My travels around great Great Britain

Explore my past blog posts to find out more about my travels around the UK and to get tips for your own adventures!

Newcastle Quayside: 5 Bridges On The Tyne Not to be Missed

May 26, 2015
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Quayside is one of the most beautiful parts of Newcastle – with vast arching bridges and a collection of both antique and modern architecture just mere footsteps away. We’ve taken various walks, steeped ourself in the culture and history of the city and downed more than a couple of drinks in the neighbouring taverns to create what […]

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Top Ten Favourite Sights in the National Museum of Scotland

April 13, 2015
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The National Museum of Scotland is a massive building with huge collections; it’s impossible to see everything. The highlights are obvious and some of them are also favourites of mine, like the Queen Mary harp and the Lewis chessmen. But some of the less well-known exhibits – including some quite recent ones – are great […]

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Visiting the Cheltenham Festival: Your Ultimate Guide

January 9, 2015
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Planning on heading to the Cheltenham Festival this March? It’s a good time to go, as 2015’s events will commemorate 200 years of horse racing in the spa town. Get the lowdown in the inforgraphic below!

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3 Reasons Why An Overnight Break Is Still A Holiday

November 13, 2014
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Travel is the one thing (Ok, the one thing apart from internet-enabled devices) that I splash out on. But I also love a deal. Holiday Pirates and Travelzoo are a couple of my favourite sites/apps for spotting travel steals, and it was on the latter that I saw an overnight stay for two at a […]

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Halloween in Edinburgh: Touring the City’s Dark Side

October 30, 2014
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Edinburgh is celebrated for its macabre sights and stories – its cemeteries, its bodysnatchers, the buried Mary King’s Close. But even if you ignore the macabre, it’s a city that can be downright weird. For instance there’s the Heart of Midlothian, a little mosaic heart set in the pavement where the old Tolbooth – prison, […]

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Five Ways Tyneside is Great

October 17, 2014
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Tyneside is … great art. There’s the Baltic, a converted flour mill that presents continually changing exhibitions of contemporary art. The top floors give one of the best views of the Tyne and its bridges that you can possibly get, and exhibitions have included such diverse artists as Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, and […]

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Doing the Lambeth (North) Walk!

August 15, 2014
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The South Bank has come up in the world. But once you’re past Waterloo, it’s not trendy any more. You end up in Lambeth North, in an area that hardly seems to know what it’s called and that shades imperceptibly into Kennington and Vauxhall. Not, you might think, an interesting place? Think again. There are some fascinating […]

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