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  • Isle of Man
    Christmas on the Isle of Man

    Christmas on the Isle of Man

    This Christmas I wanted to go somewhere different and interesting and the Isle of Man seemed to be the ideal destination. We stayed in Douglas and had days out exploring the island. Christmas was a very relaxing day strolling along the sea front at Douglas - in gale force winds which was very…

  • Staycations Devon
    Lynton & Lynmouth a Charming Harbour and Town

    Lynton & Lynmouth a Charming Harbour and Town

    Lynton & Lynmouth is a two-tier town, a harbour on Lynmouth Bay and a small Victorian town on the cliff top. The journey between the two is made easier for pedestrians by the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Snuggling into a small bay on the rugged North Devon coast and close to the stunning Exmoor…

  • London Hotel Reviews
    The Stafford London is Simply the Best

    The Stafford London is Simply the Best

    The Stafford London. an elegant yet cosy luxury hotel occupies an interesting assortment of historic buildings. These include three private residences that go back to the seventeenth century. Classical bedrooms and luxurious suites occupy the Carriage House and old stables and the ancient Wine…

  • 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…