48hr Glasgow Itinerary

You are planning a trip to Glasgow want to know what sites to see then check this post out here for the top sites to see.

But wait you only have 48hrs to spend in this city! Just because it is the largest city in Scotland it doesn’t mean that you can’t do and see the top sites in just 48hrs.

Whether you arrived the night before or early in the morning, it is this early start that will give you the best chance at seeing as much as possible.

Day 1

8am

Starting with breakfast whether you are going out to a café in the morning or eating in the hotel you are staying in, giving your body the fuel for this busy and exciting weekend is key to avoid becoming tired and not having any energy to see all the amazing sites available.

9am

After breakfast heading for a morning stroll in the fresh air through Kelvingrove park admiring the nature and beauty that is available in this city all year round, making for a great morning photoshoot!

Followed by a stroll to the art gallery and museum which can be found in the park taking in the art that is found within.

12pm

After a morning spent around Kelvingrove park and in the art gallery and museum heading back into town you will be able to have a relaxing lunch allowing you to refuel for an afternoon packed with activities.

There are many cafes and restaurants throughout the high street, simply take a stroll around the street and you are sure to find something.

1pm

After lunch head for a stroll around the botanical garden and the surrounding gardens before heading back into town, getting some fresh air to help avoid an afternoon slump after eating and embracing more of nature and the natural environment in this city.

Spring time walk through the Botanic Gardens

3pm

The last main activity of the day involves heading to the University of Glasgow for a quick stroll around the Hunterian museum which is the oldest public museum in Scotland!

Taking in the last bit of history and culture to end off the first day in the busy city.

5pm

Depending on the type of traveller you are, will depend on how you spend your evening.

You may wish to head out on the town for a night out at which point you won’t be disappointed with this being a student city having something for everyone tastes, you prefer some fine dining or a relaxing night reading a book to prep for today there is something to suit everyone in this city.

Day 2

Welcome to day 2, halfway through the 48hrs in this city of sites to see!

9am

Heading to the main city centre walking around The Green and Peoples Place getting in some morning nature and fresh air, even grab a coffee-to-go to enjoy on your walk around the area, this is another great photoshoot location!

11am

From The Green heading up to the necropolis and cathedral, while walking around a cemetery may not be for everyone the views from the top of the hill are worth the walk giving you a look across the city as it is waking up to a day of work.

Heading down the hill and across the bridge to the cathedral and taking a look inside at this amazing building.

12pm

Making your way back into town, for a chance to rest and enjoy a relaxing lunch, again you are spoilt for choice by the range of places to eat in Glasgow, leaving something for everyone.

2pm

To kick off the afternoon activities by heading to the science museum for some fun, you may even learn a new science fact or two but whether you are a science nerd or not visiting the museum is a must while in Glasgow.

4pm

How better to finish off your weekend adventure than with a whiskey tour around the cities distillery.

Learn how they make the whiskey in this riverside location and even get to try some of it for yourself.

Unfortunately like all good things this Glasgow adventure will have to come to an end so that you can start the next, so whether you spend the night in Glasgow socking up the nightlife one last time before leaving in the morning or you are leaving the city that evening.

Hopefully, this 48hr itinerary has given you some ideas on how to spend 48hr in the largest city in Scotland.


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Best UK Road Trips

You want to do a road trip around the UK but have no idea where to start! Check out this blog post here on how to plan a road trip.   

While planning your adventure from scratch can be fun it isn’t for everyone so here is a list of premade road trips around the UK to help give you some inspiration and help get you started on planning your next adventure.   

NC500

Starting in Scotland with the NC500 will take you long 500 miles of the northern coast was a beautiful country starting Inverness and finishing in Lochcarron.   

There are plenty of things to see and do along the way as well as places to stay which comes as a surprise to most people. The great thing about the NC 500 is it can be completed in just a week! So if you only have a short amount of time this is something which you can do but most people will recommend extending your trip giving you more time at each stop.   

A great thing about this trip that it finishes is Lochcarron a key point known for those who want to explore the Western isles of Scotland such as Skye, Lewis and Harris.   

Isle Hopping

If you’re in the UK and fancy doing some Island hopping and then making your way up north to Scotland to the Isle of Skye as well as Isle of Lewis and Harris.   

With so many sites to see across these two isles, from watersports, walks in the great outdoors to whiskey tasting and some history as well!   

Start on the island of Skye and heading up the east side of the island taken into the famous sites before hopping on a boat north of the island to head over to Lewis and Harris, spending time exploring this isle before heading back down the west side of this island.   

