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. The recent news that a fire at the Glasgow School of Art resulted in the devastation of the Charles Rennie Macintosh Library was a blow not only to students, faculty and staff, but to admirers worldwide of the art nouveau building. The loss of the structure is mitigated somewhat […]
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.
The following is a guest post. Stick a pin in the map of Scotland, and the odds are that you’ll find a castle within five miles of it. From the forbidding tower houses of medieval lords to the gleaming palaces of the Stewart kings, they all have stories of human passion and pride, joy and […]
The following is a guest post. My second in the series of pubs of Central England focuses on the one question that often comes up in conversations – Are there any haunted pubs in central England?
The following is a guest post. They breed them tough in Northern Ireland. When I first met my husband’s family I was shown a picture of him as a boy at the seaside. It was clearly a lovely family day
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.
Scotland is surely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also has a long and often bloody history.