Painshill Park - Cobham, Surrey I had seen the sign for Painshill Park and heard about it for about 30 years before I actually visited. I remember driving past it as a child, and I worked about 5 minutes away for nearly 10 years. I have no idea why I hadn't been before and once… Continue reading Painshill Park – Cobham, Surrey
Nestled in the heart of New Town in Edinburgh, lies the beautiful Charlotte Square and The Georgian House, run by National trust for Scotland.
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
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
Arundel Castle in |west Sussex is a picturesque, fairytale castle - it has everything you can want from a castle and a day out.
The Scilly Isles have been on my bucket list for a very long time – originally I thought I could do a daytrip from Penzance, but after reading about the islands there seemed just so much to do, that a few hours, I thought, was never going to satisfy my thirst for exploration of England’s… Continue reading The Isles of Scilly – St Marys
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
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
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
I have been coming to the Weald and Downland Museum since I was a child - I have fond memories of hot summer days in the 80's running in and out of the houses, imagining I lived in a Tudor Farmhouse and buying freshly ground flour from the Mill to make cakes and scones at… Continue reading Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton