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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 […]

#MySundayPhoto Sunday 9th July

Yesterday we headed out to explore some English Heritage places on the way to a friend’s house. First we visited Donnington Castle near Newbury.   And here we are watching the world go by in the Oxfordshire countryside near the Uffington White Horse. The natural and the man-made, both magnificent. We had a lovely day […]

Visit to Waverley Abbey ruins

After our trip to Farnham Castle, we headed off to another free English Heritage site nearby: the ruins of Waverley Abbey, England’s first Cistercian monastery. The ruins were spectacular and beautiful. Sadly they were also completely spoilt by ineffective, ignorant, idiotic parents who were letting their children climb on everything, endangering themselves and our heritage. […]