7 Reasons to love historic Norwich

Norwich is the only English city in a National Park (the Norfolk Broads) and until the Industrial Revolution was the second largest city in the country.Read more

Coventry: A Journey Through Time

From the ruins of St Michaels Cathedral to the Black Princes Manor, with the bountiful gardens of Lady Herbert and the old Council Chambers, Coventry’s walls are brimming with history.Read more

7 Spooky Tales from England’s Haunted Castles

Many of England’s historic buildings and monuments set an inspiring backdrop for mysterious tales of paranormal activity, their rich heritage feeding into narratives passed through generations. This Halloween we’re taking a look at how tales enjoyed at this time of year, of witches, ghosts, vampires and ghouls are knitted into English folklore, making their mark on our culture and historical places. Here are 7 spooky stories linked to some of England’s oldest castles. The Vampire of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland WritingRead more

7 Abandoned Villages That Can Teach Us About Medieval Life

In the medieval countryside people lived in a very wide variety of settlement types, from individual farms, through hamlets of a few households, to much larger villages. There were also temporary or seasonal abodes in outlying places associated with activities like summer grazing of the uplands. Here we look at 7 abandoned villages that can tell us about Medieval life. 1. Little Oxendon, Northamptonshire The classic layout of a medieval village. The long groove running left to right formed theRead more