If you are planning on visiting York on a budget, check out our list of the best free things to do in York. York truly has medieval roots. It was founded by the Romans in around 71 A.D. when several thousand men marched from Lincoln and set up camp there. Originally known as Eboracum, York has been of significant historical interest ever since. Almost 800 years later, on November 1st 866, just as York was celebrating All Saints' Day, the Vikings invaded and successfully took over the city. Much of this history has survived and today York is a vibrant city filled with reminders of times gone by. It is well worth a visit at any time of year. There is much to see and do and it is the perfect place to spend a weekend, or even longer. If you are looking for ideas of what to see
One of the best day trips from London is a visit to the famous prehistoric monument at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. Stonehenge is about 138 km (about 86 miles). There are several ways how to get to Stonehenge from London. We'll show you a few. London to Stonehenge by Public Transport The quickest, simplest and most comfortable way to get from London to Stonehenge by Public Transport is to take the fast train from London Waterloo to Salisbury. Direct trains run about every 30 mins and take just 1 hour 30 mins. To check train times and prices from London to Salisbury, take a look here. Once you arrive in Salisbury, you can join the special bus called The Stonehenge Tour. The Stonehenge Tour buses are big modern and comfortable green double-decker buses. They start directly outside the S
Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire, is in the East of England. Known for its prestigious University, many students live in the city. To help you plan your trip, here are our tips, points-of-interest and attractions to help you find the best things to do in Cambridge. 1. Official Guided Walking Tours of Cambridge Let yourself be led around the beautiful city of Cambridge and its many colleges on a walking tour led by an official Cambridge Tour Guide. You will see the most well known and most spectacular parts of the city. At the same time, you will be enchanted by stories about famous people connected to the city, such as Lord Byron, Sir Issac Newton and Charles Darwin. This group walking tour is limited to a maximum of twenty people, so there will be plenty of time to ask you...
Milton Keynes is a new town in Buckinghamshire, south-east England. Designated as a new town in 1967, the town has developed over the last 50 years. Whether you are visiting for business or for pleasure, we have lined up 15 great things for you to do in Milton Keynes. History of Milton Keynes Only fifty years ago, Milton Keynes was just a very small village. There was a local pub, a church and a gathering of houses. The village was surrounded by green farmland and several nearby brickworks. Other than that there was not much there at all. During the 1960s, it was decided that a big new town was needed. This was because of a shortage of affordable housing in London. Incorporating the existing towns of Wolverton, Bletchley, and Stony Stratford, as well as many small villages, the n
Due to its location near the north-west coast of the UK, the Lake District is certainly subject to rapidly changing weather conditions. There is a high likelihood of seeing some rain while you are there. Fortunately, there are a huge amount of things to do in the rain in the Lake District. You certainly won't be sitting in your hotel (or tent) getting bored. We have rounded up some of the best wet-weather attractions in the Lake District. Museums Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick It probably wasn't long since you last used a pencil (for me it was just today on a visit to the local Ikea store), but also likely not something you, like me, really give a lot of thought to. The Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick is the home of the first pencil. Starting in a replica graphite mine, take