Sizzlerz is a restaurant located in Derby, United Kingdom which serves a fantastic range of Afghan, British, Indian, Pakistani, and Italian dishes, including a range of seafood and vegetarian specials. Please note that only fresh, Halal and natural ingredients are used in the dishes.  ...more

Derby, United Kingdom



Sizzlerz is a restaurant located in Derby, United Kingdom which serves a fantastic range of Afghan, British, Indian, Pakistani, and Italian dishes, including a range of seafood and vegetarian specials. Please note that only fresh, Halal and natural ingredients are used in the dishes. 


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  • Planning To Travel After Covid-19? Here Are 10 Best Road Trips in Australia You Need To Check Out

    Planning a getaway to restart your life after the pandemic? Great idea! Why not plan for a road trip, especially in Australia since it has some spectacular routes and scenic drives as you traverse this large island continent? A road trip will also give you an opportunity to revive long-standing relationships with friends whom you have been social distancing from recently. And, you can do this while taking in the awe-inspiring scenes, hidden natural wonders, and some out-of-the-way places which can only be reached via a road! What is more, a road trip does away with the tedious tasks of extreme budgeting, applying for visas, considering travel restrictions, and embarking on a long flight to reach your destination. It allows you to travel at your own pace, it can nicely work out on a limited budget, and there is no fuss on what to wear – comfort-wear is the way to go! Most importantly, it enables you to create your own unique route while traveling.  Road trips are a convenient way for you to travel with your friends after Covid-19 and it is expected to rise with domestic travel will begin to recover first. To help you plan for your next road trip, here are 10 best road trips in Australia!  via GIPHY  1. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria Image Credit: Mateusz Glogowski on Unsplash This is one famed road trip route taking you across the southern coast of Australia from between Torquay and Warrnambool, Allansford, or a little further to Port Fairy in Victoria. The Great Ocean Road, completed in 1932 as a First World War memorial, showcases breath-taking clifftop vistas, wildlife, shipwrecks, and the never-ending coastlines while passing through quaint towns and rain forest. Things to do and see: Bells Beach, 12 Apostles, Erskine Falls, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell National Park, Loch Ard Gorge, the Island Archway, the cliff-face Gibson Steps, Cape Otway lighthouse, Great Otway National Park, Lorne, Anglesea, Peterborough, the historic fishing village of Port Fairy, and many delicious eateries along the way. Time frame: The route is about 9.5 hours (approximately a 250-kilometre drive). So, a day-trip is possible and done often if you want to enjoy only the passing scenery. But the best way to take in all the sights and sounds and venture further afield is a three to four-day road trip along these most famous road trip routes. 2. The Great Beach Drive, Queensland Image Credit: Tim Foster on Unsplash; You can get a nice view of the beautiful sunrise at Hervey Bay while on this route. For those of you living in Queensland, you need not go too far to catch some scenic views and some of the best routes for a road trip. The Great Beach Drive is the famed road trip on some of the Sunshine Coast’s most stunning beaches leading to Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast while meandering through UNESCO Heritage sites, national parks, and many historically significant landscapes. While traversing this most wonderful of road routes, you will be privy to whale, dolphin, turtle, platypus, kangaroo, and rare bird sightings. Don't miss out on the Hervey Bay; you can get a nice view of the beautiful sunrise and sunset here! Things to do and see: Noosa Biosphere, Great Sandy Biosphere, wildlife sightings, picnics, camping inside national parks, off-road driving, Double Island Point lighthouse, Hervey Bay, Teewah beach, Rainbow beach, surfing, kayaking, swimming, Great Barrier Reef, hiking and trekking, and Fraser Island - the largest sand island in the world. Time frame: The route is about 168 hours (a 380-kilometre drive). Take a three to seven-day road trip along the Great Beach Drive or even longer, depending on how long you want your getaway trip to be and what you want to explore with your friends. 