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Why You Should Visit Chatsworth

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If you haven’t visited Chatsworth House before, you are missing out. Set against a backdrop of stunning countryside in idyllic Derbyshire, Chatsworth is a beacon of decadence, a symbol of wealth and fashion. And it…

A la Ronde

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Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. If this quote is anything to go by, Jane and Mary Parminter must have been extremely happy!…

Fountains Abbey

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When you stand in the Cellarium of Fountains Abbey, with its vaulted ceiling arching like gigantic fingers above your head and dusty shadows lingering around its massive stone columns, you could be forgiven for feeling…

Beningbrough at War

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Men in uniform and an historic house – what could be a more perfect way to spend a Tuesday?! With that very thought in mind I visited Beningbrough at War, an exhibition that sits within…

Have You Ever Been to Temple Manor?

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The beautiful Temple Manor was built around 1240 by the Knights Templar. It was designed to provide suitable lodging for people of high rank or position, travelling between Dover and London every day. However, as the years…

Night at the Museum

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I’m a Classicist; a lover of all things Greek and Roman. And I’m also a hypocrite. I’ve spent my entire life (well, from the age of about 16 or-so) whining about the British Museum’s hoarding…