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Situated on the north coast of Wales along the Menai Straits, Bangor is in a wonderful setting. With views of the Isle of Anglesey and the Menai Suspension Bridge in one direction, and Snowdonia’s towering peaks in the other, this friendly coastal city packs a powerful scenic punch. The history of Bangor is an interesting one - Bangor’s origins lie in the early 6th century, when Saint Deiniol founded a monastery on the city’s present-day site. It’s believed the name Bangor, an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘wall’, may have originated from the wattle-style enclosure that ringed the monastery.
From epic hiking routes to local food and luxurious hotel stays, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Shropshire.
But, where is Shropshire? The county is located in central England, between the Welsh Border and Birmingham. The principal towns are Shrewsbury and Telford, which both have train stations too. If you’re travelling by car, you’ll become familiar with the M54, A5 and the A49 which criss-cross through the county.
Looking for UK weekend break ideas? This post is filled with travel inspiration for beautiful destinations around the country.
Northern Ireland offers a diversity of attractions that frequently confounds first-time visitors. Rejuvenated and irrepressible, Belfast now rivals any of the UK’s capital cities, but in addition, the country manifests superb natural heritage – including one of the world’s great coastal road trips – remarkable cultural treasures, outdoor activities in abundance, and an increasingly vibrant food and music scene.
Ready to finalise your perfect English itinerary? Here are the next 5 places that you are not going to want to miss…
With buzzing cities, a sweeping coastline and serene countryside, there are plenty of great things to do in Hampshire. Here’s what we suggest for you to do…
Did you know that you can see the train from the Harry Potter movies in Scotland? The REAL LIFE Hogwarts Express! You’ll find it up in the West Highlands, running from Fort William to Mallaig and back.
If you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ about having to spend 2021 in England, then turn that frown upside down and enjoy the inspiration that’s about to follow. Here are a few of the best UK days out for you to enjoy.
Planning your first time in Europe is an out of body experience. There is so much history, culture and art to explore that it can be overwhelming. But there are a few destinations that really stand out for first-time visitors. And if you find yourself visiting for the first time, these are the cities you absolutely can’t miss.
If you are booking your first trip to Europe, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the choices. That’s totally normal! After all, there are so many great cities and countries on offer.
Dubrovnik is a beautiful UNESCO coastal city in the south of Croatia. It is often known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic‘ given its famous medieval Old Town, massive stone walls, and stunning landscapes — and well, of course, it is also well-known for being the filming location of the HBO hit series: Game of Thrones.
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You have two days in Sydney,
Once travelling abroad returns, post COVID-19, we strongly recommend visiting the iconic Australian city, Sydney.
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For the next few blog posts, we’re taking a look at Ibiza, one of the most popular and scenic of the Balearic Islands.
It’s gained a reputation for being synonymous with drinking and clubbing - however, there is much, much more to this beautiful island. We’re making it our mission to show you that there is more to the White Isle than simply partying.
The temperature in the UK has dropped, and we’re certainly suffering from a bit of wanderlust here at Roar.
This is the perfect time of year for travelling and exploring new places - our favourite summer holiday destinations have become free of crowds, making it the perfect time to squeeze in a bit of sun before the Christmas period.
The city of Marrakech can be overwhelming for new visitors. It’s tremendously busy, incredibly disordered and sometimes difficult to find your way round. But, that’s all part of the fun!
Amongst the chaos, beautiful architecture, bright colours, the smell of spices and delicious local cuisine await. It’s all about knowing where to go to discover what this magical city has to offer - and that’s where we come in.
Montenegro is a firm favourite with in-the-know holidaymakers, but word is spreading - so get there fast! It’s often overlooked in favour of Croatia, however, there isn’t a huge difference between the two. Expect sandy beaches, sunny climes and a beautiful landscape - just like Croatia - but without the hordes of tourists.
We’re lucky to be surrounded by beautiful places here in the North East. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the city, the peacefulness of the countryside, or the sea breeze along the coast, you won’t have to travel very far to experience exactly what you’re looking for.
With its striking architecture and idyllic sweeping canals, Venice is one of Italy’s most famous tourist destinations. This city is perfect for a weekend break - you can relax, embrace Italian culture and soak up the sunshine in the Summer.
Bali has recently become a thriving tourist spot, attracting visitors all over the globe each year. It’s easy to get lost amongst the tourist traps in this country - but, if you’re looking to immerse yourself in authentic Balinese culture, Ubud is the place to do it.
Japan’s busy capital, the vibrant city of Tokyo, has something for everyone. Whether you are fan of exploring forests and hiking up mountains, exploring ultra modern buildings and taking in the bright lights of the city, or visiting tranquil, historic shrines - Tokyo is the place to do all three!
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Sardinia is home to out-of-this-world beaches, rugged mountainous terrain and quaint towns. It’s varied landscape it what makes this little gem so appealing to families, couples and adventurers alike.
Still looking for somewhere to holiday this Summer? We’re sure that Rhodes will be the perfect destination for you!
Situated in the southwest Aegean Sea, Rhodes proudly claims to be the sunniest of the Greek isles with the Summer season extending well into October. With highs averaging 30 degrees celsius, it’s the perfect place to relax on the beach or embark on an action-packed adventure.
Quebec is Canada’s largest French-speaking province, rich in both history and culture. It offers a wealth of travel opportunities all-year round thanks to its abundance of snowfall in the Winter, and thriving festival scene during the Summer months.
If you’re visiting the city, make sure to download Roar App from the App Store. With the best hotels, restaurants, bars and more, it’s the ultimate guide to exploring new places far and wide.
As well as incredible weather during the Summer months, Portugal is blessed with sandy beaches, quaint towns and captivating cities. Throw in a short flight from the UK, great food and plenty of wine, and there you have it - the perfect family-friendly holiday destination!
