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Top Tips for Exploring England in Style

If you asked 100 tourists what they want to see during their visit to England, London attractions are likely to dominate the results. However, this beautiful country has so much more to offer than Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.  When looking to organise a short domestic break, a clear action plan will serve you well.… Continue reading Top Tips for Exploring England in Style

Day Trips · England · Travel

Exploring Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

A few weeks ago, I stayed in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Juliet Terrace for a long weekend. The plan was to explore all the Shakespeare locations as well as a few others. Shakespeare's Birthplace was the first place on the list. I have been a few times before, but this was Luke's first visit. We had… Continue reading Exploring Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Exploring Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire – Review

Built: Buildwas was founded in 1135 Location: Nr Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BW History: Founded by the local bishop in 1135, it was sparsely endowed at the outset but enjoyed several periods of growth and increasing wealth: notably under Abbot Ranulf in the second half of the 12th century and again from the mid-13th century, when large… Continue reading Exploring Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire – Review

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Exploring Wenlock Priory in Shropshire – Review

Built: The priory was built between 1140 and 1180 and largely rebuilt from 1200 to 1240. Location: Bull Ring, Much Wenlock TF13 6HS History: The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge… Continue reading Exploring Wenlock Priory in Shropshire – Review

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Exploring Clun Castle in Shropshire – Castle Review

Built: The original motte-and-bailey castle here was built in the late 11th century. It was then rebuilt sometime before 1233 Location: Newport St, Clun, Craven Arms SY7 8JT History: Clun Castle sits high on a natural rocky mound in a loop of the river Clun, on the edge of the small, picturesque town of the same name. Founded shortly… Continue reading Exploring Clun Castle in Shropshire – Castle Review