City Guide: Belfast

If you’re looking for a UK city break with a difference, then don’t miss the enigmatic capital of Belfast. From talked-about restaurants to thought-provoking heritage, the city has a rich repertoire of cultural experiences to unpick. Divided into characterful quarters, you’ll find old-world pubs singing with trad music, bustling foodie markets, a proud portside heritage, and sleek, modern waterside spots perfect for sundown evenings. Unravel this captivating city here and book that much-needed staycation.  Continue reading City Guide: Belfast

Five spectacular places to watch the night sky in the UK

A velvet-black sky alight with shooting stars, the magic of distant twinkling planets and the unforgettable sight of the Milky Way – night skies have captured the imaginations of people for millennia, and luckily, you don’t have to venture too far to catch a glimpse of it. From some of the UK’s most scenic natural parks and remote regions, to surprising havens close to its busy cities, find some of the best locations to watch the stars. Just pack a blanket, a hot flask and your telescope, and prepare to make a wish. Continue reading Five spectacular places to watch the night sky in the UK

Five postcard-perfect walks along the Thames Path

Stretching for 184 miles, the Thames Path is perfectly carved out for an unparalleled experience. There’s a bit of everything to please everyone on this long-distance walking trail, and we’ve cherry-picked some of the finest walks, taking you across wetlands in the Cotswolds, past the historic wonders of Oxford, and through London’s greenest spaces. Continue reading Five postcard-perfect walks along the Thames Path

From city to coastline: an epic Scottish summer road trip

Thinking of staying close to home this summer but hankering after a smidge of adventure? Then a Scottish road trip should be at the top of your list. From vibrant cities to swathes of greenery, rugged coastlines and historic sights that’ll have you feeling like a character from Outlander, Scotland truly has everything to offer. Continue reading From city to coastline: an epic Scottish summer road trip

Epic Places to Watch the Sky

With 2020 drifting into the distance behind us and another year ahead, we’re all in need of a deep breath of fresh air. Whether you’re hankering after a glimpse of the Northern Lights, dreaming of sunsets in a far-flung, palm-fringed paradise or spotting stars a little closer to home, watching the sky is an invaluable way of reconnecting with planet earth. Take some time to sit back and admire the sun, stars, and the drifting clouds, think of better days and feel grateful for nature in all its glory. Continue reading Epic Places to Watch the Sky

The 11 best UK period properties to stay in for literature and drama fans

Do you dream of living in Downton Abbey? Are you beguiled by Bridgerton and captivated by all things Jane Austin? If you’re a fan of the period drama, whether that be the latest Netflix show, docuseries or, of course, the original great British novel, then you’ll likely be no stranger to the delights of grand country houses, mesmerising manors and quaint cottages. Here are our favourite period properties to adjourn to for high tea and cake when we’re in the mood to feel like lords and ladies. Continue reading The 11 best UK period properties to stay in for literature and drama fans

Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021

As years go, it’s safe to say 2020 was more than a little unexpected. But with the world poised to open its doors once again, 2021 is the time to seize your suitcase and holiday like you’ve never holidayed before. To get you started, we’ve rounded up our pick of the seven most unexpected city breaks – from hidden hotel gems in your favourite cities to off-the-radar destinations guaranteed to knock your socks off. Take a look and prepare to be inspired. Continue reading Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021

Six surprising UK staycations

We all know that London is fantastic for a night on the town and a trip to the theatre, Bath has some beautiful architecture, and the Lake District is home to some of the most gorgeous countryside views that the UK has to offer; however, when you’re looking for your next UK staycation, why not think outside the box? Here are some of the UK’s best-kept secrets for a fantastic weekend away, or even longer if you’ve decided to fully embrace the staycation style of holidaying. Check out our unexpected UK spots for a surprising escape not-too-far away from home. Continue reading Six surprising UK staycations

The most beautiful UK countryside getaways

There’s nowhere quite like the British countryside when it comes to serving up timeless charm, soothing tranquility, and quintessential natural scenes, along the winding country roads. From moody, romantic lakeside walks at Windermere, to the picture perfect landscapes around Oxfordshire, it’s time to sit back and let out a dreamy sigh, with nine of the most beautiful country escapes you can drive to in hours. Continue reading The most beautiful UK countryside getaways