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 […]

A Lake District Itinerary – what to see and do in one day

We spent a day in the Lake District during a holiday travelling around Northern England and found the area absolutely stunning. There is a lot to do and see at the Lake District and as we had only planned one day there we chose two destinations to head to –  Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. These […]

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 […]

How to experience a great day visiting Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an English Heritage site (the National Trust cares for the surrounding landscape) and is situated in the county of Wiltshire close to the cathedral city of Salisbury. Travelling to Stonehenge from London takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. Visiting Stonehenge seems to be high on many wish lists for visitors to […]

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 […]