We have all seen grand, sweeping images of iconic London landmarks. As Walt Disney said, “There is no magic in magic, it is all in the details.” London details are everywhere! Look closely and feel the magic. I hope you enjoyed a closer look at London.
Britain has arguably contributed more than any other place to world literature. We made it a point on our recent vacation to catch as many literature related sites as possible. You can read about our intentions in this article written prior to the trip: British Literature Vacation Plans. Here is what we were able to […]
The Royal Botanic Garden The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland is a beautiful place. See our other article about The Royal Botanic Garden. http://www.familytravelescapades.com/royal-botanic-garden-edinburgh/ It is just one mile from the city center of Edinburgh. It is a peaceful place situated on 72 acres of stunning scenery. Admission to the Garden is free. It is […]
London can be daunting to first time visitors, especially those of us from much smaller towns. Here are 4 tips for your London vacation to help you enjoy yourself and not be overwhelmed, that I learned on my first visit. Use the Tube! We had never ridden a subway before going to London and were […]
Life’s great experiences can come unexpectedly. This was the case for our family’s best dining experience in the U.K.: The Captain’s Table at the Ship Inn in Stonehaven, Scotland. After touring Dunnottar Castle, our guide, Paul King, dropped us off for lunch at a little seaside pub that he had never tried. We had no […]
Magical Dunnottar Castle Scotland There is a castle so breathtakingly beautiful it must be a dream. Although I do remember climbing many, many stairs and taking pictures of it. Pictures don’t do it justice. Photographs can rarely capture the full beauty and mystery and something that really takes your breath away of a site. […]
Doune castle in northern Scotland started construction in the 1200’s and was completed in the 1400’s. The castle is a well preserved example of a medieval fortress. It is famously the filming place of both’ Outlander,’ and more importantly, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ The reason for me to visit this castle is its […]
J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite author. He is responsible for igniting my love of reading. If you aren’t familiar with him, he wrote most famously The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He taught at Oxford University in England but loved to visit The Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are about 30 miles from Oxford […]
We set out for our London to Edinburgh train ride from King’s Cross Station. For four hours, we sped through the countryside of East England up to the Northern English coast into Scotland. If you are ever traveling from London to Edinburgh, I highly recommend that you take the train.
Roly and I are huge Harry Potter fans. My muggle wife has not read the books, but she recently watched the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone.’ On our recent trip to the Great Britain, we made it a point to try to visit as many sites associated with the books and movies as possible. Here is what we […]