How to spend four days in the North of England

Are you a fan of pop music? Visit The Beatles Story in Liverpool!

Are you a fan of pop music? Visit The Beatles Story in Liverpool!

Whether you live in the UK and are planning a ‘stay-cation’ this year or are travelling from elsewhere to visit the Great British Isles, we highly recommend spending a few days in the North of England. In just four days you can explore medieval castles, learn literary heritage and taste some of the locals’ finest cuisine. Here we show you how… Continue reading

Finding the Perfect Photography Workshop in Northern Ireland

Learning to take the perfect evening shot – Kinnagoe Bay

Learning to take the perfect evening shot – Kinnagoe Bay

Northern Ireland is a gorgeous country to visit with many of its regions being a photographer’s idea of heaven. From dramatic coastlines, beautiful landscapes and so many other views to catch on film, it’s hardly surprising there’s a great choice or photography workshops found across the land.

For those who want to learn all the secrets of shooting a professional landscape or to take that perfect shot of a majestic deer in the dawn mists whilst at the same time enjoying every minute, then Northern Ireland is the place to head for and in particular the vibrant city of Belfast. Continue reading

Exploring Wales’ most famous castles

Ewloe Castle is set in the heart of a majestic forest.

Ewloe Castle is set in the heart of a majestic forest.

If there is one thing that Wales certainly isn’t short of, it’s castles. The country boasts a whopping four hundred castles, giving you plenty of places to explore on your trip. The four hundred Welsh castles actually fall into just three categories: castles built by the Normans, castles built by the Welsh and castles built by Edward I. You will find some of Wales’ best castles built on dramatic countryside landscapes, making use of craggy outcrops and steep drop hills as natural defences. Wondering which ones to explore on your holiday? Read on… Continue reading

Dublin. Look beyond the pubs

Kilkenny Castle is one of the most famous castles in Ireland, lived in by the Butler family for over 500 years.

Kilkenny Castle is one of the most famous castles in Ireland, lived in by the Butler family for over 500 years.

Whilst Ireland’s capital may be famous for it’s pubs, the city has so much more to offer in terms of culture, history and extraordinary sights. For many people, a trip to Dublin often involves hopping from one Irish pub to the next and whilst that is certainly a lot of fun, it is worth noting that there are so many other fantastic places to visit. Below we’ve shared some of our favourites. Continue reading

An adventure holiday in Scotland

The Old Course, S Andrews.

The Old Course, S Andrews.

If your version of the perfect getaway involves adrenaline-pumping sports like white-water rafting and rock climbing or exploring majestic landscapes on your mountain bike, then you are sure to love Scotland and everything it has to offer. Here we will take a look at some of the best places to visit and things you can get up to on your trip Continue reading

The Gorgeous Modern and Traditional Textile Treasures of Wales

  A charming collection of traditional Welsh quilts and blankets


A charming collection of traditional Welsh quilts and blankets

A trip to Wales is always an adventure because there is just so much to see, do and explore. There are many treasures in this lovely land with Welsh textiles featuring high on the list. If you fancy seeing “haute couture” garments once worn by celebrities the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and which are still firm favourites with Barbara Streisand, visiting the glorious design studios owned and run by Charles and Patricia Lester in Abergavenny is a must. This extraordinary outlet is renowned the world over for their designs and textiles used to create them. Continue reading

Scotland’s Legacy of Great Minds and Innovations

The locks along the Caledonian Canal are simply spectacular

The locks along the Caledonian Canal are simply spectacular

Scotland has a lot to boast about when it comes to innovation and great minds. Apart from the wonderful literary works of Robert Burns, many “firsts” were achieved in this glorious land north of the border which even includes the concept of customers being allowed to have overdrafts on their bank accounts. However, the inventive minds of the Scottish people were implemented in many other areas which today we all take a little for granted – namely every time we place a stamp on a letter, after all the postage stamp was yet another concept born on Scottish soil! Continue reading

Play The Magnificent 7

Enniscrone Golf links

Enniscrone Golf links

Thinking of planning a golfing trip to Ireland? We bet all of the classic golf courses like Lahinch Old, Ballybunion Old, and Royal County Down are all on your list of places to play. Whilst the classics are classics for good reasons, Ireland is home to many other fantastic golf courses that are truly hidden gems. Here we will take a look at seven of Ireland’s less famous golf courses that are magnificent, yet often overlooked by visiting golfers. Continue reading

Organising a Superb Girly Getaway in Scotland

Glasgow is a great shopping destination where you can shop till you drop

Glasgow is a great shopping destination where you can shop till you drop

If you’re planning a girly “getaway” and not sure just which UK destination would suit your group the best – heading north of the border to Scotland offers a lot more than just beautiful scenery. In Glasgow alone you’ll find spectacular shopping experiences and then there’s the choice of 5 star spas where you can be pampered to your heart’s content. The city is bustling with wonderful cafés where you can all indulge yourselves supping on creamy cappuccinos whilst people watching in true European style. Glasgow is a superb city; it’s warm, welcoming and a lot of fun. Continue reading

Why Liverpool Attracts so Many Visitors

Glorious Albert Docks lit up at night

Glorious Albert Docks lit up at night

If it’s a first time visit to Liverpool you are in for a very pleasant surprise because outside of England’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital, this northern port situated on the west coast has a lot to boast about. There’s something extremely pleasant about the “ambiance” in Liverpool and it’s one that’s both welcoming and inviting with a great cultural background of music and arts. In fact, between the museums, theatres and art galleries together with some of the best shopping and dining the region has to offer, any time spent there has to be well planned. Continue reading