3. The Grand Pacific Drive, New South Wales Image Credit: Mara Page on Unsplash; The Grand Pacific Drive will lead you to some of the iconic places in Australia such as the whitest sand beach, Hyams beach at Jervis Bay. For those in New South Wales, the Grand Pacific Drive will lead you along some of the territory’s most memorable places and coastal scenes through a 140-kilometre bitumen road. Things to do and see: Sydney’s Royal National Park, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Sea Cliff Bridge, booming blowholes at Kiama, Austinmer Beach, Nan Tien Temple, hang-gliding, paragliding Minamurra Rainforest, whitest sand beaches in the world at Jervis Bay, and Jamberoo Action Park. Timeframe: The route is just a few hours (approximately a 140-kilometre drive) and an ideal one-day road trip for anyone from Sydney, Canberra, or other neighboring areas. However, there is nothing to stop you from making this road trip a longer vacation by staying over in any one of the towns or reserves along the way. 4. Great Alpine Road, Victoria Image Credit: Linda Xu on Unsplash; Experience the beauty of lush mountains at Mount Buffalo National Park  Another scenic drive starts off at Wangaratta in Victoria and traverses through the Victorian High Country and ends at Metung in the Gippsland Lakes region. The Great Alpine road trip will stun you with its fabulous Alpine scenes, mountain ranges, deep valleys, wine country, and sparkling waterways. This route will let you revel in the beauty of the mountains while enjoying some relaxation time with close friends whether you live in New South Wales or in Victoria! Things to do and see: Be inspired and rejuvenated by the lush mountains and rain forests, Mount Buffalo National Park, Gorge Lookout at Mt Buffalo, unique rock formations, and waterfalls. You can also try activities like mountain biking, trekking, and horse riding with your friends. Drive through Victoria’s highest alpine village, and view the 1,750 meter above sea-level Mt Hotham. Don't forget to visit towns such as Beechworth, Bright, and Omeo to experience the local hospitality.  Time frame: The road trip is approximately 500 kilometres and best enjoyed through a week where you can take in the scenes and enjoy the local hospitality. 5. Cairns to Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Image Credit: Photo by Pierre-Henry de Soria on Unsplash; Drop by the Palm Cove while on this route, and spend some time with your friends, catching up.  A Sunshine Coast epic journey is the road trip starting from Cairns and ending at the Cape York Peninsula. While this route is not common, unlike the Cairns to Cape Tribulations road trip, it will take you through the World Heritage-listed, Great Barrier Reef to the ancient World Heritage Daintree National Park across red sand, rain forests, many national parks, indigenous history and culture, and scenic views like no other. While the drive is said to be bumpy and does not boast much comfort, it is a once in a lifetime adventure and a chance to experience a simple lifestyle! Things to do and see: Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, river crossings, ancient rock art at The Quinkan Galleries at Laura, rainforests, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, camping, Lakefield National Park, traverse the Old Telegraph Track, and walk to The Tip – the northern most point of Australia. Time frame: The route is about 14 hours (approximately a 1,000-kilometre one-way drive). Considering the dirt roads, raw terrain, and the need to do a round trip while exploring places and experiences the region, a minimum two-week road trip is called for. If you really are short on time, consider a one-way drive and return by air. 6. Gibb River Road, Western Australia Image Credit: jancolaco from Pixabay; Enjoy the Kimberley gorges on the Gibb River Road.  Western Australia’s Gibb River Road is another epic Australian road trip route for the adventurous. This route beginning and ending from Derby to Wyndham, or vice versa, will take you through the Kimberley region. Traveling through the outback on dusty roads will require a four-wheel drive, but the journey will take you through national parks, waterfalls, plateaus, gorges, natural wonders and lets you soak in the 50 to 60 thousand-year-old indigenous Australian culture. Things to do and see: Crocodile sighting; Windjana Gorge National Park; Mitchell Falls and Mitchell Plateau; El Questro; ziplining; King Leopold Ranges; visit outback cattle stations; compare and contrast between the Adcock, Manning, Galvans, Leonard, and Bell Gorges; Zebedee Springs; and Tunnel Creek. Time frame: Approximately a 660-kilometre route with only two roadhouses along the way – at Imintji and Mt Barnett. An ideal road trip would be a week-long, and more if you plan to stay and visit some out of the way places. Be prepared with extra fuel which can be expensive to purchase. 