the pier at sunset

Brighton

Christmas is approaching fast, but I like to take a bit of time to reminisce on my holiday in Brighton last month. I already shared a few posts from it, the vegan lunch at Happy Maki, the vegetarian lunch at Terre à Terre, and I talked about my visit to the amazing Royal Pavilion. This […]

Place where Harold died

1066 Battlefield and Abbey

1066 Battlefield and Battle Abbey are one of the most impressive places I’ve been to this year. On 14th October 1066, King Harold of England was defeated by William of Normandy. I’ve seen a few documentaries about the battle, I read a book on Matilda, William’s wife, so you can easily imagine my excitement to […]

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion

When I told friends that I’m going to Brighton, the first thing I heard was: The Royal Pavilion. Of course the Royal Pavilion was high on my list of things to see in Brighton. It is such an icon that it must be visited. I saw the Pavilion in TV documentaries, but I didn’t imagine […]

Ruins of Lewes priory

Lewes Priory & Lewes Castle

Lewes is a lovely little town with plenty of things to see, including Anne of Cleves House, Lewes Priory and Lewes Castle with Barbican House Museum, in the same location. I’ve decided to talk about both the castle and the priory in a single post, as I have a lot of posts waiting to be […]

Dinner set at the Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory is in East Sussex, a former Augustine Priory. Unlike most priories which are now in ruins, this one was turned into a country house. On their website they have a short essay about the history of the priory. I’m going to share a few highlights, but make sure you read it if you […]

Entrance to Anne of Cleves House Museum

Anne of Cleves House Museum

Anne of Cleves House Museum is a gorgeous 15th century timber-framed house in East Sussex. It is called Anne of Cleves House because it was part of the annulment settlement she received from King Henry VIII in 1541. She never lived in the property, so this post is more a pictures-only kind of post. They […]

New Inn Mill

New Inn Mill

My husband and I went to the New Inn Mill for Heritage Open Days. This year I was very careful and I’ve booked tickets way in advance (from 1st August). It was a really good thing, as we were told all the tours were fully booked by the middle of last month. Today the mill […]

Shugborough - outside the main house

Shugborough

Last weekend I’ve been to Shugborough with my husband. We’ve had a lovely day out and now is time to share some pictures from there. It was a sunny and warm day, perfect for a day out. There are lots of walks on the estate, but we didn’t have time for long walks. We’ve decided […]