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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

A chat with Sarah from HF Holidays…

If you want to take your kids on a truly memorable walking holiday, you'll be hard pressed to find a better company than HF Holidays. Here, we talk to Sarah about their dedicated family walking breaks and more...

Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park

Park delights nostalgia lovers & maintains gold standard Lovers of historic touring caravans will be heading to Silverdale, the popular south Cumbrian holiday park and flagship site of the Holgate empire, which comprises five [...]

Skelwith Fold – In the News

Skelwith Fold, the popular caravan park in the heart of the Lake District, close to the popular town of Ambleside and some of the region’s most beautiful fells, is in the news for all the [...]

Latest Reviews

Hilton London Metropole

When visiting London, hotel location is key: how far is it from the nearest Tube station? Is it within walking distance of the main attractions, if you decide to explore on foot? And if, like [...]

City Cruises – Afternoon Tea Cruise

What better way to see many of the sights of London than on a cruise down the Thames. But if you want to make it even more special, why not try City Cruises’ daily Afternoon [...]

Post-holiday Hair Repair

We all enjoy holidays in sunnier climes but, sadly, the sun's rays also take their toll on your hair, leaving it rather worse for wear. That's why it's important to give it a much-needed post-holiday [...]

Ford & Etal Estate – Northumberland

If you’re ever holidaying in the beautiful county of Northumberland, make sure a visit to Ford & Etal is included in your itinerary. Situated in the north of the region, Ford & Etal is a [...]

Stay, Play, Explore in Leicestershire – 2017

More regions of the UK should take note of what Leicestershire Promotions, the area’s tourism body, have devised to encourage families to visit and enjoy what the county has to offer. “Stay, Play, Explore” offers [...]

The Belfry – Revisiting this Family-Friendly Hotel & Resort

It was a delight returning to The Belfry, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, where on our previous visit I scored a hole in one!  Alas, this great achievement didn’t take place on any [...]

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