Charlecote Park is an attractive stately home located between Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. It’s run by the National Trust, but in its past it was a family home that was once visited by Elizabeth the 1st . The owners built a … Continue readingCharlecote Park
Universal Studios is basically a theme park with rides and attractions, but the twist is that the “Studio Tour” part does actually take you through the working studios and the “backlot”. You’ll see the outside set for Desperate Housewives, the … Continue readingUniversal Studios, Hollywood
Nyhavn is the prettiest street in Copenhagen! There are walkways either side of a canal and the buildings along it are painted brightly in different colours. The walkway is big enough on one side for the restaurants here to serve … Continue readingNyhavn, Copenhagen
Jardin des Tuileries is one of the best loved public parks in Paris and was originally the impressive gardens of the Tuileries Palace, which is now the Louvre Museum. The park is part of the linear layout of central Paris … Continue readingJardin des Tuileries, Paris
Churnet Valley Railway is a heritage rail line in the Staffordshire Moorlands which runs a selection of steam and diesel locomotives on a picturesque stretch centring around Froghall and Cheddleton stations. Apart from travel between the two main stations, additional … Continue readingChurnet Valley Railway
Maiden’s Tower sits on a tiny island in the Bosphorus river in Istanbul. The river marks the border of Europe and Asia, so this tower straddles the two continents. It was made particularly famous after being featured in the James … Continue readingMaiden’s Tower
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 … Continue readingCrich Tramway Village
Blenheim Palace is a stately home near Oxford which is famous for being the birth place of former UK prime minister Sir Winston Churchill. It is the family seat of the Duke of Marlborough and the current building dates back … Continue readingBlenheim Palace
Parc Sama is a historic garden near Cambrils in Catalunya, Spain which retains much of the charm of its creation in 1881. The house here and the surrounding land was the summer residence of Salvador Sama and he wanted it … Continue readingParc Sama, Spain
Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk, England is a stately home packed with lived-in charm which is operated by the National Trust. The current house dates back to 1620 but has been greatly added to over the years.
Brimham 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 … Continue readingBrimham Rocks, Yorkshire
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 … Continue readingBasilica Cistern, Istanbul
Harlow Carr is an attractive Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) garden in Harrogate, Yorkshire. It started life as a Botanical Gardens back in 1950 but was originally the grounds of a hotel and Spa. The whole site covers 58 acres
Hampton Court Palace, just outside London, is one of Britain’s most important historic houses. It’s best known as the preferred palace of King Henry VIII and his various wives but has served many Kings and Queens over the years.
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