Devon is well worth a visit for its incredible history. The beauty of its stately homes and manor houses is only matched by its vast array of important historical landmarks. Here is an introduction to Devon’s incredible historical past.
The Lake District is widely known as one of the most stunning regions in all of Europe. Its beautiful weathered landscapes, stunning scenery and huge bodies of water, mean this national park is celebrated the world over. And in 2017 the Lake District joined the likes of the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status. But what are the most scenic locations to explore in the region?
Conwy Castle is a medieval masterpiece rich in history. Built by Master James of St George for King Edward I, it is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain today. Along with Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle, Conwy Castle has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.
Ireland is home to breathtaking landscapes, rich and varied wildlife, and friendly, welcoming locals. There are many benefits to visiting Ireland in the late summer; the busy season is tailing off resulting in fewer crowds and cheaper prices, the weather is still relatively mild, and there are still many fascinating wildlife sightings to be experienced.
Ireland is clearly an incredibly beautiful country with vast and varying countryside, stunning coastal views, history in each and every place and friendly locals to welcome you and tell you all about their patch of the Emerald Isle, but if you fancy getting away from the usual hot-spots and delving further into the beauty that Ireland has to offer then here are some of the hidden gems of this magical island.
In theory, getting out and about for a good walk can only be seen as a positive thing; fresh air, getting the heart pumping, using most muscles groups and clearing your mind, but like with everything we do in life, our actions have a knock on effect on the environment in which we live, so how can we make sure that positively affect the environment rather than negatively?
We are blessed with some beautiful coastline in the UK and when the sun comes out there is really no need to be anywhere else. The coastline of the United Kingdom is formed by a variety of natural features including islands, bays, headlands and peninsulas and has rugged rocky looks-outs, cliff-walks, sandy beaches, pebbly coves and lovely seaside towns.
The natural and rugged beauty of Ireland is obvious as soon as you start travelling around this beautiful country, but if it is wildlife you are after you may need to be a bit more clued up as to where to start looking. Once you are in the know then there is an abundance of amazing wildlife just waiting to be seen.