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Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Wales

Perched, upon a small hill overlooking the Carew River, lies the haunting remains of Carew Castle.  A picturesque ruin built in the 13th century, this castle offers romantic views, tales of knights, war and romance, beautiful walks along the riverside, crabbing in the shallows of the water and a beautiful water mill.  I had intended… Continue reading Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Wales

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Hound Tor and Medieval Village, Dartmoor, Devon

I have spent years driving over Dartmoor and rarely have I stopped to explore it.  I have spent the odd night, usually at the Two Bridges Hotel, on my way home from Cornwall.  This year I vowed to actually stop, spend a few days here and explore properly. My drives over the moors, have often… Continue reading Hound Tor and Medieval Village, Dartmoor, Devon

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Castlerigg Stone Circle – Lake District

Every time I come up to the Lake District, despite having my firm favourite walks, lakes, views, cafes, restaurants and museums I make it my mission to discover somewhere new every day.  Today, it was Castlerigg Stone Circle.  This has been on my list for some time, but deep down I had this feeling that… Continue reading Castlerigg Stone Circle – Lake District

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Carters Steam Fair

One of my friends once joked, that I was born in the wrong century and I should have been born in the nineteenth century.  I'm not entirely sure it was actually a joke and probably not far from the truth.  Although I embrace modern technology, I'm a firm fan of anything vintage. So when I… Continue reading Carters Steam Fair

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill – English Heritage

Over half term William and I went to the Lake District for the week.  We stayed in a beautiful little cottage in Ambleside and as usual I made my huge list of places I wanted to go and things I wanted to see.  As it was the last week of National Trust houses being open… Continue reading Stott Park Bobbin Mill – English Heritage

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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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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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Penshurst Place, Kent

Anyone who knows me will know that my ideal day out will consist of 1 of 4 things: a beautiful building, a beautiful beach, beautiful countryside or a beautiful garden. Penhurst Place ticks two of those things...except it's not beautiful...it's stunning, glorious, magical - there's not enough words to describe it. Another place that has… Continue reading Penshurst Place, Kent