Neolithic Orkney: let your imagination run wild

I'm frequently asked which is my favourite world heritage site. My reply always used to be that there are so, so many. Then I went to the Orkney Islands. And discovered there was one that stands out, after all; the one that speaks the most profoundly [...]

2018-10-15T17:23:05+00:0015 October 2018|Orkneys, UNESCO World Heritage|

The Principal Manchester: a gorgeous space in a gutsy city

You know how you sometimes wander around - or drive around - a city, searching for the hotel you've booked, increasingly wanting to put a curse on the annoying SatNav lady for leading you astray yet again? Well, that won't happen with The Principal Manchester. [...]

2017-12-05T15:31:51+00:005 December 2017|England, hotels & lodgings|

The Waterhead: A Boutique Hotel in the English Lake District

Do you keep up with World Heritage? If so, you will have noticed that the English Lake District was just added to the list this month. And deservedly so, in my not-so-humble opinion. We arrive in Ambleside on a lovely April day. I simply plugged [...]

2017-12-27T00:14:05+00:0029 July 2017|England, hotels & lodgings|

The charms of England’s Lake District

It’s so easy, isn’t it... jump on the plane - and less than two hours later you’re in London, the city we Scandinavians know so very well. It’s practically a default weekend break. Lake District view through a smudgy steam train window - ‘What are [...]

2017-10-10T16:01:21+00:0029 May 2017|England, UNESCO World Heritage|

Things to do in Manchester if you’re not into football

So... imagine you are in Manchester. With a girlfriend - or boyfriend - who's here for one thing and one thing only: footie! You, on the other hand, couldn't care less for the Beautiful Game. You can't even remember what the corner kick rule means, [...]

2018-10-06T13:31:16+00:0028 April 2017|England, Magic of Cities|
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