With many new buildings, especially those a community hold dear, there is always a settling period before people grow fond of them. I didn’t need that.
Gliding upriver, a fire-breathing monster seeks revenge on St Colmcille, the founder of Derry, for banishing it to the depths of Loch Ness 1,500 years previously.
Meson Don Felipe and Mar I Terra, near Southwark tube station, serve up a taste of the Iberian Peninsula in Central London.
Considering the size of the country, the amount of green stays available in the UK is pretty impressive; it also makes it hard to sift out some of the best. Here we share five eco hotels that stand out from the crowd.
Like great grey fingers reaching for the sky, the basalt columns of The Organ at the Giant’s Causeway held me totally captivated as a child. I would stand as close to the columns as possible, lean my head back and stare skyward up along the length of hexagonal stones stacked neatly, one upon the other.
Tucked away in the rural town of Frome, England is the Garden Café, a vegetarian restaurant that offers customers only the freshest local produce, grown using ethical, eco-friendly techniques.
The River Cottage brand has become known in organic circles as a pioneer of the ‘grow your own’ movement. The practises adopted at River Cottage have been so successful that the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has awarded the business the highest award possible, making it the most sustainable restaurant in the UK.
The British Government’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a distance based tax imposed on passengers when they book their airfare. It could add an extra AU$90 onto the cost of an economy flight from Sydney to London. Ouch! It may also encourage travellers to move outside the UK in order to find cheaper flights that use airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol, and possibly avoid using airlines to travel to mainland Europe.
Crop circles are so last season. If you want to see something really interesting in the green fields of England in the coming years then you’ll need to head to the little known area of Northumberland in the United Kingdom.
Based in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, on the south east coast of England, Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard has been the forerunner in organic viticulture in the UK for over 30 years. Established in 1979, Sedlescombe wines set out to quash the myth that English wines were no good, and they seem to have done a pretty good job.