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An April Walk Through Dorset and Somerset

One of the delights of walking footpaths in England. They go through some unexpected places! I have been rather busy with the new house...

Lincoln – City on a Hill

Lincoln Cathedral on its hill If you were to ask any visitor to name an English city with a magnificent cathedral, castle remains,...

The Leeds and Liverpool - A Grand Canal!

Traditional canal narrowboats Photo: Courtesy of public domain The UK has more than 4700 miles of navigable canal and river, most of them...

Lindisfarne - A Magic Island

Even though I live on an island, I still find something magical about visiting an island. And the smaller the island is and the more...

Clun – The Quietest Place Under the Sun?

Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun, Are the quietest places Under the sun… A E Housman’s poem perfectly captures what I...

Miss Shilling's Orifice

This year is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, one of truly the seminal moments in British history, where the outcome of the...

Becoming Jane...

Few of us are not acquainted with the books of Jane Austen. After 200 years they are still immensely popular, and people remain...

Fishbourne Roman Palace

In the village of Fishbourne, near the cathedral city of Chichester (the Roman city of Noviomagus Reginorum) in Sussex, stands the...

Cadbury Castle...King Arthur's Camelot?

Throughout Southern England there are dozens of hillforts and one of the most dramatic is that of Cadbury Castle in Somerset, located a...

Athelhampton Hall...Tudor Manor House

In the little village of Athelhampton in Dorset, on the banks of the River Piddle, is Athelhampton Hall, one of England’s finest Tudor...

Silchester - A Roman Town

Britain was an important province within the Roman Empire and there are many well-known Roman sites, familiar to visitors, but there are...

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