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Ripley Castle – Walk The Grounds and Gardens

Just 3 miles outside Harrogate, North Yorkshire, sits Ripley Castle. The main central building of the quaint little village of Ripley itself. I have...

Tan Hill Inn, The Highest Pub in Britain

We were thinking of somewhere to have lunch and was in the area of the Upper Eden Valley. I wanted somewhere different so immediately...

Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House by Mackay Hugh Ballie...

On a wet August Bank Holiday Sunday in the English Lake District (I know it’s hard to believe) we took the chance to visit...

Views of Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire

As I have shown many a time on these pages, Beningbrough Hall and the grounds are somewhere I frequent very regularly. It is a...

A Doggy Day at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

It was a sunny day, I had time for a local stroll and Rusty was most definitely raring to get out on a walk....

Eyam, The Peak District’s Plague Village

My previous articles have been a celebration of happy times, or of my appreciation of wonder and beauty. This article is slightly different in...

Durham Castle – The Palace of The Prince Bishops

The year is 1072, only six years after the Norman conquests, and William the Conqueror had moved the Normans northwards requiring a castle where...

The Bowes Museum In Barnard Castle

One minute you are in the Durham Dales, Teesdale and the historic small market town of Barnard Castle. Turn a corner and through the...

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire – A Family Favourite

Tattershall castle has been a place for making family memories for many years since the kids were tiny and we always had a tradition of having a...

Appleby Castle – A Stay In History

Appleby Castle, packed with history reaching back to the Roman age, and carrying on through to the Normans, great Kings, the Clifford family (especially...

Lyme Hall and Park, A Cheshire Delight

Lyme Hall is a grade l listed building set amongst the most ornate gardens and surrounded by 1300 acres of estate and deer park which is made up of moorland and woodland...

Sitio Litre – The Orchid Garden of Tenerife

The oldest garden on the island of Tenerife. Not the biggest attraction but yet a very interesting one and a wonder for the senses...

Lumley Castle – A Spontaneous LateRooms Stay

It was coming up to the weekend and we fancied just getting away for the weekend. Nowhere too far, just away from the trappings...

Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire – A World of Discovery

A gorgeous setting with a world of discovery through the grade 1 listed Victorian gardens in Staffordshire, there’s lots to explore so be ready...

The Workhouse – Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Southwell Workhouse is a humbling place, somewhere to be experienced at least once, I can guarantee you’ll never forget your visit. What an eye...

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