Things to do in Manchester if you’re not into football

So... imagine you are in Manchester. With a girlfriend - or boyfriend - who's here for one thing and one thing only: footie! You, on the other hand, couldn't care less for the Beautiful Game. You can't even remember what the corner kick rule means, [...]

2019-06-12T12:11:44+01:0028 April 2017|England, Magic of Cities|

World at a Glance: Cornwall mining landscapes

Cornwall is one of my favourite parts of Britain. And not just the curiously captivating fishing villages, but inland, too. Last summer, Cat spent a few days at horse riding camp on Bodmin Moor. On the way, we naturally used the opportunity to spend another night at Jamaica Inn. And this [...]

2018-09-19T09:59:51+01:0010 March 2016|Cornwall, England, UNESCO World Heritage|

Day out London: Kingston-upon-Thames and the fickle king

I've long been curious about all the little upon-Thames towns (partly due, no doubt, to having read one too many Daisy Dalrymple mysteries). There's an array of them: Henley-on-Thames, Staines-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames...

Day out London: Blenheim Palace

If you're in London - or in the Cotswolds, one of my favourite parts of England, I recommend an outing to the little town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The palace represents the early stages of the English Romantic movement - an architectural style characterised [...]

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