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 […]

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 […]

Coventry Cathedral and its Cross of Nails

St Michael's Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral – Also Known as St. Michael’s : Coventry was an armaments centre during World War II and as such it was a prime target for German bombing raids.  Much of the city, including Coventry Cathedral, was destroyed by the German Luftwaffe during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. Rebuild of Coventry Cathedral There are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chester’s Roman heritage – Chester

The Magnificent Chester Rows

Chester and its impressive Rows: When you arrive in Chester town centre, the first thing that strikes you is how different this town is to other English towns.   One of Chester’s most impressive sights being the Rows is there to greet you – the two-tier shopping galleries which date from the Middle Ages. Chester […]

Oxford University – Oxford

Oxford's Bridge of Sighs

Exploring Oxford  and Oxford University: Oxford is world famous for its prestigious and exclusive university, but you don’t have to be a scholar to appreciate this magnificent place. A city of tall ‘dreaming spires‘, Oxford is a very popular tourist destination.  Set against the Cherwell and Isis rivers, the fine architecture of its spectacular historical […]

A Visit to Bath

Bath's Roman Baths

Exploring Bath A visit to Bath is like a journey back in time to the elegance of the Georgian period.  This World Heritage Site is set in the picturesque countryside and is one of England’s most beautiful destinations. Bath owes its importance to its hot springs which is quite unique in Britain. The Romans built […]