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Travel Junkie Girl’s August Round-Up

August 2016 Round-Up My second month of blogging has been city break central with trips to UK cities Glasgow, London and Sheffield in addition to Derby at the end of July. I woke up in Glasgow on the 1st August ready for 3 solid days of city culture and boy was I surprised at how much there was to…

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail For many years, I’d heard people talk about the impressive waterfalls at Ingleton, and like many things in life once I’d finally experienced them for myself, I couldn’t believe I’d not walked the trail sooner. There is a well known trail to take in all the waterfalls in Ingleton. It is a…

Millennium Galleries: Sheffield

Millennium Galleries The Millennium Galleries in Sheffield are one of the three galleries that make up the Museums Sheffield Charity and a must on any Sheffield itinerary. On my visit last week, I spent a fair bit of time exploring the many small galleries that make up the museum and was impressed with the variety of exhibitions on and their…

A Sheffield Summer

Summer in Sheffield Sheffield in the summer is alive with fun and entertainment! I recently spent a day in the city and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Sheffield by the Seaside For those who cannot get to the seaside, the seaside comes to the city! Taking over the Peace Gardens next to the Town Hall, Sheffield By the Seaside is on over…

Go Herdwick (Part 1): Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside

Go Herdwick: Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside Manchester had their cow parade in 2004… The pigs came to Bath in 2008… London had their buses in 2014/5…. And Sheffield is currently under invasion by a herd of elephants… But the best for me are the Lakeland Sheep! Welcome to Go Herdwick, a fun public art trail…

A Tour of Glasgow’s City Chambers

One of the best and free things to do in Glasgow is the tour of the City Chambers, home to Glasgow Council. The City Chambers building is one of the more notable pieces of architecture in the city, and certainly one of the most photographed buildings, standing proud on George Square. It has been the council’s municipal headquarters for…

Île de la Cité: The Heart of Paris

There’s so much more to the Île de la Cité than its most famous landmark Notre-Dame. The Île de la Cité is in fact an incredibly special place. As one of two natural islands that sit in the River Seine, it’s home to the oldest settlement in Paris. Because of this, the Île de la Cit…

Hop on the Glasgow Sightseeing Bus Tour

Over the years of travelling, I’ve done a number of sightseeing bus tours. I think it’s one of the best ways of seeing a city and getting a feel for a place, especially on one’s first visit. I’ve done tours in New York, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Bath and most recently in Liverpool and Paris this…

Travel Junkie Girl’s July Round-Up

July 2016 Round-Up   My first month of blogging has indeed been exciting. Continuing to indulge my thirst for arts, culture and heritage; I visited a variety of cultural establishments including castles, cathedrals, stately homes, museums and galleries. July started with a day out on the Wirral Peninsula, taking the Mersey Dazzle Ferry on a day explorer cruise, part…

Haigh Hall and Country Park

Haigh Hall and Country Park When I visited Haigh Country Park in Wigan, Lancashire last week, I have to say I was a bit perturbed by all the disruption currently happening at the site. For regular visitors this wouldn’t be off-putting as they would have been aware of the undergoing work, but for newbies like myself: please look…

The 8 Treasures of Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is the most perfect moated timber framed manor house in Britain and probably the most famous. It was built bit by bit between the 1440’s and 1580’s and offers free guided tours, though just wandering around by yourself is ideal for engrossing oneself in the structure of the building – you’ll see why as you…

10 Things That Make You Return to Paris, Again and Again and Again

10 Things That Make You Return to Paris, Again and Again and Again!   1.  The Wealth of Art Galleries and Museums Paris is inundated with art galleries and museums; I don’t even know where to start on counting and cataloguing them. Every time I go to Paris I discover another different and/or quirky gallery I never knew…