The Peak District National Park, Britain’s first national park, was established in 1951. The Park, situated across the southern hills of the Pennines, lies mainly in Derbyshire. Read more about my favorite things to see in the Peak District.
Derbyshire county, England
Old quaint churches abound in the English countryside. Most English small towns and villages have an old church in the middle, since the church has always been the center of town both in location and in the life of the town. All the village churches have the village graveyard surrounding the church. Churches are connected with the beginning, middle and end of life all over the world and in particular in almost every corner of England. I like exploring old churches and look at inscriptions and tombstones as they give me a tiny impression of old moments gone by. Come along with me as I will show you my favorite small and quaint country churches I visited in England.
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.