A Lake District Itinerary – what to see and do in one day

Lake District itinerary view of lake and mountains

(This Lake District itinerary post was updated in July 2019)   The Lake District is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular destinations attracting over 24 million annual day visitors. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017 the Lake District National Park covers an area of 2362 square kilometres and is England’s largest national […]

Visiting Blenheim Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site

(This post about visiting Blenheim Palace was updated in July 2019)   Blenheim Palace, located a few miles north of Oxford, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. This historic stately home is also home to Charles James Spencer-Churchill who is the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family. The […]

Things to do on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in Northumberland

LINDISFARNE CASTLE

  If you are driving the Northumberland Coastal route one of the absolute must-visit destinations along the coast is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Only three miles long and one and a half miles wide this tiny island with a population of less than three hundred welcomes over half a million visitors a year. Lying […]

Planning a Drive Up the Northumberland Coastal Route

Northumberland Coastal Route featured by top international travel blog, Tracy's Travels in Time

(This post about driving the Northumberland Coastal Route was updated in May 2019)   Beautiful Northumberland is England’s northernmost county. It is not only one of the most lovely of counties to visit during the day but also at night! Northumberland has the largest protected area of night skies in Europe. This means that it […]