The best spa towns in the UK

The best spa towns in the UK

The health benefits of British mineral springs have been supposedly discovered by the Romans, who promptly put them to good use and built thermae where they could indulge in the healing and relaxing properties of these precious waters. These mineral springs were the spark that gave rise to Britain's many spa towns, which have been immensely popular for the past several centuries. While the baths were the territory of the rich in the 18th or 19th century, nowadays they can even be part of a r... [ read more ]

The best hiking destinations in the UK

The best hiking destinations in the UK

The UK's countryside might look like a poster for domestic bliss and healthy walks, but there's a space left on the British Isles for those travelers too who like to sweat a bit on their way to some far off corner of nature where you can kick back and disconnect from civilization. The highest peak in the UK might not compare to the likes of Himalaya, but there's a fair bit of hiking to be done, from strenuous climbs to trails that even a newbie can tackle. So if you're a hiking addict who's ... [ read more ]

The best alternative museums in London

The best alternative museums in London

The British Museum, the Tate Modern or the Natural History Museum are a must-see for any curious culture-seeker in London, but if you've already seen every inch that interests you in London's major museums, it's time to turn to the quaint side of museum exploration. London is a very varied city, with attractions both traditional and bizarre, so if you are on the lookout for some museums that are a bit different than the norm, you'll find that there's a nice selection of that too in the UK ca... [ read more ]

The best sailing destinations in Scotland

The best sailing destinations in Scotland

If you don't care much about water sports, you probably generally associate Scotland with castles, kilts and bagpipes, but if you have the teensiest bit of interest in sailing, you know what a goldmine for sailing addicts Scotland really is. The windy, rainy climate of the country is contrary to walks in the park, but not to hopping on a boat and floating along Scotland's coastline and taking in the magnificent views of the shore. A rugged coastline, lots of lakes and hundreds of islands makes S... [ read more ]

The most eccentric attractions in the UK

The most eccentric attractions in the UK

The UK is a place of classical beauty, lavish architecture, and dignified daily rituals (think 5 o'clock tea), but there is a wilder side to this country that walks hand in hand with subcultural styles and attractions ranging from the quaint to the downright bizarre. Such a varied country cannot be explore only one way if you want to get the full UK experience, so between visits to museums, castles or shopping arcades there's place for some more unusual sights too. The most eccentric attract... [ read more ]

The best cities and towns in Scotland

The best cities and towns in Scotland

Scotland is a beautiful country with a famously wild and picturesque countryside, but wide open spaces are not the only thing that attract visitors to this magical place. Scotland is also known for its bustling cities teeming with cafes, restaurants, museums and pubs, with rich cultural and historic heritage. The land of bagpipes and kilts, turbulent past, warrior clans and deliciously dreary legends has all of these things spread out in its countryside, but crammed in small but strong doses... [ read more ]

Top 5 destinations in Devon and Cornwall

Top 5 destinations in Devon and Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall are two separate, neighboring counties that fit so well together like the pieces of a puzzle, not only geographically (obviously), but also when it comes to natural features, culture and pride in their Celtic heritage. Both Devon and Cornwall have a rich history with deep Celtic roots so it makes sense to visit them in one go, especially since you have to pass through Devon to get to Cornwall anyway. The two counties form the westernmost tip of  England's West Country, so... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Yorkshire

Top 5 attractions in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the largest, and arguably one of the most beautiful and culturally rich historic counties in England, that combines idyllic countryside scenery with lively cities full of period charm. Yorkshire is one of the most visited counties in England, and since a large influx of tourists is always expected there are some amazing facilities that will make your stay even more pleasant. Yorkshire didn't get famous for simply being a pretty place - it is an extraordinary place, with extraordinar... [ read more ]