Top 5 most attractive towns in the United Kingdom

Top 5 most attractive towns in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as its name sais, includes the island of Great Britain and the north-eastern part of the island if Ireland and many smaller islands. It consists of four administrative territories: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful countries of the world owing to its natural and cultural heritage. There are several places you should visit in the United Kingdom, especially the spectacular histo... [ read more ]

The most beautiful castles in Northern Ireland

The most beautiful castles in Northern Ireland

As we all know, Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. The region’s landscape is picturesque, but it has a rich cultural heritage, too. If you think only of its capital city, Belfast or the beautiful cities of Newcastle, Enniskillen, Portadown or Antrim, you will surely want to visit the country on your next holiday. Once you get there, make sure you visit some of these towns, but don’t forget about Northern Ireland’s most impressive castles. Some of these are medieval castles a... [ read more ]

Your best guide to the mysterious Stonehenge

Your best guide to the mysterious Stonehenge

Surely everyone heard about Stonehenge, the famous prehistoric circular setting of standing stones set within earthworks, which is located in the county of Wiltshire, United Kingdom. More precisely Stonehenge is about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. It was constructed in three phases and its age is estimated to 5000 years. We don’t know the reason it was built for, but there are speculations on it that range from human sacrifice to astronomy. The monument is owned by... [ read more ]

Visiting Shakespeare's England

Visiting Shakespeare’s England

The Bard is not only the most famous English writer in the entire history of western literature, but also an author whose writings are timeless and just as enjoyable now as they were centuries ago. Shakespeare seems to become more and more popular and appreciated as time passes, and you hardly have to be a literature major anymore to find pleasure in reading his plays or poetry. If you love the works of Shakespeare or even if you are just a casual fan who would like to see the places that ar... [ read more ]

The tourist attractions on Liverpool

The tourist attractions on Liverpool

Liverpool is more often than not associated with football and music (after all, it is the hometown of FC Liverpool, and famous British bands like Echo and the Bunnymen or the Beatles), but nightlife, shopping and music is not all that recommends this amazing city. Liverpool has always been a city of culture, and it can boast of a really exciting history as a port city. The city has amazing museums, monuments, and landmarks, so sightseeing around Liverpool can take some time if you want to se... [ read more ]

The best medieval sites in the UK

The best medieval sites in the UK

Medieval times might not have been very pleasant for those who lived in them, but they are certainly a huge source of fascination nowadays. Medieval-inspired books and movies, architecture, folklore are fun, but it's even more fun to explore the remnants and heritage of these dark ages. Medieval Britain is a fascinating topic if you like tales, legends, epic battles and political intrigue, and although these are things that you can learn about from books or movies, you can almost catch a gli... [ read more ]

Introducing Liverpool

Introducing Liverpool

Liverpool might conjure up images of footballers and stadiums for fans of UK football, but this lively city is much more than simply Liverpool FC or the Beatles. Liverpool is not just football-mad, it is also madly in love with itself. Liverpudlians have more pride for their hometown than any other city in the UK, and they are fierce in defending it, and just as fierce when it comes to criticizing it. In 2008, Liverpool was the European capital of culture, and the city's old and weathered bu... [ read more ]

The best urban travel destinations in Yorkshire

The best urban travel destinations in Yorkshire

Yorkshire county is widely regarded as the most scenic, diverse and historical counties in the UK, which is not something that's easy to accomplish. Yorkshire (or God's own country, as the locals jokingly call it) is so large that is was split into four parts to be better managed, and so utterly beautiful that it will incarnate all the Gothic and romantic fantasies that anyone's ever had of England. The gloomy moors, the rolling hills, the craggy and menacing cliffs, as well the green and id... [ read more ]

Top 5 picturesque villages in Scotland

Top 5 picturesque villages in Scotland

Scotland is one of the most remarkable countries in the world, and not only because of its craggy mountains, crystal clear loughs and windswept coast, castles and ruins. Scotland is at its best in towns, villages and cities exploding with life and color, and one of the best travel experiences you could have here is to simply watch people go about their day to day lives. Rural life in Scotland preserves many elements of the past, from architecture to cuisine and traditional crafts. Seeing the... [ read more ]

The most interesting museums in Wales

The most interesting museums in Wales

Wales has struggled for centuries to maintain its independence and its national spirit intact, and after changing t hands several times it finally settled into a comfortable rhythm in the 20th century. Although part of the UK (and just like the other countries in the UK), Wales is fiercely proud of its culture, and does its best to preserve it, along with the nature-given beauty that resides in its national parks. Welsh cities, towns and villages can keep you busy for days while you explore ... [ read more ]