England Journals

Journal 2012 (1)

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A travel journal to England by happysh2009

Quebec House Photo, Kent, England More Photos
Quote: My first travel rerord in 2012.

Bayham Old Abbey

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Attraction | "Explore the Historical Ruins of Dissolution of the Monasteries"

Bayham Old Abbey Photo, Kent, England
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As a King of England, Henry VIII is famous for his numerous marriages and his untrammelled power. During his reign he established the Church of England, united England and Wales, and disbanded the monasteries. As a consequence of this dissolution of the monasteries the vast majority of them in England, Ireland and Wales were abandoned and left to ruin. Bayham Abbey was one of them. Brief information about Bayham Abbey:Bayham Abbey was built in the first half of the 13th century. In the 15th century it was enlarged with new transepts. When the dissolution of the monasteries occurred the abbey was amongst the first to be dissolved. Following various changes in ownership Bayham Ab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2012

Bayham Old Abbey
Clay Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst, Kent
01892 890381

Petworth House and Park

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Attraction | "Home to 20 Turner Paintings and More"

Petworth House and Park Photo, West Sussex, England
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Last April we had a beautiful sunny month which encouraged me to get out and visit places. On Good Friday (22 April 2011) I visited Petworth House for the first time. Petworth House is located in Petworth, West Sussex. It took me roughly 80 minutes to get there by car. The car park was not very big and the footpath up to the entrance of house was dusty and terrible. Walking a short distance I arrived at reception where a National Trust staff checked my membership card and gave me a simple guide to Petworth House. Then I walked for about 10 minutes to reach the house. Because the views along the footpath were very beautiful it didn’t seem such a long walk.Petworth Ho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 2, 2012

Petworth House and Park
Church Street
Petworth, West Sussex
01798 343929

Bath

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Roman Bath Photo, Bath, England
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The City of Bath is located in the south-west of England. It is one of the greatest cities in the world and has been attracting visitors for over 2000 years. The Georgian City is a World Heritage City and its history goes back to the Roman era. There are some unique places to see in Bath.1. The Roman BathsThe Roman Baths are the heart of Bath's heritage and one of the finest near intact thermal spas of the ancient world that you can still see. It is an amazing place to learn about Roman history and their bath culture. It was built over 2000 years ago and has four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from the Roman Bath. The temple w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2012

Quebec House

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Attraction | "The Childhood Home of General James Wolfe"

Quebec House Photo, Kent, England
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James Wolfe was a British Army officer and best remembered for his victory over the French in the Battle of Quebec, Canada in 1759. Like Horatio Nelson who was killed at the height of the Battle of Trafalgar, Wolfe was killed at the peak of the battle of Quebec by a French cannon shot. Subsequent to his death one of his childhood homes has been named Quebec House.Brief history of Quebec House:Quebec House is a 500 years old Tudor building, but has kept its updated 17th century appearance. Built from mellowed brick and Kentish ragstone outside with low-ceilinged, wood panelled rooms inside it has a homely feel to it.In 1726 James Wolfe’s parents rented the house, then known as Spiers....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2012

Quebec House
Quebec Square
Westerham, Kent

Standen House

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Attraction | "An icon of the Arts and Crafts Movement"

Standen House Photo, West Sussex, England
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Last Saturday (9 April 2011) was a beautiful sunny day. I visited Standen for the first time. Standen is located close to East Grinstead, East Sussex. It took me a mere thirty minutes to get there in my car. At the entrance a National Trust staff checked my membership card and gave me a brief verbal introduction and a paper guide to Standen.The car park was big enough, but the footpath up to the house was terrible. Before I started my tour I stopped at the restaurant, which had a good range of food choices. I saw displayed a beautiful cake and ordered a piece. However to my surprise I was given a slice, which was from yesterday’s cake. It was dry and not tasty. I felt rather ch...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 14, 2012

Standen House
West Hoathly Road
East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4NE
01342 323029