7. Red Centre Way, Northern Territory Image Credit: Philippe Wuyts on Unsplash; Kings Canyon, a must-visit to enjoy spectacular views!  The Northern Territory’s Red Centre Way is another epic and very cliched Australian road trip over sealed and unsealed roads. The route takes you through several mountain ranges, red earth deserts, isolated rocks, fresh swimming holes, ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, and historic towns. So, get ready for one epic Australian outback road trip experience! Things to do and see: Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, and West MacDonnell ranges; walking and hiking; Finke Gorge National Park; Watarrka National Park, the only place to see the red cabbage palm; the spirited lands of mulga forest; and the spinifex. Time frame: A loop route of about 1,135 kilometres starting at Alice Springs and taking you through Uluru and Kings Canyon is a 5 to 6-day road trip. 8. The Nullarbor Plain, South Australia to Western Australia Image Credits: Simon Maisch on Unsplash; Create unforgettable memories with your friends here at Nullarbor, South Australia If you are living somewhere in South or Western Australia, consider taking the Nullarbor Plain road trip which stretches across Ceduna/Adelaide in South Australia and Perth in Western Australia. While quite remote, the desert highway is an easy route meandering through the goldfields of Western Australia and the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. If you enjoy off-road driving, then use a four-wheel drive to ride through wide-open spaces, sand dunes, and wooded hills while re-hashing some legendary UFO stories and old-time myths with friends.  Things to do and see: Bragging rights to having seen and driven on the largest piece of limestone on earth; strange landscapes which the Nullarbor Plain is renowned for; wildlife such as giant wedge-tailed eagles, emus, kangaroos, dingoes, and camels; whale watching beneath the world's longest line of sea cliffs; the world’s longest golf course; unique caves; riding over sand dunes; ruins of Eucla Telegraph Station built in the 1870s; and camping under the starlit skies. Time frame: An ideal 6-day road trip of 1,256 kilometres which requires some preparation due to it being remote. So, carry enough fuel, water, and other essential supplies. 9. Heritage Highway, Tasmania Image Credit: Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash; Rural Building at Tasmania, Australia.  Living in Tasmania? No worries… This little island has quite a few road trips on offer from the Tassie Loop, to the route from Hobart to Freycinet, and of course the famed Heritage Highway. The Heritage highway which runs between Hobart and Launceston is a 200-year-old road built by convict road gangs in the 1800s. The highway meanders through some scenic views of farmlands, Georgian villages, grand rural estates and the authentic scenes of Tasmania’s historic midlands. Things to do and see: Visit the towns of Oatlands, Longford, Evandale, Cressy, and Perth; enjoy some gourmet food; Heritage Highway Museum and Visitors Centre in Campbell Town; Shene Estate & Distillery; and the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary. Time frame: A short 2 to 3 days road trip of approximately 200 kilometres. 10. The Big Lap, Australia Image Credit: Martyna Bober on Unsplash; Visit the Bondi Beach at Sydney, one of the most famous beach destinations.  Last but certainly not the least… we have “The Big Lap”, a spectacular adventure around the entire country. Try this fabulous road trip of 15,000 kilometres using Highway One around the edge of Australia as you take in the changing scenes and landscapes of the country’s diverse territories and mixed natural environs. The big lap route will take you through seven capital cities, ride through rain forests and the red earth deserts, cruise along the coastline, and enjoy the vast emptiness of the outback. Things to do and see: Everything and anything that you fancy from the coastline between Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Hobart. Time frame: To truly experience the big lap, you will need at least six months, so, consider this a final hurrah kind of road trip adventure!   In ending this article, let me say that depending on the amount of time you have for a vacation, some of these road trip routes can be combined with some fun activities to make it a super adventure. So, take this chance; do not agonize about limited overseas travel, but instead, make the most of exploring your own country and enjoying a relaxing, fun-filled time with your friends! Don't forget to download the HalalTrip App, here, for more travel tips, prayer times and Qibla Direction, and many more!    via GIPHY...

