United Kingdom Archive

Warwick Castle: Britain’s supreme stronghold

Nestled at a turn on the Avon river in the Warwick town of Enlgand’s Warwickshire, the 1000-year old Warwick Castle immerses you in its gripping history of conspiracy, attacks, political treachery, wars, violence, tricks, murders, and rulers all of which now rendering it as haunted. Built by William the Conqueror, it was the first fortress that was built in wood in this county town during the days 1068. Originally built to act as an Anglo Saxon citadel for battling against the Danish attacks, the castle is now seen upon as the England’s greatest medieval encounter, especially when you come here via the Heritage Pass. Continue reading “Warwick Castle: Britain’s supreme stronghold” »

Visiting London as a solo traveller

Olympic fever is nearly over and Western Europe’s most populated city, with about 8 million residents, has felt the pinch of welcoming an additional million people for a few weeks. Not uncommon after such a major event, London hotels are reporting that bookings are down for the post-Games period, prompting them to offer sale rates. Prices for late August and September this year—a time of reasonable weather usually —are as much as 60 percent off the norm.  It’s a perfect time to visit – and even attend a Paralympic Event. Continue reading “Visiting London as a solo traveller” »