Monthly Archives: August 2019

WHITBY ABBEY

  Who would have thought that a Gothic ruins of an Abbey in Yorkshire would lead me to the earliest named English poet?  Apparently, between 658 and 680, Streaneschalch ( later Whitby) Monastery gave rise to the works of an … Continue reading

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AVEBURY MANOR HOUSE AND GARDEN

This 16th C Manor House and garden, near Marlborough, was featured in the 2011 BBC drama, To the Manor Reborn. Empty rooms were furnished in the Tudor, Queen Anne, Georgian, Victorian and 20th C styles. It was a treat to … Continue reading

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AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE

  On a delightful summer’s day we visited Avebury henge in Wiltshire. It’s one of the principal and best-known ceremonial and sacred meeting places for our ancestors in Britain. Avebury contains the largest stone circle in the world. Development of … Continue reading

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IFORD MANOR GARDEN

At Bradford-on-Avon we climbed uneven steps, and tackled twisting paths of the Garden, a delight for those who enjoy a walk among nature. Situated on the River Frome, the site has been occupied since Roman times, with extensive views of … Continue reading

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