Today’s picture of the day is of Queen’s Square in Bath. It was the architect John Wood the elder’s first develpment. It is a row of houses designed with grandeur in mind. John Wood chose to live in one of the house in the south of the square where he could sit back and admire [...]
Archive for August, 2009
Tune in to Blighty‘s fantastic programme ‘Made in Britain’ from Tuesday the 1st – 4th of September 2009 at 8pm. Follow Dom Joly as he finds out what is and isn’t made in Britain. Blighty is available on Sky 534 & Virgin Media 206.
Today’s picture of the day is of Pooh Bridge in Hartfield, East Sussex. It was in Ashdown where A.A Milne lived, the creator of Winnie the Pooh. He would take his son Christopher to the old bridge in Ashdown Forest and the bridge became famous in the tales of Christopher Robin.
Four miles down a rambling single track, Ord House is a true hidden gem on Skye, providing boutique accommodation on a budget. Giving guests a real sense of Skye, the converted Georgian Manor stands in 18 acres of land, boasting breathtaking views over to Loch Eishort and the tiny isles of Canna and Rum. Inside [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of Henrietta Park in Bath. It is a tranquil park situated accross the picturesqe river, opposite the city centre. It was opened in 1897 as part of the celebrations of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It offers a selection of beautiful trees. The park is now a garden for [...]
The Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast on Sunday 6th September 2009 is one of a series of events highlighting the different aspects of life, culture, history and wildlife within the North Devon coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary between September 2009 and May 2010. Starting at 10am, the day provides [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of Chichester Cathedral located in the picturesque and historic medieval city of Chichester. It dates back 900 years and fascinating guided tours are available. There is a restaurant and gift shop available. Admission is free and the cathedral is open all year round.
The route of a high speed rail link between London and Scotland has been unveiled by Network Rail. The proposed £34bn line will run from central London, via Birmingham, Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool and Preston to Glasgow and Edinburgh and could slash the journey time between London and Scotland to a little over 2 hours. But [...]
Join Helen Savage (wine correspondent for The Journal) for a fascinating and amusing talk about the Story of a Vineyard on Wednesday 23rd September 2009 at Matfen Hall in Northumberland. Meet for morning tea/coffee then enjoy a short presentation by Helen, followed by a glass of wine, canapés and a two-course lunch. Priced at only [...]
Enter the co-ordinates 57°12′52.13″N, 4°34′14.16″W into Google Earth and you will be presented with this image which is arousing a frenzy of “ooooh, look… the Loch Ness Monster!”. The elusive Loch Ness Monster – or Nessie as it’s come to be known – has long been a fascination, with a host of reported sitings dating [...]