Category Archives: Travel

A visit to Brooklands museum in Surrey

If you are in Surrey, or London, and have an interest in aviation or motoring then a great day trip is to Brooklands museum. Located only a few miles from the A3/M25 junction it is easily reached (as long as you avoid the rush hours when the A245 Byfleet Road becomes somewhat of a car park.) You will… Read More »

Let’s visit Newlands Corner

Located in Surrey, Newlands Corner is an excellent viewpoint looking over the hills towards the South. You might be surprised to find out just how near this viewpoint is to a large town and from London or the South coast… Newlands corner is actually only 4 miles from Guildford town centre – so easily reached by car or… Read More »

Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower

With the average country road speed limit in the South UK now being around 40mph, I predict the rise in popularity of places that can be reached by motorway/multi-lane A road/train. Attractions that rely on the ever slower country roads could find that their visitor numbers drop – particularly when congestion slows the average speed even further. One… Read More »

A day trip to Portsmouth

Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK, is a favourite destination of mine. With a bit of imagination, it is somewhat similar to Hong Kong. Take Portsmouth as Hong Kong Island and Gosport as Kowloon, and the ferry between them could be the Star Ferry in Hong Kong. Could be. Getting there Portsmouth is easily reached –… Read More »

One day in Edinburgh

Having visited Edinburgh frequently, this is my recommended itinerary if you only have one day. My Edinburgh tour starts and ends at Waverley station, so is easy to do wherever you are coming from. Starting at Waverley station, you may want to take one of the open-top bus tours that run from here and bring you back afterwards.… Read More »