Many people visit the South West of England to see Stonehenge - one of the most iconic stone circles in the world - but what they don't realise is that there are many ancient stone circles and other sites of historical interest across Wiltshire, one of which is Avebury. Avebury Stones The fascinating thing about… Continue reading Visiting Avebury – The World’s Largest Prehistoric Stone Circle – A World Heritage Site
"A wonderful place to while away a few hours..."
The picturesque village of Lacock is like something out of a fairytale. Perfectly preserved and lovingly lived in, you could be fooled in to believing that you have stepped on to a film set. Unsurprisingly, many productions have chosen film here on location, including Harry Potter, The Other Boleyn Girl and Downton Abbey. It's unspoilt… Continue reading A Step Back In Time – Visiting Lacock Village
Before my visit, I had never heard of King Alfred's Tower, and having been there now it doesn't surprise me! It is in the middle of nowhere and has nothing there except the tower it's self. No coffee shop, no toilets, no gift shop, not even a real car park! All that is there is… Continue reading A Brief Encounter with King Alfred
Another Sunday, another 'staycation', and this week we visited the stunning Stourhead House & Gardens. The 2,650 acre estate lies in the Wiltshire countryside, around 25 minutes drive south-west of Warminster. Gifted to the National Trust in 1946 by it's last named proprietor, Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, the property is steeped in history &… Continue reading A Sunny Sunday in Stourhead