Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village is an attraction in the heart of Derbyshire which holds a national collection of vintage trams. The museum has been constructed to create a village effect along a stretch of track which leads up a hill. There is a village centre, complete with pub and shops, a bandstand area, a mining stop and a stop right at the top of the hill which has a walkway to the Crich Stand monument.

Continue reading

Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire

Brimham Rocks, YorkshireBrimham Rocks is a beautiful National Trust site in the Yorkshire Dales, not far from Harrogate. The rock formations on Brimham Moor have weathered over the years into all kinds of impressive shapes, with many rocks left ‘balancing’ on top of others. There are many paths around the site, leading from the car park to the National Trust shop, however don’t feel you have to stick to them. We found the more interesting formations didn’t have a path to them.

Continue reading

Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

Basilica Cistern Basilica Cistern is a former underground water storage area in Istanbul. Today it’s a tourist attraction where you can enjoy live music concerts and see just how ingenious the Byzantines really were. There are over 300 columns inside the cistern and a number of walkways have been constructed so that you can walk around with ease.

Continue reading

Longleat, Wiltshire

LongleatLongleat is a stately home in Wiltshire with its own safari park, zoo, mini railway and adventure playground. The house is still owned by the same family that built it in the 16th Century, but around 50 years ago, the pressures of maintaining a property of this size meant it had to start paying towards its upkeep.

Continue reading