Dartmouth Castle is often hailed as one of the most beautifully located fortresses. It isn’t hard to see why the castle holds this honour. With stunning views out to sea, across the river mouth to the tree-laden hills and back down the river towards the picturesque town with stone buildings nestled in every nook and cranny … Read moreDartmouth Castle – experience 600 years of military history
The sun was beating down on my back on a rare warm English summers day. The hill ahead looked slightly daunting via foot but I could see the peak of the castle looming. Almost there. Totnes Castle would be my Very First English Castle. And I was well excited. Pictures of Romantic Ruins, moats, turrets … Read moreTotnes Castle – A Glimpse of Early Norman England
Nestled in a small pocket of England lies an abandoned castle where several of the previous occupants refuse to give up residence. Berry Pomeroy Castle is hailed as ‘the most haunted castle in England’, a romantic ruin that takes you back to the 15th Century. A sight of hope, eventual disappointment and intrigue. A wee … Read moreBerry Pomeroy Castle – ‘The Most Haunted Castle in England’
Once upon an English Autumn day, my friend Nigel took me to Tavistock. Apparently, I have family from there so I wanted to see the place where I have a vague connection to while so far away from home. Tavistock sits on the edge of Dartmoor (perhaps why I felt such a draw to Dartmoor … Read moreTavistock – The search for family roots across the world
Once upon a grey English day, we explored Watcombe Beach. Life is better in hiking boots Quick Stats Time There are a couple of ways to get to the beach, down the road which is very steep but much shorter. Or through the bush and depending on your detours will depend on the time taken. Difficulty … Read moreWatcombe Beach: bear hunt, swings, good ole fashioned cloud watching
Once upon a Friday, it was a beautiful sunny day and we decided to swing by Stonehenge (click here to find out more about prices, times and information) on a road trip across the country. Apparently, half the population had the same idea to go along and see Stonehenge as well. The stones are awe-inspiring … Read moreIs Stonehenge worth the hype?