Portrush

Portrush is billed as being the most popular holiday destination in Northern Ireland, a bold statement but one that the town can easily live up too. The location of the town itself is spectacular, situated as it is on the peninsula that extends out for over a mile into the Atlantic Ocean, on Northern Ireland’s…

Tobermory

It was the beautiful natural harbour in Tobermory that prompted the building of the town by the British Fisheries Society in 1786. The unusual name of the town being taken from the gaelic ‘Tobar-mhoire’ which translates as ‘Mary’s Well’ and refers to the ancient in the upper section of the village that is dedicated to…

Brighton

Fun and fashionable, stylish and funky are just some of the words that have been used to describe the colourful and vibrant seaside town of Brighton. There is just about everything you need here to give you a taste of all things British, from a royal palace through to fish and chips by the sea.…

Mumbles

Though it may well sound like a sleepy little backwater with a name like Mumbles, it is in fact a bright little village set beside the sea with plenty of things off offer its visitors. Just to confuse things Mumbles also goes by another name, that of Oystermouth, and is located right on the southernmost…

Strabane

The town of Strabane has much in common with many other towns in Northern Ireland. As you wander through the high street you will see a good selection of familiar high street stores but unlike many towns on the mainland you will also find a good selection of local and independent traders that have been…

Oxford

Oxford is known the world over as the ‘City of the Dreaming Spires’, filled with ancient university buildings and historic architecture. Oxford has been the home of royalty for some 800 years and a place for scholars to study and philosophise since the 9th century. This stately and historic Oxford is often romanticised as being…

Caernarfon

Billed as probably the most picturesque town in the whole of North Wales, Caernarfon has become a magnet for tourists. People come to the town not only for the imposing and impressive castle but also because the town has been used as a backdrop on major television series in recent years which has made people…

Padstow

Even in the days of Queen Elizabeth I Padstow was a thriving fishing village with a roaring trade in boat building too. These days the still thriving fishing industry here supplies the many fabulous seafood restaurants that have sprung up in recent years and have become a major attraction for the town. When viewed on…