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

City Chambers Glasgow 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…

Île de la Cité: The Heart of Paris

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…

Glasgow Sightseeing Bus Tour

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…

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…

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…

A Family Day Out on the Wirral for Under £40

A Family Day Out on the Wirral for Under £40 This cracking day out will take you on the water with Mersey Ferries, under water at the U-boat Story and far above the water at Spaceport. Also for the duration of 2016, you’ll get the pleasure of boarding Mersey ferry “Snowdrop,” currently painted as a dazzle ferry and…

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…