Tag archives for United Kingdom

Great Read: Unfettered Yorkshire

Part serene dream, part gothic scream—England’s northern countryside keeps road-trippers guessing.

Spiritual Slumber Party: ‘Champing’ in England

Falling asleep in church has been frowned upon—until now. Thanks to the Churches Conservation Trust, four of England’s historic churches become hallowed hostels by night.

Travel Lens: Yotam Ottolenghi’s World

Star chef, restaurateur, and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi is known for combining flavors and traditions from his Middle Eastern upbringing with those from the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia to create his own brand of fusion forged from a well-stamped passport. Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens (and appetite).

Britain’s Red Phone Booths Get Second Life

The United Kingdom’s signature red phone booths are still in demand, but not just for calls anymore.

Just Back: Isle of Man

Nat Geo travel books editor Larry Porges crossed a destination off his bucket list this summer when he traveled to the Isle of Man, located smack-dab between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain in the middle of the Irish Sea. The co-author of the “London Book of Lists” has had a long fascination with the self-governing British Crown dependency and its Celtic, English, and Viking roots. Here’s why.

Port of Call: Cardiff

Cardiff was once one of Europe’s busiest ports, but fell into a long period of decline that lasted into the late 1980s. Nowadays, the Welsh capital is bouncing back as a cultural hub — with an edge. Check out three off-the-ship adventures in this city by the sea.

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in May

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May.

Strange Planet: Wormcharming Festival

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This spring, most everyone in England has been riveted by the Royal Wedding. But May also inaugurates the “silly season” in the U.K., when a variety of other wacky, offbeat, and definitely not-royal celebrations take place. Traveler contributing editor and photographer Bob Krist is vacationing and visiting relatives in the southwest, and although he didn’t…

The Radar: U.K. Edition

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Today’s Radar is all about the United Kingdom. Check out these great travel stories from around the web, then use the links below to access even more U.K. content from National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic Travel & Cultures Online. Eat: Travel writer Jen Leo gives us the low-down on where to find tasty dim sum…

Explore the National Parks in the United Kingdom

America’s National Parks are widely regarded as a national treasure, as evidenced by the gorgeous PBS documentary series released last year, “America’s Best Idea.” But we’d be remiss if we focused solely on the parks in the U.S. when so many other amazing landscapes are similarly protected around the world. So we’re pleased to announce…

Book Excerpt: A Photo Tour of Britain and Ireland

Welcome to Library Fridays, where we excerpt a title put out by our colleagues at National Geographic Books. Today’s pick is the new photo book Britain & Ireland: A Photo Tour of the Enchanted Isles, written by Robin Currie and featuring images from many of our National Geographic photographers. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find inside. …

Inspecting Sherlock Holmes’s London

Visiting a foreign city can often feel like navigating a baffling labyrinth–the locals rushing by to enjoy their familiar town as you, the conspicuous tourist, attempt to decipher a map that seems to be written in code.  London is no different–it’s enough to make you wish you had Sherlock Holmes’s skills of deduction just to…