Wordsworth's Final Resting Place in Grasmere

The Wordsworth Graves, Grasmere © Travel Signposts

At St. Oswald Church in Grasmere Are The Wordsworth Graves: Just as Stratford-upon-Avon is Shakespeare country, Grasmere and the Lake District is Wordsworth country. Born in the Lake District in 1770, William Wordsworth described the area as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’.  A lover of nature, and inspired by the beauty of […]

Hand Luggage Allowance on British Carriers

Carry-on Luggage

Size and Weight Limits for Hand Luggage on British Carriers: Airlines, especially the budget airlines are merciless when it comes to charging for your luggage.  Although most have a luggage allowance of 20 kg for check-in bags, many now raise revenue by charging a fee for checking in your luggage in the hold.   The […]

Castle Combe – The Prettiest Village in England

Castle Combe, The Prettiest Village in England, Wiltshire

A Visit To Castle Combe, The Picturesque Village Which Time Seems To Have Passed By: We were told that Castle Combe is the most beautiful village in England. The village is situated on the southern-most edge of the Cotswolds and a dinner excursion to the Castle Inn in Castle Combe will allow us to see […]

Shakespeare's Church – Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Grave © Travel Signposts

A Visit to the Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s Burial Place in Stratford-upon-Avon : Shakespeare’s Theatre was closed for renovations during our visit so we walked along to the Holy Trinity Church. Luck was with us this time around. Although it was past closing time, the church doors were open as a service had just ended. […]

Bettys – York’s Most Famous Café Tea Room

Bettys York Tea Rooms

At Bettys, Teas and Meals Are Served in the Traditional English Style: If you’re looking to enjoy some Yorkshire tea whilst in York, one of the most famous York tea rooms is Bettys Café Tea Rooms. Bettys is a family business that has been in existence for over 90 years and they serve teas and […]

An Aerial View of Oxford – The City of Dreaming Spires

All Souls College, Oxford University, from St. Mary's Tower,

One of the best Places to Admire Oxford’s Skyline is from St. Mary’s Tower: Oxford has always been referred to as the “City of Dreaming Spires” and if we take a look at the city from above, it’s easy to appreciate why it has earned this name. One of the best places from which to […]

Ludlow – Shropshire

Feathers Hotel, Ludlow © Travel Signposts

Ludlow, Famous for its Food Festivals, is Known as the Gastronomic Capital of Shropshire : Ludlow is a market town located close to the Welsh border and in a region known as the Welsh Marches. It’s also the largest of the Shropshire county towns. The town’s major attraction, the splendid medieval Ludlow Castle, dominates the […]

Churchill's Burial Place in Bladon – Oxfordshire

Churchill's Burial Place © Travel Signposts

In the Churchyard of St. Martin’s of Bladon is the Burial Place of the Churchill Family When Sir Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, he was given a state funeral.   His last farewell was a grand affair and the Queen, members of the royal family, statesmen and diplomatic  representatives from 112 countries attended his […]

St. Martin's Church of Bladon – Oxfordshire

St. Martin's Church of Bladon © Travel Signposts

St. Martin’s Church in Bladon – A Church Dedicated to St. Martin of Tours: Our visit to Churchill’s burial place brings us to St. Martin’s Church in Bladon, on the edge of Blenheim Estate in Oxfordshire. This Anglican church is best known as the burial place of the Churchill family, but it is also interesting […]

Alveston Manor Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

Alveston Manor Hotel © Travel Signposts

Review of Our Stay at the Alveston Manor Hotel : Our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon was the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel which is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of  Stratford-upon-Avon. This hotel is set in beautiful grounds and has a restful feel about it. Our room was a nice size, but it was […]