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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...

A Day in Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari was one of my highlights during a two-week Japan getaway- an ancient pathway of bright orange torii gates and shrines, just a...

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...

A Walk To Devil’s Pulpit, Overlooking Tintern Abbey

In the heart of the Wye Valley is Devil's Pulpit, a rocky outcrop amongst the trees that affords spectacular views up the valley and...

A Walk Through Old Sunderland, The East End

On my travels I am often met by wonderful surprises and today would be one of those days that enlightens me a great deal....

Marston Moor: Scene of The Great Civil War Battle

Just 8 miles north west of York, between the villages of Long Marston and Tockwith, on 2nd July 1644, one of the biggest battles...

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...

Ateshgah – The Fire Temple of Baku

Ateshgah, a place I have been in the past but wanted to see once more with more knowledge than just a passing tourist. A...

Luxulyan Valley Walk, Cornwall – Industrial Heritage and Natural Beauty

The Luxulyan Valley is, to my mind, a true Cornish treasure, a place for tranquil walks through the woodland and natural beauty, combined with local mining history, remnants of which can be easily...

Azerbaijan – The Maiden Tower, Baku

It was my fourth visit to Azerbaijan and great to be back in Baku, the city, the capital. Personally it is one of my...

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...

Hull Streetlife Museum – A Time Travelling Experience

The Streetlife Museum in Kingston-Upon-Hull is a transport museum with a whole lot to offer, and over the last few visits with my family...

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...

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