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…

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…

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 into Read More…

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…