Category: Things To Do

Wales’ Best Traditional Christmas Fayres

November 28, 2014

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Christmas in Cardiff, Wales. Photo courtesy of Jon Candy via Flickr.

Festive markets will be popping up all around the UK throughout the holiday season, but for something a little different, head over the Welsh border to discover some of the country’s unique Christmas Fayres. From medieval themed Christmas markets to Royal country fairs, here’s our pick of Wales’ best traditional Christmas Fayres.

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Christmas in Liverpool

November 21, 2014

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Liverpool One Ice Rink, Christmas in Liverpool. Photo courtesy of Radarsmum67 via Flickr.

As the self-proclaimed cultural center of the north, Liverpool makes a popular choice for the holiday season and the UNESCO-listed port city is full of fun things to do in the run-up to Christmas. The start of the festive period is marked by the star-studded Christmas Lights Switch-on ceremony at the start of November, when the iconic 64-foot-high Christmas tree is erected on Church Street and the city’s dazzling illuminations are turned on.

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Winter in the Lake District

November 14, 2014

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Winter in the lake district. Photo courtesy of Alan Cleaver via Flickr.

With its snow-capped fells and frosty lakes, the Lake District offers an enchanting backdrop to a winter trip and it’s one of the few places in England where you’ll have a chance of a white Christmas, at least on the mountaintops. While temperatures can be chilly, there are still plenty of things to do in winter in the Lake District, with steamers still cruising around Lake Windermere and Ullswater, and many tourist attractions still open.

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Oxford’s Best Museums and Galleries

November 7, 2014

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

As one of England’s most prestigious university towns, it’s no surprise that Oxford boasts an enviable selection of research facilities and with many offering free entry, there’s no excuse for not enjoying the city’s cultural highlights. To help you choose, here are 5 of Oxford’s best museums and galleries to add to your itinerary.

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Things to Do in Liverpool in Winter

October 31, 2014

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Liverpool, England

With the nights getting longer, the weather frostier and the city glittering with Christmas illuminations, Liverpool makes an atmospheric winter destination, especially over Christmas and New Year. With average daytime temperatures hovering between 6°C and 8°C, it might not be the best time of year for sightseeing, but there are still plenty of things to do in Liverpool in Winter.

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The Highlights of Oxford University

October 17, 2014

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Oxford University, England

With notable alumni including 5 Kings, 26 prime ministers and 40 Nobel Prize winners, not to mention literary legends like Lewis Carroll and J. R. R. Tolkien, Oxford University needs little introduction. Renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious learning establishments and the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the entire city of Oxford is centered around its famous university, with its many colleges, churches, libraries and parklands dotted all around town.

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