Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

United Kingdom

List View
Map View
Save Place
United Kingdom
Has anyone ever gone sleepwalking in a hotel? I did, and it was one of the most embarrassing episodes in my whole life. I was staying at the Hundith Hill Hotel in the Lake District while researching my book, A Lake District Journey, and I was...
Save Place
Seascale CA20, UK
This was a particularly enjoyable hike. I love getting off the path when I travel and this hike did just that! A good 10 Hours and did not see but a handful of people. The change in weather is more then I would have expected. But, working at a...
Save Place
United Kingdom
This the patio by this gorgeous stone building made for a quixotic English tea-drinking experience
Save Place
Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5XE, UK
A hidden bothy, wild swimming, great walking and scrambling, and 360-degree views of the Lake District - the Langstrath Valley really is an outdoor persons dream. The trail down the Valley starts at Chapel House Farm campsite, and goes all the way...
Save Place
Keswick CA12, UK
It may be hard to find a spring day when the fog doesn't cloud the mountain peaks in the Lakes District, but when the sun is shining there is not much that compares to hiking around the many trails in Keswick. Wear layers because it can get chilly...
Save Place
The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6BN, UK
The small town of Fleetwood, England is an alternative for the English and Scottish to a holiday in nearby Blackpool. A trip to the local pub reveals that the locals don't run into foreigners very often. However, the beauty of the shoreline is...
Save Place
6-8 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QP, UK
Betty’s is definitely the institution of Yorkshire. It’s a traditional British tea room originated from Harrogate, 1919. The tea room is somewhere tinged with elegant atmosphere that you can enjoy classic british style afternoon tea with...
Save Place
Boundary Park, Furtherwood Road, Oldham OL1 2PA, UK
Welcome to Boundary Park, the coldest soccer stadium in England! This stadium is unique in England; unique because there are only three sides to it. A few years ago the owner decided to tear down one of the larger grandstands and build a new one....
Save Place
Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, UK
This City of Manchester Stadium was built for the 2002 Commonwealth games and later rented by Manchester City FC for their home games. It holds 48,000 for soccer games but much more for concerts.
Save Place
16 Beaconsfield Rd, Liverpool L25 6EJ, UK
Strawberry Fields." Made famous by the Beatles' song, Strawberry Field (John Lennon added the "s" to his lyrics) was a Salvation Army Children's Home in Woolton, Liverpool. The home closed in 2005 and the place is apparently now deserted. The...
Save Place
Penny Ln, Liverpool, UK
… of every head he's had the pleasure to know." 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Beatles. What better way to celebrate than to visit the place where it all began: Liverpool! Penny Lane was immortalized in the song of the...
Save Place
95 Lark Ln, Liverpool L17 8UU, UK
Lark Lane is my favorite place in Liverpool. It's a cute, cozy, historic street filled with wonderful shops, bars, and restaurants, certain to suit all taste buds. You can basically find any cuisine you can imagine all on one lovely strip. The...
Save Place
Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TH, UK
When people think of England, they immediately go to London or maybe Manchester. But Liverpool is where it's at! If they're in town, you MUST go catch a football match at historic Anfield. It's truly an unforgettable experience, being surrounded...
Save Place
3-4 The Colonnades, Liverpool L3 4AA, UK
The entrance to the Albert Dock with the Museum of Liverpool in the background. Great to see the whole area revitalized, including the Maritime Museum and Tate Gallery.
Save Place
Llanrwst LL26 0PN, UK
Entering through the massive castle gate into the courtyard, we were first greeted by a large peacock with brilliant blue and green feathers. After ringing the bell, Judy, one of the owners, suddenly emerged from a stunning wooden door. After...
Save Place
Gwynedd LL48 6LF, UK
The view of Pen yr Ole Wen across Ffynnon Lloer. In early dawn soft snow fell on the chest of the hill and little by little melted into the lloer.
