Guest Feature: Three free things to do in the UK this Fall and Winter

Stonehaven Fireball Festival - Stately Escapes

 Thousands of years of British history have left us with a fantastic legacy of festivals and museums, and best of all, a lot of them are free. Wherever you're heading away on holiday this year, you're certain to be near a memorable day out. And if … [Read more...]

How to Live Like a Royal During the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Summer in Britain


The main Diamond Jubilee celebrations are just around the corner, as Britain prepares for four-day long festivities from 2-5 June to mark the impressive 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Whether you’re coming to Britain for the Jubilee or later … [Read more...]

Stay at your very own Downton Abbey with Oliver’s Travels

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Planning a trip to the UK? Have you got your hotel sorted or are you looking for a different type of experience? With the British Isles brimming full of history it would be a shame not to consider a superb alternative type of accommodation that is … [Read more...]

Devon and Dorset – Cliffs, Cream Teas and Cheetahs

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Devon, located in southwest England, is the ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants to escape from hectic city life and experience English country living for a couple of weeks. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any busy cities in Devon, though – … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Guide to Renting a Self Catering Cottage in Britain and in England

Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Jane - who owns the fabulous Updown Cottage which we had the pleasure to stay in last November. Since she's an expert on everything self-catering - I asked who to put together this excellent guide to … [Read more...]