The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi – Future Fairytales

Barcelona is the home of many things - great tapas, Estrella beer, possibly the most famous football club in the world, and modernist architectural legend Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi's buildings and parks are everywhere in Barcelona and his style of architecture is now synonymous with the Catalan city. There's plenty of places to visit, some of… Continue reading The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi – Future Fairytales

Anne Hathaway’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon

There's no shortage of history in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Many of the places you can visit were once home to Shakespeare's relations, including the homestead of his wife, Anne Hathway. Part of the building dates from the 1400s, and it provides an intriguing window into the past. There's not a great deal known about Shakespeare's… Continue reading Anne Hathaway’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon

A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage

Tie yourself to a good piece of rope. You'll need it to find your way back to the entrance when you wander too far into the deep recesses of this bookshop. I'll see you when I get out! Related reads A Tour of the British Library Around Wells Cathedral and the Chained Library Visiting Batemans… Continue reading A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage

Harry Potter and The Divinity School

Oxford is jam-packed with history, beautiful buildings and of course, students. And a tour around the Bodleian Libraries is a great way to spend an hour or so. But if you don't have enough time to do the full tour, simply pay the princely sum of £2 and nosy around the Divinity School instead. And… Continue reading Harry Potter and The Divinity School

Exploring Kents Cavern, Devon

I love a good cave. Not in a hard-hat-gee-that's-a-tight-squeeze-caving kind of way, but anywhere with a decent cave tour gets my attention. Kents Cavern in Devon have a very good tour and literally layers of history to uncover. The caves have provided shelter to animals and humans for thousands of years. A human jawbone fragment… Continue reading Exploring Kents Cavern, Devon

Terry Pratchett: His World, Salisbury Museum, UK

Terry Pratchett moved to a village outside of Salisbury in 1993 and lived there until his death. The Terry Pratchett: HisWorld exhibition is all about his life and full of personal items. Given his worldwide fame, it's not surprising that people have come from around the globe to visit this exhibition about Sir Terry Pratchett's… Continue reading Terry Pratchett: His World, Salisbury Museum, UK

Around Wells Cathedral and The Chained Library

Wells is the smallest city in the UK. Its status as a city dates from medieval times, and depends on its stunning cathedral complex. It's been a filming location for a number of productions including 'Poldark', 'Dunkirk' and 'Hot Fuzz' - the high street and market place are immediately recognisable from the climactic shoot-out scene.… Continue reading Around Wells Cathedral and The Chained Library

Portmeirion – You’re not a Number, but you are a Tourist

Bathed in sunshine, this could be the coast of Italy - but its actually North West Wales. Portmeirion is a tourist resort best known is certain circles for the cult TV show 'The Prisoner'. Its otherworldly vibe was perfect for the mind bending show where a man was trapped, numbered and pursued by a giant… Continue reading Portmeirion – You’re not a Number, but you are a Tourist