Coast to Coast

Heading a little further south a great road trip which can be done in just a weekend is coast to coast. This road trip traditionally starts in St. Bees and finishes in Robin Hood’s Bay taking you through, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and the Lake District from the east to the west coast of the UK.   

Thanks to the small size of the UK this is a drive you to do in a day, over a weekend or a week! It all depends how much you have and what you want to see and do along this route but is great for anyone who only has a day or two.   

The Welsh Coast 

If it’s the Welsh coast you want to see that this is the trip for you!  

Starting in Anglesey and following the coast all the way along to Cardiff your will pass through most if not all of the major cities there are in this small nation as well as various of the parts.  

This road trip is great for those who want a mix of city and countryside as well as beautiful beaches to visit along the way something at Wales is known for. 

Another great thing about this trip is that, it is possible to complete in just a week, but I would recommend spending slightly longer and taking your time over as there is so much to see and do.   

Hiking in Wales with the view of the coast in the background

Lake District  

More commonly known as The Lakes, this area of outstanding next natural beauty has something to offer everyone. From small quaint countryside towns to walks in the countryside and of course plenty of lakes making for some scenic views, while there why not climb to the highest point in England as well as visit Beatrix Potter’s house.  

This is the places to go if you only have a weekend or a few days to road trip around an area as there are so many things that you can do in just a weekend, but you can still spend a week or maybe two driving around really taking this beautiful corner of the UK.   

Cornwall 

Time to head down south to Cornwall. Known best probably for its beaches this part of the UK is home of attractions with things such as the Eden Project and the Forest of Dean.  

Cornwall is a place where you can pick a small area to just road trip around depending on your timescale or take a few weeks to explore the whole area, in Cornwall you can visit the most southern point of the UK in Land’s End!  

But of course there is also what Cornwall is most famous for the beaches, countryside walks as well as big cities with small countryside villages, this corner of the UK really does have it all.   

Causeway Coastal Route  

Time to head over the water to Northern Ireland and to the most notable road trip has to be the causeway coastal route.  

Starting in Belfast and finishing in Derry, this road trip takes you along some of the iconic scenes there are in Northern Ireland well and big attractions such as in Belfast you can visit the Titanic HMS and as the name suggests the Giant Causeway itself a famous geological structure of this country, with an interesting folks tale behind it.   

There are also a wide range of coastal walks, water sports and city trips to do along the way, making this road trip a short and sweet one.   

Land’s End John O’Groats   

What was the list of UK road trips be without the biggest one of all Land’s end to John O’Groat! Starting in the most southern point of the UK in Land’s End to the northern point in John O’Groats, this trip takes you through the whole of UK letting you see it all.  

This road trip has to be the most famous one in the UK with many people taking part in different ways such as walking, cycling to even horseback riding! However you could simply just drive taking the easy way up through the UK.  

One of the best parts of this trip is that you have an outline that takes up right up the centre through the UK meaning that it is super easier to jump off and go do other activities that take your fancy, making it one of the most flexible trips when finding things to do and see.  

This road trip can be done in just seven days, however I would defiantly recommend taking longer allowing you to spend more time in places and cut down on the amount of driving done which day as well. 

This route is the best way if you are wanting to see the whole of the UK.  


Now you have some inspiration to start planning a UK road trip, comment below which route you are planning on taking and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more travel-related content.   


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Faye 

Why you should visit the UK?

Stuck on where to travel next? Need a reason to travel to the UK? Well, this is the post you!

The UK is mainly known for its horrible weather raining 24 hours seven days a week 365 days a year, however, there is still plenty of sunshine and many sites to see, across this historic country with a range of cultures and traditions found up and down this small proud nation.

So if you are being tempted to book your flights and start planning a trip then here are a few more reasons sure to convince you on why you should choose this destination over another.

4 countries in 1

The great thing about the UK is that this nation is formed of the 4 smaller countries, England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland giving you a 4 in 1 visit, meaning that you can do a road trip to go round the whole of the UK and tick four countries off your list in one!

Culture and traditons

From castle ruins to grand cities, small towns, beaches and the rolling countryside there is something which can be found across the UK for everyone no matter which country you are going too.

With a long history of conquests, kings and queens are an abundance of castles and ruins as well as abbeys to be seen up and down this country so if you’re into history and culture then this is the one you if you move a hiker there are many national parks up and down the UK with trails for all levels along with the Three Peaks, in Wales, England and Scotland.

Beaches

As you will be visiting an island, beaches are of course in abundance, with spots to just sit and soak up the sun to the action-packed water sports of surfing and sailing there is plenty to choose from. The great thing about the size of this country is that from the centre of England you can get to a beach in just 2 hours!

