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Hair-raising half term activities

by Katie Rowe

May 6 2014 in History & heritage

It’s a universal fact that children love to be scared. You only have to look at their little faces alight with joy while being told a gruesome story on a ghost tour as we adults wince and look over our shoulders. What better way then, to spend the half…

Larmer Tree Festival, just one of many family-friendly festivals in England

Family friendly festivals in England

by Katie Rowe

May 1 2014 in Culture Vulture

England is big on festivals. There’s a huge array of shindigs going on throughout the summer, spreading that Friday feeling across an entire weekend. And the great thing is, many of them are child-friendly. In fact, some even dedicate whole areas and festival…

Elbow performing at Latitude Festival

Top summer festivals for 2014

by Katie Rowe

April 29 2014 in Culture Vulture

Didn’t bag tickets to Glastonbury in the resale? Not to worry. There are so many more summer festivals to check out around the country, and no place does them quite like England. Where else can you take a dip in a hot tub after dancing the night away at…

Pashley Bikes

Handmade in England

by Katie Rowe

March 27 2014 in We love local

Hand crafted and made to last in the North of England, Barbour’s classic wax jackets have been protecting generations of families from the cold and rain for over a hundred years. Recently, they’ve become a bit of a fashion must-have for city and country…

Martello Tower, Suffolk

Landmark Trust's top five stays by the sea

by Katie Rowe

March 20 2014 in Expert insights

Once a sty, Squire Barry of Fyling Hall is said to have been inspired by the classical architecture he came across in the Mediterranean during his travels in the 1880s when building this home for his pigs. But with striking beach views and classical columns…

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