industrial and commercial history. Edinburgh Castle is the place to go to explore Scotland’s history, especially its martial side, while the city itself is famous for its annual arts festival which takes place every August.
From Stornaway in the Hebrides to Selkirk in the Borders, travel in Scotland is always interesting and stimulating. Make sure you book your visit today, and step into some of Europe’s most fascinating places and spaces.
January 26th, 2013
London is a place filled with all sorts of significant cultural structures. The place is well preserved, and everywhere people go, they see all sorts of beautiful buildings and other important heritage sites.
The five places in London that people can visit are the Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, The British Museum and the National Gallery.
These places have a lot to offer. From Madame Tussauds’ iconic wax figures, to the London Eye’s scenic ride, to the British Museum and the National Gallery’s big collection of London’s rich history and artistic prowess. The Tower of London is also definitely worth visiting as it is one of the greatest symbols of the British Empire.
Walking around the streets of London alone can be quite an experience. All that people have to do is open their eyes to the little surprises that can be found in every corner because even the streets are filled with history.
December 19th, 2012
When thinking of a beach getaway, Britain is usually not the first country that comes to mind. But you will be pleasantly surprised to learn of some rather delightful UK Beach Destinations. There are a number of top destinations but let’s take a closer look at 2 in particular.
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town that boasts with 7 miles of pristine sandy beaches with its very own microclimate, making it one of the warmest UK Beach Destinations. There are beach huts for hire, surfing lessons on offer and visitors love its famous cliff lifts — funicular railways that takes you to the cliff top and the town with its splendid hotels beyond.
Another addition to your list of top UK Beach Destinations should be St Ives in Cornwall. It boasts with some of the country’s best hotels and B&Bs and its beaches have been described as warm and golden. Visitors are treated to spectacular views within this little peninsula, as well as surfing, rock climbing and camping.
November 28th, 2012
London is such a beautiful place. It is filled with so much history that it can become quite overwhelming for a tourist. The best way for people to get the most out of London is hiring a London City Guide.
Looking for a London City Guide is not that hard, especially nowadays. All that one has to do is to search for guide tours on the internet. People can get all the necessary sources of information on the internet. They can even get information on individual city guides to make sure that they are going to have an unforgettable experience in the area.
People can choose guided tours with a group or they can also choose a private tour for a more intimate experience. There are a lot of London City Guides to choose from, so it is important for people to look for the best ones out there for a relatively cheap price.
October 22nd, 2012
There are dozens of museums in London, some of which are world famous, such as the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. However, there are also many smaller museums, which are equally as fascinating and often less crowded.
Over the centuries, many famous writers, scientists and artists have made their home in London, and you can explore their legacy in various small museums, many of which are are housed in the actual building in which they lived and worked. There are museums dedicated to the writer Charles Dickens, the psychiatrist Freud and the nurse Florence Nightingale.
There are also museums highlighting various interests, such as the history of tea and coffee, children’s toys, London’s canal heritage, Britain during the second world war, and the city’s Jewish community. Although Sherlock Holmes was a fictional character, one of the most popular destinations in the city is 221B Baker Street, where a small museum immortalizes the world’s most famous detective.
September 14th, 2012
Traveling with your family is an unforgettable experience and you get great photos to boot. But travelling in a group with young children or with elderly parents can be a lot of hassle. Be sure to heed some Holiday Travel Advise to get the best out of your wondering adventure. It goes without saying that the best Holiday Travel Advise is to book and reserve everything in advance, from car rental, airport transfers, accommodations, and tours.
These are tense times and Holiday Travel Advise young families to make even more provisions for their little one in the way of entertainment and emergencies in case someone gets sick.
The best Holiday Travel Advise for traveling with the elderly is to inform your airport and hotel to make arrangements for seniors. Do not be shy about this bit of Holiday Travel Advise, you will be surprised at how accommodating people are with the elderly.