The following is a guest post. Over the Hill is a series of articles based on interviews with people over fifty enjoying life and getting the most out of living in Britain. I wanted to kick the series off with a couple I met only last summer: Stephen and Jennifer McGuigan of Maryport, Cumbria.
The following is a guest post. Driving to Hastings along the tree-lined A21, you’ll see a sign: ‘You are now in 1066 Country’. It is easy to imagine the Saxon soldiers tramping along a rutted track through the woods to meet the invading Norman horde.
The following is a guest post. It’s no secret that Leeds is a fantastic city: The bars, the restaurants, the clubs, the shopping, the vibrant music scene, the architecture, the culture, the excellent ring road system encircling the city that gives drivers superb access to the city and surrounding areas, and so on.
Although I grew up with all of the typical fancies and notions about castles – my knowledge of Britain’s castles wouldn’t make a drop in a moat. So I decided to re-examine three castles I’ve visited in the past, and see what new lessons I could learn from their architecture and history. This is not […]
Traditional images of England are of a ‘green and pleasant land’, filled with cosy cottages, polite people who are always saying ‘sorry’ when they’re not busy queuing up, rain constantly pelting or mizzling down, picturesque villages, stately homes, castles, beautiful dales and vales, and loads of history.
The following is a guest post. I do love a good cave, even though I’m no caver – I don’t own any climbing equipment, and I’m not about to take off down any unexplored passageways!
Oxford, first settled by Saxons, and now populated with students, tourists, and harried residents, is one of my favorite towns in Britain – and is a different town, I think, for each person who visits.
Exeter is the food and drink capital of the South West. Created by the clash of city and Devon countryside, it is the prime location for the best locally sourced ingredients from Devon farmers.
Whitby, the picturesque fishing town perfectly positioned on Yorkshire’s Eastern coast and dissected by the River Esk, has to be one of the most beautiful spots in all of England.