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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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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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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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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

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Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, West Sussex

There are a number of museums that were firm favourites of mine as a child and the Amberley Chalk Pits Museum in Amberley, West Sussex was one of them.  I remember the first time we ever went - the car park is right beside the train station and I as excited to wave to everyone… Continue reading Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, West Sussex

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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