6 Places You Won’t Believe Are In North-East England

Any travel-lover who follows those 'beautiful places' accounts on Instagram will probably already be aware of some of the north's key tourist spots: York, Whitby, Durham. Sunset pictures of Whitby Abbey, or gloomy pictures of the Shambles are popular on the platform, and do buck the trend of the north being viewed as some sort… Continue reading 6 Places You Won’t Believe Are In North-East England

Why You Should Visit the North York Moors

sheep wandering in heather moorland in the north york moors national park

The North York Moors National Park is an area of 1,434 square kilometres of moorland, forest, and coastline in North Yorkshire. It is not the biggest National Park in the UK, only the fourth largest in England, but I would argue that for its size, it's one of the most varied and beautiful parts of… Continue reading Why You Should Visit the North York Moors

Wild Wind and Waves: Aberystwyth

Watching the wind whisk around cars on the M62—which prides itself on being the highest motorway in the country, at 372m above sea level at its peak—I wondered if heading to Aberystwyth on a weekend with storms threatening the UK was really a good idea. I'd heard good things about the place, but would it… Continue reading Wild Wind and Waves: Aberystwyth

A Rainy Day in York

One of those days where the hills are the same colour as the sky—a dark blue or grey, blending with the clouds so that the tips of the hills are barely visible. Rain whips against the windows of the train carriages, and I try to spy the White Horse in the distance, but it's no… Continue reading A Rainy Day in York

London Day Trips: Canterbury

Since visiting Margate on a bright winter day this January, I've felt good things about Kent. I've never spent time exploring this area of England before now - a travesty, really, seeing how close it is to London and how easy to access so much of it by train. When you live in London, especially… Continue reading London Day Trips: Canterbury