Portloe and The Roseland Peninsula: A Hidden Gem in Cornwall

If you’re craving a Cornish break this summer, but want to escape the crowds, then the Roseland Peninsula might just be the perfect getaway. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cornwall, here you’ll find quaint fishing villages, stunning coastal walks, and blissfully uncrowded beaches. The “jewel in… View Post

‘Walk to the View’: The best short walk in Bath

If you’re planning a visit to Bath, but want to escape the crowds, then National Trust’s ‘Walk to the View‘ might just be the perfect solution. This spectacular short walk takes in historic city-centre sights, canal-side scenery, and the most incredible Bath Skyline views. Read more: Festive Things to… View Post

Hiking the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Porlock

When you think of epic hikes, it’s easy to conjure up images of America’s great Appalachian Trail or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. But just 60 miles west of Bristol, you’ll find the starting point for one of the most spectacular and adventurous long-distance hiking routes in the… View Post

‘Spectacle of Light’ at Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Nestled in the Cotswold Hills, in Gloucestershire, is one of England’s most beautiful Tudor castles. Sudeley Castle & Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for the ‘Spectacle of Light’ – an enchanting light and sound trail that’s open to visitors throughout December. Seeing the historic castle and gardens illuminated under the… View Post

12 Days of Bristmas: The best things to do in Bristol this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, here in beautiful Bristol… For the last few weeks, I’ve been out and about exploring some of the best things to do in and around the city, as part of Visit Bristol’s #MerryBristmas celebrations and I have 12 festive treats in… View Post

10 festive things to do in Bath at Christmas

Bath is beautiful in all seasons but there’s something truly magical about this city at Christmas-time. The historic streets, twinkly lights, and bustling market stalls make this one of the best cities in the world for a festive break. So grab a hot chocolate, crank up the Bublé, and… View Post

Bristol Open Doors Festival: Discovering Bristol’s Hidden City

Sometimes there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. Bristol Open Doors festival gives locals the perfect excuse to get out and explore the best bits of Bristol – from the city’s most iconic landmarks to its forgotten gems. Now in its 26th year, Bristol Open… View Post

University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Bristol’s best keep secret

Psst – I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Stoke Bishop, near The Downs, is one of Bristol’s best hidden gems. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is an idyllic oasis of calm and the perfect place to escape… View Post