Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Startford-Upon-Avon

Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Startford-Upon-Avon

Explore the Place Where Shakespeare Heard His First Lullaby

Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Startford-Upon-Avon

Shakespeare is one of the world’s most famous playwrights. The stories he has authored have surpassed time and geography. Despite the many cuss words literature students throw at Shakespeare, this man continues to live through our textbooks and culture.

*Look out for the coloured words, what is special about them? 

The Early Life of A Tudor Boy

William Shakespeare was born and raised in a quaint little town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. John Shakespeare, his father, was a wealthy man. William was the third of eight children. He was the first child to survive infancy. This new infant was lucky enough to have been born in the largest house on Henley Street. Read more about Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Startford-Upon-Avon

Stepping Onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

Stepping Onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

Stepping Onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht at Edinburgh tells a tale of two almost separate worlds

It is a fact when I say that every inch of Scotland is scenic. Standing at the helm of the Royal Yacht Britannia, the view across from me was no different.

Colours of blue and grey with the birds flying across the harbour was a sight from a watercolour painting. The calm waves of the water, smaller yachts and boats bobbing on the waves alongside a little white lighthouse reminded me of a coastal village.

However I wasn’t standing at the shore of a village but at Port Leith, a half an hour ride away from Scotland’s capital Edinburgh.

The sole attraction on this side of the city is this Royal yacht.  Read more about Stepping Onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

Tips when you plan your British holiday, from a heritage lover’s experience

The red telephone boxes, London black cabs, the Monarchy and history are what entice me to the United Kingdom. The UK has held my fascination for years. It was a dream to visit this country and see the red telephone booths, the Underground and the many historical monuments with my own eyes.

My travels led to the northern Scottish Highlands and down south to London. If I were given a month to explore Britain it wouldn’t suffice! The castles that adorn the Aberdeenshire county in Scotland and the well known heritage buildings in London are simply overwhelming.

Where to travel to? What to see and what to skip? Deciding which destinations to explore in Britain is indeed very difficult.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to visit Aberdeenshire. This county in Scotland has about 300 beautiful castles whether they be ruins or mighty fortresses.

In this article I would like to recollect and point you to the top 6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers. This list might make it easy to plan a trip and not miss the beautiful historical destinations. I have personally visited these historical sites. There are of course hundreds more that you can explore which are equally magnificent.

If you decide to travel to all the mainstream destinations in the UK, you must take some time to visit these and add them to your list if you haven’t already.

I must advice you- make sure you at least read a gist of British history. Britain has a huge, vast history. If you don’t know any, you could easily be lost!

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Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

Stonehenge is more awe-inspiring than you can imagine

Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

A few years ago, when in school, we had a computer class. Some computers had this strange windows wallpaper of random stones standing on the grass. I distinctly remember laughing at the wallpaper, why stones?

As we grew up from those carefree days into more knowledgable human beings, I realised that these ‘random standing stones’ were called Stonehenge. Stonehenge also happened to be one of the most precious historic sites in the world.

Fast forward a couple of years and here I was a few miles outside of London, in a bus making my way to this acclaimed site. The view from our bus was simplistic. We were surrounded by fields of grasslands on both sides of the road. Ultimately up ahead, we saw a small circle of stones- Stonehenge.

This small circle soon got bigger and bigger until the stones looked much larger than boulders placed along the seaside. Stonehenge had got me hooked. These set of huge stones emitted a mysterious aura, an aura reeking of history. Why had they built Stonehenge? What does it signify?

Whilst on my visit there and after devouring the guidebook, I learnt some really Fascinating Things About Stonehenge.

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Exploring the Edinburgh Castle

Exploring the Edinburgh Castle

 Exploring the Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Castle looms over the Scottish capital replete with history and secrets, let us explore what it has to offer

When I first googled the castle, all that I found out was that the Edinburgh Castle is haunted. Pictures of hauntings and scary stories are all over my search history. I hate horror stories and anything got to do with paranormal activity. It’s too spooky and threatens my precious sleep. The decision was quite obvious, skip the castle, there are many others to see in the United Kingdom.

It took our tour planner a lot of time to convince us to change our minds. And thank god we did!

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