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Rochester Castle, Guildhall Museum and Cathedral

On our way to Dymchurch in Kent, we visited Rochester. We began by using our English Heritage membership to visit the Castle. The inside of the keep is quite magnificent with multiple floors accessed via spiral staircases. Matthew was a bit scared but bravely persevered to reach the top! Anya boldly led the way, fearless […]

Hever Castle visit September 2020: history and hand sanitiser!

I last visited Hever Castle as a teenager and every time we drive past on the way to Chris’ mum I wish to go. Wishes come true! To mark the end of the summer and enjoy a final day out before school started for the kids, we visited on Saturday 5th September. Tickets for the […]

Holiday 2019: heading south via Gretna Green and Carlisle

Gretna Green was our final place to visit in Scotland. World renowned for marriage elopement, I enjoyed the museum and the whole wedding atmosphere (a wedding party arrived and were getting ready in the car park while we were there). I particularly loved the wedding dresses depicted fashion through the ages. The soppy part of […]

Holiday 2019: Linlithgow Palace and Calderglen Country Park

Linlithgow Palace is a beautiful ruin of a pleasure palace for the Stewart monarchs. James V and his daughter Mary Queen of Scots were booth born here as well as James VI’s daughter Princess E,izabeth from whom the Hanoverians are descended. Sadly the palace became derelict after the monarchy united with that of England and […]