England Journals

2010 South of England Memory

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A travel journal to England by happysh2009

Batemans National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling Photo, East Sussex, England More Photos
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Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling

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Attraction | "The Home of Rudyard Kipling(1)"

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling Photo, East Sussex, England
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After visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard I continued my holiday. On 13 September 2010 I visited Bateman’s, the home of Rudyard Kipling. Brief information about Rudyard Kipling:Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Rudyard Kipling was born in British India in 1865 and died in 1936. He is best known for his works of fiction The Jungle Book and Rudyard Kipling poems, including Mandalay, Gunga Din and If. Rudyard Kipling received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 and is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story". Rudyard Kipling is the first English language writer to receive Nobel Prize for Literature, and to d...Read More

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Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling
Bateman's Lane
Burwash, East Sussex TN19 7DS
44 (1435) 882302

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling

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Attraction | "The Home of Rudyard Kipling(2)"

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling Photo, East Sussex, England
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3. The HouseBateman's is built of local sandstone, quarried from a site across the lane. The tiles are all baked from Wealden clay. My first impression of the house is peaceable and comfortable. Walking in the short entrance I came in the Hall where visitors would be received. The 17th century panelling, the simple stone doorways and the plain moulded fireplace of this room were what first attracted Rudyard Kipling to Bateman’s. There is a mirror in gilt carved wood frame surmounted by a gilt eagle. The balls round the frame represent the number of states in the Union at that time.At the Inner Hall there are Bronzed plaster reliefs that depicted Mowgli and other cha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2010

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling
Bateman's Lane
Burwash, East Sussex TN19 7DS
44 (1435) 882302

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Attraction | "The Glory of British Navy History(1)"

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Photo, Portsmouth, England
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This summer I had long holiday in China, so I could not afford another one in the UK financially speaking. However I was desperate for a break to cheer me up. Inspired by one of my friends I decided to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.Brief information about Portsmouth Historic Dockyard:Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of British naval history. Back to 1194 King Richard I started to construct the dockyards. In 1495 Henry VII ordered the construction of the world’s first dry dock around which Henry VIII built a fleet construction centre as well as the famous Mary Rose. In 1670 the Royal Navy was formed and the docks then became the Royal D...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 3, 2010

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Portsmouth, England 1 3
023 9283 9766

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Attraction | "The Glory of British Navy History(2)"

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Photo, Portsmouth, England
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Action Stations Before you walk close to the Action Stations you will have to pass a bridge. It is at Boathouse No 6, which was built in 1846. There is a reception to check visitor’s ticket. The idea of the Action Station is to bring the modern Royal Navy directly to their visitors with computer games, short films, physical activities and technological experiments. I have tried some games and found it’s not very appealing to me. Because I don’t play computer games, so at beginning I even felt a little difficult to pass. I also was on aboard of a helicopter simulator in which you can fly a Merlin for three minutes. However I was not very impressive with it except felt a little uncomfortable...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 3, 2010

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Portsmouth, England 1 3
023 9283 9766

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Attraction | "The Glory of British Navy History(3)"

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Photo, Portsmouth, England
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HMS Victory HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and the sixth ship to bear the name. HMS Victory is the flagship of the Commander in Chief Naval Home Command. However HMS Victory is well known for being the flagship of Horatio Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. HMS Victory was designed by Thomas Slade and commissioned in 1778, remaining in active service until 1812. HMS Victory was built at Chatham Dockyard in Kent and now lives in No 2 Dry Dock, appeared as at the Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805.When you take the tour around HMS Victory you will be given an introduction leaflet that spot the tour highlights. Also there are know...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 3, 2010

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Portsmouth, England 1 3
023 9283 9766