Top 5 must-see sights in Cornwall

Top 5 must-see sights in Cornwall

Cornwall is a majestic area. It is actually a peninsula situated in the south-western edge of the country. The unique culture of Cornwall, the wonderful natural jewels and the pleasant climate make this place an important tourist destination. From beaches to fishing villages, from castles to churches, from gardens to monuments, Cornwall has it all. Whatever your preferences are, Cornwall will surely please you! There are innumerable visitor attractions here. If you find this description convin... [ read more ]

Top 10 things to see in North Cornwall

Top 10 things to see in North Cornwall

Cornwall is a country in the United Kingdom. It is divided into 6 local government districts. One of these, the biggest one is North Cornwall. North Cornwall is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is of important geological and scientific interest. It has a stretch of coastline that borders the Celtic Sea to the north. The larger harbors are at Padstow and Bude. There are also great beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand and Bude. There's so much to do and see in North Cornwall, that yo... [ read more ]

Family vacation ideas in the UK

Family vacation ideas in the UK

The UK might be a perfect holiday destination for party people, shopping addicts and history buffs alike, but it is also a great place for families who want to combine a relaxing time for the parents with enough fun to keep the kids happy. The UK has more than its fair share of family friendly destinations which work for travelers of all ages. The most difficult thing about choosing a family travel destination is to find something that is interesting for both the adults and the kids, so here... [ 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 ]

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 ]

The best Celtic sites in Britain

The best Celtic sites in Britain

The British are, and have been for the past several centuries, one of the most powerful people not only in Europe, but in the entire world. But if you look back at the UK's admittedly exciting history, you will notice that the country took the shape it has today as a result of suffering a series of conquests and invasions. The earliest inhabitants of the British Isles were various tribes of Britons, who today are collectively called Celts. They were conquered by Romans, next came a wave of A... [ read more ]

The best seaside villages in the UK

The best seaside villages in the UK

The British coast is a great place to be in summer, especially if you are planning on enjoying yourself in the countryside. And if you want to enjoy it as much as possible, a small seaside village is the best base of exploration you can find. The coast is dotted not only with well to do resort towns, but also inconspicuous yet very picturesque villages where you can always find a friendly bed and breakfast or hotel where you can spend the night. Here are the best seaside villages in the UK, ... [ read more ]

The best Arthurian sites in Britain

The best Arthurian sites in Britain

There are many legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the roundtable, who are possibly the best known figures of English mythology. While the stories of King Arthur have been shrouded in magic and mystery, some people think that the legends are based on real, historical figures. Either way, Arthurian sites abound in the UK, and while some of them are associated with myths, others are believed to be the historical sites where the real King Arthur has lived or fought in his lifetim... [ read more ]

The best castles in the UK

The best castles in the UK

After France, the castles in the UK are probably the best known in Europe. As a legacy of a rich history, they are certainly very important, but these amazing buildings are also great eye-candy for tourists who want to see something truly stunning. The oldest castles in the country date back to the days of the Norman invasion, but no century has gone by without a castle being built, so there is quite a large selection of castles that people can visit. Some of them are private residences, but man... [ read more ]

The greatest prehistoric sites in the UK

The greatest prehistoric sites in the UK

Britain's got a very long history, and the huge luck of having more than the average number of prehistoric sites to show for it. While in other countries such sites have been neglected or destroyed, in Britain they are a source of national pride (and a magnet for tourists). If you like all manners of historical/mystical/mysterious places that can make you reflect a bit, then you should visit some of these interesting sites. Stonehenge is known by all, but there are more prehistoric sites to ... [ read more ]