Just outside the heart of Glasgow is an old Victorian cemetery. I’d say it took us about 30 minutes or so to walk there from downtown. I’m always looking for free or lost cost activities to do while on vacation because costs really add up after a while. The Glasgow Necropolis reminded me of one of those graveyards you would see in an old horror movie but obviously since we visited during the daytime we were able to fully appreciate the craftsmanship of the headstones and enjoy a nice walk. Continue reading
Edinburgh is an old city with lots to see. We stayed for about 5 days and drove in from the Isle of Skye on the west side of Scotland. Tourism thrives here and the people of the city are extremely friendly. Here are 5 things to do on your next visit to Edinburgh.
1. Calton Hill
For those days that you would just like to go for a walk and relax while on vacation I highly suggest visiting Calton Hill. While it takes a bit of energy to get to the top of the hill, the views are magnificent. The hill overlooks the city and seems to be a common place for locals and tourists to enjoy themselves. We spent part an afternoon here and enjoyed some sunshine.
Cornwall was our first destination on our trip to the UK. When planning this I had researched pictures of scenic oceanfront hiking, old fishing villages and beaches and knew this was somewhere that I wanted to visit. It took about 4 hours of driving to get to our hotel in St Austell from Gatwick airport in London and we were pretty exhausted upon arriving. Continue reading
If there is one thing you will notice while visiting the United Kingdom….. Castles, Castles, and more Castles!
I was reading an article last week that said there were over 700 castles in Whales alone. I was baffled by this, since I’ve only seen a small fraction of them.
While walking along the beautiful Royal Mile in Edinburgh you will notice many openings between the many stores and restaurants. It is very easy to be caught up in the action of the Royal Mile with the stunning Edinburgh Castle at the top. But, part of travelling is to explore the not so common areas of the city. Take a moment to peak or stroll down each alleyway. You never know what you will find…
Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery is in northeastern Catalonia. It is one of the more scenic places I’ve been to before. I found out about this location from the travel bloggers I follow on twitter. If you happen to be in this region you have to make a stop at this Monastery. It is in the region of Cap de Creus National Park, providing lots of opportunities for other day trips as well.Below are a few pictures that illustrate the beauty of the monastery and the area. Continue reading
Prague Castle is the Castle located on the hill. It is close to the city centre and a must visit if you are staying in Prague. The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and built sometime in the 800’s. It is OLD to put it bluntly. I love all things medieval, maybe it is an appreciation for the buildings and craftsmanship of that time. Have a look at this door we found within the castle, could we find something so unique in this day and age?!?! Continue reading
About 2.5 hours west of London England is a city called Bath. It is also a Unesco World Heritage Site. As with most things in England, the city is old and has lots of history behind it. The city was established to be a spa/”Bath” for the Romans many years ago. I only realized once I got there that this was how the city got its name. There were many pubs with very good deals throughout the day Continue reading
When I think of England, I think of old villages and classic architecture as well as amazing pub food. A couple hours west of London England there are a number of old magical villages within the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are an area of natural beauty with rolling hills and many trees. The villages are very well preserved and same with the environment. Continue reading
Tower Bridge on the River Thames, a drizzly day that showcases the beautiful blue and gold highlights on the bridge. Hop on the river cruise to really appreciate the view.