Month: January 2016


The historic market town of Sedbergh, with its flagged yards and hidden lanes, is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town lies amidst the mighty Howgills, some of Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fells, and has been England’s Booktown since 2006. It now has six bookshops. The largest, Westwood Books, was last year named […]

Visit us at the GO Travel Show in London

On Saturday 16 January 2016, we will be at the GO Travel Show at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. On our stand we will be presenting profiles of places, bits and pieces of interesting information, personal choices, comments including: • The historic town of Faversham with Britain’s oldest brewery • […]

Lamb House

At the top of Mermaid Street is the 18th century Lamb House. Now cared for by The National Trust, it has previously been home to some of Rye’s most famous literary residents. The American-born writer Henry James made it his home from 1898 until he died in 1916 and welcomed many visitors here including Edith […]

Ypres Tower

Ypres Tower, also known as Rye Castle, was built in 1249 and is situated in Rye, East Sussex. It was Henry III who gave permission for the castle to be built as part of the defence against the frequent raids by the French. At the time, the coast was under constant threat from the French, […]


As a coastal resort Clacton-on-Sea is relatively new, and it was primarily the vision of one man – Peter Bruff – that led to its development. Before the mid-19th century the spot was marked by just a beach, known locally as Clacton Beach – after the village of Great Clacton a mile or so inland […]


Buxton is famed as the gateway to the Peak District, one of Britain’s 15 National Parks, yet it’s within 30 miles of the cities of Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke on Trent. The town is well served by bus services to and from local towns and by train to Buxton’s own station with direct services […]


Warwick, famous for its mediaeval castle, is an intriguing town that is bursting with character. Its hidden gardens, rich mix of architectural styles and fine historic attractions make it a great place to spend a day or two and will appeal to a range of tastes and needs. The town has visibly enjoyed an extensive […]