London Dungeon

On Sunday I was invited by Love Popups London to check out the London Dungeon tour. Last time I attended the London Dungeon is about 11 years ago, so I was curious to see if anything had changed with this popular tourist attraction. We arrived a little before our noon time slot and got to…

The Cloak And Dagger Tour

Sunday night I got to attend The Cloak And Dagger Tour in Southwark, a slightly different history tour and theatre that seeks to highlight the lives of the common people and delves into the gritty parts of history. We gathered at the historically significant and interesting George Inn, a gorgeous and sprawling pub with many…

Glencoe, Loch Ness And Highlands Day-Tour

I’ve never done touristy day tours before, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect when I embarked on Timerbush Tours‘ 12.5hr Highlands tour. The tour promised to be one of the longest and most comprehensive day tours out there, so I was a bit weary at first. We were greeted by our guide…

Edinburgh – Underground Ghost Tour

One of the tours I did with Merkat Tours during my trip to Edinburgh was the Ghostly Underground tour. This one starts in the centre of the Royal Mile, with our energetic guide walking us through closes while telling us haunting stories about the history of the Old Town, before taking us to the old vaults under…

Edinburgh Castle

As part of one of the amazing Merkat Tours walking tours, we got to skip the line at Edinburgh Castle and were treated to a short tour. After that, I grabbed an audio guide (absolutely worth the money!) and struck out on my own. The castle sits strategically on top of a hill, so the views from the battlements…

Real Mary King’s Close

During my trip to Edinburgh, I didn’t want to miss any of the tacky touristy highlights, so the Real Mary King’s Close was on my list! I booked my time slot a few weeks ahead and showed up about 15 minutes before the alloted time. There are toilet facilities and a caf√© and souvenir shop available at…

Hampton Court Palace

On a gorgeous, sunny day, I struck out towards Hampton Court Palace to walk in the footsteps of history. Just a short train ride away from my home, it was a journey I’ve been meaning to take for two years. It’s a gorgeous, vast and sprawling palace, with thick outer walls, functional paths and passages between outer…

Canterbury Ghost Tour

I am a big fan of ghost tours, not because I believe in the supernatural much, but because they usually come with great historical and social stories that I find interesting. They’re usually quite entertaining too. When we took a trip to Canterbury, I found the¬†Canterbury Ghost Tour, which was highly recommended. Little did we…