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East Brabourne, Ashford TN25 5LL, UK
Five Bells Inn, in the tiny village of Brabourne, England, was a wonderful escape for a rainy weekend. We ate farm-fresh food at the festive pub; enjoyed local cider and beer over board games; and fell asleep to British talk radio and a crackling...
Isle of Skye, Duntulm, Portree IV51 9UF, UK
At the very northern tip of the Isle of Skye, which is an island off of the upper north western shore of Scotland, are the ruins of Duntulm Castle. To get there, you have to drive for several hours on narrow dirt roads, but the sense of remoteness...
Stone Road, Trentham, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AY, UK
The Trentham Estate is home to several great attractions, including Trentham Monkey Forest. Each attraction is operated seperately, and has its own management, opening times and prices. We saw macaques before in Gibraltar but we did not expect to...
16 Beaconsfield Rd, Liverpool L25 6EJ, UK
Strawberry Fields." Made famous by the Beatles' song, Strawberry Field (John Lennon added the "s" to his lyrics) was a Salvation Army Children's Home in Woolton, Liverpool. The home closed in 2005 and the place is apparently now deserted. The...
Bakewell DE45 1PP, UK
Chatsworth House is one of the largest and grandest country piles in Britain. It's also the former home of Debo Mitford, now Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. And while you'll need a personal invite from the current Duke (her son) to stay at the...
I've always loved the legend of Robin Hood. When we visited friends in England and they suggested a trip to the royal Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire near the village of Edwinstowe, I was more than happy to have the opportunity. A beautiful...
Military cemeteries are always reflective places for remembering the cost of war. This one is unique. It is the German Military Cemetery located within the Cannock Chase National Forest in central England. Gathered here are war dead from WWI & II...
18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, UK
Not far from Derby Cathedral where Bess of Hardwick is buried, we stopped for tea and homemade scones at an entertaining nearby coffee shop. Clearly, the owners have a sense of humour. The quotations change occasionally, but I'll bet the cooking...