REVIEW: Afternoon Tea at The Daffodil

My experience at The Daffodil started on a high note when I reversed my car  into the parking space perfectly on the first try. Not a huge achievement in the grand scheme of things, but for me it rarely happens. Read into that what you will. It improved massively when the server led us to…

Big Ben boring you? Three Unusual Places to Visit in London – The Ditsy Explorer

It's time for another guest post, but not just any guest post - The Ditsy Explorer a.k.a. Peta Bradwell is back! She's brought together three of her more 'off the beaten track' London sights for those who have 'been there, done that' when it comes to the capital. But now, here's Peta: So, you're in…

Elfreth’s Alley with Julia Dent

We're heading back over to the USA for another guest post! This time, Julia Dent of Through Julia's Lens, talks us through one of her favourite heritage sites in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Over to Julia: Philadelphia is known for its history- it’s the birthplace of America, after all! Most people visiting the…

Sizergh Castle

Follow the winding driveway all the way to the end and you’ll reach Sizergh Castle. Well, you’ll reach the National Trust gift shop first, and then the castle, but you know what I mean! Despite being owned by the National Trust, Sizergh is still the home of the Strickland family, and they still pop back…

Knutsford Royal May Day 2018

I don’t think there is any town more proud of its May Day than Knutsford, and rightly so. It has been a tradition in the town since 1864 when the Vicar of Knutsford at the time, Rev. Robert Clowes set it up. The ‘Royal’ part came about 23 years later when the title was bestowed…

The Old Courthouse Museum with Katie Klaassen

It's time to say hello to another guest blogger on Holme & Away. This post is coming all the way from South Dakota, USA, an area with a shed-load of great stories and a fascinating history. Here to tell us about it is Katie Klaassen; take it away! Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a growing…

Wray Castle

Take a trip down the western side of Windermere and down a few narrow roads, and you’ll reach Wray Castle. Built in the 1840s, this new-gothic creation was the brainchild of James and Margaret Dawson, a Liverpudlian couple, who moved to the Lake District because, well, why wouldn't you? Unlike other castles I have visited…