Visiting Bletchley Park – Home of the Codebreakers

Visiting Bletchley Park is something I wanted to do for a long time so I was delighted when the opportunity arose to go along and see ‘The Home of the Codebreakers’ for myself. The thousands of people who worked tirelessly at Bletchley Park dramatically affected the outcome of World War 2. It is estimated that their Read More…

A Visit to Cliveden House Hotel

Ever wanted to live ‘like the other half’ or step back in time to a gentler age? A stay at Cliveden House means that you really can. Cliveden House has been nestled in Buckinghamshire for over 450 years now and it has seen its share of splendour and scandal. Built as a romantic bolt hole 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…

Visiting Hampton Court Palace

There’s been something exciting happening at Hampton Court Palace nearly every day for over 500 years now. Built by Cardinal Wolsey when he was in King Henry VIII’s favour it became the home of the King when the Cardinal fell from grace. Now lovingly looked after by Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court is a treasure-trove Read More…

Greys Court – A Charming Tudor Country House

It’s immediately apparent when you walk through the front door of Greys Court that this is a stately home with soul. The Brunner family came to Greys Court in 1937 and raised four boys there. You can imagine children running through the halls, and almost hear the echoes of a door slam as they run out Read More…