The UK isn’t known for its beaches and is not the first place think of when wanting to go for a seaside holiday but there are ranges of beautiful beaches from pebble to sandy ones which will take you by surprise.

Anglesey beach in Wales

Free activities!

One of the great things is that there are so many activities which you can do free! Beacuse who doesn’t love something that is free?

If you’re someone who isn’t up for hiking or being in nature and prefer the city life the there is still plenty of free activities to check out!

London has tonnes of museums and art galleries with many of them being free to visit this being the same across the UK, so if you are travelling on a budget you can still visit and do plenty of activities while here!

Easy transport

The size of this country means that it is super easier to get around, whether using your car, bus or train it is fairly simple and easy for any traveller, it also means that you can see most of the country in a short period allowing you to make use of your time as you will be able to move from one location to another with ease.

When to visit?

Hopefully, you are starting to see some of the bright side to travel to Britain, so the next question would be when to visit? With the answer to that being any time of the year!

This is the great thing about the UK is that you can visit any time of the year and yes while some times in the year may be slightly better than others. The weather overall makes travelling any time of year a possibly allowing you to miss the super busy summer months, but this is the UK so no matter when you come having a coat with you just in case is always recommended.

Now that you have read this, check out my blog for other UK based posts for inspiration on what to do when you arrive.


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Travel guide to the Severn Valley Railway

Ever wanted to go back in time and travel the old Victorian style way on the steam railway well now you can!

If you are in the UK take a day trip to the beautiful countryside county of Shropshire where the steam railway awaits.

You don’t need to be a train enthusiast as it is still a great day out for anyone.

Here is my guide on how to best spend a day out on the Severn Valley Railway

Which station to start at?

I recommend that you start at either the stations in Bridgnorth or Kidderminster. As these are both the endpoints of the railway itself, which means that you will get the chance to ride along the whole full length of the track and back along getting to go on all the possible stops, making the most out of your ticket and the day.

When you arrive at any of the stations you will be welcomed by the old feel Victorian styled train stations that use to exist in abundance up and down the country.

When you go to collect your ticket you will be asked whether you want to ride in first, second or third class (I think any ticket will do, just note the price does change depending on the class).

What stops to make along the way?

What stops you make and the order in which you make them does depend on what you want to do during the day, but also which station you start you at.

The places I would recommend getting off at are:

Bridgnorth

Here you can go for a stroll around this historic market town with plenty of cafes and places to grab a bite to eat as well as a section of an old castle ruin which once stood in the medieval town.

Highley

Here you can visit the old engine house which has a museum inside along with some train engines and the old royal carriage of King George V.

Bewdley

This riverside town makes for a great stop with a chance to get fish and chips, ice cream and go around the small museum in the town!

Kidderminster

This small city offers a range of activities and places to eat as well as being the most built-up and developed of the stops. (As you leave the station to hear you will see the new one across the car park for all the modern trains).

Make sure you check all the train times for each stop you make so as not to miss ant departures especially at the end of the day, otherwise it will be an expensive taxi back to your starting point.

Engine House is also a museum showing the history of the railway

Sights to see when on the train?

Even if you decide to not get off at any of the stops and just enjoy your time sitting on the train there is still plenty to see.

The track follows the River Severn which can see along most of the route as well as rolling hills and plenty of farmland that covers this county making for some scenic views.

As you get closer to Kidderminster you will have a view of the Safari park with the chance to see some of the animals, such as deer, lions and giraffes.

Near Bewdley, you will be able to spot a glimpse of the reservoir, the old school and the church see the complete town from the train.

Now that you have read this complete guide on how to spend a day on the Seven Valley Railway you will be able to plan your trip along this historic steam railway and the surrounding towns going back in time to experience some of the past


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Why visit the Isle of Skye

This Isle of Skye is a place most people don’t know about located in the Scottish highland in the North West the small island has a lot to offer.

When it comes to the Isle of Skye it doesn’t matter what the season is when you visit because no matter what the time of year this small isle will have something to offer everyone.

Whiskey

Scotland is known for its whiskey and Skye is no exception having 2 distilleries on the isle for you to visit.

Mountain Pools

The fairy pools are probably the most iconic and well know out of the mountain pools in Skye, but there are many more off the trails which are just as beautiful often quiter as they aren’t as touristy.

Hiking

If you love to hike and being out in the fresh air then this is the place for you with so many hiking spots all over the Isle of Skye you will be sure to find one you fancy and never run out of new hikes to do either.

