When in Bungay, it is easy to miss Bigod’s Castle as it is hidden behind shops houses and modern buildings. A narrow path takes you to the cafe and visitor centre. Sometimes known as Bungay Castle, it is built by the Bigod’s in the 12th Century, 1165 to be exact then further developed in 1924.
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Catching up with a friend from abroad, we thought we would try something different. We went for Vietnamese food at Hello Vietnam in Coventry. With excellent reviews on Google Map, it was a great start. Here’s what we had and what we think.
Your visit to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without walking through King’s Parade. With views of King Henry VII Statue, King’s College and King’s College Chapel on one side and shops, restaurants and cafe on the other, it is no wonder that this pedestrianised road in Cambridge is a must-see for visitors.
Located some 18 minutes drive from Great Yarmouth Beach is Burgh Castle, a roman fort ruin in Norfolk. The fort was built around AD300 when the coast was further inland. Right next to it in fact, making the roman fort a costal defence against forces from the east and south. For a small parking fee, […]
Windmills were a key feature in early 19th century Norfolk and Suffolk with almost 500 scattered throughout the country powerfully putting wind energy to good use grinding grain in to flour. A large number of windmills were also used for draining the marshes in the fenlands and broad areas.
The ruins of Greyfriars Medieval Friary in Dunwich are all that is left of what was once a thriving ancient city and medieval port. Much of the city was lost when it ‘fell’ in to the sea due to coastal erosion and storms. Large storms in the 13th and 14th century swept entire villages and […]
Established in 1770, the Covered Market in Oxford is a hidden gem and a must-visit when in Oxford. Nestled among new buildings and accessible only via small alley ways and back streets, you will have to look hard to find it. One of the oldest market in the country, the Oxford Covered Market has been […]
While Cambridge University has a University-level library, each of it’s 31 colleges also has its own college library for the use of its college members. Gonville & Caius (pronounced ‘Keys’) has had its own collection of books since its founding in 1348 and these have been housed in a purpose built library since 1441.
Continuing north along King’s Parade in Cambridge takes you onto a short road called Senate House Hill. Here, you are surrounded by some of the grandest of buildings in Cambridge. They include The Old Schools, The Senate House, Great St. Mary’s the University Church and Gonville and Caius College.
When in Cambridge, visit the Cambridge Market Square for seriously tasty street food from all over the world. Being Malaysian, we naturally gravitated towards Azuma, a food stall serving famous Malaysian and Japanese dishes. How do you find it? Look for the Malaysian and Japanese Flag.