Oxford, UK

A Day Trip To Oxford with Marco Polo Guides

You might have caught my post all about the UK destinations I’d love to visit. Now I can say, I’ve ticked one off! Last month, whilst I was in London for the week, I caught the train up to Oxford. The train cost £20 for a return (with a railcard) from Marylebone and took less than an hour. Oxford is a city I’ve wanted to visit for the longest time, I have no idea why I haven’t been before – Especially as I lived in Birmingham for three years! Aside from wanting to explore the little cobbled streets and Harry Potter…

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Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire

A Luxury Stay and Dining Experience at Hipping Hall

Last month, my boyfriend and I spent a couple of days exploring the Lake District. We stayed at Hipping Hall which is just on the outskirts of Kirkby Longdale and a short drive to the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales. It’s in a good location for exploring so many different areas, we were mainly focusing on visiting the Lake District and it took around 30 minutes from Ambleside. Hipping Hall is actually quite a small residence with every room whether it’s one of the six rooms in the main house, stables or cottages being different. On arrival, we were greeted…

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Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Exploring Aberdeenshire on the North East 250 Route

Last week, I spent a couple of days in Aberdeenshire. To tell you the truth, I’d never really given it much thought to visiting Aberdeenshire as I wasn’t even really sure what was there. Turns out Aberdeenshire has the most beautiful scenic coastlines, over 260 castles including Her Majesty’s royal estate of Balmoral and potentially the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. And that’s coming from someone who lives at the seaside! I got to experience a lot in just under three days whilst touring the North East 250 circular route with Visit Aberdeenshire. So what can you see…

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