Month: July 2017

Eboracum Roman Festival © Anthony Chappel-Ross and Visit York
York.© Anthony Chappel-Ross and Visit York

Take a trip back in time to York, the Northern capital of England

The Romans founded York by the River Ouse in AD71, and of the three Roman Legions in Britain one was in York. Stretching for three miles, the town walls are one of the country’s most complete ancient city defences. The four medieval gateways – known as Bars – also remain in tact, and two of […]

Buttercross © Visit Wiltshire
Buttercross © Visit Wiltshire

The beautiful market town of Malmesbury in the southern Cotswolds in the county of Wiltshire

Malmesbury in Wiltshire…a town buzzing with vibrancy and charm, there is so much to discover! History of Malmesbury Malmesbury is full of history stretching back centuries. It’s a town with a story to tell. In 2012 a metal detectorist found The Malmesbury Coin Hoard in a field in Milbourne, Malmesbury. This is a rare collection […]

WSR train and Dunster Castle ©Julia Aimes Green Photography
West Somerset Railway Train with Dunster Castle and village in the background. ©Julia Aimes Green Photogra

Step back in time to the village of Dunster in Somerset

Dunster, in Somerset, is a quaint old medieval English village in a country setting. As the best-preserved medieval village in England it punches well above its weight for interesting heritage features. There’s an ancient castle, a watermill, the stunning Old Yarn Market built in 1609, and a C16th tithe barn. The ancient eight-gabled Yarn Market […]

Poole Lighthouse Arts Centre © H Randall

Poole in Dorset the largest natural harbour in Europe

Poole is a large coastal town with a historic harbour in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Today, it is a tourist resort, attracting visitors to the natural harbour, its long history, and the Lighthouse arts centre home of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. It is also home to some beautiful Blue Flag […]

Wareham Town Hall dressed with hanging baskets for Britain in Bloom © H Randall

Wareham in Dorset, a riverside town between the rivers Piddle and Frome

Wareham Town Hall dressed for Britain in Bloom © H Randall Until the C14th, Wareham was a major port but the increasing size of ships and the silting of the river changed its role. It is now a riverside town lying between the rivers Piddle and Frome surrounded by walls dating from the Saxon period. […]

Kings Head public house in the Square where visitors enjoy refreshments outside the cafes

The Market Town of Wimborne Minster

The Kings Head in the Square, Wimborne © H Randall 2017 The town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset owes its name to the C8th Monastery paid for by the King’s sisters. It was a Saxon settlement on the river Stour, but today the town boasts the largest indoor market in the South of England and […]

Welcome to Wetherby © Wetherby Town Council

Wetherby in West Yorkshire – mid way between Edinburgh and London

Welcome to Wetherby © Wetherby Town Council Wetherby in West Yorkshire stands half way between Edinburgh and London and was on the Great North Road. In the past it was an important staging post. In 1837 the Angel Inn, now on the High Street, served two coaches daily. There was, briefly, a castle here. In […]