Day Trips · Scotland · Travel

The Magical World of Harry Potter: Scotland for Harry Potter Fans

For anyone who knows me, they know that I am a huge Harry Potter fan - I even wrote my final essay on it at university, all about how J. K. Rowling underestimates the homophobia in the Harry Potter canon. Harry Potter was my childhood and I love all the happy memories that it has created… Continue reading The Magical World of Harry Potter: Scotland for Harry Potter Fans

Castles · Day Trips · England · Travel

Baddesley Clinton: Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in Tudor England

Good morning my lovely readers! This is a rather last minute post I'm afraid, but I'm so excited to share about it. This Friday Luke and I went off on an amazing adventure, it started off at Coughton Court and then there was a last minute decision to visit Baddesley Clinton. Now, at the moment… Continue reading Baddesley Clinton: Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in Tudor England

Day Trips · Historic Houses

Shugborough Estate

Built: 1695 (completed) Location: Great Haywood, Stafford ST17 0XB History: Shugborough was one of the manors of the bishops of Lichfield in the Middle Ages. The site was purchased in 1624 by William Anson, a lawyer. The current house dates back to 1694. It was once the home of photographer Lord Lichfield, the 5th Earl of Lichfield, who was a… Continue reading Shugborough Estate

Day Trips · Historic Houses

Weston Park

Built: 1671 Location: Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal TF11 8LE History: Weston Park is a country house in Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire, England, set in more than 1,000 acres (400 ha) of park landscaped by Capability Brown. The park is located 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Wolverhampton, and 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Telford, close to the border with Shropshire. The 17th-century Hall is a Grade I listed building and several… Continue reading Weston Park