Liverpool is still an exciting place .Nothing in travel equals the approach to a city by water . A Distant ridge becomes a line of  buildings, which separate and acquire volume as they come closer. With the heave of a ship’s deck underfoot, they take on an added solidity. Of nowhere is this more so than of Liverpool’s Pier Head, Where stand the places of commerce known as Tree Graces.

Liverpool an extraordinary status as centre of cultural invention. The ballad portrayed it as a city paved with gold, though it was still gripped by decades of depression.

With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of the Capital, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city





Gold Hill

The reason is that the street embodies ‘Ye Olde England’, a row of apparently tumbledown cottages with steep eaves and walls drapped in flowers. Each dwelling has its own personality, yet is part of a communal whole. Such townscapes convey a security, confort and good neighbourliness wholly absent from hard edged modern design. We can preserve these qualities from the past, yet seem unable to replicate them.

While such scenes are familiar in France and Italy, England offers few streets to equal Gold Hill’s Charm. The wall is massively buttressed and seems in perpetual danger of collapsing into the street.

From the top of the hill the line of cottages curves down a cobbled pavement. Though clearly medieval in origin, most have windows and roofs no earlier than the eighteenth century. Each is a composition in itself, a façade of stone or White wash and a roof thatch or tile. There is no clutter of modern vehicles or street furniture.

Seen from above, Gold Hill has a backdrop of countryside. Such backdrops, to many of my views, are critical to the composition. They are the Frames, The garlands, the adornments of the landscape


Seven Sisters

The view now runs the full extent of the Seven Sisters, undulating over ridges and dry valleys some four miles to beach head. It is breathtaking Even on dull day the cliffs are startling white, as if a sea monster had risen fro the deep and taken a giant bite out of England’s coast. The reason for this purity is that the Seven Sisters have been left to erode, the sea pushing them back by full three feet a year. Rocks fall regulary into the sea below, churning the water into a milky froth. The images are ever changing. At one point the cliff is a single blemish, a teardrop of sandstone.

The cliff walk is dangerous. The edge is rough, crumbling and unguarded, the chalky soil slithery when wet. Since the topmost covering of earth is just a few inches thick, it can support no large flora. Chalkland is thus the preserve of small rooted species in their hundreds, with rarities beyond the familiar campions, trefoils and vetches thriving in this windy, salty, splendid, untrammelled place. The story I just told was from a fishermanseven-sisters

Castle, Harry Potter and Jane Austen Great Britain!


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Alnwick Castle

With its dreamy turrets, beamed roofs and stone archways – it’s no surprise that this magical venue has doubled as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. The guest hall is the ideal place to host the ultimate wedding breakfast banquet, and later you can all pop out to the law for broomstick training (Seriously!)

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Hedingham Castle

Believe or not, descendants of the original owners of this 900 years old Norman keep still reside at this (rather fancy) family home! You really can have it all here,with a fab combination of dramatic Norman grandeur, gorgeous Georgian manor aesthetic and amazing landscaped gardens( Complete with ornamental lake) to boot

Clearwell castle

Clearwell Castle

Looking for a classic fairy tale castle? This incredible exclusive use tudor setting ticks all the boxes. With a light and airy Orangery, a classic formal raised lawn (perfect for Pimm’s and fizz after the main event), and the grand Oak panelled Great Hall, you and your guest will be spoilt for choice!


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Leez Priory  

Leez Priory in Essex has been hosting weddings for more than two decades and is one of the country’s most sought after venues. Set in 40 acres of parkland dotted with lakes and lawns, The tudor mansion has seven locations licesensed for civil ceremonies, including the stunning great tower.If you’re hoping to host a big party, you’ll be pleased to hear that leez priory has capacity for 250 guest at the wedding reception

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Tylney Hall  Hotel & Gardens

Surrounded by lakes, historic manicured laws and a rose garden, guests never fail to be impressed as they arrive from the long tree lined drive looking out to the rolling Hampshire countryside

2017 Marks the 200th Anniversary celerebration of the Great Hampsire author – Jane Austen and the hotel held a party to celebrate this momentAshdown Park Hotel country ClubAsdown  Park hotel country Club

Nestled in the heart Ashdown Forest, Ashdown Park Hotel is a breathtaking location. Set at the end of a sweeping drive, the glorious mansion, with restored Chapel, is surrounded by lakes, manicured laws and woodland





A Unique and Luxurious for to Celebrate in Style

Castle, hotel, Palace and Resort. Best place in around England

Chateau Rhianfa

Chateau Rhianfa

Why travel all the way to france when you can have your very own French Chateau in Wales?! With views of Snowdonia and the Menai strait, this impressive stately home has some serious wow – factor. There’s even a helipad on the grounds – time to dust off the old chopperHighclere_Castle