Hiking in Torrin with The Cullin Hills in the distance

Water Activities

From sailing to kayaks there are plenty of water sports that you can do a; over Skye keeping you entertained during an adventure packing get away.

Northern Lights

Scotland is known for having the northern lights appear at times with Skye being one of those places where you can be in a chance to spot them.

The Views

Skye is most known for the views across every part of the island from the mountain landscapes to the seaside town of Portree you will never get tired of the breathtaking views that cover this landscape has to offer you.

Coastline of Kyleakin

Local Food

Trying some of the local fresh food here is a must, heading to the seaside towns for some freshly caught fish or a local market on the isle is one thing you must try while visiting.

Wild Camping

If wild camping is your thing then this is something which you can do on Skye just remember to leave no trace and respect the land you are on but camping under the stars of the Scottish highlands can’t be missed.


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How to spend 24 hours in Oxford

While Oxford isn’t the biggest UK city, there is plenty to see and do here, plus it is all being in walking distance.

But how do you fit it all into one day and what things should you see in this one day?

Well, I have you sorted with this itinerary for how best to spend 24 hours in Oxford city. 

With only 24hrs in this city, you want to start early allowing you time to see as much of the city as possible.

9 am

Starting at the university museum of natural history and the Pitt museum both are in the same location allowing you to see two sites in one.

At the museums, you will see a range of fossils, minerals as well as artefacts from around the globe taking you through both the natural, manmade histories. 

Going around the museums will take you roughly 2 hours, but you can of course spend a longer or shorter amount of time depending on how fast you chose to go around the museums.

11 am

Next up I recommend taking a walk down to the road, which will take you to the Bridge of Sigh, Radcliff square and then along to the University Church of St Marys where you can climb to the top of the tower for a 360 view of the city. 

Bridge of Sigh

1 pm

Lunchtime!! I would recommend heading to the covered market where there are a few different food places, but you are also right by in the city centre with many more options if something in the market doesn’t take your fancy.

2 pm

Now it is time to head up the Ashmolean museum to tour around the worldwide artefacts. This is something you will want to do as there are items from all around the world taking you back through time along with allowing you to earn more about other ancient cultures without leaving the building.

Ashmolean Museum

4 pm

Depending on your trip you may decide to go and check into accommodation for the night, start heading back home depending on how far away you are or even go for a stroll through one of the many parks in Oxford here are a few you may wish to take a look at:

  • University park 
  • Botanic gardens 
  • Port Meadow 
  • Christ Church Meadow 
  • Collage garden and parks 

Hope this guide on how to best spend 24hrs in Oxford has given you an idea of some of the many activities available to you in this beautiful city, with most of them being free.


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Embracing your next staycation

With staycations on the rise couldn’t help but write about them and why you should embrace a staycation as your next travel adventure. 

If you are unsure about what a staycation is? It is going on a vacation but staying in your home country.

Easier to pack

With no luggage limits, you can bring as much or as little as you want

Pack however you wish with no liquid limits.

Cheaper!

With no flight costs, just possible fuel money or train ticket still being cheaper than a flight somewhere

Holiday leave from work

Travel within in your own country means you can go somewhere for a shorter amount of time or travel future out form your home in less time.

Also, travel more often meaning that you don’t need to book weeks at a time off from work which can be more difficult, than just a day here and there.

Book one day off work and go for a long week or have a bag ready and leave straight after work

If you are working from home as long as you are somewhere with WIFI you can travel to your destination working from there, embracing the nomad life

Support local

By staying in your home country, you are supporting small businesses and your own countries economy!

More stress free

  • No stressing about arrival times 
  • Checking luggage and weight limits 
  • Transfers from airports and accommodation 
  • Currency exchanges and working out if things are a good deal
  • Language barriers

Hope you find this useful, let me know where your next staycation will be

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Top 6 cities to visit in England

England is known as being full of rolling hills and scenic views but its cities are also something to marvel at with each English city having its unique features to it. While there are many cities up and down the country each with their sites to see and wonders to discover these are probably my favourite cities in England to go visit.

1. Newcastle

This city is probably best known for its nightlife but there is plenty you can do during the day in this city, for example seeing the Angle of the North which gives Newcastle the title as the ‘gateway to the North’ there are still plenty of castles, museums and walks around the city which will keep you busy as well as bars and cafes.

2. London

What would a list of English cities be without the capital on it? Having been London a few times already I still feel like there is still so much this city can offer from museums and art galleries through to various buildings and pieces of amazing architecture. 

