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Posts from the ‘England, Scotland, Wales’ Category

24
Sep

Don’t Miss – In The Cotswolds

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Completed in 1798 the tower commands a strategic hilltop position with views stretching across the countryside. Having served many purposes over the years, the tower museums trace the colourful history of the tower through the years. Pop into the nuclear bunker and then head to the wonderful Morris & Brown Cafe for a bite to eat and a browse of the shop. Read more »

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4
Sep

A Vintage Tour of The Cotswolds

 

Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds

Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds

It was like I had walked onto a movie set. Beautiful, honey-coloured stone buildings lined the narrow street that dipped down towards a slow-moving river. The sun had not yet warmed up and there was a nip to the morning air.The village slept as I sat on the bridge, legs dangling above the water. Read more »

8
Aug

5 Reasons to Visit Northern Ireland in August

Festival of Flight. Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Festival of Flight. Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in the world travel scene, with visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the great scenery on show. Read more »

22
Jul

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

The image of Eilean Donan Castle has long been used to portray the beauty of Scotland. Read more »

21
Jul

A Journey Through Mountains & Moors – Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

This was not a trip I’d planned to do alone. In fact, the route we were taking was one our friends did for their honeymoon. Albeit, their trip was taken over a leisurely fortnight and ours would be just 5 days. Read more »

14
Jul

The Lakes of Scotland

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

We stood on the shore of the lake watching yachts glide and speedboats zip through the water. The distant sound of a low-flying aircraft caught my attention, but I was entranced by the scene before me; a rising sun emerging shyly above the towering Ben Lomond.  Read more »

3
Jun

Number 1 – Romantic Spots in Northern Ireland

Romantic trips generally involve a trip to a nice hotel or cosy B&B, good food, wine and quiet time, all shared with your loved one. Of course, some people may prefer something a little more active, like a a city-break with evenings spent in buzzy bars and afternoons browsing shops and visiting galleries or a healthy weekend of trekking or cycling. Whatever floats your boat, you won’t have to look to distant shores to find it. Read more »

15
Apr

Easter Breaks – Sunshine, City & Ski Breaks

One Easter Sunday, many moons ago, I remember there was some confusion over the delivery of our Easter eggs. My Mum was adamant the Easter Bunny had delivered them, but being the playful bunny he was, he’d hidden them somewhere in the house. Thus ensued a frenzied search for our eggs made of chocolate. We ransacked the house for hours, but it was fruitless. The eggs were nowhere to be found.
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16
Jan

Family Summer Holidays

I know it seems a bit premature to be talking about summer holidays, but believe me, if you want to get a good bargain for yourself and your family, you need to be looking now! Read more

27
Jun

Avoiding Family Travel Nightmares

family-at-airport

This morning I was at Dublin airport with Ireland AM, chatting with Alan Hughes about some travel tips to help families get through the airport with minimum stress. (You can watch here) Read more »