Scotland's Route 66 named in the top six coastal road trips worldwide
The North Coast 500 route in Scotland runs from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north coast to John O'Groats, before heading down the east coast, completing the loop in Inverness
Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. In 1903 the remains of a human male, since named Cheddar Man were found a short distance inside Gough's cave, he is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton having been dated to approx. 7150 BCE. Mitochondrial DNA taken from the skeleton has been found to match that of Adrian Targett, a man living in the area today indicating that Cheddar Man is a very distant ancestor, amazing!
Burford, the tiny Oxfordshire town named as one of the Most Idyllic Places on the planet
Set on a steep hill leading down to the River Windrush, Burford has a fine collection of topsy turvy cottages, ancient stone townhouses and a host of tea rooms and antique shops. Burford gets pretty busy but its picture postcard streets are well worth it and if you wander off down the laneways you'll be transported back in time. There's an excellent garden centre on the outskirts and the lovely Cotswold Wildlife Park just down the road.
Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire, UK - one of the most historic medieval houses in England, based around an early medieval castle. The castle sits atop a high hill overlooking the attractive village of the same name, and is surrounded by wonderful formal and informal gardens.
The ultimate itinerary for a trip around Australia
The ultimate itinerary for a trip around Australia - visits every capital city and all 8 states and territories, and includes 4 road trips and 6 of the best national parks / natural wonders Australia has to offer! Click through for the detailed itinerary.
Lansallos Street - Polperro (by chris_I / cornwalls.co.uk) Looking down Lansallos Street in Polperro. I can't recall the name of the shop on the right but apparently 'kids, dogs and muddy boots are welcome'. The dog in the photo definitely lives here as I have seen a photo of Lansallos Street on another site, from another time and the dog is lying here!