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UK travel stories, activity recommendations and visitor information
Few countries offer as much to see in do in a relatively small space as the United Kingdom. Whether it’s exploring Peak District caves, learning to make your own chocolate bar in York, or touring London’s rock heritage locations, the experience options are nothing if not varied.
The links below will take you to all the UK travel stories on Grumpy Traveller. These include free city guides to Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh, a route for beer lovers between the UK’s best railway station pubs and a theme park made entirely from diggers.
David Whitley encounters Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland. It is a triumph of spectacularly random commentary. As the bus has trundled up theRead More »
How to get the best bargains on UK rail travel, using special passes, discount booking sites, split tickets and off-peak trains. Buying a train ticket can elicit howls of anguish from visitors toRead More »
From the Elvis bar at Glasgow Prestwick to the road crossing the runway in Gibraltar, some airports are more than a little bizarre. Airports are rarely a thrilling experience, but some around the worldRead More »
Bizarre transport-turned-hotels from around the Netherlands, USA, UK, Sweden and New Zealand – including planes, trains and old cruise ships. When most of us travel, we can’t wait to get to the location. TheRead More »
On March 17th, why not head to Down Cathedral and the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick to learn the story of Ireland’s patron saint? St Patrick’s Grave For someone so universally popular, St Patrick’sRead More »
One card can get you 50% off the food bill at thousands of restaurants in the UK – but is it worth the investment? For a couple of years now, I have carried aRead More »
London’s seaside escape combines great nightlife, old-fashioned Victorian era attractions and perhaps the most extraordinary building in Britain. Here’s your guide to Brighton… BRIGHTON SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS Brighton icons The Brighton Pier (21 MadeiraRead More »
If the often anachronistic, mildly preposterous antics of Downton Abbey have got you itching to visit British stately homes, here are eight of the best. Downton Abbey has done more than make period costumeRead More »
You go to Bath for the Georgian architecture, Jane Austen sites and the thermal spa – but it may well be the pubs and walks that keep you there. BATH SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS BathRead More »
Castleton is one of the prettiest villages in the Peak District – but the real fun starts when you go start exploring underneath it. On the surface, there is a strong argument for CastletonRead More »