  • Escape Into Nature! Visit These 8 Best Places To Practice Shinrin Yoku!

    Shinrin Yoku is better known to many as forest bathing. It helps you awaken your senses and allows you to appreciate the peacefulness of nature. We are too attached to technology these days so this treatment is definitely what we all need right now. It's time to shut down your devices and escape into nature. You will be surprised when you realise the multiple benefits that you can get from this experience. If you wish to know more about Shinrin Yoku, do check out my previous article where I talked more in-depth on what it is about and what it can do for you. It's now time for you to discover the 8 best places to practice this incredible therapy. Get ready to find your inner peace and unleash the Kung-Fu Panda in you. 1.Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa, Connecticut Picture: AubergeResorts Feeling tired from work and in need a peaceful time away? The Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa will offer you a blissful getaway into its forest full of lush greenery. Located in Connecticut, Grace Mayflower Forest is a quiet spot away from the noisy disturbances of the city. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated while taking a stroll into their wonderful, vibrant forest. Address: 118 Woodbury Rd, Route 47, Washington, CT 06793, United StatesWebsite: AubergeResorts 2. Primland, Virginia Switch your devices off and breath in the fresh air of the mountains and the peacefulness of the forest. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Primland forest is a place where peace prevails. It invites its visitors into a zen world where its all about forgetting the one's daily hustle and bustle. Enjoy beautiful views while inhaling the sweet and soothing scent of lavender. Let your soul get carried away by the force of nature. Address: 2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, USAWebsite: Primland 3. Arashiyama, Kyoto Picture: Inside Kyoto Get ready to experience a Kung-Fu panda lifestyle in this incredible bamboo forest. Explore your zen attitude while breathing in peace and exhaling anxiety. Let the magnificence of the bamboo trees ensnare you into another dimension. Take a walk through the bamboo forest and bring your senses to life while being far away from the outside world. Address: Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, JapanWebsite: Kyoto 4. Bijin Bayashi, Tokamachi, Niigata Picture: GaijinPot Named the 'Forest of Beauties', Bijin Bayashi is the epitome of true beauty with its ever-changing colors at the rhythm of seasons. Enter into the fairy-tale world and lose yourself in its beautiful greenery and calm environment. These tall silhouetted trees are gracefully colored throughout the year so do visit the forest at least once for each season to have a new forest bathing experience every time. Address: Matsunoyamamatsuguchi, Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture 942-1411, Japan 5. Longshaw, Derbyshire Picture: NationalTrust Longshaw is a true walk into the past with a magical touch. Enchanting and mesmerizing, the Longshaw forest is complete with ponds, bridges, trees on rocky slopes and entwined branches. Hearing the sound of rushing waters as you take a stroll on the bridge will soothe and make you forget about your biggest worries. Enjoy breath-taking sceneries and end your walk with a cup of tea and a few home-made pastries. Address: Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TZ, UKWebsite: NationalTrust 6. Sheringham Park, Norfolk Picture: Norfolk Landscape Photography Connect with the nature through history and plants. Sheringham Park is anything but ordinary. With a history that goes way back in time, the park is an entrancing walk that will make you explore the beauty of life at its best. Designed by Humphry Repton from 1752-1818, this estate was bought by the Upcher family in 1811. Since then, successive generations of the family further developed it by adding a hall, a park and even went on to build a school.  Sit under the shade of the ancient beech tree and let the swishing of the leaves take you far away from this world. You can never have a negative feeling with all the vibrant flowers surrounding you from every angle. Address: Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham NR26 8TL, UKWebsite: NationalTrust 7. Amazon Rainforest, Brazil Picture: Rainforest Brace yourself to embark into an explosion of sensations. Located in Brazil, the Amazon forest is an energy boost for our minds, unleashing our senses to discover a world full of vibrant nature. Delve into this untamed nature and explore its wonders. Experience colors and sounds like never before. Listen to the rushing streams and the crackling of twigs underneath your feet. Once you're here, you're in for an expedition of a lifetime. 8. Ancient Kauri Forests, New Zealand Picture: NewZealandPhoto The best of cultures and nature is hidden inside this ancient forest, home to thousands of trees and a number of species. The Ancient Kauri Forests are beautified by magnificent tall trees and dense nature. With so much to feel and see all around, the forests will definitely take you on a roller coaster of emotions as you discover what nature has to offer. Forests are captivating and of course, full of magic. Shinrin Yoku can take place in any forest but you now have with you a list of the most wonderful forests that will help you rejuvenate and make you feel alive all over again. Don't be afraid to let go of the world for a moment and explore the the wonders of the forest. It's time to escape! Read more of our Muslim-friendly travel blogs!...

