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Staying in Britain's Only Authentic Hobbit Hole at West Stow Pods

Staying in Britain’s Only Authentic Hobbit Hole

Before you start reading this post, I’d recommend heading to Spotify or YouTube and putting on ‘Concerning Hobbits’. It’s how I went into Hobbiton earlier this year and also how I first approached West Stow Pods’ hobbit hole. It’s a good mood setter. Done? Okay, cool. Now welcome to Britain’s own piece of Middle-Earth. Nestled in the side of…

Glamping in a Suffolk Woodland at West Stow Pods. West Stow. Culford. Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. Cambridge. Cambridgeshire. Anglo Saxon Village and Lakes. Mega Pod. Quirky, unique accommodation. Click through to read more...

Glamping in a Suffolk Woodland at West Stow Pods

If you’re a long-term reader of the ol’ Faraway Lucy, you’ll be well aware of my love for glamping. From staying in a safari tent on a beach to a wagon in the countryside, I’d say I’ve covered some pretty decent ground when it comes to quirky accommodation. I think my dream is to become a certified glamping extraordinaire (which makes…

Herefordshire's most picturesque market towns: Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Ledbury, Leominster, Kington, Bromyard. England Britain United Kingdom travel guide.

Herefordshire’s Most Picturesque Market Towns

Herefordshire is a county full of many charms: breath-taking countryside, scrumptious local produce and enough art, history and literature to satisfy even the greatest of culture vultures! From the literary towns of Hay-on-Wye and Ledbury to the vibrant county town of Hereford, here are Herefordshire’s most picturesque market towns…

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A Movie Lover’s Guide to the West Midlands

Whether it’s a lightsaber battle in the woods or casting spells in the corridors of Hogwarts, the West Midlands has been used as a filming location for many popular movies and TV shows. And it’s no surprise why! The landscapes are breathtaking, the cities historic and the sights monumental. Having been brought up in the…

The Great Western Arcade Birmingham's Coolest Independent Shopping Areas

Birmingham’s Coolest Independent Shopping Areas

So you might have shopped at The Bullring or Grand Central, Birmingham’s brand new shopping mall, but have you ever considered going off the beaten path? Birmingham has a whole host of quirky, independent markets and arcades that are just waiting to be explored. Forget the Brummie stereotypes and find some beauty in this pretty…

The River Avon. One Day in Shakespeare's Birthplace: Exploring Stratford-upon-Avon in the West Midlands of England. Here is the ultimate guide to visiting Stratford-upon-Avon in only one day - if you’re short on time and want to tick off all the Shakespearean hotspots and most picturesque areas, you’ve come to the right place! These include Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Old Town, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the River Avon. Click through to read more...

One Day in Shakespeare’s Birthplace: Exploring Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in the West Midlands, is world-renowned for one thing: being the 16th Century birthplace of William Shakespeare, possibly the most famous writer in the English language. Tourists from all over the world flock to Stratford-upon-Avon for history…

Brockhampton Estate. Herefordshire's Six Most Beautiful Attractions/Sights including Eastnor Castle, Hampton Court Gardens, the Malvern Hills, Queenswood Country Park, Brockhampton Estate and Symonds Yat. Herefordshire a luscious county hidden in the West Midlands, is one of England's best-kept secrets. Click through to read more...

Herefordshire’s Six Most Beautiful Attractions

I am very fortunate to have been brought up in such a beautiful part of the world. I definitely think that Herefordshire, my home county in the West Midlands, is one of England’s best-kept secrets! It’s safe to say that I love raving about my home, and I am a huge advocate of appreciating the beauty in everything that is on my doorstep.

Herefordshire Hideaways: Winding Down in the Stargazor's Wagon. Find out more about my recent staycation and glamping trip to Herefordshire, England, UK. We stayed in a quirky and rustic converted wagon which came with an outdoor wood-fired hot tub! Click through to read more...

Herefordshire Hideaways: Winding Down in the Stargazer’s Wagon

We all know I’m a huge fan of staycations and discovering more of what’s on your doorstep. But I’ve never gone on holiday in my own county before. I mean, what’s the point in paying for accommodation when you’ve already got your own bed for free at…

10 of the most unusual places to stay in the UK including quirky glamping sites, treehouses, eco pods, safari lodges, shepherd's huts and converted double decker buses! Click through to read more...

10 of the Most Unusual Places to Stay in the UK

It’s no secret that I am a complete sucker for unique and wacky accommodation. For me, where you lay your head for the night is such an integral part of travelling. Whenever I travel, I always make it a priority to stay somewhere that is an experience in…

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