A weekend visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London

There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London which are Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church The Tower of London Maritime Greenwich Kew Gardens It is possible to see all of these in a weekend though it would be quite rushed. We managed to visit 3 and returned at a […]

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Northern England to visit

Are you planning to visit some of the 31 designated UK UNESCO World Heritage Sites? 5 of the 31 UK sites are in UK overseas territories (Bermuda for example) but 26 are on the UK mainland or close to it. There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Northern England and Southern Scotland covered in […]

Visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in England

Fountains Abbey

 FOUNTAINS ABBEY AND STUDLEY ROYAL – A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE A few summers ago we spent a few weeks taking a road trip around northern England and visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal was the last of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites we saw during that trip. We were astounded at its beauty and I […]

All you need to know about visiting Ironbridge Gorge

ronbridge Gorge in England is known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It is situated in the county of Shropshire England 5 miles (8km) south of Telford Town Centre and 50 km north-west of Birmingham. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorge derives its name from the famous iron bridge which was the world’s […]

What to see and do when visiting Cromford Mills in Derbyshire

Why are Cromford Mills which are found in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England so important that they merit being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? To understand this we need to find out a little about a certain Sir Richard Arkwright. He is recognised as the founder of the factory system.  He made […]