Category: Travel

Guest post: London Hiker on Lake District walks with a baby.

The Lake District is one of my favourite walking destinations and an absolute must visit for walkers in the UK. From the craggy peaks to the lush lowland countryside and dreamy lakes, this is heavenly walking territory with the best of all elements of the British countryside. As the home of Beatrix Potter, setting …

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Kicking back in Kefalonia

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Kefalonia, part of Greece’s idyllic Ionian islands, was our holiday of choice this summer as a belated honeymoon getaway. We have visited Greece once before, sailing with friends (they were doing most of the sailing!) around the Saronic islands just outside Athens and were keen to return at some point to enjoy more …

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Sunshine and blooms at Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle, Kent

On our recent bank holiday National Trust bonanza (who knew there were so many National Trust properties in Kent?!) we squeezed in an extra trip to Scotney Castle. South-east of Lamberhurst in Kent, Scotney Castle is home to not just one but two houses, including the lovely moated castle itself and has some …

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Back in time with the Boleyns at Hever Castle (Kent)

Hever Castle, Kent

I have long hankered after a visit to Hever Castle in Kent. With an interest in the Tudor era and with ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ amongst my guilt-pleasure reads, I was curious to see for myself where Henry VIII ‘s second and ill-fated wife Anne Boleyn and her sister Mary grew up, as …

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The famous, fabulous flowers of Sissinghurst Castle (National Trust)

Elizabethan Tower, Sissinghurst, Kent

Plants to me are another girl’s shoes. A David Austin rose is my equivalent of a pair of Jimmy Choo’s (with a much more modest price tag I hope my other half appreciates) and I would much rather spend a day getting grubby in the garden than mooching around the shops! So when …

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Accommodation Review: Haremere Hall, Sussex

Haremere Hall, Sussex

If you are a fan of Downton Abbey and fancy yourself as a (self-catering) Lord or Lady for a holiday weekend, Haremere Hall in Sussex and its 150 acres of parkland ought to appeal. A majestic country manor built in 1616, Haremere Hall is impressively grand on the outside. Despite the interior showing …

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A short weekend in Scotland (it is possible with a toddler)!

Last weekend I had the happy excuse of heading to Scotland with my husband and daughter to celebrate the wedding of a very dear friend. I was on bridesmaid duties and so headed up a bit earlier in the week, with Roo and my husband following on at the weekend, hence it being …

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A Saturday in London…

At the start of the Thames Path, Thames Barrier, London

With the excuse of seeing friends, we headed to London for the weekend. We managed successfully again to negotiate getting into and crossing London with a pushchair overflowing with travel cots and weekend bag, although we did cheat and take a taxi for the last bit as Roo had lost patience with public transport …

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A wet weekend on Dartmoor.

Dartmoor, Easdon Tor

If you hadn’t already guessed from the various walk and accommodation reviews, we have just come back from Dartmoor. A wet weekend on Dartmoor at that, with plenty of April showers. The main reason for our visit was to make use of a complimentary stay we had been offered at …

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Hotel review: Bovey Castle ( Dartmoor )

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor, Devon

Having spent our first holiday together on Dartmoor, it seemed obvious to return to this lovely part of the UK for our honeymoon. In search of something a little more luxurious than the two-man tent we had stayed in years before, we stumbled across five-star Bovey Castle and fell in love.

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