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  • Dorset Sherborne
    The Excellent Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Sherborne, Dorset

    The Excellent Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Sherborne, Dorset

    The Eastbury Hotel & Spa is ideally situated close to the centre of Sherborne in Dorset which features two castles and an Abbey. Its lovely walled garden will make you feel you have travelled to another world not just a train journey from London. Thanks to the friendly and efficient staff, it is…

  • Dorset Wimbourne
    An Illuminated Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

    An Illuminated Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

    This December Kingston Lacey, a National Trust Property near Wimborne in Dorset has excelled with its Illuminated Walk featuring amazing feats of lights and lasers including a Neon Tree, a Heart Arch Walk, and the Christmas Cathedral linked by Snowflake Walks.

  • Isle of Man
    Four Days on the Isle of Man

    Four Days on the Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man is often described as a different kingdom and it is true - wherever you are, whatever the weather visitors will find something to entrance and delight. Myths and legends abound and historical buildings reflect a past painted by Celts, Vikings and Norsemen. Journeys on heritage…

  • Oxfordshire Woodstock
    Blenheim Palace – A Place for All Seasons

    Blenheim Palace – A Place for All Seasons

    Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire and home to the Duke of Marlborough and a richly deserved reputation as an all-year around attraction. Set amongst a Capability Brown landscaped park attractions include a variety of formal gardens. Inside the palace the state rooms have many a story to…

  • Staycations
    Pop Up Somerset Puts the Glam into Glamping

    Pop Up Somerset Puts the Glam into Glamping

    Glamping or luxury camping is a great way to enjoy the countryside while enjoying the comforts associated with a hotel room. My Safari Suite at the Pop Up Somerset campsite exceeded all my expectations and it was an amazing experience. It was wonderful being so close to nature, enjoying a barbecue…

  • London
    Norma – A Unique Sicilian Restaurant in London

    Norma – A Unique Sicilian Restaurant in London

    Norma, a Sicilian restaurant in the London district of Fitzrovia is a cut above the many Italian restaurants in the capital city. Created by Ben Tish, Culinary Director at The Stafford London, it puts an unusual Moorish twist on its food and interior design. For lovers of good food and wine it is…

  • GPSMyCity Guided Articles
    New Guided Travel Articles on GPSmyCity.com

    New Guided Travel Articles on GPSmyCity.com

    Lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic meant travel abroad was strictly limited but I discovered that exploring my local area could be just as rewarding. I spent some time walking around the pretty, traditional English village of Shenley. And I discovered a fascinating river walk…

  • Dorset
    A Dozen Delights in Dorset, England

    A Dozen Delights in Dorset, England

    As a county Dorset has everything a visitor could wish for. A rugged coast interspersed with miles of golden, sandy beaches. Beautiful landscapes in a fertile hinterland carpeting the rolling Purbeck hills. Lovely historic towns graced with beautiful architecture, independent shops and plenty of…

  • Staycations
    Staycations in the UK: City Breaks

    Staycations in the UK: City Breaks

    What a thrill it was to get up early one morning, walk and walk through the still sleeping town of Woodbridge to its Tide Mill on the River Deben. That day the mill was grinding flour, an operation that is reliant on the tide filling the mill pond. When the sluice gates are opened the water…

  • Staycations
    Staycations in the Colourful Countryside of Britain

    Staycations in the Colourful Countryside of Britain

    Deep in shady trees of ancient Sherwood Forest is the amazing Sherwood Hideaway. A variety of tracks penetrate the surrounding woodland which can also be viewed from the cosy depths of individual hot tubs on the veranda of each wooden lodge. The lodges are spread around a large grassy clearing…