Grand designs – visit Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

Rolling green hills, pretty ponds, and sheep calmly grazing across vast expanses of English countryside − it was all very dreamy, but we’d been driving along a quiet winding road for a while and wondered where it was. “If you tilt your head to the left, Miss, just over the tops of those trees, you’ll see [...]

7 awesome reasons to travel from London to Edinburgh by train

Last weekend I was enjoying a nice chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc over dinner with friends (don’t you love the bottles with twist tops?!). I mentioned excitedly as I emptied the last of the contents (a bottle doesn’t go far between four people), that I was heading to Edinburgh for the week. Anyone who’s ever been to [...]