York Culture Guide Part 2

There are so many amazing things to do in York, it’s the perfect city for a New Year getaway or a chance to escape the hectic work life for a weekend mid-year. So, I thought I’d do another follow-up post from my first culture guide about York, which you can read here, and suggest some…

York Culture Guide

Having seen all the new Freshers start the University of York this September, it really makes me think of how beautiful a city York truly is and how much I enjoyed exploring in my first few weeks and subsequent years!!  This is a bit of a nostalgic post for my own time spent as a student…

Holker Hall: A Gem in the Lakes

I recently went on holiday with my parents to the Lake District, and I had an amazing time taking in the spectacular scenery or the lakes and mountains through a series of walks. However, I had to visit a country house of some sort whilst I was in a new area! I decided on Holker Hall…

Portmeirion: A Hint of Italy

Back in May, I visited North Wales for a week. I’d never been to Wales before and absolutely loved exploring the beautiful countryside, castles and quaint towns, some of which I hope to share in future posts. However, the highlight of the trip would have to be a visit to Portmeirion, a tourist village in…

Ickworth House: An Old Favourite

I feel like most people have a National Trust Property, garden or historic site so nearby to them, they often take it for granted. Ickworth House, near Bury St. Edmunds is definitely mine. I visit Ickworth at least five times a year and after exploring the house multiple times, I now just visit with friends…

Painted Hall Ceiling Tour, Greenwich

I’ve been wanting to write this post about Thornhill’s Painted Hall in Greenwich since I visited back in April but what better time to post it than on the day of the master himself, James Thornhill’s Birthday. Thornhill was an 18th century English painter but is sadly relatively unknown, despite completing large-scale works such as the Painted…

Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House

Famous architect Inigo Jones was born 445 years ago today so I thought it was fitting to write a post about one of his well-known builds, the Queen’s House in Greenwich, known as the first classical build in Britain. I visited the house and the beautiful area of Greenwich in April, and have been waiting…

Visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

This week is the Queen’s annual visit to Holyrood Palace, her official residence in Scotland. During the week she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies, celebrating Scottish culture, achievement and community, both meeting Scots and hosting thousands at the Palace. In honour of Holyrood Week, or as it’s known in Scotland, ‘Royal…

Exploring Beningbrough Hall

Hello! Sorry for the severe lack of posts recently but for those that don’t know I’ve just finished uni completely!! The last few months have been so full of revision and dissertation writing that sadly the last thing I wanted to do in my free time was to write more on the blog. However, now…

A Day Exploring Lavenham

This is a bit of a belated post but Lavenham is such a beautiful town so I had to write about it even if I’m a bit behind! I had such a lovely day just after Christmas, exploring the town, visiting cute little tea shops and finding antique gems. As my visit was around Christmas…