Blog Posts - Uk Travel



A Designer Stay at the Hilton, Bournemouth; A Review

Last month I was invited to an event at one of Bournemouth’s latest hotels. The £60 million Hilton, that now takes a place on Bournemouth’s seafront skyline, has been receiving rave reviews since its opening last December. Despite its regular ou...
by Eppie on Aug 11, 2016

Vlog 21: Day 2 in Bath-Sushi, a MAC Makeover & Shopping

Over the weekend my husband Peter, and I headed to beautiful Bath for a weekend away without the bambinos-and although we missed the monkey, it was such a fun two days enjoying one another's company and having fun!  Read more...
by Honest Mum on Nov 9, 2015

Exploring Bath – The Botanical Gardens

I hope you have all been enjoying this beautiful weather! Last weekend I went to visit my good friend Jane in her lovely home in Bath. She absolutely adores living in the sunny countryside town and every time I visit I get more and more tempted to le...
by Eppie on Oct 1, 2015

Halloween at Pirates’ Quest/Newquay

My fascination with destinations in the southern part of the UK continues and my next discovery is Newquay on Cornwall’s North Atlantic coast. A seaside town, port and holiday resort in the summer, there is a particular highlight at Halloween. Natu...
by glamour granny travels on Sep 14, 2015

Torquay in September – celebrate Agatha Christie

As you might have noticed from the theme of some of my last posts, currently my travel inspiration is totally focused on the UK. The more I look, the more I want to pack my bags and go off something like ..tomorrow! I could have had the pleasure year...
by glamour granny travels on Sep 12, 2015

Women at sea – in Cornwall

After the rather energy sapping heat of the last months in Spain which, truth be told, I spent more by, in and on the water than at my computer writing stories, temperatures have now dripped to a more civilized level and with it, my desire to travel...
by glamour granny travels on Sep 11, 2015

September splendor at Blenheim Palace

No visit to the UK would be complete without looking at at least one of the many splendid country homes which are spread all over the island. It would make a great ‘theme trip’ to visit maybe ten of these stately houses, to admire the surrounding...
by glamour granny travels on Aug 15, 2015

The great UK airport duty free rip-off: Passengers revolt at tax scam

Kiwi travellers know it’s common practise to show your boarding pass when you’re buying something from a duty-free store.
by TaxWorldWeb on Aug 12, 2015

Escaping to the Scilly Islands

There are some places in the world, I simply have a romantic notion about and I won’t find peace of mind until I have either confirmed or dispelled that notion. The only way of doing that is, of course, to visit. I have to say that, so far, I have...
by glamour granny travels on Aug 10, 2015

Taxes on holidays double in seven years: Average person now pays £62 each – with rises in air passenger duty and VAT blamed

The amount of tax paid by holidaymakers on everything from air fares to suntan lotion has more than doubled in just seven years, research found.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 21, 2015

Exploring the Peak District National Park

Here in the UK we're blessed with so many beautiful places to visit! Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jun 11, 2015

Review: Amba Hotel Charing Cross London

A review of the studio suite at the Amb The post Review: Amba Hotel Charing Cross London appeared first on Fuss Free Flavours.
by Fuss Free Flavours on May 13, 2015

The Best UK Summer Family Holidays

    Looking for somewhere to go with the family this summer? Well, why not try and do something a little different and holiday in another part of the UK? Not only is it a lot cheaper, but you will no doubt have more than enough of a chance...
by Larger Family Life on Apr 8, 2015

Travel Tips: UK holiday on a budget

The United Kingdom is really a blatantly extravagant destination to getaway. Lodging and food are generally expensive and gas prices are constantly increasing so perhaps even going out for a good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by Travel on Nov 26, 2014

Air Passenger Duty on flights for children set to be axed, slashing plane tax for an average UK family in half

Taxes on children’s flights will be abolished, leading to major holiday savings for families, if a proposal said to be supported by David Cameron is approved.
by TaxWorldWeb on Nov 23, 2014

Twenty years since it was first introduced, air tax has ‘snowballed out of control’, rising by a staggering 870 per cent

It’s an anniversary that won’t be celebrated, but this week marks the 20th birthday of air tax.
by TaxWorldWeb on Oct 30, 2014

Holidays in Swanage: part 2 – Geography class remembered

Who says holidays can’t be educational?  Certainly not me, and I think I’m turning into my mum with the geography class as we’re on the move! When she took us on holidays in the UK, she would point out all the geographical features – riv...
by Bubbablue and Me on Oct 22, 2014

The best national parks in the United Kingdom

The family of National Parks has a lot to offer if you are going for a holiday in the UK. The adventure may range from traversing mountains, woods, moorlands, meadows and wetlands. We have listed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by Travel on Oct 14, 2014

Tower of London, London, England

I knew hundreds of years of history and millions of lives passed right over the very stones and bricks upon which I trod. I was in the ethers of history itself.

Toilets (American Translation for this British Word: Bathrooms)

First, have you noticed that although it is a daily human occurrence, most authors do not show their characters in the bathroom? Unless it’s to do something illegal, private, or escape, this little room is merely used as a setting. Secondly,...


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