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Outings In England: Day Trip

Visit Beatrix Potter's Lake District
England: General LITERATURE + FILM NATURE + GARDENS

The Lake District

For the long holiday weekend we took a quick zip to the Lake District, the largest and most visited National Park in England located near the Scottish border – – You can see how this area has inspired so many authors including William Wordsworth…

June 7, 2014
Visit Downton Abbey Locations
England: Kent + Surrey LITERATURE + FILM

Downton Abbey Film Locations

Highclere Castle is the primary film location for ITV’s popular Downton Abbey television series – Highclere Castle is open to the public select days each year – – Although I won’t have a chance to visit Highclere Castle, I recently had tea at Byfleet Manor…

June 1, 2014
C.S. Lewis's Home
England: Berkshire + Oxfordshire HISTORY LITERATURE + FILM

C.S. Lewis

  – Last week I traveled to Oxford to visit the home of C.S. Lewis, who is famously known for writing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Today, his home ‘The Kilns’ is not a museum but a residence that houses visiting scholars So many fun things…

November 6, 2013
Rooftop Tour Of Hampton Court
England: Kent + Surrey HISTORY

Rooftop Tour Of Hampton Court

Hampton Court is best known as the grand palace of King Henry VIII (the one with six wives) and is situated just outside London – It is also famous for its 411 chimneys, many of which I saw up close on a recent rooftop tour…

September 18, 2013