15 Movie Locations You Can Visit With Your National Trust Card

The National Trust is an environmental / heritage conservation charity that gives you free access to hundreds of places in the UK. From fancy gardens to stately homes, wild landscapes and nature reserves, the trust protects and preserves a lot of different places throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Jess and I decided to join up and get a membership at the beginning of the … Continue reading 15 Movie Locations You Can Visit With Your National Trust Card

A Lord of the Rings Guide to the Cotswolds | 6 Places That Inspired Tolkien

The Cotswolds probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings author grew up in the city of Birmingham, then spent most of his time in Oxford, so they are the locations most associated with him. However, Tolkien had family in Evesham – a small market town in Worchestershire – and he would visit … Continue reading A Lord of the Rings Guide to the Cotswolds | 6 Places That Inspired Tolkien

Set Jetting | Aysgarth Falls

Whilst other girls were swooning over Prince Charming and Eric from their favourite Disney movies, I found myself a little bit in love with a small orange fox called Robin Hood, and have admittedly been obsessed with the character ever since. No, but in all honesty, I don’t think there has been a single Robin Hood movie that I haven’t loved, and my absolute favourite … Continue reading Set Jetting | Aysgarth Falls

18 Geeky UK Conventions To Add To Your Bucket List

It’s beginning to look a lot like Con season! March is generally when I start thinking about what conventions I want to attend during the year ahead. There are a few I tend to gravitate towards each year – either because they’re closest or I know them well – but since one of my goals for 2019 was MORE CONVENTIONS, I felt the need to … Continue reading 18 Geeky UK Conventions To Add To Your Bucket List

A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

If you read my post about 31 geeky things to celebrate in March, you’ll have noticed that today marks the day that the fictional Sherlock Holmes took on his first case in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ – Arthur Conan Doyle’s debut novel. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about an exhibition I recently visited, all about Arthur … Continue reading A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

8 British Landmarks In Pokemon Sword and Shield

Yesterday it was announced by the CEO of Pokemon, Tsunekazu Ishihara, that a new game would be coming to Nintendo Switch in late 2019 – Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The games are set in a completely new region called Galar, but it might look a little familiar to some of you Brits out there. That’s because the map is based on the Great Britain … Continue reading 8 British Landmarks In Pokemon Sword and Shield

things-to-do-in-york-for-harry-potter-fans-the-shambles

Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

If you’re a Harry Potter fan heading to the UK, chances are that London and Edinburgh are pretty high on your list of places to visit. London features heavily in the Harry Potter books (Kings Cross, Ministry of Magic) and appears in all the movies, whilst Edinburgh is where the books were written – but they aren’t the only places where you can get your Harry … Continue reading Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

Life Lately | Live Music, Robin Hood and The North

Since it’s been literally forever a little while since I’ve updated Geeky Tourist, I thought the beginning of the month – Hello October! – would be the perfect time to stop procrastinating, pull my finger out, and give you guys a bit of an update as to why I’ve been so vacant. The short story? I’ve been super busy. I honestly don’t think I’m exaggerating … Continue reading Life Lately | Live Music, Robin Hood and The North