Go on board Ocelot, a former submarine at the forefront of the Cold War.
It’s hard to find a quiet corner in the heart of London away from the crowds, but it’s not impossible if you know where to look. One of my favourite tranquil spots is within easy walking distance of two of the capital’s busiest railway hubs. St Pancras Old […]
Five huge billboards have popped up around Killhope in Weardale, rather like the three billboards made famous in the Oscar nominated movie. But these aren’t protests or advertisements, they’re part of an art project reflecting the landscape and history of this former mining area. In the 18th and […]
Wemyss Bay Station is arguably Britain’s prettiest railway station.
Think of Mallorca and what springs to mind? For me, it’s sandy beaches, wall-to-wall sunshine and cheap package holidays. These are the reasons I avoided taking a holiday in Mallorca for many years. I’m not a beach bunny or an out-and-out sun goddess. Mallorca isn’t my natural territory. […]
If you ask the average man or woman in the street to name a famous painter, they’d probably pick Vincent Van Gogh. He’s one of the most memorable artists who ever lived with his vibrant paintings which strike a powerful emotional chord. Van Gogh has been immortalised in […]
Nothing is quite what it seems at Cheeseburn… from the moment you stroll into the gardens of this beautiful Northumberland country house. There’s a surprise around every corner. Expect the unexpected wherever you venture – from the lush manicured lawns to the potting shed, and even the old […]
Northumberland is one of Britain’s most beautiful counties, but this wild and wonderful place is also one of the least visited. It’s on my doorstep so no surprise that I’m its biggest fan. With fabulous beaches, historic castles and a stunning coastline, it’s a shame that more people haven’t discovered its […]
Saltaire is a strong contender for the title of ‘coolest day out’ in Yorkshire. It’s a fantastic place for anyone who loves that heady mix of heritage, culture and retail therapy. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of my favourite places in northern England – and winter is a great time of year […]
Fancy a weekend break in prison? Shrewsbury Prison is the place to get locked up behind bars if you’re excited by the idea of spending time inside the clink. Shrewsbury’s latest tourist attraction, the Dana Prison Jailhouse, runs special visits, overnight stays and jailbreak events. You can even try to escape over […]