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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.

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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

Celebrate YHA’s 85th Birthday

It’s YHA’s 85th birthday in April and to celebrate they’ve got some great prizes to give away for anyone that’s got itchy feet. Throughout their birthday week they’ll be giving away £100 worth of YHA [...]

Latest Reviews

Bridgedale Ultra Lightweight Walking Sock

Getting the right footwear for a walking holiday is so important but it’s not only your shoes, it’s the socks inside that can make a difference. Cushioning is obviously important when it comes to walking [...]

BridgeStreet Serviced Apartments – Liverpool One

We’d recommend the concept of serviced apartments. Not only do you enjoy all the amenities associated with a hotel room, but you have the space, comfort, privacy and facilities of home. It’s perfect for families [...]

The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms – Chester

We visited Chester recently and enjoyed being based in the Riverside Rooms. Being a family of four, we occupied two downstairs rooms and found them very comfortable.  The Boathouse Inn sits on the banks of [...]

Our Top 5 Family Attractions in Liverpool

We visited Liverpool recently, our first experience of the city, and were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and do for all of us, regardless of age. So, we’ve picked five family-friendly [...]

The Commissioners Quay Inn – Blyth

During Summer 2016 my family and I were lucky enough to sample five inns owned by The Inn Collection. This leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England boasts an expanding portfolio which, [...]

The Suites Hotel – Merseyside

A warm welcome awaits at The Suites Hotel. Just outside Liverpool, the hotel has a fine restaurant, stunning spa, free parking (300 spaces) and is the only 4-star in the northwest where everyone gets a [...]

Includes detailed descriptions and illustrations covering 30 of the best walks on Exmoor.
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