Staycation Postcards

With summer in full swing, we’ve taken inspiration from our broker partners across the UK on where to visit, and what’s best to do in their local area.


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Adam Stanger, of Orkney Insurance Brokers, was born and raised there, so you could say the location picked him!

“Believe it or not there is lots to do up here! We have the UNESCO World Heritage Site which comprises of Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Standing Stones & Ring of Brodgar – older than the Pyramids & Stonehenge. St Magnus Cathedral is very impressive (nearly 900 years old). The Old Man of Hoy is also worth a look”.

If you’re a budding historian, Adam points out the Royal Navy were based in Scapa Flow for both World Wars. “There are various batteries, Italian Chapel, Churchill Barriers & wrecks to dive”.

Orkney is home to some truly fascinating sights and wildlife – plus you may be lucky enough to catch the Northern Lights!

“There are lots of good restaurants but I would recommend The Lynnfield, The Foveran and The Storehoose”.

Alright me babber? Bristol-born Mathew Rowles formed Malago Insurance in January 2016. Mathew loves his local area and takes great pride showing us around the hotspots.

“Unicorns do really exist! The Bristol Unicorn Trail is very popular at the moment and follows on from the Wallace and Gromit trail a few years ago”.

Enjoy a curry? Then a visit to Urban Tandoor is highly recommended by Mathew. It’s probably best to do it this month as Bristol welcomes the annual Hot Air Balloon Fiesta: the biggest balloon event in Europe.

If you’re looking for that statue that was rolled into the harbour, you will find it in the M Shed. And your visit wouldn’t be complete without a picture by the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Head 25 minutes south of the Scottish capital and you’ll find Scott Ross of Commercial Risk Services. They’ve been based in Swanston for over 10 years and picked their location because of its natural surrounding beauty and location to the Edinburgh City Bypass.

Scott recommends taking one of the many walks surrounding Swanston as they “are plentiful and varied, and the area is surrounded by the Pentland Hills”.

Swanston Brasserie is highly rated for lunch. “It is busy most days but the food contains a lot of very locally produced food!”. This is also the best place to grab a photo as, on a good clear day, you can see over the River Forth to The Kingdom of Fife.

Edinburgh is brimming with history: in 1650, Oliver Cromwell and his 16,000 Covenanters camped in the Woods at Fairmilehead. The castle, home to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, is a must-see, as is a climb of Arthur’s Seat (an ancient volcano) offering panoramic views of the city. And Harry Potter fans are catered for too with a walking tour taking you along a gentle curve full of colourful shopfronts.