  • 5 Beautiful Villages in Britain

    What are your favourite attractions when you visit the UK? Football Stadium Tours, the Premier League, Shakespeare, Castles, Museums, Fish & Chips, or shopping? Well, I bet there are many things that you can do and see as a tourist in Britain. However, have you ever visited a village in Britain? In the UK, Britons love travelling to other parts of the country to visit these many old, yet beautiful villages. Captivating views, preserved traditional British stone houses, tea houses, tales of yore, local food, and many charming things attract Britons to visit old villages in Britain. Nowadays, many tourists from around the world have started to come visit these hidden gems of Britain to appreciate their magnificent presence. Find a Mosque near you in the UK Find a Halal Restaurant near you in the UK The following is my personal list of 5 Beautiful Villages in Britain for you to consider, the next time you visit: 1. Bibury Village Bibury Village is widely regarded as the most beautiful and charming village in England; it is one of the six places in the United Kingdom featured in the Mini-Europe miniature park in Brussels, Belgium. This village is located in the district of Cotswold, at the Gloucestershire County. To get there you can take a train from any big city in the UK to Kemble, which is the nearest railway station to Bibury, and continue thereafter by taxi, which will cost about £25. Alternatively, you can rent a car and drive to this village by using the postcode GL7 5NJ in your GPS. You can park your car opposite the Bibury Trout Farm, or alongside the River Coln, and explore the village on foot. One thing to note though: if you were planning to go there by car, it is advisable to come in the morning because the parking space opposite the Trout Farm has only about a 10-car capacity, and the nearby parking spaces alongside the river Coln are also limited. Due to the popularity of this village, these parking spaces are expected to be full before lunch time, and it would be quite difficult to find another car park near the village centre. The best time to visit this village is during spring, summer and autumn. What will you find in Bibury Village? Arlington Row Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine The most famous attraction in Bibury is the iconic Arlington Row, which is a nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports. Being one of the most photographed scenes in Cotswold, the cottages in Arlington Row were originally built in 1380 as a monastic wool store before it was converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century, and they are amazingly, still in a very good condition today. These identical cottages are lined in rows and indeed look stunning with their low doors and roofs. Furthermore, the surprising part is that all these cottages are still inhabited today. Even though many tourists flock in and take pictures in front of their houses every day, the residents seem undisturbed; they have become used to all this attention as they are very much aware of the significance of their dwellings as a major tourist attraction in Britain. Bibury Trout Farm Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine Bibury Trout Farm. This Trout Farm was founded in 1902 by Arthur Severn, a famous naturalist, with supply from the river Coln which surrounds Bibury Village. This trout farm is located very close to Arlington Row and it is worth visiting too. If you come with your family, a family entry ticket would yield significant savings. Inside the farm, you can fish, and then barbecue the catch by yourself. The trout farm provides all the equipment, and the picnic sites for you to cook the fish. It would be a very exciting experience! They also have their own restaurant inside when you don't have time to do all the things above. Just choose from the fish menu, which mainly consists of trout that should be safe for Muslims, Inshaa Allaah. Swan Hotel Swan Hotel. This 4-star classic British country-style hotel has been featured in many TV shows, especially in local and international paranormal TV series, since it's very famous for being haunted. Nevertheless, guests are still flocking in to stay in this hotel, either for that special reason, or because of the sight's beauty and charm. (Note: this is not a promotion of the hotel; the hotel itself is one of the main attractions/landmark in Bibury Village).   2. Bourton-on-the Water Village Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine There is a reason why this Cotswold village has such a name. This pretty village is located on a flat vale surrounded by the River Windrush, which bordered by long, wide greens, runs through the village's picturesque High Street. Since River Windrush water is shallow in the summer, many children are playing and swimming in the river, trying to catch fish or collecting pebbles. Many small shops and restaurants can be found along the river, which is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges and lined by many willow trees on the greens. It is indeed a very cosy environment which earned this village the nickname “Venice of the Cotswolds”. In winter it turns into a fairy-tale picturesque village, and a very tempting destination for landscape picture hunters. This village also offers an attraction that you will not find in any other villages in Britain: a miniature model village. While it may sound similar to Madurodam in the Netherlands or Mini-Europe in Brussels, the unique bit is that the miniature Bourton village is solely based on their own village, i.e. this entire village is transformed into a one-ninth the scale miniature stone replica of the original. I do find this is very interesting and unique, and took tons of pictures whilst visiting there. An ideal holiday for the family, this village also has a Birdland and Garden park that has over 500 birds in its sanctuary. Modest admission fees are charged for entry into all these attractions.   