Getting to Know the Queen on Her Diamond Jubilee


Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth II – Getting to Know the Queen: 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and this Diamond Jubilee year is an opportune time to get to know The Queen. Interesting Facts About the Queen Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926. She is […]

Sandringham House – The Queen’s Favourite Winter Retreat

Sandringham Estate

Sandringham House on Sandringham Estate is the winter residence of the Queen: Just as Balmoral Castle is the summer retreat of the Queen, Sandringham House is the favourite winter residence of the Queen and members of the British Royal Family. Set amongst the stunning gardens of  Sandrinham Estate in Norfolk, Sandringham House has been the […]

National Football Museum in Manchester


See The Greatest Collection of Football Memorabilia at The National Football Museum: Mention Manchester and its famous football team Manchester United comes to mind. Manchester is where Football League was founded, so it seems appropriate that this city with a long football tradition and the world-famous football team should become the new home of the […]

Diamond Jubilee – Celebrating 60 Years as Queen

1953 Coronation - QE2

Diamond Jubilee 2012 – 60th Anniversary of The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II: Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne took place on 6 February 1952 and 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of her reign as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Diamond Jubilee celebrations are planned for many cities […]

Wakehurst Place – A Botanical Delight

Wakehurst Place - Water Garden

Wakehurst Place Gardens is One of the Most Visited National Trust Properties: Wakehurst Place is a National Trust property in Ardingly in West Sussex.  Managed and funded by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place Gardens is one of the most visited National Trust properties.  At this country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, […]

The Return of the Cliveden Maze

Cliveden Maze - Image by Claire Primett/VisitBritain

Built in 1894, The Cliveden Maze Virtually Disappeared by the Late 1930’s: Over 100 years since it was first created, the ‘lost’ Cliveden maze in the grounds of Cliveden House has been re-created using more than 1,100 two-metre-high yew trees. The Original Cliveden Maze The Cliveden maze was built for Lord Astor in 1894.  Located […]

Blenheim Palace – The Epitome of a Stately Home

Blenheim Palace - Courtesy VisitBritain

Blenheim Palace – Ancestral Home of the Dukes of Marlborough and Winston Churchill: Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland, Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, has been the stately home of the Dukes of Marlborough since it was built in the early 1700s. It is also well-known and the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir […]

An Olympic White Water Rafting Centre, Hertfordshire

White Water Centre - Courtesy VisitBritain

Beat the Olympians to the Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre: The Lee Valley White Water Centre is a brand new white water rafting centre on the north-east edge of London. This custom-built rafting centre will be the scene of the London 2012 Olympic canoe slalom competition. When the White Water Centre opens on April […]

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 […]

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 […]