United Kingdom Trip Itineraries
Family History Glasgow Break
Those coming to the city to uncover their Glasgow family history will not be disappointed by the services available to help them or the accommodation and entertainment.
There is an abundance of great hotels but the Radisson offers a prime location for easily nipping around the city with the advantage of affordable luxury.
The family history centre at the Mitchel really does offer fantastic services at zero prices and will help you to uncover what you need to know or point you in the right direction. The Strathclyde Geneaology centre has a small daily fee, this is small considering the charges of private companies offering similar services. Also be sure to check out the useful links on the Mitchel website as there are a host of vital links to further assist you family history Glasgow research, with some freebies on offer too!.
Just don;t forget to stop off in the recommended restaurants and bars to refuel and unwind. The various museums included in the guide will give you an insight into Glasgow life over the decades. This may help you to better connect with your family roots. The last day has been left to allow you to enjoy spending time touring the city or further afield in Scotland...Enjoy! read more about Family History Glasgow Break... Read More
One of the cities greatest attractions is that it can appeal to all ages, tastes and persuasions. Three days in the capital with a group of students will undoubtedly be packed full of activites for both the day and long into the dark hours. First pick your hostel and Castle Rock is centrally located providing a buzzing and friendly environment. The hostel staff always offering great ideas for things to see and do and sometimes its difficult no to leave the hostel itself; with a great mix of foreign and local travelers you will more than likely gather a larger group together for a wild night out. read more about Student Weekend... Read More
Ultimate Adventure Glasgow
You really can have the ultimate adventure in Glasgow. A lot of the activities obviously are outside the city centre (40-45 min drive max) So hotels in the loch side have been given for dining and for possible accommodation should you choose to stay out with the city centre.
Be sure though to visit the recommended restaurants, bars and clubs in Glasgow city and on the loch side, they always come good! You may want to only take a few activities from this guide, keep in mind that you can take the helicopter trip to Loch Lomond or like the majority there are First buses and trains that run regularly to Alexandria and Balloch.
Paintball Alexandria offers a great deal on off-road 4x4 trips and really is worth a visit. You can also hire bikes at Lomond shores and head off along the loch or into Balloch park. The shopping and eating places there are good and quite reasonable.
Duckbay is highly recommended as offers a stunning spot to enjoy Loch Lomond over a meal or a drink or two. The pubs in Balloch are quaint and have a country feel with the bonus of a loch side setting. All in all a terrific Glasgow adventure that may just see you returning to do all the activities in this guide! read more about Ultimate Adventure Glasgow... Read More
Cardiff budget spots
If you’re travelling on a budget, base yourselves at the central youth hostel and you can still see all Cardiff’s wonders.
St Fagans National Museum and the city centre’s National Museum are free to enter. You can see a film for loose change at Chapter Arts Centre, can walk past the Millennium Stadium and enjoy an afternoon in Roath Park for nothing.
The cafes and restaurants compete for business so you are spoiled for affordable choice. Our favourites are Zushi and Atlantic Coffee.
For a day out of the city get the Swansea Shuttle for £5.50 and you will find yourself on the beach in just over an hour. read more about Cardiff budget spots... Read More
Edinburgh's Best Budget Ideas
Although some of the major attractions in Edinburgh are levied with a hefty fee, travellers do not need to miss out on experiencing the city because their pockets are on the lighter side. Follow Edinburgh's best budget ideas in this brief guide to find affordable places to eat, drink and stay sheltered for an afternoon. Sample Scottish culture with a snack from the Clam Shell Fish and Chip Shop, or while away the afternoon in the Museum of Scotland, admission free. read more about Edinburgh's Best Budget Ideas... Read More
Best of Bath accommodation
Make the most of your visit to Bath by opting for a hotel in one of the city's Georgian areas. How better to do this than by staying in the fabulous Royal Crescent hotel? Alternatively stay in the wonderful Queensberry Hotel, which is situated close to The Royal Crescent, The Circus, and the city centre with its baths and rugby ground.
If you're travelling with kids book into the playfully decadent Woolley Grange, situated nine miles southeast of the city. If you prefer to be in the heart of Bath check into the small but smart Harington's Hotel, just round the corner from Thermae Bath Spa.
Those who love their greenery should choose the Bath Spa Hotel. Although it is close to Bath city centre it is situated within extensive grounds which boast fabulous vistas, so guests find it hard to remember that they are in a city. read more about Best of Bath accommodation... Read More
Big on Fun
Your 5 days in Brighton need not be expensive. Most of the places of interest are free or low cost on this list. The food is not the least expensive around but good value for money. All around, you'll find this trip a deep and meaningful experience, even with shallow pockets! read more about Big on Fun... Read More
Best of Bath restaurants
When visiting Bath you will be spoiled for choice of restaurants, whatever your budget. If you don’t have much to spend and are after a relaxed atmosphere choose either celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian or The Raven, and if you have a bit more cash head to The Hole in the Wall, situated a stone’s throw from the world-famous Circus. If you fancy getting dressed up head to The Royal Crescent restaurant or The Olive Tree. Those who prefer cuisine from further afield should head to The Eastern Eye (one of the UK’s best Indian restaurants), Yum Yum Thai, Wagamama or Pizza Express. read more about Best of Bath restaurants... Read More