I’m a sucker for any opportunity to pretend to be Lizzy Bennet (although in reality I am probably more Emma Woodhouse), so I was thrilled to get the chance to visit Castle Howard when we were in Yorkshire a few weeks ago.
Before visiting Edinburgh for the first time, two years ago, I didn’t know what to expect from it. I certainly wasn’t expecting the beautiful architecture and extremely friendly locals who greeted me. On my first visit, I’d tagged along with Ben, who was working in the city. This meant I had a lot of time to walk around exploring at my own pace. This time around, my favourite travel companion was with me for the duration, and overall, I prefer exploring with him, rather than alone. Alone is fine, and I’d happily do it again, but it is nice to have someone to talk to.
After the success of day one, Bristol had a lot to live up to on our second day of exploration. Street art fans are in for a treat – Banksy grew up in Bristol. With his tongue-in-cheek take on anti-establishment art (both old and new) on display in various places across the city, taking a walking tour sounds like a brilliant way to spend a morning. You can find locations for some of the pieces in this article on the Visit Bristol website, or you could join one of the street are walking tours run by WHERETHEWALL.
Bristol is Southern England’s second largest city (after London), and its rich maritime and social history make it a fascinating place to visit. It became the first city in the UK to win the European Green Capital award in 2015, and is also a Fair-trade City. Oh, and it’s my favourite city in the UK, so I really wanted to share our (fairly) recent visit with you.
Having not been to Bath since I was about 10, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I remembered beautiful architecture and doing a spot of Christmas shopping there with my mum, but what was I going to find there this time round? Well, spoiler alert, the shops are still there, but there is so much more that makes this lovely town tick. Here are my tops tips for making the most of your visit.
There’s always so much going on in Brighton and Hove over the summer months. Here’s my guide to summer in the city for July 2016. If you have an event which I’ve missed here, or if you’d like to have your event included in a future month, then drop me an email.
I’m super nosy about what other people take on holiday with them, so I thought I’d join in the fun. Here’s my packing list from a recent trip to Bath and Bristol. I’m rubbish at packing and either forget something or end up throwing additional things in at the last minute, so this is as much for my benefit as anyone else.
Foodies Festival is a series of food festivals held across the UK, now in its 11th year. My brother had some free tickets for the Brighton and Hove one, so we headed along to Hove Lawns to see what all the fuss was about.