Carlisle, half-cathedral of the North West

Choosing to drive home down the Western side of the British Isles may have been a mistake since it turned out to be far more congested today than the alternative … Continue Reading →

The Holy Island of Lindesfarne

Here we are in Edinburgh, staying at a rather grim budget hotel where the hot drink making equipment permits only one tea bag per person. Luckily, I have brought along … Continue Reading →

Durham and on into the far North

This morning I decided to set off straight after breakfast instead of heading back into York city centre for a visit to Clifford’s Tower and, as the driver, I get … Continue Reading →


It feels a little silly to be a proper tourist in my own country but, knowing York even less than I do Lincoln, I set aside a whole day for … Continue Reading →

Lincoln Cathedral

Here I am in York after an evening walk around the medieval walls of the city and, very unfortunately, dreading having to get the travel blog off the ground again. … Continue Reading →

Derbyshire Spring

With the final arrival of some Spring weather after one of the coldest Easter breaks I can ever remember, I can finally turn my attentions towards some English sightseeing before … Continue Reading →

A Street named Hope (Liverpool, October 2011)

Last week I took my mother to the Wirral for a few days because she had never visited this part of the world and had long been intrigued by its … Continue Reading →