“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 […]
My fascination with vintage started when my family bought a beautiful 1937 vintage Morris car for trips to the seaside. The car is a Morris 8 Tourer in striking cherry red with a hood which peels back for ‘open top’ drives. At first, the trips just involved short […]
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 […]
18 Folgate Street may look like an ordinary old house on a historic street in Spitalfields, but once inside, it’s quite extraordinary. The house is a Noah’s Ark of historic objects, a mirror to a lost period in history. It’s like being stuck inside a Charles Dickens novel […]
Sailing on a Tall Ship on the high seas is right up there with the greatest travel adventures in the world. When I was offered the chance to join a historic ship, I leapt at the opportunity. My journey would be on the Williams II, an impressive vessel […]
Discover 10 reasons why Beamish open air museum is one of the best tourist day trips in Britain.
Discover the locations featured in the classic British movie “Brief Encounter” filmed at Carnforth in Lancashire.
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 […]