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

Published on Marzec 17, 2013 By admin

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

Published on Czerwiec 24, 2012 By admin

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 […]

PORTSMOUTH -THE MAIN STOMPING GROUND OF THE ROYAL NAVY

Published on Listopad 6, 2011 By admin

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

Published on Październik 11, 2011 By admin

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

Published on Październik 9, 2011 By admin

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

Published on Kwiecień 17, 2011 By admin

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 […]

TRANQUIL, BUDDHIST THAILAND IN LONDON’S WIMBLEDON

Published on Kwiecień 2, 2011 By admin

For all of you fed up with the fast pace of life and overcrowded London streets there is an escape place on the south-west borders of the city. Where else but in Wimbledon you can roam Wimbledon Commons with its heath, woodland and many ponds, stop at the windmill or stroll along Calonne Road to […]

A PLACE FROM THE VICTORIAN PAST – KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY

Published on Marzec 19, 2011 By admin

All Souls Cemetery in Kensal Green first opened in 1833 and was the first commercial cemetery in London. It is quite centrally located near Kensal Green Underground Station on Harrow Road. The entrance is free, the cemetery is open every day from 10am to 4:30pm apart from national holidays Charles Dickens chose it as a […]

HIDDEN LONDON TREASURES – EAST LONDON

Published on Marzec 6, 2011 By admin

On a Sunday afternoon crowds spill out from the Old Spitalfields Market and around Brick Lane. People sit outside in sidewalk cafes and check out trendy boutiques. But it wasn’t always like this, so cosmopolitan. Once upon a time, this part of London was full of rough crowd and thugs and its Dorset Street had […]

WALLACE COLLECTION an impressive collection of art in the centre of London

Published on Luty 7, 2011 By admin

The Wallace Collection is a museum in London which displays a wonderful range of fine and decorative objects collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, whose widow left the whole collection to the nation in 1897. Her only condition was that no object ever leave […]