Beaumaris Castle

Its tagline is ‘the greatest castle never built’ but Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey still has lots to offer despite being incomplete. It was one of a series of castles built by Edward 1st in Wales and for … Continue readingBeaumaris Castle

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a tourist attraction which sits atop a huge rock in the heart of the city. As such, it can be seen all around Nottingham. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s not actually a castle. This … Continue readingNottingham Castle

Fort Saint Elmo

This historic fort in Valletta, Malta is part of a collection of forts which have protected the island from invaders for centuries. The history of this one in particular is impressive though and its buildings are also the home to … Continue readingFort Saint Elmo


Set in the heart of the National Forest, Conkers is a 120 acre park were you can experience wildlife as well as sensory and physical play. On arrival you go through the main visitors centre where there is a large … Continue readingConkers

Blackpool Zoo

Opened in 1972, Blackpool Zoo remains a great family day out. Situated on 32 acres, the site is only a short trip from the town centre. Unlike some zoos we’ve visited the enclosures and enrichment activities seem to have evolved … Continue readingBlackpool Zoo

Legoland Windsor

“Everything is awesome”, well mainly. Legoland Windsor’s been open 25 years and is arguably the closest thing you’ll get to a Florida style theme park in the UK. It expertly taps into the enduing appeal over the generations of the … Continue readingLegoland Windsor

Powis Castle

Want to see a seriously beautiful, largely intact medieval castle with amazing gardens? Powis Castle in the place to go. Built around 1200 the medieval fortress sits high on a rock. The views from the top across Wales are amazing. … Continue readingPowis Castle


We doubt you’ll feel like a Prisoner on a visit here – more like a visitor to the Italian Lakes. Portmerion is a Welsh village. All of it is the vision of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. He wanted to show … Continue readingPortmeirion