The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

The best of Edinburgh’s Water of Leith
Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal
Oceanário de Lisboa
Carnes de Convento, Setúbal – Portugal
Masterchef’s Billy & Jack Winter Warmer Supper Club
Appreciating Rick Stein’s Padstow
The ruins of Tintagel Castle
Pasties on Port Isaac’s quayside
Award-winning breakfasts at Wadebridge B&B, Cornwall