Didcot railway

Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot railway is a lovely museum/tourist attraction in Oxfordshire. It is home to over 200 years of railway heritage. There are two stations, a transfer shed, a locomotive turntable, the engine shed, air raid shelter, a museum, gift shop, and refreshment room. The refreshment room has vegan options, including main and dessert. The gift shop […]

Wallingford castle

Wallingford Castle

Wallingford Castle was built in the 11th century, starting in 1067 on the direct instructions of William the Conqueror. After 2 centuries the castle was expanded. In early 1500s it was inherited by the future Henry VIII. During the Civil War the castle was a Royalist stronghold. Recognizing the potential danger it could cause, Cromwell’s […]


Hellfire Caves

The Hellfire Caves are known as West Wycombe Caves due to its location near the village with the same name. These caves are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend 260m underground. The caves were excavated in the mid-1700s. They served as a location for the Hellfire Club, which was established a […]

Newton Hall

Heritage Open Days, Cheshire. Day 2

Heritage Open Days, Cheshire. Day 2 follows the previous post of what we visited in the first day we went to see the heritages sites. On that day we saw a bank vault, a bath house and physic garden, an 1845 cottage for railway workers, and the Crewe Heritage site where we took a miniature […]

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Heritage Open Days, Cumbria

I blogged about the Heritage Open Days in Cheshire and today I blog about our road trip in Cumbria, with the same event. While these locations are really lovely, we wanted to visit them as a road trip, enjoying the drive between these places as much as the places in itself. We stopped for coffee […]

Old Bank Vault - building

Heritage Open Days, Cheshire

I am sharing a day-trip for Heritage Open Days in Cheshire. We also had another day-trip to Cumbria, which will follow. Instead of having specific posts, I made this round-up post. We’ve been to 4 different places! The Old Bank Vault is now in the basement of a bakery, Mamars, which looks amazing inside and […]

Warrington Museum - outside

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is a free museum in Warrington, a small city between Liverpool and Manchester. Despite living in the Liverpool area for over a decade, I haven’t been to this museum before. It’s so interesting that I plan to visit it again, when they have special exhibitions or events. I have to […]


Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

We’ve been to Northampton for the special exhibition I blogged about, This war painted: an exhibition by Ukrainian artists, and I wanted to make another post about two free museums in the city, but with 13 pictures only for the first one, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, I will talk about the second one in […]

view from the tower

University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

I lived in Oxford for a while a few years ago, but in our trip this month I’ve climbed the stairs of the tower of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. I passed by the church dozens of times, as it’s right in the centre, on High Street, close to Examinations School (where […]


Monkey Forest

We’ve been to Monkey Forest twice and we both had an amazing time. So, this week we’ve visited them again. If I lived in Stoke-on-Trent I would have bought a membership. But, we’re not, so I took advantage of the fact that my husband had a meeting nearby to convince him seeing the monkeys is […]