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Travel lowdown

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

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

Rookley Park – Isle of Wight

As a family, we always enjoy our visits to the Isle of Wight because there’s so much to see and do – plus, there is a wide choice when it comes to choosing accommodation. We’re [...]

Isle of Wight – 5 Family Favourites on Adventure Island

Families have been visiting the Isle of Wight for nearly two centuries and the island’s tourist board has been promoting 2017 as the Year of Family Adventures – but, of course, any year is ideal [...]

The King’s Head Inn – part of The Inn Collection

My family and I have been lucky enough to stay at several inns owned by The Inn Collection and have always enjoyed the experience. This leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England [...]

YHA Ambleside

You’ll be hard pressed to find a hostel in a better location. Sitting on the banks of Lake Windermere, the commanding YHA Ambleside offers breathtaking views across England’s largest natural lake from many of its [...]

YHA Honister Hause

YHA Honister Hause might not boast the amenities of other hostels, such as wi-fi or reliable mobile phone signal, and, if I’m honest, isn't the best looker among the myriad properties owned by the YHA. [...]

Aqua Sphere Kameleon Goggles

Sourcing swimming goggles for one’s own use or perhaps for your kids can often be tricky. Sometimes, it’s not until you start using them that you discover that, maybe, you should have opted for a [...]

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