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An honest lowdown on accommodation, theme parks, attractions, places to eat, destinations – well, just about anything travel-related for when you’re travelling alone or with family.


Meet Us

Hi, I’m Richard Webber and here is my wife, Paula, and children, Hollie and Peter. We’re all part of Travellowdown and would like to thank you for visiting this popular website.

I’ve been a journalist for around 20 years, writing for – among others – the Daily/Sunday Express, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own, Woman and a host of other national publications. I’ve also written several books, including the popular Best Walks on Exmoor.

One aspect of journalism I particularly enjoy is travel writing. But it’s not just me who enjoys travelling and exploring new places, the whole family does, and many of our adventures are documented on this site.

Travellowdown has something for everyone. But being parents of two children, many of the reviews are family-orientated. We want to show that travelling with kids, whether they’re infants or teenagers, can be a fun-filled experience.

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Latest News

Interview with Inn Collection’s Sean Donkin

A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven pubs/inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, just two miles [...]

Safestay London Kensington – Holland Park

Safestay, a brand of luxury hostels offering affordable, comfortable and stylish accommodation in landmark buildings and superb city centre locations, states on its website that it’s taken budget accommodation to new heights. Well, we can [...]

Relax in Cardiff Airport’s Executive Lounge

If you’re flying out of Cardiff Airport, book your family into the Executive Lounge because it’s perfect for starting your adventure amid relaxed surroundings while admiring the views across the Vale of Glamorgan. We were [...]

Latest Reviews

10 Family Favourites in Bournemouth

Voted UK’s Best Seaside Town in 2017’s British Travel Awards, Bournemouth is a vibrant, attractive, green town offering plenty for everyone. After my family and I spent a few days in the town recently, it’s [...]

Family-friendly places to eat in Bournemouth

Bournemouth overflows with family-friendly restaurants and cafés, so choosing a few to sample during a short break can be difficult. Here, we’ve detailed some of our favourites... Ask Italian This contemporary restaurant is found in [...]

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa – Bournemouth

The concept behind Oceana Hotels presence in the sunny south coast town of Bournemouth is very interesting. The company has created its own self-contained resort by owning five hotels within a stone’s throw of each [...]

The Dream Lodge Group – Hilton Woods

The Dream Lodge Group is a family-run business with eight parks to their name. So you can choose to rent or even buy a lodge in Devon, Cornwall, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk or East [...]

West Somerset Railway

Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact of life for many people that if you live near or within a place of interest you can become a little complacent about its appeal. We’re lucky enough to live [...]

Isle of Man – 10 things to do on a family holiday

At the end of July 2017, we spent five largely sunny days on the Isle of Man and can happily say that it was a wonderful trip which we’d repeat like a shot! Although our [...]

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