Isle of Skye
Photo tip: Capture clichés with a twist
The most beautiful part of Northern Ireland is, without question, the coastline: tiny old cottages, ruins of even older castles, narrow winding roads, stone walls and the many shades of green in the countryside resulting from the plentiful rain.
Sometimes I kiss my tripod
I am not particularly fond of using a tripod because you have to carry it around and once you have set it up it restricts your movement. But it does allow you to capture wonderful images you would otherwise not be able to take.
There's more to England than London
Undoubtedly, it's one of the world's greatest cities but the UK isn't all about London.
The history of tartan is an intricate weave
The Royal Mile – the main thoroughfare of Edinburgh’s Old Town running downhill between the city’s old Castle and Holyrood Palace – makes history seem very recent.
I wandered, lonely, in a crowd
“Is this the way to Wordsworth’s grave?” asks a Japanese tourist emerging from one of the endless stream of coaches arriving at the picture-postcard village of Grasmere in the English Lake District.
"There are hardly ever two days the same"
An outing on the ferry to Rathlin Island, the northernmost point of Northern Ireland, gives me an idea of just how rough its waters can be.
Why people come to Bath to drink the most disgusting water in the world
As I walk into Bath's Grand Pump Room with its elegant crystal chandeliers, I find it very easy to conjure up the romantic image left by novelists such as Jane Austen. The fine décor, classical music trio and smartly turned out staff make me feel very under-dressed, but most of the other customers are in similar casual clothes.
Build a nest, and they will come
Ospreys were extinct in English Lake District for 150 years but, following successful breeding at Loch Garten in Scotland, the Forestry Commission and Lake District National Park decided to create nest platforms at Bassenthwaite in the hope of attracting them back.
London's Shoreditch: gloriously trendy and downright hipster
Shoreditch is one of London's trendiest and most downright hip neighborhoods.
What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt?
On a tour around Edinburgh city center, the kilted guide is highly entertaining, even when one woman inevitably asks him what he is wearing under it. “My socks,” he says.