3. Castle Combe Village Castle Combe is located in Wiltshire County, yet it is still part of the Cotswold District. You may notice that many of the villages on my list are located in Cotswold. This is because Cotswolds, which falls into several counties, is famous in England for pretty honey-coloured stone villages and its magnificent countryside, so it has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Castle Combe has been challenging Bibury for the title of 'prettiest village in England.' You can also find medieval style cottage architecture, akin to Arlington Row, across the bridge from Main Street alongside the Bybrook River. This is due to its history as a weaving town at the heart of the Cotswolds wool trade, hence many of these weavers’ cottages were built. Beside architecture, you can also find old water pumps in the Market Cross. This small village is a popular filming location for many TV Series and movies, most notably in Doctor Doolitle (1967), Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989), and Steven Spielberg's Oscar-Nominated War Horse. Besides this historic heritage, if you love racing cars, you can visit Castle Combe Motor-Racing Circuit nearby.   4. Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine Ambleside is located in Cumbria County, Northwest of England. This village has many watermills with water flowing from River Rothay, along with little shops and cafes, so it is a very nice place for walking and window shopping. A short distance from the Ambleside centre, you can find Stock Ghyll Force, behind the Salutation Hotel, a magnificent 70 foot waterfall. Nevertheless, the major attraction of this village is the surroundings of the Lake District. Visitors can enjoy the grand view of the lake, take a cruise to Windermere, Bowness and Lakeside, and even hike and bike in the hills around the lake. Summer time is ideal to visit, but be prepared to deal with the crowd. Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine Personally, I prefer to visit this place in early autumn due to fewer tourists. Don't forget to try the fish & chips here! It is very delicious, but you have to watch out for the beer-battered fish & chips since it isn't permissible for Muslims. Please make sure to ask around before ordering, since there are places which provide regular fish & chips.   5. Edensor Village Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine Pronouced as 'Ensor', this small estate village is one of my favourites in the list. It is a hidden treasure; this village is not very well known to tourists - and that is what makes it even better in my book! It is located in Derbyshire, in one of the most beautiful locations in the country. With a total population of only 145 in the 2011 census, you can find a very peaceful and pristine village with charming houses. Every house in this village has been renovated, the doors and fences painted in the same, emerald colour. It is indeed, very cute and pretty. Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine In the village, you can find residents selling home-made produce in front of their houses from bread, pastries, pies, cookies, jams and even potted plants. However, the unique part is that they display their products without manning them: they just put the price list on a piece of paper next to a money jar on the table near the products, and trust that the buyers will honestly pay for it themselves. In other words, they have complete trust that passers-by who take their produce, will pay for it. What a wonderful community! This village is located just five minutes from one of the most famous, stately homes in the United Kingdom: Chatsworth House, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. So, you could visit this magnificent castle after visiting Edensor but there is an admission charge for it. Well, that concludes my personal opinion about five of the most beautiful villages in Britain. An important thing to note is that no admission ticket is needed to visit all these villages, and you can read up online on how to get to these villages, as in my description of Bibury Village. Another plus point for us as Muslims is in every villages or small town in the United Kingdom, you can find a traditional tea room: Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine Picture Credit - © Lili Lengkana @moonsilvershine The tea rooms are a nice place to have a tea break in a quiet, subdued atmosphere, with delicious British pastries and cookies (ask the staff for non-alcoholic and non-meat ingredients pastries) that you can enjoy. However, please check for the tea room opening hours, which are usually listed online in the village guide, for they have specific times opening for high tea time. It will be a wonderful experience to have traditional tea in the traditional tea rooms there during tea time, and the fact that most of these establishments are alcohol-free and family friendly, means that they are suitable for us perfectly. Go on a Halal Trip with us...

