The very first thing I'll say in this post is that I wish we had taken better photos. This is an absolutely gorgeous property, and this link will take you to the Bath Boutique Stays page, where you'll see their photos and a walkthrough video. When we arrived in Bath, we were worn down, and I still felt pretty rotten from my illness in Italy. We were supposed to have two nights there, but were only able to stay one due to the illness, and the real camera never made it out of
It's long overdue, but I promised a post on Culloden Moor - so without further ado... Back in March I had the tremendous pleasure of visiting the Battlefield of Culloden Moor. Back in 1746, things came to a head in the Jacobite rebellion as Charles Eduard Stuart, or Bonnie Prince Charlie, led the Jacobite Scots against the British crown in an attempt to gain what he saw as his rightful place as the ruler of Scotland. And as much as one might believe that Jacobite Scotland is
Last week, I visited the Culloden Battlefield with Trent and a good friend of ours to trace the steps of my ancestors (post on this experience in the works) who fought on that moor, and after reading that Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at the nearby Culloden House Hotel the eve before the battle, we decided to stay there the night of our visit. In less than ten minutes from the battlefield, we were pulling into the drive of the hotel, marveling at the truly grand mansion set b
Oh, Bath. *sigh* Where do we even begin? It's not an exaggeration to say that this is one of our favorite cities we've ever visited. We already wrote up our stay at Jane Austen's Apartments, and you can read about that here. I think the first thing that captured our hearts is the charm of the city. It's cute, y'all. The buildings are as beautiful as they are historic. The city center was easy for us to navigate and small enough to give it a great walkability rating in our b
One of the activities we were most excited about while in England was visiting Stonehenge. The impressive structure made of stone and set in a mysterious circle has captivated the imagination of millions, including ourselves. Upon booking our stay in Bath, we promptly added the tour of Stonehenge to our activities list. Scarper Tours picks you up from the Abbey Hotel, which was conveniently located and a short walk from our hotel. The group was large enough for us to take
And, no I’m not kidding. I don’t know about you, but I made it through my mega awkward teenage years by living and breathing Jane’s novels. Through even the worst times in my life, I could always find friendship and solace in Jane’s company. That love for her work has followed me well into adulthood, and I don’t find it overly ambitious to say I could qualify as her #1 fan. When people chalk up her masterpieces to "just love stories", I can feel steam pouring out of my ears.
Amidst the tranquil English countryside sits a darling little town named Warwick, and in its heart lies the domineering Warwick Castle. As we haul all of our luggage off the train at the stop, we quickly look about the area deciding how to get to our next destination. As a Christmas present, my parents bought us a night’s stay at the castle, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store. Deciding on a taxi, we hop in and motor away as I give a call to the concierge
It has been often stated that Scotland, and in particular Edinburgh, were a huge inspiration to author J.K. Rowling as she wrote her famed series, Harry Potter, and although it is common knowledge that she wrote much of the content in bonny old Scotland, I can’t say if the former is true. But, what I do know is that the entirety of the Scottish countryside and Edinburgh that Trent and I saw last Christmas is absolutely, 100% one of the most magical places we’ve ever been. Wha