Destination Blog

Parade Gardens, Bath


Ok, so it’s been 3 years since I wrote anything on this blog… what can I say?… “the novelty wears off”?… “times run away with me”?…  “I’ve been really busy with work”?… it doesn’t matter. We’ve all been quarantined and…

Georgian havens in the British capital!

If you’ve ever thought it would be really fun to spend time rummaging through antique shops and reclamation warehouses with a seriously deep wallet, in order to furnish a property, then London hotels Hazlitt’s, and Batty Langley’s would make you…

Markree Castle Hotel, County Sligo, Ireland

Judging by the photographs in the visitor information booklets at Markree Castle hotel, the building was in a ruinous state and nothing short of a mess in the late 1980s. The elder brother of Charles Cooper, who had been offered…

The Cream Tea Controversy!

Scones, strawberry jam, and clotted cream… what’s so controversial about that?!  Even as an Englishman I’ve never really understood the fascination with how you construct a cream tea, or whether or not there’s butter involved, or if they’re from Devon,…

Christmas Markets

It’s almost that time of year again, and plenty of us have already started looking for gifts to send to Santa for December 25th even though November has barely begun but in only a couple of weeks from now, Christmas Markets will start to appear all over the UK in major towns, cities, and even in the grounds of country houses and stately homes.

One Day in Galway City

Hopefully this itinerary doesn’t tired you out too much, but instead gives you an insight to this amazing city, which is small and easily navigable and yet has so much to offer. Galway also makes a great base for touring the west coast of Ireland with local attractions being a maximum of 2 hours drive away such as the famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Connemara, and the Arran Islands (day trips are offered to all of these locations by various local operators – see your hotel reception/concierge for more details).

St Ives, Cornwall

I’ve just spent 5 days in the beautifully quaint seaside town of St Ives, renting an apartment overlooking the harbour and taking in all the colour, quirkiness, Cornish charm and fresh sea air which this wonderful corner of England has to offer.