Highclere Castle

Looking for a wow – them venue? what could better than Lord and Lady Grantham’s family home? Yep, Downton Abbey (Aka Highclere Castle) is available for you big day moment. Make an entrance on the elegant Oak staircase like Lady Mary, and later entertain family and friends in the States Rooms, with your very own Carson on – handBelvoir castle   Belvoir Castle

This regal residence has been the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland for hundreds of years and it is basically the epitome of British grandeur. Think sweeping staircases, golden rooms topped with chandeliers and landscaped gardens in which to enjoy afternoon drinks receptionBlenheim palace

Blenheim Palace

with its amazing baroque architecture and over 90 acres of formal gardens it’s no wonder that this stately house has featured in the likes of James Bond, Cinderella and Mission Impossible (to name a few). With more than six venue options suitable for up to 2,000 guest this is place for the party of a lifetimeBovey Castle

Bovey Castle

Situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park this dramatic country venue oozes old- school charm. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony options available with toasts by the grand fireplace or a classic garden PartyPennyhill park

Pennyhill Park

This gorgeous 19th ventury ivy – Clad mansion available for exclusive – use – which means you can basically pretend it’s yours for 24 hours. We love the beautiful manicure gardens with romantic Lily Pond Terrace(hello, photo opps) perfect for ceremonyBrinsop CourtBrinsop Court

This picturesque moated manor house is a fabulous backdrop for your celebration. We love the 12th century hall with exposed vaulted ceiling. Huge open fireplace and solid Oak floor  a fab place to hold a breakfast everyone will remember








From its awe-inspiring cathedral to picturesque medieval streets and recreated Viking World all embraced by ancient city walls here at a glance are top attractions of this charismatic City, offer a panoramic view of the city looking across pantiled roofs and gardens to the Cathedral. York’s city walls make a great walking route. at 2 Miles (3.2Km) long, They take around two hours to walk and offer fine view. The Walk way was only constructed in Victorian times – allowing ladies and gentlemen to make an elegant promenade

The Shambles

Starts of the square and gives an immediate impression of what York must have looked like in the century,  This is one preserved and oldest medieval streets in the whole of Europe, although the shop fronts have been restored. The Shambles aren’t limited to souvenirs, Sweet -toothed,  toffe makers. Chocaholics can make for chocolate heaven, while savoury lovers shouldn’t miss Ye Olde Pie.
Yorkshire Pudding -have become the traditional accompaniment to that inconic English meal of roast beef, Roast potatoes and horseradish sauce, usually served onion gravy.

York’s Chocolate Trail

Information tourist office and follow York’s Chocolate trail, which maps out all things Chocolates. Think York, think chocolate; names like Rowntree’s and Terry’s, plus other Quaker families making confectionery, are deeply rooted in York’s social and industrial development. Follow the history trail and also visit themed cafes and individual Chocolate shops. The trail ends at York’s Chocolate story in king’s square

Viking Centre (life with the Vikings)

At Jorvik there are lots of activies for Children,in addition to the journey on the ‘dark ride’. They can also see the skeleton of Viking Killed in battle, handle replicas of tools and objects found in the original dig, and  use touchscreens to get a more in depth insight into the daily life of the Vikings in York.


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My three days in Barcelona

First day:

Sagrada Familia

Dedicated to the holy family and saint Joseph,this grandiose church is Gaudi’s master piece.The architect’s desire was that the church begun 1882 and still under construction,should be an expression in store of the christian faith.It’s unmissable if you want to understand this unconventional designer. Beautiful interior

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The decor of this old artists’ haunt, which opened in 1897 is unchanged since the young Picasso exhobited here for the first can find interesting breakfast and brunch menus at the GastroBar or stop in for a coffe break

Casa Batllo Gaudi

The greatest modernist architects,including Antoni Gaudi, did some of their best work here,attempting to outdo one another in ingenuity and imagination

Second day

Parc Guell

Intended by the entrepreneur Eusebi guell to be a garden city for the Catalan bourgeoise,Antoni Gaudi’s delirius creation was never completed the project was transformed into a public park.

The Park opens onto two peculiar mushroom – shaped buildings that have an air if fair tale. A staircase presided over by a “dragon”(actually a salamander) composed of ingenious mosaics leads to the hall of a hundred columns.The undulating roof is adorned with a fantastic mosaic composed of ceramic shards know as trencadis.Finish the tour of this magical park at the casa museu Gaudia where gaudi lived from 20 years


Mercat Santa Caterina

This oldest Market Barcelona has had an undulation roof in the form of a coloured mosaic of fruits and vegetables.Inside you enter the world of a traditional market,with food stalls and restaurants serving quality produce

My fantastic days in Barcelona


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