Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa is the largest Roman ruin within UK. It was built in the 4th century and it had a lot of additions and the very impressive Roman technology. The Villa was discovered 150 years ago by a Victorian gamekeeper. As it is so far from us, is unlikely that we’ll have a chance […]

York

We’ve visited York during our holiday. I loved the wall with daisies. In two towers there are 2 museums: Henry the VII experience and Richard III experience. We’ve been to the 2nd one and it was interesting. It’s not much to see, obviously, but there are a lot of info panels. We didn’t take the […]

Fountains Abbey and Ripon

We walked Festus before visiting the Abbey. We took a lot of pictures, see here on his blog. Fountains Abbey is an old Cistecian monastery, built over 800 years ago, during the reign of Henry I. We’ve learned a lot about it’s history during the guided tour. It was very enjoyable and the lady told […]

Penrhyn castle

Penrhyn was the fist 19th century castle that we’ve visited. It was very interesting to see it. We’ve arrived at 3.30pm and there wasn’t enough time to visit all, so we’ll have to visit it again the future. The family made their fortune from sugar cane plantations and later, from slate mines in Wales. They […]

Attingham park

Last weekend we’ve been to Attingham Park, same day as we’ve visited the Alpaca farm. As the lady from the ticket office told us is the feeding time for the deers, we’ve started with the walled garden, the woodland walk and the deer park walk. The walled garden wasn’t that impressive, but it was as […]

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle is a castle with 700+ years of history. We’ve wanted to visit it last weekend, but we were too busy then. Today we’ve visit it and taken the guided tour. The front gate looks amazing, so imposing and nicely crafted. The gate is not in the original place. The castle, as it can […]

Pride and Prejudice

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” At Lyme Park this winter was celebrated the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. We’ve been yesterday, in the last weekend of the celebrations. The original costumes from the BBC series of […]

Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill

Yesterday we went to Quarry Bank Mill, near Manchester. Hubby forgot to take the camera, so he took pictures with the phone. I was very impressed with the mill, it was even better than expected. The staff were very helpful, they showed us how different things worked. This is the apprentice house. We had a […]

Speke Hall

I’ve been so busy in October and November, that I didn’t have time to write anything. We had a lot of events, a “creepy” house for Halloween, hubby’s birthday and my birthday and we’ve changed the car. Now, that finally things are starting to settle down, I have more time to post on my blog […]

Erddig

Erddig is a beautiful early 18th-century country house, in Wales. As part of National Trust, it is very well preserved. It was very nice to see the life they had downstairs, the kitchen, laundry, stables. From time to time it’s possible to take a horse carriage ride. I would have loved to do that, but […]