Set among charming grounds in the lovely Welshpool, Wales, Powis Castle is a beautiful medieval gem, overflowing with treasures from all over the world. Whilst we couldn’t help but take hundreds of pictures of the beautiful exterior, the intriguing sights to be found inside are a traveller’s dream and not to be missed. … More Powis Castle
Whilst there’s nothing like going-against-the-grain when it comes to romance, some places are just made to cosy moments for two. With valentines day coming up, here are my favourite travel-inspired outings to give you those all-important butterflies. … More Top 5 Romantic Travel Dates
Stratford upon Avon was made for weekend wanderings and is the perfect place for Shakespeare-lovers like myself to nerd out. A shrine to all things Bard, this riverside gem is perfect for book-lovers and sight-seers alike. Read on for everything you can check out whilst exploring this midlands haven. … More Shakespeare’s Birthplace – Stratford Upon Avon
With so much to see and do in the UK, check out my round up of the very best yearly pass and membership schemes that don’t cost a fortune. … More The Art of Free Stuff
A birthday celebration saw us making the drive to Derbyshire for a day’s outing walking Alpacas paired with a delightfully bubbly afternoon tea. Here’s how we got on with our furry friends at Charnwood Forest Alpacas. … More Walking with Alpacas
A beautiful place of dreams and every type of ice cream you can imagine, Snugbury’s ice cream farm is not the first place you would think of when looking for a stop off point during the winter cold. Passing by on a recent trip to Beeston Castle however, we were more than tempted. … More Why Snugbury’s is the Perfect Outing, Even in the Winter.
A windy saturday outing took us to Beeston Castle for a weekend wandering and some bracing winds. Having been on the books for a while, its was time to tick this atmospheric ruin off our challenge checklist. … More Windy Days Out – Exploring Blustery Beeston Castle
The centre of Roman living 2,000 years ago, Wroxeter was once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Inspired by our recent trip to the forts of the north and the spectacular Hadrian’s Wall, we decided to explore some Roman sights a bit closer to home. … More Wroxeter Roman City – A Step Back in Time
In the words of John Lennon, “another year over, and a new one just begun”. 2018 was a whirlwind of a year, I visited an island I had barely even heard of the year before, joined the English Heritage, and the National Trust, and finally got to visit my friend at home in Warsaw after a year of promising. With all of that ticked off my list I’m up and rearing to go for the year ahead but it is only proper that I should do a round up of my very favourite things I got up to in the last year. Read on for my top adventures of 2018. … More Yearly Round-Up, My Favourite Adventures of 2018
Another weekend, another day trip. This weekend took us in and out of the Welsh border with a quick hop over for an hour or so later on in the day. Completely hidden from view from the road, we were beginning to doubt whether there really was a castle here at all. Where was the imposing fortress the guide book has promised us. Showing our cards we wandered up the bank and as we turned the corner, we suddenly realised what all of the fuss was about. … More Exploring Goodrich Castle – Skirting the Welsh Border
Having become members of English heritage last year (and setting ourselves a challenge), our guidebook went with us EVERYWHERE. From sitting on a car park overlooking Hadrian’s Wall thinking ‘where next?’ to stopping off at a Midlands tea room for the day’s inspiration. Being particularly precious about books there is nothing better than a crisp edition and that new-book smell. But this is no ordinary book. … More Why Your English Heritage Membership Book Should Never End the Year the Way the Way it Started
Working the weekend before Christmas is always a trial so when I got the Friday off, I jumped at the chance to get out of the house and do some exploring with my mum in tow. Having neglected my English Heritage Challenge of late, I thought it was only proper that one of their historical properties should be ticked off the list. … More Croxdon Abbey – An Unexpected Visit.