Use our unique code STEAF20 for 20% discount on English Heritage annual and gift membership. English Heritage has over 400 sites throughout England and the good news is that these sites are now opening normally following the problems of the last few years. However when planning visits, bear in mind that during the winter period some […]
Use our unique code STEAF20 for 20% discount on English Heritage annual and gift membership. English Heritage has stewardship over 400 heritage sites in England, including stately homes, castles, abbeys and World Heritage Sites like Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall. But which are the best to visit for senior travellers? As retired seniors, with plenty of time […]
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK include ancient monuments, magnificent historic buildings, industrial locations and two natural areas.
England is richly endowed with hundreds of stately homes, often complete with fine gardens and landscaped parkland. But which are the best to visit? As retired seniors, with plenty of time on our hands, we have managed to visit many stately homes in the last few years. This has particularly applied in 2020 when foreign […]
The Halls at Hardwick on the eastern fringes of Derbyshire are lasting memorials to two formidable ladies, Bess of Hardwick (1527-1608) and Evelyn Cavendish (1870-1960). Bess, or to give her her full title, Elizabeth Cavendish (later Talbot), Countess of Shrewsbury, managed, with the help of four marriages, to become the second most powerful woman in […]
The traditional county of Lincolnshire is the second largest in size after Yorkshire, but has only eight English Heritage and six National Trust properties – far, far fewer than in Yorkshire or the third largest county, Devon. However some of these properties are among England’s finest examples of their architectural styles, for example, Gainsborough Old Hall […]