Back to the 1940s at Crich Tramway Village

Crich 1940's Weekends - Courtesy VisitBritain

Two Weekends of Stepping Back to the 1940s at the Crick Tramway Village: Speak to anyone who’s lived through the war years and they’ll have plenty of interesting stories to tell.   In April and August visitors to Crich Tramway Village in the East Midlands will be able to experience for themselves the British life […]

Crich Tramway Village – A Unique Tram Village in Crich

English Tram - Travel Signposts

The Crich Tramway Village has the World’s Most Comprehensive Tram Collection: Crich (pronounced Cry-ch) is a small Derbyshire village with a population of 2,242.  Crich may well have been just another small English village except that it has one of the most comprehensive collections of trams and tramway history in the world. The Crich Tramway […]

Royal Crown Derby – A Titanic Exhibition

Titanic Dining - Courtesy VisitBritain

A Royal Crown Derby Titanic Exhibition -100th Anniversary of the Titanic Launch: When the Titanic was being built, Royal Crown Derby was commissioned by the White Star Line to produce china for the Titanic’s First Class à la carte restaurant. The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship when it was launched in May 1911 and […]

Ancient Macedonia Treasures at the Ashmolean Museum

Medusa Brooch © Museum of the Royal Tombs Aegae

See Treasures from Ancient Macedonia at The Ashmolean Museum: Visitors to Oxford will have the rare opportunity to see the latest discoveries from Aegae at the “Heracles To Alexander The Great: Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon” Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum.  At this magnificent Ashmolean exhibition this summer, more than 500 gold, silver […]

Windsor Castle – The Oldest and Largest Inhabited Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Has Been a Royal Residence Since the Time of Henry I: Set in the county of Berkshire, about 32 km from London is Windsor Castle, one of the oldest and largest occupied castles in the world.   Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and has been […]

Oxford – Famous as TV and Movie Locations

Christ Church Dining Hall

Filming in Oxford – Oxford As TV and Movie Locations: Oxford is popular as movie locations and TV film sites and many visitors come to Oxford especially to see where their favourite television series or movies were filmed. TV series such as Inspector Morse and Midsommer Murders have strong connections with Oxford, and the number […]

The Oxford Tradition of Punting

Oxford Punting

Oxford Is a City of Many Traditions and Punting is One of The Favourites: Oxford University has a longstanding affinity with water sports and the River Isis (the Oxford name for the River Thames) and the River Cherwell have featured prominently in Oxford city’s history. A pleasurable thing to do in Oxford, which will allow […]

Christ Church College – The Unique Christ Church Gallery

Christ Church College, Oxford University

The Christ Church Gallery is Within the Christ Church College Walls: Oxford Christ Church College is unique in more ways than one.  Apart from being one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford, it is the home of the Christ Church Picture Gallery which possesses an important collection of Old Master paintings and […]

Martyrs’ Memorial – A Memorial to Three Oxford Martyrs

Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford

Martyrs’ Memorial – A Popular Meeting Point in Oxford: Looking much like a church spire, the Martyrs’ Memorial is a stone memorial that was built to commemorate three 16th century Oxford martyrs. The Martyrs’ Memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1841 in memory of three Protestant martyrs: Thomas Cranmer – Archbishop of […]

Shopping in Oxford – Where to Find Your Oxford Shops

Oxford Shops © Travel Signposts

Oxford Shops – Oxford Shopping Streets and Shopping Centres: Shopaholics need not feel concerned about suffering withdrawal system when they visit Oxford. Most well-known high street shops and department stores are represented here. The main Oxford shopping streets include Queen Street, Cornmarket Street, the High and Magdalen Street. Then there are the Westgate and Clarendon […]