Top 5 things to do in Wales

Top 5 things to do in Wales

Bordered by England on the east, the magnificent country of Wales is one of the top destinations for tourists in Great Britain. It is a very attractive country, having spectacular landscapes, gorgeous cultural attractions and colorful history. Wales is home to several national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty, spectacular cities, traditional picturesque villages and wonderful tourist attractions. Known as “the land of castles”, Wales is home to 641 impressive fortresses. The c... [ read more ]

Top things to do in the Inner Hebrides

Top things to do in the Inner Hebrides

Being part of the Hebrides, this archipelago is situated off the coast of Scotland. These beautiful and attractive islands are not that popular as other regions of Great Britain, thus not overcrowded during the season of holidays. The Inner Hebrides contain 79 islands, of which only 36 are inhabited. The largest and most popular islands are Skye, Islay, Jura, Mull and Rùm. With spectacular historical attractions, such as castles and monuments, impressive mountains and beautiful beaches, one o... [ read more ]

Your best guide to the wonders of the Outer Hebrides

Your best guide to the wonders of the Outer Hebrides

I am absolutely sure that everyone heard about the Hebrides. But do you know which are the attractions of these islands? The Hebrides are a widespread archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, Great Britain. There are more than 500 islands, of which about 100 are inhabited. The total land area is 7,283 km². The islands are divided into two main groups of islands: the Outer Hebrides, to the west, and the Inner Hebrides, closer to the mainland. The Hebrides were originally inhabited by Celts ... [ read more ]

The best horseracing courses in the UK

The best horseracing courses in the UK

Cricket is the closes thing to a national sport in the UK, although its origin is disputed between three of the four countries in the kingdom. But another sport that has been around for ages and has garnered just as strong a following is horse racing. You might not see the Queen or some other member of the British aristocracy at a cricket game very often, but you will almost always see them at a race. Horseracing in Britain is never boring whichever type of race you pick: flat racing, or rac... [ 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 ]

A traveler's guide to sports in Britain

A traveler’s guide to sports in Britain

The UK is the homeland of some of the best football players the world has known, and the likes of Devid Beckham or team like Manchester United are household names in Europe and many other parts of the world. But football is not the be all and end all of British sports, nor it is the most British of them all. If football is not your cup of tea but you are still interested in what British sports fans cheer for most of the time, then you might want to check out what other types of activities th... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Manchester

Top 5 things to do in Manchester

Manchester is a city of change. It gave birth to the industrial revolution, British capitalism, some of the best indie music in the UK, and even a successful football team. And this uncrowned capital of Northern England is going though changes every minute, and in the past few decades it has gone through some dramatic transformations. Simply put, Manchester is one of the best cities to live in Europe, because this is a place where you can never find yourself without something to do. If you'r... [ 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 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 best biking trails in the UK

The best biking trails in the UK

In a country with such a variety of landscapes as the UK bike enthusiasts will find a lot to keep them busy. If you like riding your bike on terrain that is somewhat wilder than a city street, then you won't have any trouble finding some exciting bike trails in the UK. Biking is one of the best ways to go sightseeing in nature and cities both, it keeps pollution levels at a minimum and besides, it's healthy and liberating. So if you want to put your wheels to work, here are some of the best biki... [ read more ]