For the active mature and senior traveller be they a couple or solo traveller this article outlines preparation for walking tours even for the over 80's. It may on the Wainwright, the lake district  or a pilgrims walk across Europe or St James Way, the Camino.  This artices give advice on getting fit, shoes and socks including for particular advice for women on this topic.

The History of Cardiff The city of Cardiff is the capital of Wales, surrounded by beautiful scenery at its location on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the River Taff. From its historical humble beginnings…

Beaumaris Castle, Edward I of England’s architectural masterpiece built from 1295 to protect his territorial gains in the region. The historic castle is a world heritage listed site considered to be one of the most…

Llangollen is a small market town in Denbighshire, North Wales. It is renowned for its tumbling river and surrounding hills, situated on the south bank of the River Dee

Castell Coch is a 19th-century gothic revival castle built above the village of Tongwynlais in South Wales, just outside of Cardiff. The original castle built on the site was a Norman stronghold to defend the…

Conwy is a walled town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales situated on the west bank of the River Conwy estuary.

Betws-y-coed is North Wales’ most popular inland resort and accommodation provider. The village has been attracting visitors for centuries to experience its scenic beauty and numerous outdoor activities.

Great Orme’s Head is a prominent limestone headland on the coast in North Wales. Attractions include its massive Bronze Age copper mine, rich flora and fauna, stunning views from the summit, historic Orme tramway and…

Stratford Upon Avon is a town in England’s west midlands, located within Warwickshire county. Stratford’s most prominent claim to fame comes from its history as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, arguably the most famous playwright…

The Aran Islands, Republic of Ireland – not to be confused with the Isle of Arran in Scotland – are a rugged archipelago in Ireland’s wild Atlantic, visible from the west coasts of County Galway…

Galway is centre of traditional Irish culture, home to the country’s largest Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region, on the Connemara Peninsula and the Aran Islands. 

Lakes, mountains, wild Atlantic beaches: County Kerry is a highlight of any tour of Ireland, packing some of the world’s most spectacular scenery into a small area for Odyssey Travellers to explore on a small…

The Globe Theatre that stands on London’s south bank today is not the same theatre that stood in Shakespeare’s time. The original Globe Theatre was destroyed in 1613 by a misfiring canon during a performance…

County Cork, in the south-west corner of Ireland, is the largest county by area, home to Ireland’s second-biggest city, Cork. Known as the ‘Rebel County’, Cork has always had a fiercely independent streak.