The 25 Boutique Bed & Breakfast – Torquay Gay B&B

The 25 Boutique Bed & Breakfast - Torquay Gay B&B

Torquay Gay B&B – Officially the Best B&B in the World!

The 25 Boutique B&B was created from scratch by hands-on owners Andy & Julian Banner-Price in 2015. They literally went back to the brick and now have a fabulous bed and breakfast in Devon on the south west coastline of England with five individually designed boutique bedrooms.

Each room at this Torquay gay B&B, whilst very different in design and layout, comes with an array of luxury features and extras like Elemis toiletries, a large comfy bed, Nespresso coffee maker, bathroom TV, Smart room controls via Alexa, daily home baked treats, fluffy robes and slippers, air conditioning and many more.

As a gay couple, Andy & Julian know how difficult it can be to find somewhere you feel comfortable and relaxed. Whilst the majority of their guests are straight, many are regular guests and it’s a friendly atmosphere. You’ll be greeted on arrival by Andy and Julian who have no staff and do everything themselves and be offered a welcome drink along with Andy’s famous chocolate brownies. As the English Riviera is famed for its temperate climate, you’ll hopefully be able to enjoy these on the sun terrace, but if not there’s a drawing room for guest use too which also houses the honesty bar.

See The 25 Boutique Bed & Breakfast – Torquay Gay B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Bedruthan Steps Camping in Cornwall – Our Taste for Life

Bedruthan Steps Camping - Our Taste for Life

If you’re thinking about Bedruthan Steps Camping in Cornwall, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about camping at Bedruthan Steps, whether you have a tent, a campervan, or a caravan.

Bedruthan Steps Camping is Gorgeous

Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps is one of the most picturesque coastlines in all of Cornwall.

Cinematic cliffs tower over jagged sea stacks, while the magnificent Atlantic ocean stretches as far as the eye can see.

We only planned a brief stop-off here during our Cornwall road trip. But the views were so incredible that we decided to stay close by to enjoy them some more.

We found that the choices for camping near Bedruthan Steps are pretty limited. However, we did find a couple of campsites in the nearby area, as well as a few options for wild campers.

I’ll be covering it all in the blog post, alongside all the best things to see and do in the area.

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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Easy London for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

East London for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

“London, Baby!” Yes, years later and you can still have a London itinerary Joey Tribiani style. Solo travel in “the big smoke” is all about fun, history, famous sights and visiting with locals. This plan is easy to adapt to your interests and is good in any weather, and believe me, you’ll no doubt have lots of interesting weather.

Easy London for Gay Families

Enjoy this easy London for gay families itinerary and let us know if you have any questions about our suggestions. This itinerary is so easy because it puts our best things to do in the city into an easy plan for four days. It’s a fun city to explore, and there are familiar sights around every corner it seems.

Head straight for the River Thames. Most of the iconic buildings and movie scenes you’ll recognize in town take place along the Thames. This also will give you the chance to get a physical understanding of everything’s location and sort update your plans accordingly.

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Lesbian Isle of Man – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Isle of Man - Our Taste for Life

There’s a ton of cool and exciting things to do in the “lesbian Isle of Man,” and that’s what I’ll be sharing in this blog post. By the end of the article, you’re gonna have a jam-packed itinerary whether you’re visiting the Isle of Man for a weekend, a week, or even a month.

Can you believe I’ve been living in the Isle of Man for almost two years? I thought it was about time that I shared my first blog about it. Better late than never, right.

I know one person who will be pleased. Natalie grew up on the island and has been on my case to write this article for years. So, here we are – finally. I know we are both excited to share the magic of this island with you all.

Visiting the “lesbian Isle of Man”

You could say that this island is one of the few remaining hidden gems of this world. Its beauty and nature are comparable with the likes of Ireland and the Lake District but with only a fraction of the crowds.  

With its secluded beaches and enchanting glens, sweeping forests and captivating landscapes, the Isle of Man is a dream for nature lovers. A fascinating and mysterious history adds to its charm, alongside a ton of interesting facts that I’ll save for another article.

But with all that said, let’s jump into what you came here for. Here are 65 cool and exciting things to do in the Isle of Man.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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Lesbian Durdle Door, UK – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Durdle Door, UK - Our Taste for Life

There are many things to do near Durdle Door other than the famous limestone arch, and that’s what I’ll be covering in this blog post. By the end, you’ll have a jam-packed itinerary, whether you’re visiting the Jurassic Coast for a day, a weekend, or even a week.

