Month: December 2019

Offbeat Britain: Preston, Lancashire – Where to Stay & What to Do

If you’ve ever watched Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, you’ll have seen a bit of Preston, Lancashire. Though Hetty herself lived 15 miles away in the market town of Darwen, a couple of episodes included forays into the nearby city. While it’s not a city at the top of many tourist lists, that doesn’t mean it’s not …

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12 Walking Tours of London’s Christmas Lights in 2019

  We recently posted about the best places to see Christmas lights in London, and while the post was popular, we saw a lot of social media comments from people who said they’d love to go, but it just wasn’t in the cards for them. Some people were challenged by budget, others by family obligations, …

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17 Fun & Quirky British Christmas Traditions Worth Exporting

Given the fact that so many Americans have British roots, you wouldn’t expect the Christmas traditions of the two countries to be THAT different…but they are. While some American families have kept their old British traditions alive and a handful of Anglophiles have adopted them, there’s quite a lot that will seem downright strange to …

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13 Spooky Places in Scotland that Prove Just How Creepy it Can Be…

For as lovely and awe-inspiring as it can be, Scotland can also be incredibly spooky at times – as anyone who’s walked around Edinburgh’s Old Town at night can attest. It’s not that it’s dangerous. Scotland is an incredibly safe country. It’s more about the feeling places have, and perhaps some kind of lingering sense …

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