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IoW2017: Appuldurcombe House and back to Blackgang Chine!

Not content with Godshill and the Donkeys, we headed to the last of the English heritage sites on the Isle of Wight: Appuldurcombe House. It was absolutely amazing and the children were enchanted. Large parts of the house had been demolished to make it safe after it had fallen into disrepair and then been damaged […]

IoW2017: Osborne House

It rained. Oh boy, did it rain! Thankfully we were able to wash off the Penguin bar that Zach decided to wear rather than eat… The magnificence of Osborne House was in no way diminished by the weather although we didn’t fancy enjoying the gardens or beach 🙁 The house is stunning, filled with portraits […]

IoW2017: Newport Roman Villa

Well, we were tired after Carisbrooke Castle but weren’t ready to give up on the day yet! So we headed to the car and asked the sat nav what was nearby and it directed us to Newport Roman Villa. We drove down the road and straight past it! It is snuggled in the middle of […]

IoW2017: Carisbrooke Castle

The first stop after arriving on the Isle of Wight was Carisbrooke Castle. This castle appeals to the historian in me 🙂 It it where Charles I was imprisoned after his defeat in the English Civil War and his 14 year old daughter died here. The next major royal to get involved was Princess Beatrice […]

Donnington Castle, Uffington White Horse and a Mexicue!

This Saturday we decided to head out and about before we went to a friend’s party in Didcot. We joined English Heritage earlier this year so used their guide book to choose some suitable places on the way. We would also be taking Ollie the collie with us so it had to be places that […]