Scotland Travel: Five Fantastic Day Trips From Edinburgh

View from the top of the National Wallace Monument by Buffy Martin Tarbox

There are many fantastic sights within an easy reach of Edinburgh. When visiting Great Britain, I usually base myself in a larger city and do day trips to explore more of what Britain has to offer. I don’t dare drive, but the excellent transit system … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Calke Abbey – A Perfectly Preserved Great House On the Decline

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A few miles from Ticknall in Derbyshire, England there stands a grade-I listed mansion that dates back to 1701. The house was all but forgotten for decades and slid into disrepair at the hands of the owners who couldn’t afford the upkeep of a baroque … [Read more...]