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 ]

The most eccentric attractions in the UK

The most eccentric attractions in the UK

The UK is a place of classical beauty, lavish architecture, and dignified daily rituals (think 5 o'clock tea), but there is a wilder side to this country that walks hand in hand with subcultural styles and attractions ranging from the quaint to the downright bizarre. Such a varied country cannot be explore only one way if you want to get the full UK experience, so between visits to museums, castles or shopping arcades there's place for some more unusual sights too. The most eccentric attract... [ 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 ]

10 amazing forests in the UK

10 amazing forests in the UK

Britain has a varied geography, and although many people still associate it with rolling hills or moorlands, there are several ancient (and some not so ancient) forests that can rival any of the woods in mainland Europe. After all, the UK is the home of Robin Hood (who made his living in a forest), as well as the friendly forest creatures from Winnie the Pooh. If you feel like wandering under the shadow of majestic trees for a while, and breathe in the smells of the forest, here are 10 amazi... [ read more ]

The most beautiful national parks in the UK

The most beautiful national parks in the UK

As you've seen, the United Kingdom's natural landscapes are always worth a second look, and if you don't feel like going off into the wild on your own, you can admire all the beauty of the British natural wonders at a national park. One of the best parts about the national parks of the UK is the fact that they are completely undeveloped, so they retain all their scenic beauty without any man-made modifications. National Parks have inhabited areas too, but these are usually integrated into th... [ read more ]