“On a dark night, the ghosts emerge to fright”. That’s what people say about Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, dubbed England’s “most haunted”. The notorious reputation of the castle has grown over the years with sightings of ghosts, unexplained apparitions and paranormal activity. Earlier this year, I embarked on […]
Sometimes you stumble upon something bizarre, beautiful and baffling on your travels, close to your own home. On a recent walk through Northumberland Park in North Shields, I was surprised to discover a historic pet cemetery tucked away in a quiet corner of the Victorian park. Struck by […]
Discover 10 reasons why Beamish open air museum is one of the best tourist day trips in Britain.
Cheeseburn is a remarkable sculpture garden which showcases art by contemporary artists in the great outdoors.
Starlight Castle is an intriguing name. It sounds like a Romantic castle or a Gothic house perched high on a hill in a novel by Mary Shelley or Bram Stoker. But what’s the story behind this mysterious castle not far from where I live in North East England? […]
Having a holiday or weekend break is something we’ve all taken for granted over the last few years. But the travel industry changed beyond recognition in the blink of an eyelid when the Covid-19 pandemic struck . The world of travel is now a very different place to […]
St Abbs is a strong contender for the title of Scotland’s prettiest village. It lies in a stunning location, nestled on the coast below dramatic cliffs with spectacular views across the sea. This is a place with something for everyone with its picturesque harbour, spectacular coastal walks, undersea adventures and abundance of […]
It’s hard to imagine that the sleepy town of Aldborough was once on the front line of the mighty Roman Empire. Today, it’s a charming but sleepy backwater in north Yorkshire, by-passed by motorists who zoom past on the A1 on their journeys to bigger places. But back in the 2nd Century, Aldborough was […]
Walking into the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain is like going back in time to explore the big themes of the 20th Century. War and peace. Nash lived through the two defining wars of that century. He fought as a soldier in the First World War and painted as an official war artist […]
Fancy a trip to The Jitties? It’s an odd name. A jitty sounds like a bad case of stomach ache or an anxiety attack. Or perhaps a type of boat? But you’d be wrong. Actually, they are hidden alleyways bursting with history, lying off the beaten track in deepest Shropshire. ‘The Jitties’ are a maze of […]