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Exploring Northumberland in 3 days

Northumberland, England’s furthest North-East and perhaps the most underrated county. For many industrial areas, mining and ship building would come to mind first but Northumberland has so much more to offer and is full of hidden gems. From the Northumberland…


Cragside – the ultimate Victorian country house

Cragside is a fascinating Victorian country house built on a rocky crag in Northumberland. It’s not only famous for its fairy palace but for its grounds and gardens as well as for its modern equipments. Cragside is the creation of…

Claydon House Saloon

A Rococo gem: Claydon House

  We visited a really special country house the other day. The house itself doesn't look anything special on the outside, it looks quite unimportant to be honest. A Georgian house with huge sash windows, that's all. However, inside this…

Shibden Hall

A long weekend in Yorkshire

  There's something good in every bad they say. Well, I tend to agree with that. As our bathroom renovation took longer than anticipated, it meant that we were left without a functioning bathroom over the Easter weekend. Therefore, Bill…


Exploring Norfolk

Norfolk somehow seems to be forgotten when it comes to holiday choices. Quite wrongly I shall say, as Norfolk has amazing white sandy beaches that could easily compete with Cornwall's. Besides, Norfolk has magnificent country houses, gardens and a unique…


How to get from London to Windsor

  At last you are in London. You love the buzzing city and enjoy the special atmosphere London is so famous for, but after a few days a though is creeping in. Wouldn’t it be nice to visit Windsor as…


Gatehouses of Windsor Great Park

  There are a bunch of pink buildings in all shapes and sizes in Windsor Great Park that everybody is aware of, yet nobody seems to take any notice of them. It annoyed me that I didn’t know anything about…


4 beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds

  Of course there are more than 4 beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds, in fact, the Cotswolds is full of wonderful gardens. However, in this post I am going to take you to four of them. 1) Sezincote – a…


Why are the buildings of the Cotswolds so unique?

  The Cotswolds are one of if not the most popular regions in England. No wonder, as its yellow limestone cottages, manor houses and churches blend in with the landscape perfectly creating a unique and romantic ambience. But why are…


A Guide to Cornwall

  Just turned off onto a one lane country track with hedgerows on both sides. The road is so narrow that the hedges are scratching the car on both sides plus the slope is about 30 degrees It is a…

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