York is one of those beautiful English cities that’s incredible to visit. Filled with mountains of history, that warm Yorkshire charm and oodles of foodie haunts, there are literally hundreds of the best things to do in York dotted all across the city. It’s totally quaint and a city you can’t miss in England. That … Continue Reading

On our final morning in York, I got up bright and early – super eager to check out a couple of places I knew I just couldn’t leave the city without visiting! But not before a long and leisurely (not to mention, delicious) breakfast at Gray’s Court! The first spot I wanted to visit was … Continue Reading

After that amazing lunch, well-fed and tummies bulging to show for it, we traipsed through town toward York Minster – the utterly beautiful cathedral which we had made a mission to climb this very afternoon! In retrospect, it would probably have made sense to climb it the day before as the sun was shining but … Continue Reading

The next day in York was perhaps the fastest I’ve ever gotten ready (or at least pretty close). For starters, the breakfast at the Gray’s Court hotel is something worth arriving early and leaving enough time to enjoy (didn’t take any photos today but promise to take my camera with me tomorrow so I can … Continue Reading

Several months ago, after wanting to for years, we finally got to visit Yorkshire in the North of England and boy, was it worth the wait! It was just everything I’d hoped it would be and more. My only ‘regret’ (I use that word very VERY loosely – Yorkshire was just so amazing) was that … Continue Reading

Waking up in our cosy safari lodge, at The Gathering, was just lovely. There’s something so exciting about staying somewhere totally unique and completely different from normal day-to-day life. Especially after a long day exploring the Peak District. After all, that’s what makes a microgap so much fun…trying out totally new and exciting experiences. Now, … Continue Reading

I slept like a log after our amazing day, yesterday, exploring the Peak District (which, you can read here). As my alarm went off, I caught the faintest smell of breakfast being prepared in the dining room downstairs. Within a matter of minutes, I plonked myself right at the table awaiting my food. I’m not … Continue Reading

Ever since I was little, I’d always loved heading to the properly beautiful rural spots that are dotted around England. It’s always been such an adventure to me. Over the years, as I’ve grown ‘longer in the tooth’, I’ve been able to visit so many more of these stunning spots in England… but one was … Continue Reading

Devon is a pretty incredible area of England to explore. It’s one of those counties that’s sometimes bypassed in lieu of its big sister Cornwall, but definitely shouldn’t be. Honestly, there’s just so many amazing reasons to visit and some of the best things to do in North Devon definitely shouldn’t be missed. In the … Continue Reading

Northern Ireland is one incredible place to explore whilst travelling around Ireland and the UK. With all its valleys, rugged coastlines, beautiful castles and cities, there are so many amazing and best places in Northern Ireland to visit. Now, I might be a little bit biased (my grandparents are from Northern Ireland) but there’s just … Continue Reading

Glasgow is one of the biggest cities in the UK and the largest in Scotland (even larger than the capital, Edinburgh). This makes the city a perfect place for a wee city break to explore the best things to do in Glasgow. Although Edinburgh gets a lot of attention with its incredible history, castle and … Continue Reading

Yeah, us Brits might be better known for our cups and tea, but trust me when I say; there’s a real coffee culture in London that’s well worth dipping into.  It doesn’t matter which of the areas of the city you visit, I’m almost certain you’ll find some of the best coffee in London. Best … Continue Reading

The Cotswolds is still one of my favourite areas in England to explore! Imagine, rolling green hills, quaint little villages and a huge amount of history. There are so many places in the Cotswolds that you’ll almost be spoilt for choice. And you know what, that’s what I love most – there’s a surprise around … Continue Reading

Walking through the Valley of the rocks really does help you work up quite the appetite and so with that, we headed over to the pretty little village of Dunster for dinner at Reeves. The original plan had been just to find a place to park and hot-foot it to the restaurant but once we … Continue Reading