Category Archives: Bristol

Best Beaches Near Bristol: sunbathe, stroll, swim and surf!

Landscape and seascape photography around Wales.

Are you looking for beaches near Bristol? Take a look at this list of 17 beaches close by, in Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wales and even Devon! Bristol is the biggest city in the West Country. There are so many incredible things to do here, including admiring street art, going on board the SS Great Britain […]

GWR First Class Review: Travel to the West Country in Style

If you’re travelling around the West Country, rail is one of the best ways to do it.  Great Western Railway connects London Paddington with cities like Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth and ventures all the way down to Penzance in Cornwall. The journey time from London to various destinations in the West Country can range anywhere […]

The Best Cheap Places to Stay in Bristol

Bristol Lettering

Are you looking for cheap places to stay in Bristol? This blog post details budget hotels in the southwest’s biggest city, so you can see attractions like the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain without breaking the bank! With centuries of fascinating seafaring history and a quirky modern culture, plus stunning sights like […]

National Trust vs English Heritage: Which Membership to Buy

A clear day at Stonehenge, Somerset

If you are based in the UK and want to explore more historical sites, you might be wondering National Trust vs English Heritage – which is better?  Both of these heritage organisations celebrate Britain’s history, and membership at either gives you the chance to visit their sites free of charge.  You could purchase both memberships, […]

National Trust Review: Is Membership Worth It?

A view of the outside of Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house and one of the best National Trust places in Cornwall

If you’re searching for a full National Trust review, look no further! This blog post will detail all the information that you need. If you’re interested in travel, history, architecture, horticulture or nature and are based anywhere in the UK or visit the country often, a National Trust membership could be a fantastic investment. Having […]

Full English Heritage Review: Is Membership Worth It?

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, South West England

If you’re interested in history, you’ve got to read this English Heritage review! English Heritage membership is a fantastic investment for archaeology or history lovers – or for people who just want to see more of the UK in a cost-effective way. With it, you can enjoy unlimited access to all of their wonderful castles, […]

Guide to Pumpkin Picking at Farrington’s Farm (near Bristol)

pumpkin picking

If you’re looking for somewhere to go pumpkin picking near Bristol, I recommend Farrington’s Farm.  This pumpkin patch has everything you could want – activities, refreshments, a carving area, and of course, a pumpkin field full of pumpkins! Whether you’re visiting Farrington’s as a family or without kids in tow (my boyfriend and I went […]

20 Best Bristol Beer Gardens and Terraces

These Bristol beer gardens are among the best places in the city to enjoy the summer months! All of these pub gardens are expansive, charismatic, and have tasty food and drink selections.  One of the best things to do in Bristol is to enjoy its rich culinary scene, and lots of these pubs have great […]

Where to find the best vegan Chinese in Bristol!

vegan mock beef and brocolli and noodles

Are you looking for the BEST vegan Chinese in Bristol? I’ve found it!  Ever since I became vegetarian and then stopped eating most animal products, I’ve found Chinese takeaways to be the most difficult to locate. I’ve been to China and managed to get around there ok – but most Chinese takeaways in the UK […]

Where is the West Country? A geographical and cultural guide

Cornwall's stunning harbour in Cornwall

This travel blog is all about travel in South West England, which is more commonly known as the West Country. But you may be wondering, where is the West Country? What makes the West Country so distinguishable? And what is so special about the West Country?  The West Country is an incredibly special place to […]