Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall a Roman Palace in England

Holkham Hall is an 18th-century country house located next to the village of Holkham, on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. This beautiful place was just a bit over an hours drive from my parents house in England and perfect for an afternoon outing. The hall was constructed in the Palladian style for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester…

Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard, a Secret Hide-away in Central London

Neal’s Yard is a small alley in Covent Garden between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street which opens into a courtyard. Neal’s Yard is one of those places that if you didn’t know it was there, you might well pass by it loads of times and simply never come across it. It is quite easy to miss and just walk by as it the sign leading…

Wells-next-the-Sea

The “Beached” Boats of Wells-next-the-Sea

The English country side is a treasure trove of beautiful sights and towns to explore, each with its own quirkiness. One of my favourite afternoon outings was to Wells-next-the-Sea, a seaport situated on the North Norfolk coast in England.  Wells-next-the-Sea is beautiful and historic seaside resort, but the most striking part is its small harbour that is filled…

Ghost Tour York

The haunted City of York

York is considered to be one of the world’s most haunted cities. There are an estimated 500 ghosts in the city, including those of Roman soldiers. This fabulous cobbled street in York still today echoes with history and is teaming with shops and pubs around every corner. York has over 365 pubs, one (or more)…

The Beautiful Sights of Bath

A Walking Tour Through the City of Bath

For those who love walking and want to explore everything a city has to offer I definitely recommend a self guided walk through Bath. I got myself a town map and then walked around getting to see the beautiful architecture of the city up close and personal. I did this same walk acouple of times…

The sights of beautiful Oxford

The Red Bus Tour through Oxford

A great way to explore Oxford on a cold autumn day is definitely by taking the City Red Bus Tour! This city tour lasted approximately 1 and a half hours and my mom and I had a fabulous time. We were quite glad that we did remember to bring our gloves as we sat on…

The Avon River flowing through Bath

A stroll along the Avon River in Bath, England.

While living in Bath I got to know the city quite well and my favourite thing on Sundays were to take long walks along the beautiful Avon River that runs through the city. Unfortunately Parade gardens are only open from April to September so I never actually got to go into these beautiful gardens that…

Roman Baths

The City Bath is a piece of Roman history in England

Roman baths were part of the day-to-day life for Romans and  Bath in Somerset, England has one of the best examples of a Roman bath complex in Europe. I got to walk past these Baths every day on my way to work and couldn’t wait to explore them with my friends. The Roman Baths themselves…

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is built on a mass grave

Moving anywhere new is scary and if you don’t know the place or anybody living there it makes it even scarier. The first time I actually moved somewhere where I didn’t know a soul was to Bath in the UK. I moved into a shared flat right next to the river and across the street…

Big Ben

Big Ben, a World Famous and Iconic Clock Tower

Big Ben has become a symbol of the United Kingdom, particularly in the visual media. When a television or film-maker wishes to indicate a generic location in England, a popular way to do so is to show an image of the tower, often with a red double-decker bus or black cab in the foreground. I tried my best to…

London's Millennium Footbridge

Crossing the Thames River by London’s “wobbly” Millennium Footbridge

This footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians to cross the River Thames in London. It links Bankside from St Paul’s Cathedral with the City of London at the Modern Tate museum. Londoners nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion…

Westminster Abbey

Walking over graves in Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey is another one of those places in London that is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. I read that it was Benedictine monks who first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. Even today there…

St Paul's Cathedral

Walking through London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral

I think St Paul’s Cathedral is definitely one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England. I am quite lucky in that I have had the opportunity to visit this beautiful Cathedral more than once and couldn’t wait to show it to my friend Hermie on her visit all the way from South-Africa. The two of…

London's Tower Bridge

I walked across and in London’s iconic Tower Bridge!

Whenever you see London in movies or advertised as a holiday destination one of the first landmarks they show is the famous London Tower Bridge! This bridge has definitely become an international symbol of London and was also first on my list of London sights. It was my friend Hermie’s first trip abroad and I…