Carnaby Street, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and unique shopping experience, once again transformed into a dazzling spectacle for the Christmas season of 2023. This year, the Carnaby Street Christmas Lights carried forward its tradition of inventive and eye-catching displays, ensuring that the festive decorations were not just lights but a vivid expression of art […]
Just after the Lyme Regis shingles and sandy beaches, is the Fossil Beach. Also, known as Monmouth Beach, this approximately 1 mile stretch of pebble beach comes with a twist. The pebbles and rocks are from the Jurassic age and may contain fossils and large ammonites. On some stretches of the beach, the rocks are […]
Looking for a beach with soft and golden ivory sand when in Dorset, visit Studland Bay. There are four different beaches in the bay plus another small beach on the neighbouring bay called Shell Bay. These sandy beaches are, South Beach, Middle Beach (which we feature in an earlier post), Knoll Beach and Naturist Beach.
We made Chedington our base for our visit to the Jurassic Coast. There is a stretch of coastline in southern England in the counties of Dorset and Devon that have been home to the creatures of the past from eras bygone. Entire fossilised skeletons of dinosaurs, ammonites calcified in rock all lay about to be […]
The Sanctuary Knocker at Durham Cathedral is located at the North Door to Durham Cathedral. The centuries old knocker takes its name from the fact that in the Middle Ages, people who had committed a great offence could touch the knocker and would be granted sanctuary for 37 days.
When I first heard the name Mousehole, it conjured up images of Tom pursuing Jerry as he escapes, firmly and safely into that little black hole in the wall. We did not know what to expect, but this little dot on the Cornish coast between Penzance and Newlyn was certainly well worth the visit, even […]
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.
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.
The Backs The Backs of Cambridge refer to a continuous green space and the curve of the river Cam running behind several of the Cambridge colleges – Kings, Trinity, St Johns, Clare College. The small wooded area is tree lined with a walking/cycling path along the ‘back’ entrances to the Colleges.
Visiting Cambridge with your doggie-pal? Novotel Cambridge North, just 2.2 miles north of Cambridge is a brilliant place to stay. In general, hotels are not often known for being pet-friendly with limits and rules about where your dog is allowed and restrictions on not leaving your pet alone in the room.