We chose a lovely day to visit Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire, it felt like a summer’s day! Situated in the little village of Tattershall, the 15th century castle is in great condition and looks more like a tower than a castle. It used to have spires on top of each of the four turrets, but … More Tattershall Castle
The Birmingham Back to Backs are carefully restored back to back houses from different time periods, starting in the 1840’s and going as far as the 1970’s. They can only be visited by guided tour, which is something we don’t usually like to do as we like to view things at our own pace. The … More Birmingham Back to Backs
We have not been to a zoo since we visited Bangkok Zoo in 2011. Madrid Zoo was a must visit because they have pandas! We love pandas, especially me and we have never seen any in real life. The zoo is on the outskirts of the city and was easily accessible via the metro. It … More Madrid Zoo and Pandas!
Kedleston Hall was another National Trust place we originally visited in the depths of the winter back in January Kedleston Hall – Lost in the Fog and it was really cold and foggy. So we had to go again in August to appreciate the grounds in nicer weather. It was much busier this time round, obviously. … More Kedleston Hall Revisited
I have been wanting to go to Calke Abbey for a few years and we finally decided to go on my birthday that has just passed. However, it pissed it down on my birthday, so we delayed it a day but it pissed it down the next day as well! So it meant another National … More Calke Abbey – A Dusty Old Mansion
When we visited Hardwick in late January it was cold, quiet and both the new and old halls were closed. We also wanted to see the herb and other gardens to see what had grown and flowered, as in January it was just soil and labels of what would be growing. We took lunch with … More Hardwick Revisited
Belton House is located not far north of Grantham, in Belton. On the day we visited there were horse trials taking place on the grounds. This meant it was a bit busier than usual and the constant drone of the commentators voice could be heard around the grounds, which meant it wasn’t as peaceful as it … More Belton House