The White Cross Pub

The White Cross Pub

Yesterday my husband and I went to Lancaster and we stopped for coffee at The White Cross Pub. The pub is near the canal, more info on their website. It is in an 130 years old cotton mill. The name of the pub comes from the original stone white cross, that was just 200 meters […]

Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works is a museum, voted the UK’s Best Heritage Project, and it can be found in Cheshire. We’ve visited it as part of Heritage Open Days (it was free) and, unfortunately, we booked a volunteer led tour. It was the most boring thing I’ve been to. In a room, she stopped and said […]

St. Mary’s Church Weaverham

St. Mary’s Church Weaverham

I’ve visited St. Mary’s Church Weaverham on Heritage Open Days last week. It was a guided tour and I enjoyed it a lot, as the guide told us so many interesting facts about the church. In Weaverham people have worshipped in a church on the spot where is St. Mary’s Church for over 1,000 years. […]

The Holly Bush

The Holly Bush

My husband and I went to The Holly Bush pub last month, but I didn’t get the chance to talk about it until today. The Holly Bush is in Northwich, Cheshire and it was built in the 17th century. More details on their website. During the Victorian period the pub was extended. The last extension, […]

Great Budworth

Great Budworth

Great Budworth is a small village in Cheshire. It can trace back its history to 11th century, as it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name Great Budworth comes from the Old Saxon words bode (‘dwelling’) and wurth (‘a place by water’), the water being Pickworth Mere and Budworth Mere. A school was built […]

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift is an amazing piece of Victorian engineering. It was built in 1875 and it still does the job it was created to do: lifting narrowboats and barges straight up the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. It’s an ingenious structure and unique too. More details about […]

Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum

Even though we are living relatively close, we haven’t been to the Manchester Jewish Museum until last weekend. I thought it will be a fast visit, but in fact we’ve spent there three hours as we’ve went on two guided tours. Manchester Jewish Museum, the only Jewish Museum outside London, is located in a former […]

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town is a lovely tourist attraction in Telford. I planned to visit it this year and we went this Saturday for the day. This will be a very long post with pictures and lots of details. I loved visiting the museum. I had to make a few collages as I picked too […]

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is in County Durham, close to Barnard Castle that I visited on the same day. The museum is in a lovely chateaux built specially to house the museum. The Bowes Museum was on my bucket list for this year. I saw it on a blog a few years ago (can’t remember where, […]

Barnard Castle in Teesdale, County Durham

Barnard Castle

This weekend we’ve been to Barnard Castle in Teesdale, County Durham. The castle is managed by English Heritage, more details on their EH website. The castle has its name after the 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol, the nephew of Guy de Baliol, a Knight from Picardy. Teesdale is a historic market town with lovely […]