Whatever the time of year, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum provides a different experience with changing colours, blooms and flowers. Throughout the seasons, it’s an unmissable attraction for gardeners and horticulture lovers. Howick is a special because there’s always discover something new to discover in its vast grounds. […]
A giant ‘silver’ spoon sticking out of the ground isn’t something you stumble upon every day on a quiet country walk. But there it was standing right in front of me – a dessert spoon 18 feet tall, glittering in the spring sunshine. What was even more surprising […]
Discover the locations featured in the classic British movie “Brief Encounter” filmed at Carnforth in Lancashire.
Britain is a collection of island nations with over 11,000 miles of coastline to explore and enjoy. Whether you love action-packed adventures in the great British outdoors or mucking around in boats, there’s something for everyone. For those who don’t have their sea legs or find sailing too […]
I want to take you to a place which has a secret history. A house with a hidden bunker… a safe refuge from the tumultuous world beyond its doors. A place where people were hidden in an underground room for their own protection. Sometimes its inhabitants spent months […]
Steven Spielberg’s long-anticipated musical remake of West Side Story has reignited interest in the New York of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The film’s storyline famously takes place in New York’s Manhattan’s San Juan Hill and the Lincoln Square neighbourhoods, two of my favourite areas of the city. […]
Enjoy a beach walk and discover hidden history lost in the sands of time in Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Staithes is a perfect ‘picture postcard’ village with its higgledy-piggledy streets and alleyways which plunge dramatically down a steep bank to its harbour and the wind-battered Yorkshire coast. The village has changed little since the 1800s when it was home to a fleet of fishing boats known as […]
Bamburgh Castle is built on a dramatic volcanic basalt perch overlooking the North Sea with impressive views along the coast as far as Holy Island to the north and Dunstanburgh Castle to the south. The small village of Bamburgh tucks in neatly behind the castle with its long main […]
Rye is famous for being one of England’s prettiest old towns with its half-timbered buildings, cobbled streets and medieval alleyways. But its literary links are perhaps less well known. Henry James, the famous Anglo-American author, lived here and wrote five of his best known novels in the town […]