Britain

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

What to See on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

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Connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyroodhouse Palace, the official Scottish residence of the Queen, The Royal Mile is arguably the city’s most important area. Jam-packed with cobbled courtyards, secret stairways, towering tenements and incredible cityscape views,…

Ten Facts You Never Knew About the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Thanks to the Edinburgh Festival, which spans almost the whole of August, Scotland’s capital isn’t just on the map for holidaying Brits each summer, but draws in a huge international clientele too. And the festival’s…

The TreadRight Foundation: Supporting Sustainable Development Through Tourism

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Travel is both fun and educational; the two go hand in hand. But while travel broadens and enriches the mind, it is ultimately up to individuals to choose to protect the places they set out…

Insights from Frequent Flyers Poolsuk & Val Mansfield

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Poolsuk and Val Mansfield are intrepid travelers by any standards. Having visited over 70 countries by every means possible, from backpacking solo to escorted tours with a large number of providers, their list of destinations…

Historic British Sites That Capture the Imagination

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There’s something undeniably special about Britain. With Cornwall’s quaint harbor towns, Yorkshire’s wild dales, Oxford and Cambridge’s prestigious university towns, and Kent’s rural farmland, few locations can match this magnificent country’s diverse geography and historical…

Six Ways to Celebrate the London Season

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Summer in London sees a flurry of seasonal events hit the capital, from street food festivals to live music and outdoor film screenings. But the real highlight for locals is the London season, a selection…

Behind the Scenes at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Taking place from 24-28 May, the countdown has begun to one of the world’s biggest horticultural celebrations. In honor of London’s much-loved annual event, we take some sneak peeks at the predicted highlights of the…

The Most Beautiful Royal Palaces in Britain

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Some of Britain’s finest buildings are undoubtedly its royal palaces. Before the Tudor period, castles tended to be the premier statements of power, but by the end of the Wars of the Roses wide moats,…

Soundtrack to the City: The Ultimate London Playlist

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From Oasis to The Smiths to the late great David Bowie, Britain’s musical legacy includes some of the world’s most celebrated performers, many of which found fame in the bars and clubs of the capital.…