Save Place
Castle Ditch, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, UK
Yes, the gorgeous country of Wales is said to be the capital of castles. It has about 400 castles, of which over 100 are still standing in impressive fashion. When you grow up in a place like Texas with a Welsh girl's name, you suddenly find...
Save Place
Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48, UK
Right now imagine you walk into a pub and there's 3 blokes in the corner, you can recognise 2 of them; Gaudi and Dali but who is that 3rd chap, looking equally abstract??? Ok, let me tell you his name is Williams-Ellis and after he staggered out...
Save Place
Borth-y-Gest, Porthmadog LL49 9TT, UK
If you're looking for a quaint, gorgeous fishing town in Wales (of which there are many of) then do yourself a favor and let Borth-Y-Gest be on your list. In terms of dining/shopping there isn't much there, but if one parks their car and wanders...
Save Place
Ffordd Capel Deunant, Aberdaron, Pwllheli LL53 8BP, UK
The new 870-mile Wales Coast Path knits coastal wilds with the northern highlands and the eastern hill country that borders England. Here are three standout sections: The 30-mile Llyn Peninsula in northwest Wales (above) drew streams of pilgrims...
Save Place
United Kingdom
This was my favorite place in Wales. Follow the signs off of the A487 highway before Newport, and you'll find yourself on a narrow little road overgrown with trees and bushes. You'll soon reach the parking area. Open the gate, and walk out into...
Save Place
National Cycle Route 8, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon LD3 7YS, UK
In rural Wales, some of the best—and often the only—accommodations are rental cottages. Among the many good networks, Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages is popular with film crews visiting Brecon Beacons National Park. A 10-person stone farmhouse...
Save Place
The first iron arch bridge in the world heralded a new blast furnace process to make large cast iron structures. It started the industrial revolution from which we have never turned away. A wow moment in history.
Save Place
Warwick CV34 4QU, UK
Experiencing Warwick Castle was probably my favorite thing we did on our visit to England(even better than strolling around London and walking across Abbey Road) I felt as if I was one of the knights guarding the grounds of the castle and...
Save Place
Bedford, UK
Once a home to St. Patrick during his exile from Ireland this abbey has been lost to time and only the shadow of its past grandeur remains. It is thought that the original church that once occupied this site was built in the first century A.D.,...
Save Place
32 Camden Lock Pl, Camden Town, London NW1 8AL, UK
I could have spent days at Camden Market! There's loads to see and something for everyone. My favourite find from Camden is an awesome nautical style rockabilly dress (which I saved £10 on :). I also ate the most epic burrito of my life in...
Save Place
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR, UK
I watch as yellow-and-white Eurostar trains snake in and out of London’s St. Pancras train shed, a vaulted Victorian masterpiece of glass panels and iron arches. My room at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel has this floor-to-ceiling view:...
Save Place
Portobello Rd, London, UK
Portobello Road is a colorful stretch of shops and stalls selling bric-a-brac and antiques. Part trendy neighborhood, part flea market. On Saturdays, thousands of people flock there for bargains. I recommend going on a weekday. You can have the...
Save Place
Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK
On its own, the architecture of the Natural History Museum is enough of a reason to walk through its doors one afternoon. The stunning archways and staircases create a grand backdrop to equally impressive exhibits, and you could spend countless...
Save Place
87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, UK
A trip to London isn't complete without a visit to Harrods, the world-famous department store. What I find most fascinating though is the building itself and its interior design. Spend a little time looking beyond the items on sale and check out...
Save Place
84 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4QW, UK
Daunt Books really is special. Even if you are not a big reader, it is well worth a visit because the space is so beautiful and filled with exceptionally well-chosen books. Daunt is the ultimate antidote to the Amazon generation and connects you...
Save Place
31 Carnaby St, Carnaby, London W1F 7DL, UK
Just off the quite massive central shopping district of Oxford Circus is a little place called Carnaby Street. Here you'll find more boutique shops, street performers and smaller crowds. It's a cute place to walk around and grab a drink as well!
