If you have followed us here on this blog, you would have noticed by now that we love small, independent businesses especially prevalent in small towns. On our visit to Lyme Regis, we were able to see some of these thriving and mostly independent shops, stores and restaurants.
A small surprise find on our visit to Lyme Regis, a row of quirky and eclectic seafront houses. Most of these have been turned into holiday lets but they are still glorious nonetheless.
Thirsk in North Yorkshire is a market town serving the Vale of Mowbray for nine centuries. Industries that thrived then included linen weaving, leather goods, malting and brewing, rope making, leather goods and basket making. Our quick stop at Thirsk on a Sunday morning, allowed us time to get to know the market town, shops, […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
As you leave The Backs via Garret Hostel Bridge, turn left and you’re suddenly transported back in to an ancient city. The only reminders of modernity may be the tarmac on the road. You have arrived in Trinity Lane.