Tagged: days out

Batsford Arboretum; Trees, Bees and Grandeur

Batsford Arboretum is hidden up a lane off the ancient {yet still a main road} roman Fosse Way near Moreton in Marsh. This pretty Cotswold market town is not far from Stratford upon Avon and Oxford making it an easy day trip. Tuesdays are the...

A Pictorial Potter Around Historic York

So we went to York for the day, last week it was! The primary reason was to visit the Mallard 75 train exhibition at the National Railway Museum however the sun was shining and the beautiful streets of this historic city were calling us… We...

Romantic Ruins in the Heart of England

Kenilworth Castle. While we were in Warwickshire we treated ourselves to a day out at Kenilworth Castle, possibly my favourite British castle. For me, Kenilworth stands out because it is red and because it is in a fairly ruinous state. I love ruins, they inspire...

Meandering in the Midlands

We have spent a blissful couple of weeks hanging around my childhood haunts this spring.  My brother asked us to house sit for a few days while they headed off to France so that became our base. Our summer calendar is quickly filling up with...