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Visit The Best Farm Shop in Cheshire: The Hollies

The Hollies… the Hollies…the Hollies! I’d heard of this famed place from the lips of several friends over the years, but not living that close to it although in the same county, I’d never been. Then this year I ended up driving past the original Hollies at Little Budworth twice when I went to explore…

Visiting the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Set deep in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, you’ll find a children’s paradise, not just because of the ice cream on offer, but because the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is actually one massive play zone, no scrap that, it’s practically a theme park! As a bid to explore more of the county in which I live…

Tarporley: The Heart of Rural Cheshire

Last month I announced that I wanted to see more of the county in which I live in the UK. As a group, travel bloggers generally ignore what’s on our doorsteps in favour of foreign climbs and bucket list entries, when there’s bound to be some special places closer to home, if we just explored more in our…

Travel Plans for 2017

First of all, I’d like to say Happy New Year to everyone and thank you all for finding and following my blog and engaging with what I’ve written. I’ve certainly enjoyed the writing! Since starting my blog in July 2016, I’ve been travelling all over the UK and to various European cities, exploring some great places…

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…

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…

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…

Dolaucothi Gold Mine

Dolaucothi Gold Mine I’ve been visiting Carmarthenshire for many years now due to having family in the area, but only just managed to get to Dolaucothi and what a treat was in store for me! It was a grey drizzly day, but as the most part of the attraction is underground, this is the perfect place to head to…

Walk: Mwnt Beach & Foel y Mwnt

A beautiful sheltered and secluded bay with a sandy beach In 2011, the Daily Mail placed Mwnt beach at the top of its list of “Europe’s top ten loveliest hidden beaches.” I agree with the first part – it is a gorgeous sandy beach with no debris or litter in site, though how hidden it is these days with the…

Cheshire: My Home County – Spotlight on East Cheshire

Cheshire: My Home County We are all guilty of being wooed by foreign climbs, spending our holidays travelling abroad, especially in the UK where our unpredictable climate makes us sun-seek. We neglect what’s literally on our doorstep! I’ve always lived in Cheshire and spent lots of holidays travelling to the Lake District or North Yorkshire, but have…

Cardiff’s Top 10

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Cardiff 1.  Cardiff Castle No trip to Cardiff would be complete without a trip to its castle. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at 3 different sites when you see images of this castle – some show an old Norman keep, some a reconstructed Roman fort and others a Victorian Gothic fantasy…

Casual Tourist or Seasoned Traveler?

Casual Tourist or Seasoned Traveler? I can never understand when I read guidebook itineraries how they can suggest you fit so much into a day…you’d have to be a miracle worker that can change opening hours, decrease travel times, somehow give all little white roads on a road map an ability to be driven (safely) at 60…