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 […]

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 […]

Seeing Lady Godiva on Her Horse in Coventry

Lady Godiva in Coventry © Travel Signposts

She Took the Tax Away and Built Herself an Everlasting Name : Our stop at Coventry Cathedral gave us the opportunity to pay a visit to Lady Godiva.  Whilst the thought of a beautiful young woman riding naked on a horse, with only her with long tresses to cover her modesty, still fires the imagination […]

A Fleeting Stop at Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is the Former Childhood Home of Shakespeare’s Wife: A surprise treat this morning was a photo opportunity stop at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. The cottage is not far from Stratford-upon-Avon and yet on a previous visit to Shakespeare’s country our itinerary did not include a stop here. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is the former […]

Oh What a Shambles!

The Shambles - York

Britain’s Most Picturesque Street: Shambles in name only, this cobbled lane took the prize in the 2010 Google Street View Awards as Britain’s most picturesque street.  The street is one of the UK’s most visited and you’ll see pictures of The Shambles on chocolate boxes and also as the backdrop for many jigsaws. The Shambles […]

Golowan Festival and Mazey Day

Devon & Cornwall countryside

There’s no Pirates in Penzance, but plenty of festivities: There may not be any more Pirates in Penzance but what this town has is the annual Golowan Festival. Cornwall is a land of Celtic legend and the Golowan Festival celebrates its ancient Celtic traditions and the midsummer Feast of St. John (Gol Jowan). Cornwall’s greatest […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Hot Cross Buns and “The Widow’s Son” – English Pub Names

The Punch Bowl

Quaint and bizarre English Pub Names and the tales behind them: Lord Moon of the Mall, Queens Head & Artichoke, Pig & Whistle, Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Mad Bishop & Bear – When travelling around England, one of the things that will certainly grab your attention is the unusual names of its pubs – […]