Family cycling trails in the UK: readers’ tips

What better way to explore the UK than on a bike ride? From Morecambe Bay to the Mendips, here are our readers’ favourite family cycle trails

TripAdvisor crowns Bournemouth the UK’s best beach

The south coast town’s golden sands have been ranked as the best in the country in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice awards – and the fifth-best in Europe

SS Great Britain

Once on board I took a moment to look along the length of the vessel and the first impressions I had were of strength, solidity, and safety. The ship is dressed with flags and is ready for departure. SS Great Britain was originally provided with one square-rigged and five schooner-rigged iron masts. They were fastenedContinue reading “SS Great Britain”

The Pipe Cleaner Festival of Kirby Muxloe – one of the 40 Humourous British Traditions

Throughout the centuries the hobby of smoking a pipe has steadily declined. However, the usage for pipe cleaners has increased, largely because of the Kirby Muxloe Pipe Cleaner Festival. A Pipe Cleaner is a strong metal wire covered in some material such as cotton, which can be easily bent into shapes or used to makeContinue reading “The Pipe Cleaner Festival of Kirby Muxloe – one of the 40 Humourous British Traditions”