A traveler’s guide to the Channel Islands

A traveler’s guide to the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are a curious place, as Alice in Wonderland would say. Not quite part of the UK, and not quite anything else either, this small cluster of islands in the English Channel is located closer to the coast of France then the UK, and yet they are British Crown Dependencies, which means that they recognize the Queen as their monarch, but not much else. To put it simply, the Channel Islands are an unusual place: its inhabitants are British citizens, yet the islands are not part o... [ read more ]

The most beautiful university campuses in the UK

The most beautiful university campuses in the UK

Some of the oldest and most famous universities in the world are located in the UK, and there are probably few people who haven't heard of age-old, respected, and envied institutions like Oxford or Cambridge. Few people have the privilege of attending these universities, but at least anyone with an interest in architecture and fancy university campuses can take a walk on their grounds. If you want to see some of the most beautiful university campuses in the UK, either if you're looking for p... [ read more ]

5 jaw-dropping castles in Wales

5 jaw-dropping castles in Wales

Wales has beautiful natural areas that will make you stare in wonder, but it would be unjust to say that this little country got its attractions without a pinch of effort. Some of the most stunning sights in Wales are man-made, and as such the results of huge efforts. We're talking about the castles of Wales, which are more than one can even count. Approximately 500 castles built over the span of many centuries can be found all over the Welsh countryside, and more than a few of them are wort... [ read more ]

Where to eat the best scones in the UK

Where to eat the best scones in the UK

British deserts tend to be creative and end up being exactly what you need to accompany a cup of tea on a rainy afternoon, but perhaps some of the best known sweet treats in the UK are scones. A proper cream tea can't be had without at least a couple of freshly baked scones slathered in generous amounts of clotted cream and a dollop of jam on top. These omnipresent pastries are not difficult to find in run of the mill cafes and bakeries, but if you only want the very best, then we have a few... [ read more ]

Hiking in North Wales

Hiking in North Wales

People who go to Wales expecting some nice, relaxing, and above all, flat walks, will be sorely disappointed. However, if you like challenges, rugged terrain infused with history and legends, and jaw-dropping sights, then North Wales will not let you down. The northern regions of Wales are famous for their picturesque towns, but if you're a traveler with itchy feet and a wish for sore muscles, then you have to take the way of the wild and proceed to do some serious hiking. North Wales is in ... [ read more ]

The best pubs in Northern Ireland

The best pubs in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (also often called Ulster) is somewhat the poor cousin when it comes to the countries that make up the UK, because it has dealt not only with economic hardships in the past, but also with considerable political turmoil that put off many tourists from visiting it. But now that the situation has gotten much better, there's no reason why the astounding natural wonders of this country, as well as its historical sites and lively towns and villages shouldn't get their fair share o... [ read more ]

The best clubbing spots in London

The best clubbing spots in London

In many respects, London is the perfect holiday destination by definition. There are more historical and cultural attractions in the UK capital than in many other more popular holiday destinations, and in addition to that, there's also London's fame as a huge shopping and fashion paradise. But when it comes to nightlife, London is beyond the wildest dreams of even the most passionate clubbers. Spend your day sightseeing, have a nice cup of tea in the afternoon and a pint in the evening, but ... [ read more ]

Where to eat the best fish and chips in the UK

Where to eat the best fish and chips in the UK

British food has long been condemned for being unhealthy and heavy, and with little chance of success in today's culinary trend of eating only low calorie foods that don't do all that much to fulfill the needs of your taste buds. But despite its somewhat shabby reputation, British food is hearty and tasty, and seeing as it is still gleefully ingurgitated by millions of people worldwide, it's safe to say that British food is here to stay. And one of the staples of British street food and take... [ read more ]

Exploring the UK on a budget with the Great British Heritage Pass

Exploring the UK on a budget with the Great British Heritage Pass

There are as many reasons to visit the UK as there are tourists visiting the UK, and it's impossible to hate the place except if you make great efforts in that direction. Yo might come to Britain for the shopping, the party scene, the museums or the rich and exciting history that has left its mark not only in the British Isles, but all over Europe. Whatever you do in the UK and wherever you go, it's impossible to avoid its historical heritage, because a historical building or site is around the ... [ read more ]