Exploring the United Kingdom


The cliff formation #Durdle door
This is Durdle door in Dorset, part of the Jurassic coast

When I started this blog I intended to write a travel blog about the places I visited abroad. However I found that many of my readers came from overseas particularly the United States of America  and that some of my most popular posts were about the United Kingdom.  I live in Bristol in the South West of England and I love exploring places near and far  I belong to a local walk in the past history group and most weekends we explore a local place of historical significance.  I also love visiting other parts of the United Kingdom and I spent three years in Wales as a student. Britain attracts a lot of tourists even if the weather is unpredictable and the roads crowded.  If you visit I hope you will find that the natives are friendly. If you are anxious about the food you will find a wide range of international restaurants to suit all budgets. Public transport is generally good if expensive.

 Here are some of the posts you will find on my blog and I hope I can encourage you to visit if you have not already come to see us.

The front of Wells Cathedral #Wells
The magnificent Wells cathedral

A bit about my local towns


Bath a brief history

Georgian Bath

Coombe Down and the story of Bath Stone

The great britain Brunel's famous ship moored in bristol harbour
The great Britain


Bristol and the Blitz

The New Room

Brunel and Bristol

Bristol and the slave trade

Arno’s vale cemetery

The beautiful flowers and Christ cathedral Oxford
Christ College Oxford

Further afield










Days out

Visitors admiring the trees #Westonbirt Arboretum
An Autumn walk at Westonbirt Arboretum

Bletchley Park

The Royal Mint

National Trust Properties near Bath

Westonbirt Arboretum

Visiting Slimbridge Wetland Centre

A trip to the RHS flower show in Cardiff

CADW sites near Chepstow


Visitors walking around the grounds of Cardiff castle
The Norman keep at Cardiff castle complete with dragon.

and if you visit London

Here are a couple of posts you might enjoy.london-1441427__340

Thames Cruise

Boats on the river Thames
The river Thames at sunset photo Richard Fraser

Roman London

I hope to add further posts about the United Kingdom as I explore more and find interesting places to share.  Last year we did a cruise right round the British Isles and it made me realise how small an island we call home. If you have any tips for visitors please feel free to add them in the comments below.

Here is a link to the Visit Britain tourist board website.

and this is a link for the London Tourist Board

And finally here is a suggestion of 100 places you might like to visit.

100 places to visit in England

I would love to hear from you.