Manor houses, mansions, stately homes or simply large country estates abound in the English countryside. England has lots and lots of old mansions scattered in remote countryside areas, surrounded by beautifully groomed grounds, lakes, rivers and forests. These beautiful places that have been featured in many movies, are filled with history, intrigue and lots of gossip. Visiting any of the large English manor houses requires some planning, but your efforts will be rewarded by a very relaxing and insightful visit. Let’s explore together my favorite English country estates.
Beautiful and complex gardening in England is a country tradition that dates back hundreds of years. All the famous British mansions have beautifully groomed gardens and most of them have really beautiful rose gardens. It is always a delightful experience visiting an old British mansion and walking through their beautiful gardens. Read on to find out my favorite British Gardens.
For all of us who live in urban areas, we dream about living in a cozy country cottage surrounded by flowers and grape vines. Even though I can’t live in one of these beautiful cottages, in my travels I have found a few of them that look very idyllic. Read on to see my favorite cute and quaint country cottages from all over the world.
Anglesey Abbey is closely connected to Cambridge because it’s only about 15 minutes driving distance. What is strange about Anglesey Abbey is the word “abbey”. Judging by the name alone you expect Aglessey to be some ruins of an old Abbey. However, it’s far from the truth.
The English country side is beautiful. Driving away from a major city like Cambridge will give you a great surprise especially when stoping in a much smaller town like Ely. Ely has amazing history and it's small enough that it can easily be visited in a day. We enjoyed Ely very much ourselves. Read on to see what's worth seeing and doing in Ely, England.
When visiting a major tourist attraction, most people only see the “big” things. It's understandable because not everyone has the luxury of spending a lot of time in a great place. However, most tourist attractions have a lot more to offer than what one can visit in a few hours. Cambridge, England is no exception to the rule. While the town is full of tourist buses that come for a day trip from London, Cambrige yields it's beauty to those who want to slow down and explore the city. Take a look at this beauty in my travel gallery from my first encounter with Cambrige, England.
The small village of Houghton in Cambridgeshire, England is a typical small old English village full of personality and charm. Boasting a few old thatched roof cottages and an old village pub, Houghton will make you feel very British all of a sudden as you walk through the village. In addition, Houghton boasts a few very pleasant tourist attractions that might surprise you. Read on to find out.