Bloomsday 2017 in Dublin (and more weekend getaway inspiration for book nerds)

Bloomsday 2017 in Dublin (and more weekend getaway inspiration for book nerds)On 16 June, the Irish – Dubliners in particular – celebrate Bloomsday to commemorate James Joyce’s classic epos Ulysses in which the novel’s protagonist Leopold Bloom wanders the streets of Dublin for one day reliving past experiences and pondering on topics ranging from science to literature. Continue reading

3 UK theme parks that you can easily get to by bus

3 UK theme parks that you can easily get to by busSummertime is theme park time! There’s hardly anything that kids love more than a family day out in one of the UK’s theme parks. While some of them are a bit more secluded and are fairly hard to get to by public transport, there’s still some that you can reach without the need for a car. Continue reading

The Ultimate Harry Potter Bus Tour of the UK

The Ultimate Harry Potter Bus Tour of the UKAlthough the actual book series is finished, the Harry Potter fever has not subsided. With ever new franchises, spin-offs and attractions, the wizarding world created by Joanne K. Rowling is as present as ever and still fascinates millions of fans worldwide. If you happen to be a Potterhead from the UK, then Continue reading

National Express survey unveils the UK’s best-loved free attractions

National Express survey unveils the UK’s best-loved free attractionsTo provide customers with a wide range of affordable Easter break options, the coach company National Express conducted a survey of thousand people to unveil the UK’s best-loved free attractions. The list is supposed to inspire travellers and to make people aware of the UK’s abundance of free sights Continue reading

Visit Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017

Visit Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017Should you be planning a nice weekend getaway for 2017, we recommend steering clear of the obvious choices such as London, Brighton and Bath. Instead you should make sure to visit Hull, this year’s UK City of Culture. The city will surprise its visitors with 365 days filled with culture, arts and history and events Continue reading

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Get Festive at the UK’s Nicest Christmas Markets

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Get Festive at the UK’s Nicest Christmas MarketsThe Christmas Lights are switched on and the smell of mulled wine and roasted almonds fills the air: This means that it’s about time to check out this year’s Christmas Markets. While the UK has long refused to fully embrace this continental tradition, every town and city nowadays has at least one Christmas Market, Continue reading

Top 5 James Bond Locations in the UK

Top 5 James Bond Locations in the UKHis name is Bond, James Bond. The stories of the world’s favourite spy captivate millions of movie fans worldwide, which is why it’s no surprise that the filming locations of the Bond movies rank amongst the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, ranging from the iconic MI6 building at Vauxhall Cross to the Continue reading

Top 4 Things to Do in London in October

Things to Do in London in OctoberAll year round, London offers a large number of popular events luring not only tourists to the city but making the British capital a diverse and entertaining place to live in for its residents as well. While the summer months have been characterised by open-air concerts and outdoorsy activities, October events Continue reading

Visit the UK’s Most Beautiful Historic Castles

Visit the UK’s Most Beautiful Historic CastlesThe UK is a nation with a long history and large parts of it have left their traces in form of ancient castles. From the Middle Ages over Tudor reign and the Victorian era all the way to Queen Elizabeth II – the UK’s castles have been used as residence by many different monarchs and they have been used for many Continue reading

The UK’s Most Beautiful Market Towns

The UK’s Most Beautiful Market TownsThe UK prides itself of numerous attractive cities, which are popular with visitors from all over the world. However, the country also features a variety of smaller market towns, which are also worth a visit. Small traditional pubs and inns, picturesque surroundings and medieval buildings are Continue reading