Museums

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Tantallon Castle

Just a short coastal walk from North Berwick lies the imposing ruins of Tantallon Castle. Sitting on the edge of the coast, with Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth as a backdrop, Tantallon Castle is a stunning historic site that should be visited by anyone in East Lothian.

Visiting The White Cliffs of Dover

“There’ll be blue birds over, The white cliffs of Dover”. The words of Vera Lynn immediately spring to mind when I think of The White Cliffs of Dover. A landmark of the English Channel, the white cliffs are a must see for anyone visiting Kent.

Top Things To Do in Durham

Steeped in history, Durham city is characterised by its Cathedral and the University. The city is a perfect size for a weekend get away, with plenty of local restaurants and shops, and history sites that explore the history of Durham and beyond. Find out the top things to do in Durham here.

Staycation | Pitlochry, Scotland

Whilst travel abroad is still restricted, the key word being typed into google this summer is ‘staycation’. This summer is an opportunity to explore the local and regional spots that have usually been neglected in favour of sun. A holiday in Scotland can offer the fun and adventure of a holiday abroad, and provides stunning backdrops to explore. James and I substituted our hopes visiting Maltese temples in favour of a 2 hour bus to Pitlochry. Here’s my holiday guide to the best things to see and do in Pitlochry, Scotland.

Heritage at Home | Virtual Tours of Archaeological Sites

sites from public visits. I know I can’t be the only person who’s missing visiting museums and heritage sites at the weekends. I always feel relaxed and happy when I’m wandering through a gallery, having a nosey at artefacts, or discovering local history. With the UK in lockdown, museums and historic sites & properties have had to shut their doors. Not one to miss a trick, many of the museums and cultural institutions have put their collections, archives and sites on show for us digitally, so you can experience the heritage for yourself at home. 

10 Tips For Visiting Pompeii

In the shadow of Vesuvius, the city of Pompeii lies, brought to life again with hundreds of bustling tourists. The city, covered in AD79 by the eruption of Vesuvius, is an archaeological postcard – a snapshot of a moment in time. The remains are an eerie insight into a city in crisis – fleeing the eruption – with personal and public spaces frozen. Exploring the ruined city is an extraordinary experience which cannot be missed if you visit the Bay of Naples, follow these tips for visiting your Pompeii to make your visit unforgettable.

Things To See in Benevento, Italy

The region of Campania lies in Southern Italy, and has beautiful historic sites which showcase the Greco-Roman culture of the area. Campania’s capital, Naples, is situated in the Bay of Naples and meets the Mediterranean Sea. The archaeological and heritage sites in the Bay of Naples are a popular tourist attraction, where you can visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum or climb the very volcano that covered these towns. While many tourists explore the Bay of Naples, and maybe stretch further down into the Amalfi Coast, the majority neglect the historic towns which lie further inland, away from the Mediterranean. The city of Benevento has the typical Italian feel while not being crowded with tourists.

Top Things To Do In The Bay of Naples | Spending A Week in Naples

taly and its history. As the third largest city in Italy, Naples is packed full with things to do and places to see. First settled by the Greeks, the city has thousands of years of history built into its streets. Naples became an important city in the Roman Empire, with sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum giving tourists a glimpse into Roman society. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bay of Naples is filled with sites of historical and cultural importance. Here’s my list of top things to do when spending a week in The Bay of Naples.

Visit The San Gennaro Catacombs, Naples

catacombs of Naples are one of the most important palaeo-Christian burial sites in Southern Italy. Built into the hillside, these catacombs are home to burials dating from the 2nd Century AD. Now, you can visit the tombs and experience the atmospheric tunnels as you walk amongst the grave.

View of Edinburgh Castle from the Royal Mile

Guide to The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Royal Mile is the historic heart of the city, where characters from all walks of life were to be found throughout the ages. A mile provides a lot of places to uncover history, and you won’t be disappointed when you start to delve deeper into the stories behind the buildings. In this one-stop-guide to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, I’m taking you right down the mile – from the Castle to the Palace, and EVERYTHING in between. Marvel in the beauty of Edinburgh and its hidden heritage and use this post to plan your next visit to the capital. 

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