If you’re thinking of heading to the country, we’re here to provide all you need to know including what do do, where to eat, where to drink and where to stay.
The city of Orlando is magical - and that’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle! It’s one of the most visited cities in the world, attracting tens of millions of tourists per year.
The city is best known for its theme parks, with Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Harry Potter World to name just a few.
Thinking of visiting New York, but don’t think you can afford it without breaking the bank?
New York is one of the world’s most expensive cities both to live in and to explore as a tourist. With rising flight prices and exorbitant hotel rates, it’s easy to see why most think a trip here is impossible.
The Maldives is undeniably one of the most quintessentially beautiful spots on the planet. Offering a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity, it’s no surprise that these islands are incredibly sought-after and sit at the top of most bucket lists.
Comprised of more than 1,000 coral islands across 26 atolls, varying from tranquil powdered beaches to bustling harbours, it’s an idyllic holiday spot for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
If you’re looking at American destinations for your holidays this year, take a look at Los Angeles in the glamourous state of California.
Los Angeles, or the City of Angels, is one of the world’s most famous cities, know for attracting tourists from across the globe. With year-round sunshine and balmy temperatures, it certainly deserves its angelic name.
Kraków, situated in the south of Poland, is an underrated gem. With cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages and pretty squares lined with beautiful buildings, it’s like something straight out of a film.
Most people don’t even consider it as a potential city break destination, and instead prefer the likes of Barcelona, Paris and Berlin. We’re here to show you what Kraków can offer something even more special than these overcrowded tourist hotspots.
Jamaica is a vibrant island bursting with culture and adventure. From the warm weather to delicious traditional Caribbean cuisine, it certainly has plenty to offer as a holiday spot.
It’s a great year-round destination, but each season has its own advantages depending on your personal preferences. Visit in July for a roasting-hot beach holiday, or visit in December for a much-needed Winter escape with slightly cooler weather.
Are you thinking about going to Iceland?
This small, but breathtakingly beautiful island is defined by its landscape. Think geysers, hot springs, lava fields and cascading waterfalls. A visit here is a visual journey, so make sure you don’t forget your camera!
With a skyscraper-studded skyline, diverse landscape and bustling shopping districts, Hong Kong is the ultimate destination for travellers seeking a vibrant trip.
During your stay you'll eat some of the best, authentic food you’ve ever tasted, you'll be mesmerised by the sheer scale of the centre and you'll feel uplifted by a combination of the urban and the rural surroundings.
A visit to Greece would be incomplete without a visit to some of the beautiful Greek Islands.
There are around 6,000 islands in total which are scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for you.
This week we’re taking a closer look at French Polynesia, which comprises more than 100 islands in the South Pacific including Tahiti, Mo’orea and Bora Bora.
These idyllic, isolated islands are picture-perfect, with miles of powder-white sand and the bluest of oceans filled with schools of tropical fish - it’s no surprise that these islands are at the top of most bucket lists!
The breathtakingly beautiful city of Edinburgh oozes charm and tradition, yet upholds a cosmopolitan, stylish feel.
It’s bursting with things to do and there is certainly plenty to keep you busy. Download RoarApp from the App Store to make the most of your time - with the best bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels and more, it’s your perfect travel companion.
This week we’re looking at Denmark, a Scandinavian country renowned for its design, history and architecture.
Whether you are searching for chic cities or picturesque countryside, Denmark is the place to find it. Every year millions of tourists embark on this country, and it’s not difficult to see why.
This week we’re looking at the beautiful country of Croatia, an Eastern European country with a long, diverse coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Featuring towns and cities with unspoilt nature, coupled with beautifully preserved architecture and a lively cultural scene, Croatia promises something for everyone.
This week, we’re looking at the buzzing city of Budapest, Hungary’s capital.
The city is made up of three districts, with Buda and Óbuda on the west bank of the Danube and Pest on the east bank.
As part of our A to Z of Travel series, we’re going to be taking you around the world to inspire you to plan some once-in-a-lifetime adventures!
From the French Alps to the mountains of Colorado, there are number of luxurious ski resorts that frequently attract the rich and famous. Discover world-class slopes and out-of-this-world chalets with our selection of the world’s most luxurious ski resorts and destinations.
From breathtaking landscapes to unique architecture, capturing the perfect shot isn’t difficult in these beautiful destinations.
We’re sure that these places will be bumped right to the top of your travel bucket list!
Have you resolved to see more of the world in 2018?
In order to help you put together your travel bucket list for the year ahead, we have selected the top destinations you must see, from the coast of Australia to the slopes of Colorado!
Say goodbye to the January blues and start planning your Summer holiday!
Summer will be right around the corner before we know it, so make sure that you’re prepared. To help you out and provide some inspiration, we have gathered a few of the hottest destinations of 2018.
Why Poland Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List. Poland is a thriving country which must be added to your travel bucket list - it’s not all about vodka and stag weekends!
We aren’t sure why this country isn’t a popular tourist destination - it’s cheap, beautiful and there is plenty to do. It’s up-and-coming, so make sure you visit before it becomes a real hotspot!
With 2018 rapidly approaching, you may be looking to plan your next holiday. Have you considered taking a European city break over a long weekend?
We have compiled a list of 5 of our favourite cities which you should aim to visit in 2018!
Haven’t made any New Year’s Eve plans yet? Are you looking for some inspiration?
We have searched far and wide to select the best places to be when the clock strikes midnight. From the bustling streets of New York to the beaches of Thailand, these parties are unlike any other!
In this article we have decided which 5 destinations we recommend for your child friendly long-haul holiday!
In this article we have sourced out the best short haul destinations for families.