  • The 10 Best Destinations in the UK for Muslim Travelers

    The United Kingdom is a popular destination among Muslim travelers and is home to a large percentage of Muslims; with majority of them living in England and Wales. Islam is considered to be the second largest religion in the country, with most cities having pockets of Muslim concentrated areas. The Muslim community consists of many ethnicities, but majority is of British-Asian origin. Most cities in UK have prayer facilities; however locating halal food might be harder in certain areas. Muslim travelers planning on visiting the UK will be spoilt for choice as most of the cities are Muslim friendly and have adequate facilities. Following are a few of the top Muslim-friendly destinations in the United Kingdom, compiled by HalalTrip. London, the capital of England, is one of the most visited cities in the world and is home to the largest Muslim population in the country; with Muslims of different ethnicities living in its many boroughs. This cosmopolitan city draws visitors from around the globe including Muslims. London has a lot to offer its many visitors with a vast array of attractions, museums, galleries, parks and some fantastic shopping. Muslim travelers visiting London will be able to find prayer facilities without difficulty as the city is home to a number of mosques, Islamic centers and prayer rooms. Locating halal food in London too, is not difficult as visitor will be able to find an array of halal restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. Bradford; located in Northern England is another city with a sizeable Muslim population. Muslim travelers visiting this city can locate mosques without a problem as the city is home to over 70 prayer facilities. The city of Bradford is popularly known as the curry capital of Britain as it is home to many Asian curry houses. Those looking for halal restaurants will be spoilt for choice, as the city has many Muslim owned restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. Not to be missed when in Bradford is its city park which contains United Kingdom’s largest man made water feature. Luton is a large town located north of London and is another Muslim-friendly destination in the UK. It is home to a diverse ethnic mix of people with a sizeable Muslim population; consisting mainly of Asian descent. Luton has a wide selection of restaurants spread across the town; however, Muslim travelers can find a concentration of Asian halal restaurants in Bury Park. The town is home to over 20 mosques so Muslim travelers will be able to locate prayer facilities in Luton quite easily. Blackburn has the largest population of Muslims in the UK, outside of London making it another good destination for Muslims travelers visiting the country. With more than 40 mosques spread across Blackburn, Muslim travelers will have easy access to prayer facilities when required. Locating halal restaurants will also not be as difficult; as there are many halal restaurants catering to Blackburn’s local Muslim community. Birmingham the second most populous city after London is an ethnically and culturally diverse city. Home to a considerable number of Muslims the city offers its Muslim visitors halal-friendly facilities. With over 150 mosques spread across Birmingham, Muslim travelers will be able to find a mosque to offer their prayers at quite easily. Halal food too is easy to locate; with most halal restaurants serving South Asian, Mediterranean and Arabic food. The Cadbury World situated close by is a must-visit when in Birmingham. Dewsbury, Leicester, Derby, Manchester and Liverpool are some of the other destinations that Muslim travelers should visit when in the UK. These cities have a sizeable Muslim population; therefore offering its Muslim visitors many Muslim friendly-facilities. Each of these cities has prayer facilities and halal restaurants that tourists could use. The availability of these facilities is sure to make holidaying in the UK an enjoyable experience for Muslim travelers....

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