A visit to the wonderful Drumlanrig Castle

A visit to the wonderful Drumlanrig Castle

Considered one of the most beautiful castles of Scotland, the wonderful Drumlanrig Castle can be found in Dumfries and Galloway, on the grounds of the Queensberry Estate. The magnificent castle was built in the 17th century, using beautiful pink sandstone. It is known as one of the first and most representative Renaissance jewels of Scotland. Today it is a major tourist attraction, offering plenty of great events, outdoor and educational activities, the possibility to rent it for different pri... [ 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 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 ]

5 reasons to visit Brighton

5 reasons to visit Brighton

Whatever it is that seaside resorts need to do in order to stay in the center of attention for centuries, Brighton manages to pull it off exquisitely. Brighton has been the seaside resort of choice for people of means since at least the 19th centuries, and ever since a doctor began to laud the curative properties of the Brighton seawater, the resort turned from a small and unimportant fishing village into a booming holiday destination. But today Brighton is much more than a simple beach dest... [ 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 ]

Top 5 historical attractions in Surrey

Top 5 historical attractions in Surrey

Surrey is one of the 'home counties', counties arranged around London which are notorious for having towns filled with commuters who go to London every day, and not much else. But Surrey is the complete opposite of this stereotype - not only does it have beautiful examples of the typical British countryside, but also a great number of historical attractions. Surrey has been the site of many important events in the history of the British Isles, and there is a lot of heritage left over from thes... [ read more ]

The best tourist attractions in Manchester

The best tourist attractions in Manchester

Manchester is not only one of the historical cities of the UK, it is also a city that's famous for its musical scene, and its sports. A combination like this is guaranteed to be successful, and indeed, Manchester has quite a few tricks up its sleeves for entertaining its visitors. The industrial past that used to make the city less attractive  has given place to a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Manchester city proper is not overly large, and it has several interesting sights that can be v... [ read more ]