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Castleford Museum © Wakefield Council
Castleford Museum © Wakefield Council

Castleford in West Yorkshire a market town rich in history and archeology

Castleford in West Yorkshire, a C20th coal-mining town, rests above earlier settlements on land which is rich with archaeology. Late C20th building work in the town centre opened the way for digs which reveal the details of earlier times. Today, Wakefield Council has an interesting guide to the archaelogy and some finds are on display […]

Zefferellis cinema Ambleside High Street © Dave Willis and
Zefferellis cinema Ambleside High Street © Dave Willis and

Visit Bridge House at Stock Beck in Ambleside; a most curious relic

Ambleside has rich history and heritage. Every year, visitors flood into Ambleside to photograph, paint, sketch and just to enjoy seeing Bridge House for themselves. A C17thbuilding, the house has had many uses over its long lifetime and is one of the smallest in Britain. The house was built by the Braithwaite family who needed […]

Faversham Market Place © Visit Kent

Visit a market in historic Faversham in the beautiful county of Kent

Faversham Market Place © Visit Kent The history of Faversham dates back to pre-Roman times. Its quaint charm and setting, between the beautiful Kentish Downs and the coast, makes it a popular choice for visitors. Markets in Faversham There is a market here three times a week; it’s the oldest in the county. It takes […]

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 […]


The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire is four miles from Bradford and is recognised as one of the best preserved 19th century ‘model villages’ in the world. It provides the chance to see just how the woollen industry worked, and it supported a whole community. The leading industrialist Sir Titus Salt founded the picturesque […]


Portsmouth is a compact city with lots to see and do. The city can be divided into distinct quarters, each with their own character, namely the Historic Waterfront, the City Centre, the Seafront and Central Southsea. Portsmouth Visitor Information Centre can arrange a number of walks and talks for your group, which will give your […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]