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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

The iconic image of St Michael's Mount, just off the coast of the village of Marazion is perhaps one of the West Country's most recognisable. Here lies St Michael's Mount, a majestic medieval castle and church built upon a large granite rock with far reaching views out to sea and towards Penzance.  This is perhaps… Continue reading St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

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Mother Ludlams Cave, Farnham

Double, double toil and trouble;  Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  Fillet of a fenny snake,  In the caldron boil and bake;  Eye of newt and toe of frog,  Wool of bat and tongue of dog,  Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,  Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,  For a charm of powerful trouble,  Like a hell-broth boil… Continue reading Mother Ludlams Cave, Farnham

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Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey

Deep in the heart of the emerald green trees and the rolling fields of Surrey lies a beautiful stretch of the River Wey.  Just off the main road is an easily missed entrance to a once important Abbey.  An artificial lake, adorned by reeds, rippling with swans, ducks and coots leads you along the path… Continue reading Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey

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Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest

I've been to the Beaulieu Motor Museum a number of times over the years and it never fails to keep us busy for a whole day.  There's something for everyone throughout the year - whether you love cars, movies, history, stately homes or beautiful gardens then the whole family should be able to find something… Continue reading Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest

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Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

I recently discovered Dorset – not that I didn’t know it was there before, but more the fact that I never visit there as my obsession for many years has been Cornwall.  My grandparents used to go on holiday in Dorset every year and we have a wonderful collection of family holiday snaps taken in… Continue reading Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

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Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, Hampshire

I have four big passions in life...literature...history...music and theatre.  Since I was a child I have been an avid reader of anything and everything and this love of books is something I've been working hard to introduce to my son.  The first time I was introduced to Jane Austen was when I visited her house… Continue reading Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, Hampshire