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 […]

Glastonbury Abbey – Legendary Burial Place of King Arthur

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey Is Full of History As Well As Legends About King Arthur:   Set in 36 acres of parkland, Glastonbury Abbey is believed to be one of the oldest churches in England and is frequently associated with the legend of King Arthur, an association that the monks at the Abbey were happy to encourage […]

Glastonbury Tor – The Mystical, Magical Hill

Glastonbury Tor - Somerset

Glastonbury Tor Holds Centuries of Extraordinary Myths and Legends: Like a beacon, Glastonbury Tor lets you know when you’re drawing close to Glastonbury.   With its enigmatic St Michael’s church tower, the Tor dominates the landscape in the region. Glastonbury Tor is shrouded with centuries of legends, myths and mystical beliefs. It is a strange hill […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]