Much Wenlock was a surprising discovering on our recent trip. We had no plans to visit it but just happened upon it and these are always the best discoveries. We were nearby exploring the Ironbridge Gorge and one of the apps on my phone told us there was a ruined priory nearby. Like a moth to a flame we diverted our course to check it out. Unfortunately, while we did so, the … [Read more...] about Hidden Gem: 5 Things to See and Do in Much Wenlock – Birthplace of the Modern Olympics
I don't know how to introduce this article. I can only say that sometimes you need a picker-upper. I hope this article may include something matching that description. ATV: The All-Terrain Veteran. Eddie Shaw is a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War. He is 96 years old and lives in Ellesmere, Shropshire. And, like many people of his age, he has problems … [Read more...] about Heartwarmingly Weird II: Vets, Ducks, and Free Pizza
Visitors to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, will be able to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2–5 June. This is definitely something we're going to try and do when we're in the UK to cover the Diamond Jubilee! While the rest of the UK will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, … [Read more...] about Victorian Experience Town Blists Hill Prepares for the Diamond Jubilee
There are 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom. The UNESCO list contains 17 designated properties in England, four in Scotland, three in Wales, one in Northern Ireland. The first sites in the U.K. to be inscribed on the World Heritage List were Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast; Durham Castle and Cathedral; Ironbridge Gorge; Studley Royal Park, including the … [Read more...] about Complete List of the United Kingdom’s World Heritage Sites – With Beautiful Pictures in the U.K.
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from our English friend Jane who happens to own the fabulous Updown Cottage in Shaftesbury, Dorset. They had a to stay at Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast recently and have kindly written up this lovely B&B review for us. The beautiful, unspoilt English countryside of the Worcestershire / Shropshire border is very like that of … [Read more...] about Guest Post: The Perfect Quintessentially England B&B – Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast Review
When I think of England, I think castles. The first thing a lot of people think about England is castles and medieval fortresses. Despite England's fame for castles, there aren't actually that many that have survived intact. I've always dreamed of owning a castle. Who hasn't? But I know that's very unlikely with the way the British jealously protect their heritage. Not to … [Read more...] about Top 16 Best Castles in England With Beautiful Pictures – Top English Castles