Visiting England

Most visitors head to England’s capital, London, for the city’s world-famous attractions. But there’s much more to the country than a big clock and a famed monarchy, from the gorgeous Cumbria Lake District to the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and Devon to the academic meccas of Oxford and Cambridge. Most visitors head to England’s capital, London, for the city’s world-famous attractions. But there’s much more to the country than a big clock and a famed monarchy, from the gorgeous Cumbria Lake District to the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and Devon to the academic meccas of Oxford and Cambridge.    Close

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Artisan Restaurant

Written by Joy S on 15 Oct, 2013

We ate here as a party of 4 (including our 9 year old son) on a Thursday evening in summer - pre-theatre so we were dining quite early. We had made a reservation - the restaurant was not packed but was pleasantly busy.This is…Read More


Heritage Fair at St Sepulchre Church, Northampton

Written by koshkha on 26 Sep, 2013

During the recent Heritage Open Days, I made a short list of the places in Northampton that I most wanted to see and top of the list was the St Sepulchre Church. I had visited briefly during a previous HOD weekend as part of a…Read More


Getting the Most out of the Heritage Open Days

Written by koshkha on 16 Sep, 2013

One of my favourite events in the year is the annual Heritage Open Days. This event – or should I say these events since there are many – take place during September, running on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with something to appeal to almost…Read More


The Ale Trail

Written by TianjinPaul on 14 Sep, 2013

There was a time when the town of Stalybridge and the villages of Marsden and Slaithwhaite were quiet country backwaters beloved of hikers and those in search of quiet afternoon in the Yorkshire countryside. This, however, is no longer the case. Everything changed when a…Read More


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A walk down the front and an ice-cream treat

Written by MichaelJM on 20 Aug, 2013

It was a hot summer’s day in Hastings and we were taking a gentle walk along the promenade. The town was full of people some of whom would have visited to enjoy the start day of Hasting’s annual Old Town Carnival Weeks (3rd – 11th…Read More


Rugby 7s at Northampton Saints

Written by koshkha on 19 Aug, 2013

As part of our decision to do things we'd not done before, I bought two cheap tickets for a Rugby 7s tournament at the ground of Northampton Saints rugby club. We've lived near Northampton for nearly 9 years now and most of that time we've…Read More


The Perfect Place to Watch Cricket

Written by TianjinPaul on 27 Jul, 2013

When watching sports it is often possible to simply sense that you are in the right place and that the stadium in which you sit defines and evokes the sport it hosts perfectly. Visit some of Europe's industrial powerhouses like Manchester, Liverpool, Dortmund or Turin…Read More


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Taking a tacky boat trip from Whitby

Written by Slug on 23 Jul, 2013

It’s corny but as it was such a beautiful warm and sunny day on the British North East coast at Whitby we fancied a boat trip. This wasn’t as easy as it sounds, as although there were 3-4 boat vendors offering little taster trips out…Read More


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Enjoying The National Garden Scheme in Burton Village

Written by Slug on 04 Jul, 2013

The National Garden Scheme ticks a few boxes in the British Psyche. It is a charitable scheme whereby interested and boastful gardeners open up their gardens for a small fee to be donated to charity. For visitors it allows the chance to nose at someone…Read More


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Blackpool's Top 5 Attractions

Written by dkm1981 on 25 Jun, 2013

Blackpool has an awful lot of attractions to keep you entertained but here are the five that I really think you should consider if you are heading that way.===Blackpool Tower===This quite clearly has to be top of the list as it is arguably the most…Read More


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