Save Place
29 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 5DH, UK
While everyone and their mother (and aunt and grandmother) are on the waiting list to have afternoon tea at Brown's or Claridge's some time next April, head to Soho for the no-longer-a-secret-but-still-unknown tea room inside the Coach &...
Save Place
St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE, UK
Nestled in the corner next to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery isn’t as overwhelming as its larger sibling. It’s an absolute beaut of a gallery, with a permanent collection (free to...
Save Place
London, UK
I had a 12-hour layover in London, strategically chosen around three things I wanted to accomplish - lunch with a friend @ Canteen Spitalfields, taking in the Damien Hirst exhibit at the Tate Modern, and Alternative London's free East End street...
Save Place
103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA, UK
South Bank has both the best river walk in London and the city's liveliest cultural centers, so a walk along it is a must. The path takes you from the Globe and the Tate Modern along the Thames—passing Gabriel's Wharf with its...
Save Place
Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
London is an incredibly crowded city and when it comes to tourist attractions, it may seem difficult to snag a good view of Big Ben and Parliament. Rise above the crowds and grab a slow and quiet ride on the London Eye, London's famous Ferris...
Save Place
Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
This iconic landmark in London is popular for a reason...it's breathtaking! Did you know that Big Ben is the name of the bell inside the tower, not the clock? While you are there, check out the Houses of Parliament (if they are in session)....
Save Place
20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
Beautiful arch and vault inside of the Westminster Abbey frames the colorful glass windows, and defines a small area when the sunlight cast through.
Save Place
20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
William and Kate’s wedding brought a 21st-century focus to this 700-year-old abbey, which is built on the same spot as a Benedictine monastery enlarged by Edward the Confessor in the 1040s. The site of every coronation since 1066, it boasts...
Save Place
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
It’s impossible to ignore the hulking 1950s architecture of the Tate Modern, slap-bang in the middle of the most-walked part of the South Bank. A visionary refurb of this former power station has resulted in an artistic behemoth with multiple...
Save Place
St Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 5DD, UK
In the midst of bustling London a friend of mine surprised me with a gem of a place surrounding the picturesque ruins (walls, no roof) of a church. An intimate, romantic garden with–in case you didn't guess the picture–an INSECT hotel! Its...
Save Place
Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK
When the sunset casts a golden hue to the famous Tower Bridge, with the reflection of the river Thames, it's like a knight changed into his shiny golden armor. Congrats to London's 2012 Summer Olympic Game Opening Day.
Save Place
117 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF, UK
An 18th century pub near the site where the Mayflower set sail for the new world, this eponymous pub is a pilgrimage site for Londoners and Americans. Order a local beer and custom cheese plate to enjoy on the deck perched over the Thames. It's...
Save Place
16B Electric Ave, Brixton, London SW9 8JX, UK
In South London, just off the Victoria line, there's a one-stop-shop for all your boozing and dining desires. But unlike Borough, this isn't a market from which you walk, wait in line, and then eat while standing and walking and waiting some more....
Save Place
Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
Stonehenge is definitely worth a day trip. We lucked out and was able to get a combined tour of Stonehenge and Bath. More for the money.
Save Place
2-4 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8LY, UK
The Salt Cellar is perched at the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury with sweeping views across the Blackmore Vale. This very picturesque hill is really steep and has been used in films. This is a very popular cafe with locals and sits underneath the...
Save Place
E Dean Rd, East Sussex, Seaford BN25 4AB, UK
I love London, but after a few days I always appreciate escaping the city to be surrounded by nature. Seven Sisters Country Park, situated in South Downs National Park, is a perfect day trip. Catch the the train to Seaford, which will take about...
Save Place
Upper Rd, Guston, Dover CT16 1HJ, UK
We had a fantastic weekend in Dover, England. We had amazing, blue skies and warm temperatures, we went in the Spring of last year. What a great way to spend the day, walking along the cliffs, watching the sheep graze, mesmerized by the beautiful...