Attractions

Tuxford Mill, Nottinghamshire

April 21, 2013

Last week as I was driving through Tuxford in Nottinghamshire I couldn’t resist stopping to take a photograph of the old windmill. Its sails were turning just as they must have done a century and more ago. A splendid sight. A few days earlier I’d been looking at watermills in Cambridgeshire. Milling appears to have […]

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Anglesey Abbey Gardens – The Winter Walk

April 19, 2013

Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property near Cambridge, although in parts almost nine hundred years old is in its present form the creation of its more recent owners from the sixteenth century onwards, culminating in the work of the 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) a grandson of one of the founders of what is now the […]

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Wanthwaite Crags near Keswick – Autumn and Winter

March 23, 2013

A very brief item today. I just noticed that I had two photographs taken from almost identical positions (close to Burns Farm at St Johns-in-the-Vale near Keswick) showing Wanthwaite Crags, one from last October and the other this past week. So here they are together, the contrast of Autumn and Winter colour in the Lake […]

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Bowes Castle, County Durham

February 9, 2013

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a short piece here about Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum. It occurred to me this morning that, although later last year I visited the nearby village of Bowes and took photos of its castle, I never put any of the the photographs on this Around-England site. So […]

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Northern England – Land of Rivers and Castles

October 30, 2012

Last updated: The North of England is rich in scenic landscape, ranging from historic coastlines with fishing villages and castles to mountains, moors and lakes. Last week I was speaking at an event in Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, the second city of Romania. Many people asked where in England I lived. On being told […]

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Crummock Water Today

October 10, 2012

“Around-England” temporarily moved office today to The Rock, Hause Point, Crummock Water. Back in my usual base at Appleby in Westmorland tomorrow morning!

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Autumn’s here … or is it?

September 13, 2012

Yes, there’s an autumnal chill in the air, and the media have been telling us for a fortnight that it’s Autumn. But is it really? No! Autumn starts at the equinox which isn’t until the 21st of September. So, Hey! We still have another week of SUMMER. Anyway, regardless of the technicalities of seasonal dates […]

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The River Eamont – Ullswater to Eden

August 17, 2012

The Eamont is one of Northwest England’s shorter rivers, rising among the Lake District mountains at Ullswater and flowing northeast to join the Eden, which then flows north and west into the Solway Firth and the Irish Sea. Ullswater looking southwest from Pooley Bridge From where it leaves Ullswater at Pooley Bridge (the photo above […]

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More Castles of the North [5]

August 15, 2012

Here is the next in our series on historic castles in the North of England. Scarborough Castle from the North Bay Today we have two Yorkshire castles and one in Cumbria sitting between the Lake District and the Eden Valley. Two are preserved ruins in the care of English Heritage while the third in the […]

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Across the North: From Grasmere to The Yorkshire Olympians

August 8, 2012

Who thinks that the Lake District is behind the times? Well, the people at the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere have shown once again that it's up with the best. New app marks a world first for a museum Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere, the Lake District, has marked a world first for […]

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