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

Abandoned Buildings in the Azores – Part 1

Interior of Gerna Manor - Azores

The Azores are a stunning set of islands in the Atlantic, formed by volcanos and colonised by the Portuguese in the 15th-century. They're perfect for walkers with lush, mountainous trails dotted with fascinating points of interest - including an abandoned building or two. This is what's left of Grena Manor, built next to Lake Furnas… Continue reading Abandoned Buildings in the Azores – Part 1

Symbolism and Status – An Enlightening Tour of Highgate Cemetery West

Highgate Cemetery¬†stands on Highgate hill, with a commanding a view over London. Because of that, it became the place to be buried in Victorian times. Highgate is one of seven cemeteries opened in the 1800s to relieve pressure on the horrendously overcrowded inner city church graveyards. They'd been overwhelmed by new inhabitants brought into the… Continue reading Symbolism and Status – An Enlightening Tour of Highgate Cemetery West