2606, 2015

Staying In The UK’s Most Haunted Hotel

By |June 26th, 2015|Destinations, England, Travel Tales|2 Comments

You may or may not remember my previous post on staying at Dalston Hall Hotel, a rather beautiful property dating back to 1507 near Carlisle in the Northern Lake District. What I didn’t tell you at the time was that Dalston Hall is said to be the UK’s most haunted hotel!

I’d done a little research before my stay at Dalston […]

2905, 2015

Historic Dalston Hall Hotel

By |May 29th, 2015|Destinations, England, Travel Tales|0 Comments

It’s no secret that I love a good road trip, so when I was invited to check out Dalston Hall Hotel, a few hours drive from my home town, I was pretty excited. Upon looking at the hotel online it’s safe to say I was even more excited.

Driving up to Dalston Hall, although we were just 15 minutes from the […]

2502, 2015

8 Great Cities To Visit In The UK

By |February 25th, 2015|Destinations, England, Scotland, Travel Tales|1 Comment

1. Edinburgh
Edinburgh is Scotland’s charming capital city, complete with an imposing Castle atop a volcanic plug overlooking the entire city. It is undeniably beautiful and filled with such magnificent architecture that a visit to the UK would not be complete without a visit to Edinburgh.

Wander up the Royal Mile and admire the ‘closes’ that help define the city, visit Edinburgh […]

1108, 2014

Top 5 Places to Visit in The UK

By |August 11th, 2014|England, Scotland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

I’m a firm believer that the UK is full of some incredible, interesting and beautiful places that are often overlooked in favour of more exotic destinations further afield. Here’s my pick of what I think are the best places to visit in the UK…
1. Edinburgh


2407, 2014

Exploring England’s Lake District

By |July 24th, 2014|Destinations, England, Travel Tales|4 Comments

I’ve always kind of wondered why everyone waits for the summer to arrive in the UK and then immediately leaves to go on holiday, meaning they miss all the best weather? Surely when the sun is shining in Britain (which admittedly doesn’t happen all that often!) you want to stick around and make the most of it! With this idea in mind, last week I indulged in a little summer staycation and took a road trip to England’s Lake District for a relaxing few days.

I was thoroughly regretting this decision about 45 minutes from arriving in our first destination, Ambleside, as the rain was coming down in sheets and we couldn’t see any of the striking scenery because of it. Summer…what summer?! Luckily for us the rain stopped half an hour after arrival and it was blue skies all the way from there. Lucky or what!

608, 2013

An Idyllic Break at Inadown Farm and Stables

By |August 6th, 2013|England, Travel Tales|6 Comments

I took an epic road trip last week from my home in the west of Scotland all the way down to the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, almost at the very bottom of England. The purpose of this almost 1,000 mile round trip was for a short break at an adorable cottage in one of the most idyllic locations I’ve ever been lucky enough to experience.
Taking the exit from the motorway and finding ourselves quickly surrounded by rolling green hills and endless fields was a welcome break from the miles of grey motorway that we had endured to reach this point. As we began to drive past rustic cottages with thatched roofs and charming country pubs we quickly knew that the long drive had been more than worth it. And we hadn’t even reached Goldridge Cottage yet.

205, 2013

Where to Stay in Brighton, Vine Street Studios

By |May 2nd, 2013|England, Travel Tales|1 Comment

I’ve written previously about my penchant for finding an amazing apartment or house instead of a hotel in certain destinations, and sometimes that can be as tough as searching for a proverbial needle in a haystack. In Brighton though, we really cracked it and found what I would, without hesitation, refer to as the coolest apartment in Brighton – Vine Street Studios.

This old warehouse has been converted into a chic, New-York-loft-style apartment that simply exudes cool. It’s decorated in a modern, minimalist fashion, with exposed wires, beams and touches of metal all around. […]

2904, 2013

Brighton Street Art

By |April 29th, 2013|England, Travel Tales|9 Comments

Colourful, quirky, mysterious, creative, friendly, bright, eclectic. These are just a few words which immediately spring to mind when attempting to describe the city of Brighton, on England’s southern coastline.


2703, 2013

Celebrating My 23rd Birthday in Newcastle

By |March 27th, 2013|England|3 Comments

Newcastle is a city that’s pretty famous for its party scene, so where better for me to head to celebrate my 23rd birthday with friends?

Because Newcastle has the reputation of being a city that likes to party, there are some places that are always packed full of rowdy stag and hen groups visiting for a few days. My tip is to avoid these places, unless you want to be chilling with guys in matching t-shirts with lewd things shaved into their hair (seriously, we saw those guys walking down the street barking like dogs. WEIRD)!

So, here’s a few tips on the best places in Newcastle where you can eat, drink and dance with the locals, and steer mostly clear of the groups of stag and hen parties.


1211, 2012

London in Pictures

By |November 12th, 2012|England|6 Comments

I’ve admitted before on here that London isn’t a city that I particularly like, but some parts of it still appeal to me. I like the variety of cultures and nationalities, I like that you can find food from the majority of nations in the world, I like the diversity, I like the open spaces and quirky places. There are many elements that I like about London. So here’s a few London pictures from my last visit to the UK’s capital…

One of London’s most recent icons set against typically British grey skies… […]