Flower and Garden Shows in England 2012

©Britainonview / Michael Walter

English Flower and Garden Shows by the Royal Horticultural Society: The English are great gardeners and England is famous the world over for its beautiful gardens and magnificent flower and garden shows. At these events, keen gardeners can discover the beauty and secrets behind English gardens, meet gardening experts, learn about the latest garden designs […]

The Stansfield Arms – a Historic Yorkshire Pub

Steak and Kidney Pudding at the Stansfield Arms, Yorkshire

The Stansfield Arms’ Steak & Kidney Pudding Really Made an Impression : On our West Yorkshire visit, our relative Christopher suggested dinner at The Stansfield Arms, a traditional English pub in the Apperley Bridge area of Bradford. As a local, Christopher knows this pub well enough to recommend it for people like us who don’t […]

Stilton – The Village with the Famous Cheese

Stilton Village Signpost

Stilton, the Village that Gave the Cheese its Name: I’ve eaten a lot of Stilton cheese over the years, but it never occurred to me to find out where this cheese comes from…until now. Stilton cheese takes its name from Stilton village in the District of Huntingdonshire in the County of Cambridgeshire.  For anyone who’s […]

Interesting Facts about Stilton Cheese

Colston Basset Stilton at the Neil's Yard Cheese shop

Stilton – The King of English Cheeses: Stilton Cheese, the King of English Cheeses takes its name from the Cambridgeshire village of the same name. Apart from tasting delicious, here are some interesting facts about this cheese. Colston Bassett Dairy, Cropwell Bishop, Long Clawson Dairy, Quenby Hall, Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery and Websters are the […]

The Legend of Robin Hood Lives on in Nottingham

Robin Hood

In the footsteps of Robin Hood with an audio trail: If you’ve grown up on a diet of weekly television episodes of Robin Hood, books and movies on the adventures of Robin Hood and you love everything to do with the Legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, you can now follow the trail […]

Robin Hood's Bay – North Yorkshire

Helen @ Robin Hood's Nest..

Once a smugglers’ haunt, Robin Hood’s Bay is now a walker’s destination: Robin Hood’s Bay was once a haunt of smugglers and legend has it that Robin Hood kept his boats here in case he needed to make a quick escape. Seeing the rocky shoreline and landscape, it’s easy to imagine why this is a […]

Of Whitby, Captain James Cook and Count Dracula

Replica Endeavour and Whitby Abbey..

Whitby – Home to Captain James Cook and the trails of Count Dracula: Mention Whitby and “holiday resort and fish and chips” come to mind. To the unsuspecting modern day traveller, Whitby presents as a sleepy Victorian holiday resort and fishing town. But, Whitby has a long history as an industrial port and a shipbuilding […]

Magpie Café – The Best Fish & Chips in England?

The Magpie Cafe, Whitby..

Does the Magpie Café have the best fish and chips in the country? You don’t have to look too hard for places to eat in Whitby. There are many cafés and restaurants in town and just along Pier Road there are three (Magpie Café, Terry’s Restaurant and Quayside) and on Baxtergate there are another three […]

Whitby’s Landmark Lighthouses

West Pier Lighthouse, Whitby..

Whitby Lighthouse History: Whitby’s quaint harbour entrance is marked by two attractive pier lighthouses and two beacons, with the West Pier lighthouse being taller and more substantial than its neighbour. And if you’re wondering why this sleepy fishing town has such huge piers and distinctive lighthouses, Whitby was an industrial port and shipbuilding town, as […]

British Tourism Embraces Hi-Tech

iTravel International

Hi-Tech Tourism, the way of the Future: Are you a technophile or a technophobe? This depends on whether you are one of these people who carry your iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, MP3s, laptop or whatever gadgets with you on holiday because you like or have a need to be connected to the world even on […]