Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury’s Swan Lake

Swans were top of the lavish banquet menu at Abbotsbury Monastery during Tudor times. They were the favourite food of monks and monarchs. But how times have changed… today thousands of nature lovers come to celebrate this fabulous British bird rather than feasting on it. Hundreds of Mute Swans nest at Abbotsbury during the spring and […]

Tyneham – The Forgotten Village

Tyneham is hidden in a beautiful valley in Dorset where time has stood still for over 60 years. It’s the forgotten village. Locked in a time warp, nobody has lived at Tyneham since 1943. This small, isolated village became trapped in time during World War Two when villagers were told by the […]

Amble harbour and Warkworth Castle

Coastal walks – Amble – Fish and Ships

Amble is one of the most under-rated tourist centres on the Northumberland coast with its fish, ships and picturesque harbour. It’s a great place to stroll along the beach, watch the boats come in, and enjoy some of the best fish and chips in Britain. This unpretentious coastal town has something for every taste.  It may not […]

Monet Giverny

Monet’s Garden at Giverny

Gardens have been the source of inspiration for artists down the centuries, but for the Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, they were the lifeblood of his works. Monet cultivated gardens for much of his life, and drew creative inspiration from flowers and horticulture in his art. This summer is a great time […]

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