Lincoln Cathedral and the Knights Trail

Lincoln is a quaint little town in the East Midlands region of England, with a massive cathedral towering over the charming little houses on top of the hill. While downtown is quite modern and trendy, the steep walk up the hill takes you to the rather historic neighbourhood. Lincoln Cathedral was once the tallest building... Continue Reading →

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The real reason for going to Bristol last weekend was actually visiting the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, taking place already the 39th year! Europe's largest annual balloon event brought together over 130 international balloonists and a whole field full of spectators. The festival was spread over the meadows of the Ashton Court Mansions, on the outskirts... Continue Reading →

Summer Solstice at the Stonehenge

Recently it was the time of the summer solstice and it brought back a personal memory from quite a few years ago. In my native Estonia, the lightest night of the year is celebrated with large bonfires all over the country. In the UK there is not such a custom. However, some people celebrate the... Continue Reading →

Surprise trip to Rochester

A great destination for a day trip getaway from London is Rochester - a small picturesque town on the river Medway, just 50km from London. I was taken there for my surprise birthday trip this year. My favourite birthday present is an experience of some kind - better even an exploration trip to somewhere new. So, already for a... Continue Reading →

Whitstable

Recently I was taken out for a birthday getaway on a surprise day trip out of London. Got on the train not knowing where we are going to and ended up in Whitstable - a small fishing town on the East coast, just about an hour away. Famous for oysters(apparently already from the Roman times) and... Continue Reading →

Arundel Castle

I love discovering a bit of history, especially shaped as a castle, and luckily Britain is just full of them! What is special about Arundel castle is that it´s one of England´s largest complete and inhabited castles, dating back to 1067. Now that´s 50years short of a thousand, so pretty impressive indeed! The castle looks... Continue Reading →

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