To celebrate the soft hues of autumn and freedom from lockdown, we travelled to Somerset for a long weekend of countryside luxury. But our choice prompted questions from friends. Why were we going? What was Somerset famous for? What is Somerset famous for? Living in the UK, I’m always surprised at how so many place … Read more
Bristol, you sassy thing, you. You’ve always been hard to define. All pastel palette pretty in some quarters yet home to subversive Banksy in others.
As a former resident and long-time listener, here’s a collection of fun, quirky, alternative and unusual things to do in Bristol. Your Bristol bucket list.
England’s stunningly honey-stoned Cotswolds bask in their reputation for combining muddy walks with roaring fires and great food at the end of the day.
And while these are great things to do in the Cotswolds, they aren’t the only things.
When it comes to the top attractions in the Cotswolds, you’ll often be guided to the world of Jane Austen and the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths in Bath.
And with good reason. Bath remains one of my favourite places to visit in England and, well, the idea of Mr Darcy continues to swoop and swoon around the world.
But that’s not what many who live in England think of the Cotswolds, even if it may be technically true.
Ah, beautiful, beautiful Wales! Bizarrely overlooked by the rest of the inhabitants on this shared, windswept island, I love the place so much, I’ve made it home. This is the Wales road trip itinerary that I’ve been meaning to write about for years and finally, here it is. Move over muddy sheep on country roads, a Welsh road trip will bring you history, architecture, wild skies and landscapes to set your heart on fire. Here’s how to do it.