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…
Staycations by the Seaside in Britain
King George III began visiting Weymouth in 1789 having declared on this first visit he had “never enjoyed a sight so pleasing.” During his reign fresh air and bathing in the sea became recognised as being beneficial for good health and a cure for tuberculosis. A replica of his bathing hut is…
Five Top Places for a Day Out in England
Beyond the formal gardens the River Path winds its way down to the banks of the privately owned Beaulieu River. This area is a very natural contrast to the formality of the gardens around the house. Other attractions include a bog garden and a huge rock garden. The latter, spread over an area of…
The Riverside of Watford in Hertfordshire
In the seventeenth century Watford had become sufficiently important to have a service of carriers to London but in those days the River Colne had to be forded on entering the town. Sometimes the water was as high as the saddles of the riders. Since then the waters of the Colne have fed breweries…
A Special Staycation in York
Prolonged lockdowns in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic means we now have to change our plans for holidays. A ban on non-essential international travel means the staycation is a more attractive option. But this requires careful planning including checking of local restrictions and…
How Travel to the European Union will Change after 1 January 2021
BREXIT is happening and from 1 January 2021 UK citizens travelling to countries within the European Union face a lot of changes. This excellent article written by Simon Calder for The Independent is a very useful guide to the changes that are coming and how to prepare for them.
Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy
As darkness falls on Kingston Lacy the magical Ignite Trail lights up. Mythical creatures and old favourites surrounded by dancing flames await beyond a carpet of blazing torches that light your way.
Shenley Village is a Great Day Out from London
Shenley is a traditional English village deep in the Hertfordshire countryside. Just 16 miles from the centre of London it is a lovely place to spend a day. An old orchard, a walled garden, lovely walks in the woods and lunch in a country pub will delight its visitors.
Breakfast in Bed at La Fosse in Cranborne, Dorset
We deserve a break while in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we need to feel both comfortable and safe if we go away. La Fosse, a restaurant with rooms in the lovely village of Cranborne has an excellent system of COVID-19 safeguards in place. Guests can feel safe and well-cared for…
A Real High on the British Airways i360 in Brighton
The British Airways i360 is a unique attraction on the seafront of Brighton on the south coast of England. A large, circular viewing platform rises up a needle-shaped tower at thirty-minute intervals. Passengers can savour the great views of the town and coast below them while sipping a local…