Places to visit

RURAL WILTSHIRE – FROM QUIRKY LACOCK ABBEY TO A PEACEFUL KENNET&AVON CANAL

Posted by on Marzec 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

There is no shortage of quintessentially English rural places. And Wiltshire is a perfect example, full of green pastures, narrow and winding country lanes, picturesque villages dotted among chalk hills and over 100 miles of criss-crossing canals. The Wiltshire landscape manages to incorporate as many English emblems as it can. But even by its high […]

BLUEBELL RAILWAY AND SHEFFIELD PARK – A JOURNEY INTO VICTORIAN PAST

Posted by on Czerwiec 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

The smell of smoke, white steam and the whistle of an engine rises up from the dark green and dense woodland near the Sheffield Park Station. The scene is idyllic and a red brick station is maintained in the original Victorian style of the London to Brighton and the South Coast Railway. The Bluebell Railway […]

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL’S SPIRIT IN KENT

Posted by on Czerwiec 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The road through Kent snakes along leafy lanes and across quiet pastures and wooded parklands. Chartwell set amongst wooded hills and with sweeping views is only 30 miles from London and an oasis of peace and tranquility. Hidden from the road behind a high brick wall, Chartwell was bought by Winston Churchill in 1922 and […]

PORTSMOUTH -THE MAIN STOMPING GROUND OF THE ROYAL NAVY

Posted by on Listopad 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Portsmouth in the south of England was the place from which the British Royal Navy controlled the seas in the 19th century. It’s still the place to come if you love your ships or simply enjoy the seaside. The Historic Dockyard is the best place to start and immerse yourself in maritime culture. It’s in […]

CLIVEDEN – THE FAVOURITE HAUNT OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Posted by on Październik 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm

As we approach the grand avenue leading to Cliveden mansion it’s easy to see why Astor family chose this place as their home. Standing high upon the chalk cliffs the mansion commands breathtaking views over rolling hills, surrounding woods and an idyllic bend in the river Thames at the bottom of the valley. At the […]

HUGHENDEN MANOR – THE VICTORIAN HIDEAWAY AMONGST THE WOODS AND PASTURES OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Posted by on Październik 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Just half an hour drive from London, Hughenden Valley is home to some of England’s loveliest countryside and a historical residence of Benjamin Disraeli – the Victorian Prime Minister. It is a brilliant destination for history buffs wanting to uncover the colourful past of the unlikely Victorian Prime Minister and for walkers or cyclists who […]

THE JEWEL OF ESSEX – SAFFRON WALDEN

Posted by on Kwiecień 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

The tangle of 14th, 15th and 16th century timber-framed buildings at the centre of Saffron Walden is a delight but even they are modern when compared with the streets in which they stand. For the layout of the town centre is the same today as it was in 1141 when Geoffrey de Mandeville III established […]

LOCH NESS MONSTER – PLEASE SHOW UP

Posted by on Luty 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Heading to Scotland just for a few days? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy gorgeous mountain scenery, search for Nessie the monster and even see a castle or two. The round trip from Edinburgh to Loch Ness is a one day action packed monster adventure. “Who believes in the Loch Ness Monster?” our guide asks. […]

PASSIONATE ABOUT SCOTLAND – EDINBURGH STOP

Posted by on Luty 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

There is no trip to Scotland without visiting its most famous city of Edinburgh. The city centre boasts so many sights, monuments, historical buildings that you don’t know where to look first. Fortunately, the city is compact, easy to explore on foot and quite flat, apart from the ascent to the castle. As you probably […]

THE PEAK DISTRICT – CHATSWORTH HOUSE

Posted by on Luty 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

By far the finest and most extravagant house in the Peak District, Chatsworth, is a classic baroque mansion near the town of Bakewell and a setting in movies such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Duchess”. Keira Knightley starred in both films and Chatsworth was the real-life home of the beautiful Duchess of Devonshire. The current […]