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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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Great Sloncombe Farm, Devon

One of my favourite things about escaping London, is heading to single track roads, surrounded by drooping trees and English hedgerows, pondering over thatched cottages and dreamily looking at beautiful old farmhouses. On a recent visit to Devon, we stayed at Great Sloncombe Farm on the outskirts of Moretonhampstead on the edge of Dartmoor.  This… Continue reading Great Sloncombe Farm, Devon

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Living History Festival – Weald and Downland Living Museum

Get yourself down to the Living History Museum at the Weald and Downland Living Museum tomorrow - Sunday June 3rd.  And if you're reading this after tomorrow, then put it in your diary for next Summer now! The Weald and Downland Living Museum (formerly Weald and Downland Open Air Museum) is renowned for their living… Continue reading Living History Festival – Weald and Downland Living Museum

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Arundel Castle – West Sussex

Arundel Castle in |west Sussex is a picturesque, fairytale castle - it has everything you can want from a castle and a day out.

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Corpse Road – Grasmere to Rydal Water Lake District

The more I visit the Lake District, the more I discover new favourite walks to add to my ever growing list of much favoured destinations.  When I had only been a few times, I made sure that on every visit I did a new one as well as my firm favourites.  But now after 12… Continue reading Corpse Road – Grasmere to Rydal Water Lake District

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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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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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Beatrix Potter – Lake District – Writer, Illustrator and countrywoman

I had never really thought about the connection between writers and gardens, until I attended a workshop at the Chelsea Physic Gardens last May, hosted by writer and journalist Jackie Bennett.  Suddenly a whole world of beautiful gardens and landscapes took on a whole new meaning as we saw how they had influenced the lives… Continue reading Beatrix Potter – Lake District – Writer, Illustrator and countrywoman

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Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

As a child I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, I had my regular cartoons and Worzel Gummidge which I loved.  My mum was not a big TV watcher, but what we always, without fail, sat down to enjoy was a good Agatha Christie.  Be it Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, we were hooked.  I… Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust