History of Crickhowell Crickhowell is a small market town in South Wales, located in the beautiful Usk Valley, to the south of the Black Mountains within Brecon Beacons National Park. The town is a popular …

Newquay, England

Tolcarne Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay is a popular seaside resort in Cornwall, England. Cornwall as a county makes Newquay, one of its largest towns, popular; it gets over 1500 hours of sunlight a year, and its coast enjoys the …

Penzance is a seaside town and popular holiday destination for anyone hoping for access to the sea, attractive walks, and quaint fishing villages steeped in myth and history. The town is accessible by railway, as …

Questions about England

Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about England that travellers …

Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about Wales that travellers …

Stirling, Scotland

Part of Stirling Castle

Stirling, Scotland Stirling’s surrounding scenery Stirling looks somewhat like a miniature Edinburgh with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and crag-top castle but it is an appealing and charming city in its own right with plenty …

Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland Grantown-on-Spey in winter An elegant Georgian town on the edge of the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, Grantown- on-Spey is a planned settlement, founded in 1765 by Sir Ludovic Grant to be a centre …

Perth, Scotland

Scone Palace

Perth, Scotland Perth, Scotland  Perth, which lies elegantly on the River Tay, regained its city status in 2012. Once thought to be the ancient capital of Scotland, Perth built its fortune on weaving, fishing and …

Oban, Scotland

Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland The seafood capital of Scotland and the gateway to the Hebridean Islands, Oban is a beautiful waterfront town on a near perfect horseshoe bay. Located within the Argyll and Bute council area, …

Fort William, Scotland Fort William in the Scottish Highlands Fort William, located in Lochaber in the West Highlands, is often described as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. With many beautiful landmarks nearby, it is …

Inverness, Scotland

River Ness Footbridge, Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, Scotland Regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness lies along the River Ness and is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom. A vibrant cathedral city, Inverness is known for its proximity …

Isle of Mull, Scotland Tobermory, the capital of Mull The island of Mull is the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides (after Skye) and the most accessible of the archipelago. Of all the Hebrides, …

Orkney Islands, Scotland The Orkney Islands, also referred to as Orkney, are an archipelago off the north coast of mainland Scotland. Comprised of around 70 islands (20 of which are inhabited), the Orkney Islands have …

Thurso, Scotland

Thurso's beaches

Thurso, Scotland Thurso’s beaches The Scottish mainland’s most northerly town, Thurso, is a charming gateway to the Scottish Isles and, being on the country’s north coast, is considered to be Scotland’s surf capital. The remote …

Aberdeen, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeen - Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland A port city in northeast Scotland, Aberdeen is the country’s third most populous city. Often called the Granite City, in reference to the silvery granite from the nearby Rubislaw Quarry used in many …

Isle of Skye, Scotland View on Portree before sunset, Isle of Skye, Scotland The second-largest of Scotland’s islands, the Isle of Skye is known for its breathtaking, dramatic landscapes, beautiful natural wonders and quaint villages. …

Cleveland Way, England The Cleveland Way is a UK National Trail running 177 kilometres (110 miles) through ancient Cleveland in northern England. This modern-day walking path was developed in the 1930s and follows the old …

Brecon Beacons, Wales The Brecon Beacons are a mountain range running through South Wales, including the two highest peaks in the region, Pen y Fan and Corn Du. Pen y Fan (“the top peak”) has …

Dartmoor, England

Dartmoor, England The craggy landscapes and surreal rock formations of Dartmoor are located west of Devon in southern England. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, a message sent to …