Mystical Britain; Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the Lake District’s most regularly photographed attractions, and features in several lists of photogenic sites. We arrived just after sunset, a result of over stuffing ourselves on chargrilled meat protein, and half a bottle of wine. Alison was soon rolling around among the sheep droppings looking for low angle shots, while I settled for using a …

Exploring the English Lake District

Guest post by Alison Bailey It’s easy to think of travelling, and adventure in terms of far-flung destinations, and different cultural experiences, but what about home-grown adventures? There is much to discover in the United Kingdom; the Highlands of Scotland are magnificent, the Welsh mountains offer superb walking, the coastal paths can provide stunning views without being too exerting, The Lake District, …

Villages & Hamlets – Favourite Travel Destinations

Villages are small townships and one of those evocative words, which can conjure up specific images in most of us. Small attractive homes, often built in traditional stone, maybe just a public house or restaurant and a village store, this charm is attractiver to all. Those of us in the United Kingdom can identify with the small rural communities portrayed …

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What’s so Great about Britain?

“Britain; Overpriced & overrated“ The Lonely Planet’s new guide to Great Britain has just been published and although the author David Else has some good things to say, he is has also been less than complimentary the United Kingdom. Restaurants, accommodation and some tourist attractions of the United Kingdom apparently just do not deliver, “over priced or lacking in quality.” …

Zefferellis, Ambleside – Multi-tasking in the Lake District

Zeferellis is a true multi-purpose meeting place in Ambleside, the English Lake District. During the day it is a high class coffee shop, and in the evening it transforms into an excellent vegetarian restaurant.   There is an attached cinema with several screens, and is one of the few in the area. They also have regular live music performances in the …