We just got back from a 10 day UK road trip, mostly in Scotland, but we flew into the UK in London and so started from and returned to Luton airport. We hired a car at around 11 UK Pounds per day ( we have separate annual excess insurance) and had a really lovely time exploring the Scottish Highlands ( with kids). I'll be writing a full post on our Scottish road trip soon. It … [Read more...]
Things to Do in the UK
A collection of things to do in the UK. The UK- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, some of the best, most interesting, coolest things to do in the UK, British Isles, England, Wales and Scotland
Check out our hand picked posts and destinations below.
Are you heading over for a road trip? Maybe trying to decide what part of the UK to visit. We can help!
If you've visiting Wales's capital with your family we have a selection of reviews for best family hotels in Cardiff for you. Also included are apartments, hostels and other accommodation in Cardiff to suit all budget points. All of these family hotels have rooms for at least 4 people and either a good reputation, or we have tried them personally. Other features, such as … [Read more...]
After sitting tight in Tenby for 9 days for the Ironman Wales event, we hopped in the car and headed West to explore more of Wales. Tenby, Pembrokeshire and the central South Wales coast are very familiar holiday destinations so driving further west into new parts of Wales and Ceredigion was a real pleasure and brought back memories of our big USA road trip a few years ago. We … [Read more...]
Richmond, England, is one of the places we call home. This pretty Thames-side town with stately architecture, passing rowers, great shops and dining along with easy access to central London is a place I always find hard to leave. Living in Richmond Upon Thames on and off since 2001 has given us fantastic opportunities, good friends and wonderful experiences. Again, we've spent … [Read more...]
I'm sure you know that September 17th was the big day, Wales Ironman 2016 and Chef absolutely nailed it! Thinking though, there's a simple message here, you can do it. Whatever dream or ambition you carry, you have the power within you to make it happen. Set a date, buy a ticket, next stop the moon. I hope you find some inspiration and enjoyment in the photos from the Wales … [Read more...]
Driving west of Cardiff you can't miss a stunning fairy tale castle emerging quietly from the otherwise uninterrupted forest green of the Welsh hillside. A castle with cylindrical turrets and pointed rooftops worthy of Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty which fascinates children and parents driving by. This castle is the red castle, Castell Coch in Welsh, and is one of the most … [Read more...]
As the candy houses of Tenby's harbour glow in the evening light and sheltered boats bob gently just as they did in my childhood, something is different. Tenby is buzzing. 2000 competitors are here for the sold-out Wales Ironman, a huge endurance event, the longest, toughest, single day race in the world in one of my favourite places. We arrived just a few hours ago after … [Read more...]
Well, the answer to that is, sort of. Many holidays pass us by if we're in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the Easter Bunny has visited us in Florida ( but not in India) and Santa has called in London and Wales, but what about Halloween? Halloween in Britain. For me, growing up in the UK, Halloween was vaguely acknowledged, there was maybe some apple bobbing and I … [Read more...]
Where to eat in London for those of us who love good food and want to keep an eye on our spending? London is one city that could destroy your trip budget in food costs, if you're not smart about where you spend. Eating out 3 times a day here, as we would in Asia, just ain't gonna happen. Accommodation in London will likely cost you an arm and a leg. On the global scale, … [Read more...]
Before we went to Scotland and created our full Scotland Travel Blog and Guide, Emily of Borders and Burpees wrote this post on hidden gems of Scotland for us. We now have more Scotland content. Our Scotland road trip costs page is here also. Hidden Gems of Scotland Emily writes that Scotland is a country that should make everyone’s bucket list. It may not be the warmest or … [Read more...]
You could spend a lifetime exploring London's free museums, particularly if, like me, you have kids to educate. I've already posted about London's biggest and best free museums that appeal to kids, The Science Museum, The V&A, The National Gallery, The British Museum, The Tate Modern and the V&A's Museum of Childhood, but here's another little gem for you, The Grant … [Read more...]
The British Museum is billed as a place to see the world without leaving London, and it's true. The museum is a treasure house of amazing art and ancient artifacts spanning all of human history and every culture, housed in a visually spectacular and historic building in Bloomsbury, Central London. I've lost count of the number of times we've been, one visit could never do it … [Read more...]