Historic Scotland: 5 destinations

Historic Scotland: 5 destinations

Scotland has a long history of which it is very proud, and every little historical relic or heritage is lovingly preserved and displayed for the benefit of future generations. From castles to abbeys, monuments, ruins and archaeological sites, the historic heritage of Scotland spans over thousands of years and extends into even the remotest parts of the country. Historic Scotland, an agency of the Scottish government, has over 300 sites of great historical significance in its care, so if you ... [ read more ]

The most popular museums in London

The most popular museums in London

People come to London for all sorts of reasons: to shop, admire the sights, hang out in a pub, or dive head on into the UK capital's legendary nightlife. However, just as many people come to London to take a peek into its prestigious museums, galleries and scientific institutes as well. A trip to London can be like a crash course in art, culture, history or science, depending on which museums you feel like visiting. There are lots of offbeat and quirky museums around as well, and they are de... [ read more ]

Top 5 places to spot celebrities in the UK

Top 5 places to spot celebrities in the UK

The UK is one of the favorite countries of celebrities from all over the world - as sunny and glam as Hollywood or Beverly Hills might be,stars are attracted to the charm and elegance of the British Isle like flies to honey. If you like the sight of a celebrity on the street, whether you're fans of them or not, there are many places in the UK where you might come face to face with some of them. Of course, a small fishing village in Cornwall might not be the kind of destination where you will... [ read more ]

The most beautiful lochs in Scotland

The most beautiful lochs in Scotland

There are many lakes on the British Isles, but in Scotland you have lochs - an old Goidelic word that makes lake or sea inlet. Lochs come in many shapes, depths and sizes, some are made famous by their monsters (the ever popular Loch Ness), while others by their natural beauty. The Scottish countryside is home to countless beautiful lakes that should be permanently on a traveler's radar, not only because they are great natural sights, but because they offer an array of outdoor activities. If... [ read more ]

Top 10 free things to do in London

Top 10 free things to do in London

Everyone knows that London is outrageously expensive and that you need a hefty bank account to be able to enjoy it, right? Well, this is a popular misconception about the UK capital. London is by no means a cheap city to live in, but as a tourist it is possible to experience the best of it even if you are not prepared to sacrifice your savings. The fun part about London is that there is always something to do in the city, and often for free. From various activities to famous landmarks and mu... [ read more ]

The best family-friendly accommodation in the UK

The best family-friendly accommodation in the UK

The UK has no shortage of accommodation for backpackers, budget travelers, or those who want to spurge and pamper themselves a bit in a luxury hotels with all the amenities one could wish for. So if you want the holiday of a rugged independent adventurer or a movie star, there are plenty of options for you in the UK. But what if you are traveling with kids and you have to make sure that they can have all the comforts of home, and then some? Family travel usually takes more planning than if y... [ read more ]

5 active holiday ideas in the UK

5 active holiday ideas in the UK

Some people like their holidays relaxing, lazy and without any sort if physical effort involved, but others might have very different ideas about what makes a holiday fun. If you can never stay in one place for one and you've been accused of hyperactivity on more than one occasion, then lazing on the beach for ten days will sound like a boring chore for you, most likely. To avoid holiday boredom (because you're not allowed to get bored when traveling), activity holidays are a much better ide... [ read more ]

Manchester's shopping paradises

Manchester’s shopping paradises

Manchester is a large and lively city that has long surpassed its industrial past to become more than just one of the strongest economic centers of the UK. Manchester is diverse, it has an active culture, and it can offer all the entertainment that travelers to the UK can expect. Of course, since the UK is known as a great destination for shoppers, Manchester is definitely a great place to be for shoppers. The shopping centers, small shops and markets of Manchester have more than enough vari... [ read more ]

The best urban destinations in Wales

The best urban destinations in Wales

Wales is one of the most scenic parts of the UK, and it is home to some famously beautiful landscapes and national parks. And while the Welsh countryside has many eye-catching spots and it is one of the main reasons why people visit this stunning country, the urban destinations of Wales are not a bit less interesting. The towns and cities of Wales are the perfect level of picturesque in order to compliment  the wide-open spaces and lovely vistas in the rest of the country, so no visit to Wa... [ read more ]

Must-see Spring festivals in the UK

Must-see Spring festivals in the UK

Some countries are interesting mostly during festivals, when there are more than enough activities and attractions to keep busy those travelers who are not too interested in sightseeing. However, this is not the case with the UK, where it is practically impossible to be bored even for a second. With so many attractions both natural and artificial, the UK is a tourist magnet all year round. However, things pick up even more in festival season, when a visit to the UK becomes even more exciting... [ read more ]