Geocaching at Stainforth Force Waterfall

Stainforth is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated very near Settle; only about 1 mile north there is a waterfall, Stainforth Force, where the river falls over limestone ledges into a deep, broad pool which can be accessed by walking a short way from the village. We visited this location because of the earth cache […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Eight: Bodnant Garden

Marvel at plants from all over the world grown from seed and cuttings collected over a century ago on plant-hunting expeditions. Created by five generations of one family, this 32-hectare (80-acre) garden is superbly located, with spectacular views across Snowdonia. With expansive lawns and intimate corners, grand ponds and impressive terraces, a steep wooded valley […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Seven: Penrhyn Castle, Red Wharf Bay, Cemaes Bay & Rhosneigr Beach

Penrhyn Castle This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It’s crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. In addition, it has an outstanding collection of paintings. The restored kitchens are a delight and the stable block houses […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Six: Beaumaris Castle, Penmon Priory, Penmon Point Lighthouse, Bangor Cathedral, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch & cottage views

Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris Castle on the Island of Anglesey is the great unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the ‘iron ring’ of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh. But it was never finished money and supplies ran out before the fortifications reached their […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Five: Conwy Castle, Conwy Suspension Bridge, The Smallest House in Great Britain, Aberconwy House, Great Orme Tramway, Great Orme Crazy Golf & Llandudno Pier

Conwy Castle Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales like a huge goliath and serves as the major tourist attraction in the county of Conwy. The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Four: Welsh Highland Railway

The Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains – hauled by the world’s most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives – climb from sea level to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Three: Foel Farm Park, Plas Newydd & Anglesey Sea Zoo

Foel Farm Park Foel Farm Park near Brynsiencyn on Anglesey offers a great family visit to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm. We invite all visitors to meet, touch and feed the animals. Foel Farm is situated in a beautiful beachside location on Anglesey in North Wales with stunning views of Caernarfon Castle, the […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day Two: Caernarfon Castle, Dinas Dinlle Beach, The Black Boy Inn & the cottage garden

A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no […]

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Holiday in North Wales, Day One: Erddig & Cottage Views

Widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years. The extensive downstairs area contains Erddig’s unique collection of servants’ portraits, while the upstairs rooms are an amazing treasure trove of fine furniture, textiles […]

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 300,000 visitors, including 40,000 learning visits each year. YSP seeks to provide a centre of international, national and regional importance for the production, exhibition and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. Many inspirational elements combine here to create […]

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Nostell Priory and Parkland

Built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell has been the home of the Winn family for 300 years. Commissioned by Sir Rowland Winn in 1733, James Paine built the house. Later additions by Robert Adam created exceptional interiors. Visitors can explore 121 hectares (300 acres) of parkland with a range of walks and […]

White Post Farm

White Post Farm has thousands of friendly animals, like chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows and pigs. The farm’s open every day of the year (apart from Christmas Day!) and with lots to do, rain or shine, it’s perfect for family days out, school trips and birthday parties. As well as meeting the animals, you can zoom around on go-karts, […]


York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities. The […]

London, Day Three

Day three of a three day trip to London.

London, Day Two

Day two of a three day trip to London.

London, Day One

Day one of a three day trip to London.


Filey is a traditional English seaside resort with a friendly atmosphere, offering restful ‘get away from it all’ holidays. A fishing town on the North East coast of England, Filey has enjoyed a reputation of being a seaside resort since Victorian days.  

Lotherton Hall Bird Garden

Lotherton Hall is a country house near Aberford, West Yorkshire, England.  The building has been home to a number of prominent families, including the Nevilles (notably Archbishop George Neville, younger brother of Warwick the Kingmaker), the de Hothams, and finally the Gascoignes in 1825. Richard Trench Gascoigne took up ownership of the house following the death of his aunt Elizabeth, wife of Lord Ashtown, in 1893. It became the main […]

Tattershall Castle

Explore the six floors of this rare red-brick medieval castle built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England and one of the most powerful men in the country. Let the audio guide create a picture of what life was like at Tattershall Castle in the 15th century. Climb the 150 steps from the basement to the battlements […]

The Workhouse, Southwell

Visit us to discover the most complete workhouse in existence. Meet the Reverend Becher, the founder of the Workhouse, by watching the introductory film and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere evoked by the audio guide. Based on real archive records, the guide helps bring the 19th-century inhabitants back to life. Discover how society dealt with […]