3. Oxford

This city is probably best known for being home to the University of Oxford however there is so much more to see and do in this beautiful city from the botanical garden to museums and parks there is something for everyone in this city.

4. Birmingham

This black country city does have more to offer than you think. With a large number of attractions in this city from Cadbury’s World, The Thinktank through to the Sea Life Centre there is always something to do when I visit as well as the Bullring known for shopping a day or even weekend in Birmingham is never boring.

5. Bath

Another must-see city is Bath which of course is best known for the Roman baths, however, the rest of the architecture across the city is something not to be missed with places to visit right across the city as well as several cafes and restaurants for a lovely bite to eat during your time here.

6. Liverpool

This seaside city is full of history and culture when in Liverpool a trip for a walk along the beach is always in order but there are so many other things you can do from Royal Albert Dock to a trip to the Cavern Club as well as several museums.

These are just a few of my favourite cities to visit up and down England with there being so many more to visit as well. If you are travelling to England or fancy exploring more of the country you live in these cities will have plenty for you to see and do. 

10 free things to do in the UK

Fancy travelling around the UK?

Don’t have a massive budget or fancy spending loads on activities.

Here is a list of 10 free things which you can across the UK, whether you are on holiday or a Brit wanting to see more of your home country.

This island is full of stunning landscapes, castles, museums as well as rich in history and stories all waiting for you to discover.  

National Parks

The UK has many national parks all full of trails from family walks to full hikes across the countryside there is something for everyone!

Looking on the National Trust website and local county websites for walks in an area.

Going for a walk is one of the easiest ways to spend a day but to also go out in the great outdoors see some amazing sites and take in some fresh air, all for free!

Giant Causeway, Northern Ireland

If you are in Ireland or able to take a trip over to Northern Ireland heading to the Giant Causeway is something that should be on the list.

This geological natural wonder is a great place to go see and grab a few pics while exploring Northern Ireland.   

Beautiful Beaches

The UK is an island so, of course, full of beaches with it taking around 2 hours for most Brits to get their nearest beach, where you can still get that Instagram worthy shot.

the beach is a great place to head for a day out, with it being a classic British pass time for any day off.

So why not head to your nearest beach and treat yourself to the classic fish and chip while sat on the beach watching the sunset. 

Pembrokeshire Beach

Big Pit and National Coal Museum, Pontypool

This place of history maybe somewhere if you are British been before on a school trip, finding out more about the industrial revolution.

However, whether you have been there before or it is your first time to The Big Pit it is still a great day out and a good place to visit with the chance to go into the mines and around the museum taking in some Welsh history and part of British history. 

Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Scotland is known for its amazing landscapes through the countryside of this country such as Glen Coe.

The cities are also rich in culture and Edinburgh is just one example from the Castle to the Botanic Gardens which just so happen to be free for you to visit!

Fossil Hunting, Mappleton Beach

Fancy getting your hands on some fossils?

Mappleton beach is the place to head this beach is full of fossil with every rock you pick up most likely to hold a fossil. This beach is also known as a great place to walk your dog along with being able to play in the sand and paddle in the waves.  

London Museums

Simply go on the ‘visit London’ website and you will have a list of all the London museums with something to suit everyone.

From the National History Museum to the Victoria and Albert Museum, there is something for all without the museums being as boring as you may imagine and a good day out either as a solo traveller exploring London or a day out with others.  

Fossil at National History Museum

Hardin’s Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne

While only around 10% of the wall is visible today you can still walk along this Roman structure by heading to the Hardin’s Wall Path which is roughly 84mile stretch.

You don’t have to walk the whole thing simply go as far as you wish and turn around to head back. While the wall doesn’t mark the modern border between Scotland and England it is still a great day out taking in some history for those of you who enjoy walking, want to do something different, of course also being free!

Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

The last place you expect to find an ancient volcano would be Edinburgh! However, head for a walk up Arthur’s seat and that is exactly what you will get.

This city volcano is a popular hike for walkers and a great thing to do while visiting Edinburgh without having to spend any money so why not head to the Scottish Parliament Building and start your walk up this ancient city volcano that is Arthur’s Seat and a view of the city.

Walk the 3 peaks

Finally, what would a guide to free things to do in the UK be without a few trips to the 3 separate peaks? Mount Snowdon (Wales), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Scafell Pike (England),

While some people take part in various challenges around these 3 mountains most of us take it at more of leisured pace.

So if you find yourself near any of the UK 3 peaks why not take a walk up and admire the beautiful view that awaits at the top.  

Top of summit in the Snowdonia National Park



Hope this guide was helpful and given you a few ideas of things that you can do across the UK without having to spend anything.


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