Category: Attractions

Barafundle Beach in Wales [Source: Wikipedia]

Top 5 most peaceful sandy beaches in the UK

The seaside holiday has been a mainstay of British-ness for over 100 years, but while resorts such as Blackpool and Skegness offer the bright lights and glitz, wouldn’t it be nice sometimes to get away from the crowds? That’s exactly what this guide is all about – finding those beaches which are a little further [...]

Idol Rock performs its balancing act [Source: Wikipedia]

The amazing “balancing rocks” of North Yorkshire

Nature has proven herself capable of many wonders, but one of the perhaps less well known is a balancing act which would make most circus performers jealous. Best of all it’s right here in the UK. The group of rocks are officially known as the Brimham Rocks and can be found on Brimham Moor in [...]

The National Forest at dusk

National Forest Wood Fair – a family day out for just £20!

It might seem a little early to be thinking about Summer holidays, but the National Forest Wood Fair is already planning some great activity days for the whole family this August. The fair takes place every year in the National Forest, a 200 square mile area of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire where the biggest forest [...]

Stockport Air Raid Shelter near Manchester [Source: SARS]

Step back in time with Stockport’s authentic air-raid shelters

Air-raid shelters used to be common place in most towns and cities during the 1940s, but the majority have long since disappeared. One of the survivors has just reopened deep under the Stockport streets with a capacity of 6500 people. Originally opened in 1939, the air-raid shelter was one of the biggest in the UK [...]

Mary Rose - New museum next to HMS Victory

All new Mary Rose exhibition opens today!

Having spent 500 years in the Solent and another 30 years in the “temporary” exhibition at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose new permanent exhibition finally opens today.   Background: The Mary Rose became possibly the most famous ship in the world on the 11th October 1982 when it was very carefully raised from [...]

Cilgerran - Museum in a phone box [Source: Google StreetView]

The tiny Welsh museum in a phone box

It should be stressed, this isn’t a museum all about phone boxes, but rather a museum in a phone box, sited in the small Welsh village of Cilgerran, close to LLechryd and Cardigan in Pembrokeshire. The museum actually houses a collection of photographs by a former resident called Tom Mathias who lived there in the [...]

Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland [Source: Wikipedia]

Top 10 best picnic locations in the UK

VisitEngland and VisitWales have revealed the top 10 places the public voted as the best locations to dine out al fresco with out picnic lunches around the UK from around 10,000 suggested locations. It turns out, us Brits find the sight and sounds of water to be the most pleasant experiences when dining out and [...]

Keeping young children entertained during the school holidays

Keeping young children entertained during the school holidays

Keeping young children entertained during the school holidays is something I imagine every parent dreads, but in the UK we are blessed with so many different possibilities for family days out that children needn’t be a nightmare. Whether you’re looking for something educational to help teach your children the ways of the world or would [...]

The real Richard III [Credit: Richard III Society]

King Richard III on tour this Summer

Having been dead since 1485 and recently found under a Leicester car park, King Richard III himself might be taking a well earned break, but an accurate model of his head is going on tour around the UK this Summer to try to dismiss some of the notions about one of England’s most famous kings. [...]

Bears playing cards at the Forbidden Corner [Source: Wikipedia]

6 quirky tourist attractions for this May half term

No-one on earth does quirky like us Brits and going by some of the more unique visitor attractions out there, we don’t think anyone else stands a chance! From multi-million pound staged attractions with 100,000′s visitors a year, to the smaller more sedate locations hidden away, there’s something for everyone in our list across Britain. [...]

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