It’s been a little while since I took you on a tour of a National Trust property, so I am back to show you another one. This one is quite special. This one represents home. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small village in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. The view …

So, along with writing a travel photography blog comes the challenge of taking photos that I think people will enjoy. This year has taught me that there is a difference between quickly capturing a moment vs taking time to take a photograph which tells a story. Both options are fine, but there definitely needs …

It may have passed you by, but it’s almost Christmas. The weather is getting colder. The decorations are up in the shops. Christmas songs are playing. The crowds are out doing their final bits of shopping. Everyone seems to be donning a festive jumper at any given opportunity. We are almost there folks. One …

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Winkworth Arboretum is the only Arboretum in the National Trust’s portfolio, and has been maintained by them for the past 60 years. Created in the early 20th century by Dr. Wilfrid Fox, it is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and shrubs, many of those rare. Located in the …

October. What a great time of the year. Summer has been and gone. The nights are drawing in. The weather is getting cooler. But most importantly it’s almost Halloween, which means that theme parks and attractions across the land are opening their doors in the evenings to scare people witless at their scare events. …

The AcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a structure that turns heads and certainly divides opinion. Standing as the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m, the Orbit was designed by Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. The twisted red metal structure stands next to the …

It always rains in Wales, or at least that’s what you are told. This is not factually correct, but if you are heading up to the Conwy Valley on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park you will be sure to want to spend a lot of your time outdoors to take in the …

Overview The National Trust is a conservation organisation which works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces in the UK. The trust owns 350 heritage properties including historic houses, gardens and monuments which can be visited for a fee, as well as many sites of natural beauty which are open to the public …

Who Killed Jack Diamond? ‘Jack Diamond has been murdered. He was found face down in the river next to Reading Abbey last night.’ Fancy yourself as a budding detective? Well, if you are in the Reading (Berkshire) area on Saturday 5th or Saturday 12th August, I urge you to click the link here and …

The south of England has some of the most beautiful coastline to be seen on our tiny island. From the white cliffs of Dover in the east to the beautiful white sand beaches of Cornwall in the west, there are so many good reasons why we should be spending our time visiting these shores. …