A Visit to Windsor Castle and St George’s Chapel

One of The Queen’s favourite homes, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Begun in 1066, it has evolved into a beautiful fortress over the centuries. A visit to Windsor Castle is an adventure for both adults and kids alike. It’s also the home of St George’s Chapel, the location of HRH Read More…

Burghley House – an Elizabethan Castle Like No Other

My eyes struggled to adjust to the dim light as I walked into the cool of Burghley House, a beautiful home in the countryside at Stamford in Lincolnshire, on a summer evening. Corks popped and a glass of champagne was pressed into my hand. I followed the rest of the guests as we walked from Read More…

Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Highclere Castle – The Real Downton Abbey

The history of the real Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle near Newbury – is every bit as exciting as the much-loved television series. Not only that, but the real life characters who lived here at Highclere Castle were every bit as interesting. The best thing is, you can actually come and see the real Downton Abbey Read More…

The Ritz London – Making The Most of Your Stay

This is a sponsored post about The Ritz London on behalf of Expedia but the opinions contained herein are my own. A stay at The Ritz is such a treat! While it may be a stretch to define it as affordable luxury, it’s definitely worth saving your pennies for. Once you arrive at this luxurious property, Read More…