A Quick Guide To The Minack Theatre And Porthcurno Beach

A Quick Guide To Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Beach - The stunning views from Minack Theatre out over Porthcurno, Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the most picturesque counties here in England. Situated on the southwest coast, it is almost entirely surrounded by coastline. As such it is made up of the most wonderful white beaches and small fishing villages. Cornwall is also very rich in history and ancient site’s to explore. Needless to say, it […]

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The Most Beautiful Villages In North Yorkshire

Whitby Harbour at sunset, North Yorkshire coast

At the end of November we escaped for a weekend away on the Yorkshire coast. Some time to ourselves whilst Heidi enjoyed some time with Nana and Grandad. We had been hoping to go earlier on in the year as a family and enjoy the beach. However we had left it too late and everywhere […]

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A Photo Guide To England In Autumn

These past couple of months I have been trying to make more of an effort to get involved in each of the seasons. To capture the beauty of each season before the next rolls in, leaving behind a stamp in my mind of how quickly time is passing by and how important it is to […]

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The Most Beautiful Villages In The Cotswolds

Arlington Row in Bibury - The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an area of the country that I have been wanting to visit for a very long time. It’s beauty is renowned. This year we finally got around to having a week there to explore and it truly didn’t disappoint. The honey toned buildings, lining charmingly picturesque streets lived up to all the […]

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The Italianate Gardens of Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall. An intricately beautiful house on the northern border of Derbyshire, sat perched overlooking the most wondrous Italianate gardens and a water lilly filled lake below.Β Renishaw Hall has been home to the Sitwell family for four centuries and is still lived in by the family to this day. The current owner is Alexandra Sitwell, […]

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Haddon Hall – A Medieval Jewel

  I know I have written about Haddon Hall before but I love this place so much that I thought I would share some more photos and another write-up. Haddon Hall has been heralded a gem, named by many as one of the most enchanting houses in England. There is no arguing on both accounts. […]

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Ilam – A Must See In Manifold Valley

We had a family outing to Ilam Hall the other day. A stunning place I never even knew existed and pretty much on my doorstep. Ilam is a 158 acre country park, situated on the River Manifold just northwest of the village of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. For centuries it has been an important settlement, although […]

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Milldale – The Perfectly Situated Derbyshire Village

With its grey stone cottages, running stream and old pack-horse bridge, Milldale is one of the most picturesque villages in the Peak District. Situated at the northern end of Dovedale, it really is the most tranquil, perfectly situated riverside hamlet, consisting of only a dozen or so cottages which date back to the 17th and […]

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A Quick Guide To Tissington, Derbyshire

Tissington is a place that most of you will not have heard of. It is a small village in the heart of Derbyshire, just north of Ashbourne, with a population count of under 200 people. It is one of the prettiest, most unspoilt villages in the county. It isn’t a new village, Tissington dates back […]

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Castleton – The Gem Of The Peak District

Castleton is an outstandingly picturesque English village, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. An ancient place first settled by the Celts, the remains of who’s hill fort still resides on Mam Tor today. After which came the Romans who came to mine the area and then the Normans with William […]

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Weekend Wanderings Around Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall - Derbyshire

At the weekend we took Heidi for her first National Trust outing to Sudbury Hall just down the road from us. I love exploring old houses and was keen for a day out somewhere new so this place seemed just the ticket. Built by Sir John Vernon in the mid 17th century, Sudbury Hall is […]

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The Moated Baddesley Clinton

Back in June we took a little road trip. The sun was shining once again and beckoned us to spend a day outdoors. We drove to the nearby county of Warwickshire and home to one of only two surviving examples of a medieval moated manor house here in the UK. Baddesley Clinton. I can’t help […]

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