Durdle Door is one of the most beautiful and iconic spots in all of the UK. A natural limestone arch formed over 10,000 years ago stood perfectly in pristine waters; it’s truly a sight to behold.

It’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of visitors travel from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the famous archway every year. However, many don’t realise that Durdle Door is just a tiny part of the colossal Jurassic Coast.

Stretching for 95 miles along the South of England, the Jurassic Coast is the UK’s first natural world heritage site. It’s famous for its diverse, rugged coastline and outstanding geology, revealing over 185 million years of Earth’s history.

While there’s no denying that the lesbian Durdle Door area is an unmissable experience, here I’m going to be sharing some other lesser-known sights that are equally worthy of a visit. So whether you’re camping near Durdle Door or staying somewhere else nearby, be sure to save this article for your trip.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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Marlborough House – Bath Gay Owned Guesthouse

Marlborough House - Bath Gay Owned Guesthouse

Organic, Vegetarian Bath Gay Owned Guesthouse

Marlborough House Bed & Breakfast is an enchanting, friendly and informal small hotel in Bath, England, owned and operated by Peter Moore. Located in the heart of Georgian Bath, our impressive stone Victorian house has lovely spacious rooms furnished with beautiful antiques, carefully chosen and elegantly assembled.

Originally built in 1867, our Bath gay owned guesthouse is in the heart of town, close to Queen Square and at the edge of Royal Victoria Park. A short stroll up Marlborough Lane leads you to the gates of this lovely park, where Royal Avenue presents a panoramic view of the gracefully imposing Royal Crescent, a fine example of Georgian architecture. Only a few steps further, and you’ll find Baths’ famous Circus and the centre of this historic town, just five minutes on foot from our front door.

Marlborough House has seven bedrooms, each handsomely furnished with antiques and containing either an antique wood four-poster, or a Victorian brass and iron bed.

Each guest room is unique, but all are lovely, comfortable, scrupulously clean, and provided with complementary sherry and an abundant hostess tray featuring home baked cookies. Each room has a direct dial telephone, radio, alarm, hair dryer, and colour television with remote control. In addition, Marlborough house is on-line and internet and e-mail access is offered to guests.

Guests might desire to stay the morning in the luxury of their room, where breakfast is available by room service, another exceptional treat offered at the Marlborough House and is available throughout the day and evening. Licensed to serve drink, a wide variety of fine organic beers and wines, as well as an array of organic spirits and mixers, can be ordered through room service, or taken in the lounge.

See the Marlborough House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Manchester – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Manchester - The Nomadic Boys

My coming out story started out in the late 1990s when the British Queer as Folk version first aired on our screens. Back then, a confused and extremely repressed young teenage Stefan watched in awe as 3 gay blokes, Stuart, Vince and Nathan, went about their daily lives in Manchester’s Canal Street Gay Village. 

I was flabbergasted! Stunned!

This was the first time I had ever seen “normal” gay guys popularised on screen. It was also the first time I had ever seen gay urban life dramatised in such a way that it felt so real! Finally, that “feeling” that up until this point I had been forced to suppress by the society around me was, in fact, something totally natural. What a relief! I wasn’t ill or abnormal. I was in fact part of a large LGBTQ family that also felt the same way. As that young teenage Stefan continued to watch Queer As Folk, he also dreamed: maybe, just maybe, I could grow up and be just like Stuart, Vince and Nathan living so freely in the gay streets of Manchester…

Gay Manchester

Fast forward a few decades and I’m galavanting down those same historic gay streets, with Seby to hand, together exploring one of the coolest and most progressive places in Europe. 

I will always love Manchester! 

As well as having a special place in my big gay heart, it has an exciting gay scene, one of the best gay Pride events in the UK and is one of the few places in the world where I feel comfortable walking the streets holding hands with my Seby. It’s also super close to London (just 2 hours by train), which makes it ideal for a weekend trip.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Manchester Gay Bars – The Globetrotter Guys

Manchester Gay Bars - The Globetrotter Guys

Before leaving the UK we lived in Manchester, the gay capital of the North, for 10 years and absolutely loved this city we came to call home.

Manchester has been named amongst the Top 10 most exciting cities in the world, according to a recent poll by Time Out and is an incredibly gay friendly city.

