Wick

The town of Wick that we know today is actually built on the site of an ancient Viking settlement; this was at one time the main town for the northern Highland region. The town of Wick sits either side of the river of the same name and stretches out along both sides of Wick Bay.…

Launceston

The ancient town of Launceston was once the capital of Cornwall. Though its importance may have waned, the town has retained much of its mystery from the past and now has a history and heritage that is just waiting to be discovered and explored. Launceston Castle dominates that landscape here, standing proud and strong just…

Dartmoor

Dartmoor is probably most famous for its National Park, and the number of appearances the bleak and occasionally desolate landscape has appeared in works of fiction from Agatha Christie to Sherlock Holmes. This is the landscape made famous by the Hound of the Baskervilles and little of the landscape here has changed since described by…

Brechin

Brechin is located along the banks of the River South Esk in Angus. Although small, this was once classed as a city and the cathedral still looms large in the centre of town today. It is home to an impressive round tower dating from the 11th century, one of only two of its kind in…

Winchester

The beautiful city of Winchester is only an hour away from London which makes it the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy all the sights and sounds of the country’s capital by day and enjoy a more peaceful environment of an evening. It is an ancient city with lots of history beneath…

Culross

Culross is a beautiful, historic town located in the Kingdom of Fife. It is widely regarded as being one of the most picturesque as it sits and looks out over that Firth of Forth. Local lore has it that the town was founded by St Serf, and as you wander around the place you can…

Prestatyn

Visit Prestatyn and you will find that you have the whole of the North Wales coast on your doorstep. Prestatyn is the most easterly of all of the coastal towns in this part of Wales and, according to many, is the most picturesque. You will discover that the heart of the town is nestled between…

St Albans

There is something about St Alban’s that makes it unique. It may be a cathedral city, filled with life and activity, but there is something about the place that makes it stand out from other cathedral cities in the UK. Traces of the rich history and heritage of the city are visible in every direction.…

Kelso

Kelso is situated at the point where the rivers Teviot and Tweed merge. It is a beautiful setting which has allowed for the creation of a truly picturesque town. It is a town with a long history, partly religious and partly bloody with the scars of war. It was in 1128 that Kind David granted…

Omagh

Omagh is a town in County Tyrone and is only two hours away from the busy city of Belfast which makes it the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a central location to explore this part of Northern Ireland. The main street of the town is long and steep and is dominated…