The scene is set; a summer’s day, a lush Scottish glen, centuries of history, competitors ready to battle it out … it’s Scotland’s iconic Highland Games – but not as we know it this year.
In 2020, for the first time ever, the Scottish Highland Games have been held virtually, and everyone can have a front row seat to the very best of Scottish culture and competition!
The Highland Games are a traditional feature of summer across Scotland, particularly in rural areas. Dating back over 1,000 years, Highland Games are a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture, centered around a variety of competitions such as heavy athletics, piping, drumming and Highland dancing.
Whether you want to re-watch the action, find out more about the history behind the games, or stage your own Highland Games from home, there are plenty of ways to get involved this year, albeit in a physically distanced and virtual way!
Here’s how you can be part of the action!read more
Let’s be honest, the internet is full of articles about things to do in London! But what if you want to experience the city like an actual Londoner?
Whether you’re a visitor the the city, have recently migrated, or maybe you’re a Londoner yourself who’s never explored your city, there are many fabulous experiences in London beyond the famous attractions.
So in this list we’re excluding everything you’ve probably already seen, and everything you’ve already been told to do, to bring you some fabulous ideas for experiencing London like a local.read more
When visiting the UK from abroad, be that for work, pleasure, to study or to live, it’s important to make sure that you have the right visa.
Whether you need a visa depends on where you are travelling from, how long you intend to stay in the UK and what you intend to do while you are visiting. Here’s a quick guide to the different types of UK visa.read more
When it comes to casino tourism, the UK might not share the same popularity as the likes of Vegas or Macau, but it does have a very rich gambling history (pun intended), and its gambling industry today is worth £14.5 billion.
Many tourists looking for an exciting evening take in the theater, as well as local bars and nightclubs (London is particular famous for its gin dens), though for gambling fans, there are also many fantastic casinos.
Casino culture in the UK has had a rocky history; it’s come in and out of favor (most notably having been banned by King Henry XII because he believed that it distracted soldiers from their duties), though the industry remains strong today.
And it’s likely to stay that way – besides the sheer amount of tax revenue that gambling generates for the Government, we all know how Queen Elizabeth II loves a good horse race!
If you’re keen on gambling, and consider yourself more James I than Henry VIII, here are a few things to know about casino tourism, and gambling in cities throughout the UK.read more
Despite being such a small island in comparison to so many others in Europe, the UK has a diverse selection of cultures and travel opportunities depending on where you choose to visit.
It’s no real surprise that London makes up almost half of all visits to the country, after-all, the city is home to some of the most important and iconic sights and sounds in the realm. However there are many other UK cities also worth visiting!
Here are some of the best UK cities worth visiting outside of the capital of London. You can of course include these before or after a visit to the iconic city.read more
Whilst UK Autumn may not officially start until the 23 rd September, Summer is most certainly drawing to a close, with nights drawing in and the air growing crisper by the day.
Certain destinations are almost definitely at their best throughout the summer months, though other places bask in the warm-hued glow of Autumn, and the Lake District is most definitely one of them.
From spectacular scenery to cosy weather, and a range of seasonal events, here are 5 reasons why the Lake District is THE place to be this Autumn!read more
The United Kingdom is nothing short of beautiful; a destination with ancient landscapes that transports you into a real life fairytale, complete with castles, gardens, kings, and princesses.
A land that overflows with natural attractions, many adventurous travelers opt for road tripping around the cluster of countries that are England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
But the even more adventurous choose to go one step further (literally).
The UK has an amazing selection of long walks; the options are abundant and the places are nothing short of mesmerizing. So, if you’re keen on immersing yourself fully in Britain’s most spectacular landscapes, why not consider walking!read more
Are you planning a getaway over the Christmas break? Perhaps you’ve traveled for a white Christmas in the UK, or you’re in the UK and planning out your escape!
Either way, if you’re planning on driving to the airport and paying for parking facilities, bear in mind that some are definitely busier – and more expensive – than others.
A study conducted by Staysure, a UK travel insurance provider, investigated search engine data and airport parking sites to determine how passengers at UK international airports use airport car parking services and how much they pay for them.
The results provided some surprising insights.read more
The United Kingdom has a myriad of options for those seeking adventure. From waterfalls, to rivers, and mountains; you name it and the UK has it.
One activity that many people enjoy, regardless of age, is camping. Though for families traveling it’s important to choose a site that a) has enough space for children to play and b) is safe.
While there are a lot of camping sites in the UK, the following are some of the best spots we feel are most suitable for families.read more
There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in London, though you may not consider it to be an overly adventurous city.
Historic, yes. Culture, certainly. But adrenaline pumping adventure?
Despite the UK’s often stiff reputation, there are in fact a number of thrilling activities for heart pumping adventure in London, or just outside the city.
If you’re looking for a base that’s close to it all, staying at The Barbican Rooms London offers an ideal location in the heart of London, and convenient access to the best adventure spots in and around the city.
Consider jumping and diving into the following activities!read more