Tag: staycation

Review: The George In Rye, East Sussex, UK

After a major refurb following a fire, The George In Rye is back to its original best. I booked in for a night’s stay to see how this historic coaching inn has transformed itself for the modern-day guest. The Grade II listed building dates back to 1575 and has an enviable heritage, with an original…

By travelyoutopia February 1, 2024 0

5 Things To Do In Brighton

The best way to explore Brighton is on foot. Combine a trip with some off the beaten track finds alongside some of the more popular things to do in Brighton. Here are my top five: 1. Explore Montpelier and Clifton Conservation Area and discover beautifully grand villas, many of them listed. Recharge with a drink…

By travelyoutopia May 15, 2023 0

Best Walking Holidays in the UK

Walking has so many health benefits and is a great way to discover new destinations. I love walking and being outside in the elements, surrounded by nature. After a long day of hiking there’s nothing better than bedding down in a charming local pub or hotel, eating good food and having a drink or two.…

By travelyoutopia March 21, 2023 0

Review: Hub by Premier Inn, London, UK

I’ve reviewed my fair share of five-star hotels and there’s nothing I love more than a bit of luxury. But, for a short stay in a hotel that you’re probably not going to spend a huge amount of time in, I’ve been a long-time fan of the Premier Inn and I’m not afraid to admit…

By travelyoutopia March 1, 2023 0

Review: Gunton Arms, Norfolk, UK

Set in a magical 1,000-acre deer park near Cromer in Norfolk, The Gunton Arms is a very special place. Owned by art dealer Ivor Braka, with interiors by Robert Kime, ex Mark Hix chef Stuart Tattersall heads up the kitchen at this sublime country pub. After years of decline, the park was bought in 1982 and…

By travelyoutopia October 7, 2022 0

Postcard From Folkestone, UK

Most people who live in the south of England have probably been to Folkestone. Either to get on a ferry or take the Eurotunnel to France. But how many have ever actually stopped off to explore? And what are the best things to do in Folkestone? There’s been a lot of investment in Folkestone in…

By travelyoutopia March 1, 2022 0

London Like A local

Whenever I visit London I usually end up going to the same old places. Drinks in Soho, meet friends in Balham, shop with the kids in the West End, walk along the South Bank, meet a client at Kings Cross. There are so many parts of London I’ve never explored, despite living there for years…

By travelyoutopia January 16, 2022 0

Edinburgh With Kids

Before this summer I’d never visited Edinburgh. Shameful, I know. So with foreign travel still too uncertain, August was the perfect time to go. I was all set to go solo but managed to persuade my daughter to come with me on a three day mini break. Thankfully, Scotland’s capital didn’t disappoint. This beautiful city…

By travelyoutopia November 3, 2021 0