The Kennedy House Gardens in St. Andrews, Manitoba, maintained within the River Road Provincial Park system, make for a nice stop en route to other visitor attractions in St. Andrews north of Winnipeg. River Road runs along the west side of the Red River towards Lockport, and takes travellers along the old settlement road towards […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What a pleasure it was to visit gorgeous Bath – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our visit began with a walk around Bath Abbey, near the River Avon, and on to the Roman Baths Museum and Pump Room. The ancient Baths were built in the time of Roman settlement, constructed around Britain’s only hot spring, and included a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The famous Stourhead landscape garden is one of Britain’s greatest and most cherished Georgian gardens. Stourhead gardens were designed by the estate’s owner Henry Hoare II, and laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical, 18th-century design. The gardens are noted their fine specimen trees and shrubs as well as for the striking garden follies […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Of before-and-after home and garden restorations, the beautiful Welsh Aberglasney heritage garden and estate mansion in the Tywi Valley in Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, belongs on the list of impressive projects. The estate at Aberglasney is known to have been inhabited through medieval, Tudor, and Elizabethan periods. By the late 1500s, it housed a chapel. The unique Elizabethan cloister […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Relying on our in-car GPS, and travelling west following our stop in Brecon, we were amazed that we somehow managed to arrive at our destination near Felingwym Uchaf, in Carmarthenshire, close to the pre-arranged time of 4 pm. The sun was throwing long shadows by this time of day, and we enjoyed the amber-cast to […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Travelling along the northern border of the Brecon Beacons towards our destination at Felingwym Uchaf in Wales, we made a worthwhile side trip into the town of Brecon. There, we visited the beautiful Brecon Cathedral and Close. The Cathedral is one of the most significant surviving examples of early British Gothic Architecture. Constructed in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
En route to the Brecon Beacons in Wales, approaching from Hay-on-Wye in the borderland Wye River Valley, we stayed over night at the Rhydspence Inn, a drover’s inn dating back to 1380. What a pleasure it was to dine in the cozy restaurant, poke about the old hallways, and relax in our charming room. It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Derwentwater, located south of Keswick in Cumbria, is one of the gorgeous lakes and vacation destinations within England’s Lake District, and it is particularly attractive for folks who enjoy walking and hiking in areas of abundant wildlife. Taking the roughly six-hour walk around Derwentwater was one of the highlights from our visit to the Lake […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Driving from the north into Cumbria’s Lake District in northwest England offered us some delightful views. It was early evening, and we were able to enjoy looking out over the hills (referred to locally as fells) and valleys along the route to Ravenstone Lodge near Bassenthewaite Lake. The Lodge, where we were booked for an overnight stay, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Visiting Hadrian’s Wall, at the site of Birdoswald Fort, one of the Roman military sites along Hadrian’s Wall in England, was fascinating for me. I had long wanted to see the remnants of the ancient wall that runs between the Irish Sea and the North Sea. Travelling to view a segment of the wall at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.