Manchester has been one of the top gay destinations in the UK for a long time. It has one of the UK’s largest gay prides and one of the best gay scenes (Canal Street).

Here is our mini guide to the best gay bars in Manchester (and gay clubs).

The Gay Village Manchester

One of the things we love the most about Manchester and why it is one of the best gay cities in the UK is Manchester’s Gay Village.

Manchesters Gay Village is made up of Canal Street and a few surrounding streets. This is in the very centre of the city, minutes away from the main train station (Manchester Piccadilly).

Canal Street is full of gay bars from the start to the very end of the street.

We love the fact that everything is so close together and that you can easily do a bar crawl and not have to travel or get taxis between bars like you need to in some other cities.

Read on for the best gay bars in Manchester:

G-A-Y Manchester

Every time we have been to G-A-Y we have had the best night. The music varies on each floor but you can always guarantee the best of pop, 90’s and current chart toppers will be played somewhere (which we love).

Drinks are reasonably priced here too and the crowd is typically quite young and trendy.

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Marlborough House – Gay Owned Guesthouse in Bath, Somerset, England

Marlborough House - Gay Owned Guesthouse in Bath, Somerset, England

MARLBOROUGH HOUSE – BATH B&B, ORGANIC VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST

Marlborough House Bed & Breakfast is an enchanting small hotel owned and operated by Peter Moore in a friendly and informal style. Located in the heart of Georgian Bath, this impressive stone Victorian house has lovely spacious rooms furnished with beautiful antiqueswhich have been assiduously chosen and elegantly assembled.

Built in 1867, Marlborough House B&B is situated in the very centre of Bath, close to Queen Square and at the edge of Royal Victoria Park. A short stroll up Marlborough Lane will lead you to the gates of this lovely park, where Royal Avenue presents a panoramic view of the gracefully imposing Royal Crescent, a fine example of Georgian architecture. Only a few steps further will bring you to Baths’ famous Circus and the centre of historic Bath, altogether a 5 minute walk from Marlborough House.

Marlborough House has seven bedrooms; every one handsomely furnished with antiques and containing either an antique wood four-poster, or a Victorian brass and iron bed.

See the Marlborough House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Bath Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Lesbian Brighton – Our Taste for Life

BLOG - Lesbian Brighton - Our Taste for Life

The quirky seaside town of Brighton is known as the unofficial ‘gay capital’ of the UK. Not only famed for beautiful beaches and sticks of rock but also a liberal and open-minded attitude when it comes to diversity. Brighton has been at the epi-centre of LGBT+ culture since the 1930s, and Gay & Lesbian Brighton continues to thrive. Boasting a wealth of gay bars and clubs, LGBT+ centred events, and gay-friendly hotels, Brighton makes for an ideal gay or lesbian holiday in Europe.

Having grown up in England, Brighton has been in my blood since I was a child. Being only a 1.5 hours drive from London, we would often visit during the Summertime. So visiting Brighton now, as a (young) adult, I can’t help but feel incredibly nostalgic. The great thing is, not much has changed from the Brighton I once knew. From the iconic pier and stripy deckchairs to the beautiful pebbled beach and scent of fish & chips, it’s all pretty much how I remember it. Only, it all seems a little more ‘gay’ now.

You see, Gay Brighton’s welcoming and unbiased attitude is evident throughout the beachside town. You only have to wander the colourful streets, to find there are rainbow murals and references everywhere. And by everywhere, I mean everywhere. By the end of our visit, I felt as if I had rainbows coming out of my a*se! Wait a minute, I probably do. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, you needn’t worry about being accepted in Brighton. Show up as you are and you’ll seamlessly fit in.

So with all this in mind, we have put together this comprehensive travel guide for Gay & Lesbian Brighton. We’ve listed all of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs; gay-friendly hotels and hostels; the best LGBT+ centred events; as well as all the top things to do around the city. We will also touch on LGBT+ rights and social opinions in the UK, so you come fully prepared.

LGBTQ+ Rights in Lesbian Brighton

Like most places around the world, the road to LGBT+ acceptance in the UK has been a volatile one. Historically, being gay clashed with the idea of being a ‘good’ Christian. Which meant acts of homosexuality between men were punishable by death. Women were never subject to the same legal restrictions; however, would often be punished by the law nonetheless. 

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Brighton Travel Resources