Northern Europe

Tales, adventures and photography from Northern Europe.

Downton Abbey, the hugely popular ITV British period drama is set in a fictional Yorkshire country estate called Downton Abbey. Β The real Downton Abbey is actually Highclere Castle in Hampshire, which is where exterior shots of the Abbey and most of the interior shots are filmed. I visited Highclere Castle

After spending the first day in Tallinn exploring the old town, we had planned to go to Helsinki for a day. Unfortunately the weather was terrible and the ferry had been cancelled. We instead decided to explore the city outside of the old town, and had a great time doing

Tallinn was a city that I’d wanted to visit for a while, and finally I managed to get over there only 2 weeks before returning to Australia. I was also supposed to go to Helsinki for a day but there was a storm and the ferry was cancelled. Tallinn is

For the summer bank holiday, my fiancΓ©e and I decided to do a road trip up to Yorkshire, basing ourselves in York and travelling around. After 2.5 years in the country I finally got behind the wheel in the UK for the first time. Driving in London was as scary

Everything you thought about the potential awesomeness of eating at the Fat Duck is basically true. As you know I’ve been to a few fine dining restaurants over the past year, and although all of them have been amazing, the Fat Duck always promised to be something more, with its

gothenburg sweden things to do

Two weeks ago, I went to Gothenburg for a weekend. I’d been to Stockholm 2 years prior and really enjoyed the city, considering it one of the highlights of my European trip back then so I was very keen on seeing what another Swedish city would be like. I don’t

Dublin was a city that I had always wanted to visit for a long time, but had never got around to visiting, I suppose because there always seemed to be more ”exotic” destinations to travel to in Europe. Spurred on by an advertisement I saw on the tube on the

London offers visitors some of the best shopping in the world. Β There truly is some thing for everyone. Β Of the many districts that offer a retail experience to visitor’s Soho and Covent Garden are two of the best – shops, cafes, restaurants, night-life, theatre – it’s all here. Let me

Cornwall is the most South Western county in the UK, and is a beautiful part of the UK, full of greenery, beautiful country side and lots of amazing coastal walks. The entire county is peppered with small towns and villages, with there only being one actual ”city” in the region.

About a 50 minute train from Edinburgh is the City of Perth. The only reason I went here is because I’m from Perth in Australia. Perth, Australia, was named after Perth, Scotland, at the wish of Sir George Murray, who was in 1829 when Perth, Australia was founded, Secretary of