Glastonbury Abbey in pictures from The Wandering Darlings

The beauty of Glastonbury Abbey in pictures

Glastonbury Abbey has long been one of my favourite places in the UK. As soon as you walk into the abbey grounds you just get the feeling you are in very serene and special place. Maybe its the connections to King Arthur and the legend that he's buried here, maybe it's the many stories the…

Being Brunel- A new must visit museum in Bristol

Visiting Bristol and need something to do? Then you must visit the new Being Brunel Museum at the SS Great Britiain Do you know this man? A few hints -  He is the reckless engineer - He was quite partial to a top hat and cigar - He built bridges, railways, ship and tunnels -…

Have you seen the London from the Thames? Well you really should

So many great cities are always said to be seen best from the water. I've seen Venice, New York, Paris, Sydney all from the water so I have no idea why it took me so long to see the majestic London from the long and winding River Thames. This week I righted my wrong. The…

The Wandering Darlings- Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Ballooning In Bristol- Why you need to visit Bristol

I've long loved a hot air balloon. Floating through the sky, slowly gliding and following the wind as it blows.  Pretty damn magical. When I saw the film UP it showed that sense of adventure teamed with a few thousand balloons. I didn't exactly run out and buy a few hundred canisters of helium and…

Weekend Adventures – Stourhead

I've fallen into a Jane Austen novel and I don't want to come back to the real world. This picturesque place is Stourhead, located in Wiltshire, England. It is part owned by the National Trust and has firmly risen to the top of my favourite places to visit in South West. The whole estate is…

Why you should explore North Devon

My sister and brother in law were visiting the UK for a family wedding and whilst there were over they came down south to spend a few days with us.  As they have seen quite a lot of Somerset (where we live) we decided to take them even further south and headed to North Devon…

Trust Me England isn’t always grey and miserable.

So England gets a bit of a bad rep at times. Grey, dreary, wet, cold and just a bit gloomy. These are mostly things I hear or even say myself when speaking to friends and family back in the motherland.  I mean it is true there is no denying that. Winter albeit cosy indoors is…