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6 Places to visit when it rains on the French Riviera

After a long wet and cold winter, we decided to go to France for some much needed sun during the easter break. I forgot that even the sunniest place in France get an occasional deluge. And for our trip, it was a deluge. It made me think of activities to do when the sun decides…

Knole, the country house

Nestled within the 1000-acre Knole Park located to the south-east of Sevenoaks in Kent is Knole House. One of England’s largest country houses. The current house dates back to the mid-15th century, with major additions in the 16th and, particularly, the early 17th centuries. Part of the park and the house are now owned and…

Lake District | Wast water lake with Muncaster Castle detour

Wastwater Lake is roughly 55miles from our Windermere base. The plan was to drive straight there then through the peak back to the flat. However, on our way towards Wastwater Lake, we saw signs for a nearby castle. Of course, we have to check it out. We stopped by Muncaster Castle and they told us…

Lake District | Lowther Castle

A story of fortune and ruin… this is what happened to this once magnificent and still impressive building. Built at the turn of the 19th century by the first Earl of Lonsdale, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its…

English Heritage’s Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is an extensive working mill that produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. It is located on the shores of Lake Windermere and is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today. We were guided around with excellent presentation from how…

Lake District | Wray Castle & Brockhole Centre

Wray Castle. Freshly rested from our long drive, we decided to visit the quirky Victorian neo-gothic Wray Castle across the lake. We drove to nearby Ambleside Pier and took a boat ride to the castle. It is also a perfect opportunity to have a look around. Wray Castle is a National Trust owned family friendly…

12 Places to visit at Lake District in summer with the kids

For our week long summer holiday this year, we decided to visit the Lake District. It is our first time and we just have a vague idea on the places we want to see. I did a bit of research but most of the things to do are hiking and boating… which is not really…

Herne Bay Market & beach

Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent just south of the Thames Estuary and not far from Canterbury. Accessible from London via the A2/M2/A299 or via a Southeastern train from Stratford. I went out with a friend to checkout the market and to enjoy the last days of summer. Herne Bay market is a…

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