York Minster

York Minster

The ancient city of York is filled with impressive buildings, mainly dating back many centuries, like Clifford’s Tower, which I wrote about recently.  However, one of them stands out above the rest and can be seen not just from most of the city, but even when entering and leaving York.  The grand cathedral church that […]

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Moira Canal Festival 2015

Moira Canal Festival 2015

Last weekend saw the Moira Canal Festival 2015, on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border, at Moira Furness.  I have been going along for the last few years, and have written about the 2013 and 2014 shows, which were, like their predecessors, great fun.  This year saw the return of some favourites, including Morris Dancing – […]

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Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery museum

As the name may suggest, the Leicestershire town of Coalville has an industrial past that includes mining, and one of the former pits in the area now forms the centre of Snibston Discovery Museum and park.  Visitors can learn about how technical innovation has changed the lives of people over the last five centuries, and […]

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Evesham Abbey

Evesham Abbey

I wrote recently about the 750th anniversary of Simon de Montfort’s great Parliament at Westminster, and to mark that event, I went along to the Worcestershire town of Evesham where de Montfort, the former ruler of England, is buried at Evesham Abbey. Evesham Abbey was founded by St Egwin around 700AD, with the legend being […]

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The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is one of the most famous natural landmarks in Northern Ireland, with the hexagonal basalt columns looking curiously man made, and giving rise to the legend that provides the name of the rock formation.  The story goes that Finn MacCool, a local giant, built the causeway to meet Benandonner, a giant in […]

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