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, [...]

2017-12-27T00:14:54+00:0028 April 2017|England, Magic of Cities|

World at a Glance: Cornwall mining landscapes

Cornwall is one of my favourite parts of Britain. And not just the curiously captivating fishing villages, but inland, too. Last summer, Cat spent a few days at horse riding camp on Bodmin Moor. On the way, we naturally used the opportunity to spend another night at Jamaica Inn. And this [...]

2018-09-19T09:59:51+00:0010 March 2016|Cornwall, England, UNESCO World Heritage|

Day out London: Blenheim Palace

If you're in London - or in the Cotswolds, one of my favourite parts of England, I recommend an outing to the little town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The palace represents the early stages of the English Romantic movement - an architectural style characterised [...]

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