Devon Visitor Blog Posts

  • Deansgate Station ManchesterDeansgate Station in Manchester is on both the Manchester to Preston and Manchester to Liverpool lines. The adjacent Deansgate-Castlefield Station, connected by footbridge, is on the Manchester metrolink.The original Knott Mill & Deansgate S...
  • Jane Austen's House Museum
    on Jul 24, 2016 in Hampshire Jane Austen Winchester
    Jane Austen's House Museum is located in the village of Chawton near Alton in Hampshire. The museum occupies the 18th-century house (also known as Chawton Cottage) in which novelist Jane Austen spent most of the last eight years of her life. Jane Aus...
  • Bela Bartok Statue in Onslow SquareA life-size statue of the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945) stands in Onslow Square a short walk from South Kensington underground stationin London. The bronze statue on a granite base is the work of Hungarian sculptor, Imre Varga.Bartok vis...
  • Walmer CastleWalmer Castle in East Kent in the south east of England makes for a pleasant half-day tour along with nearby Deal Castle.Walmer Castle, like Deal Castle and Sandown Castle, was built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to pro...
  • The Manchester MuseumThe Manchester Museum is on Oxford Road in the university area of Manchester.The Manchester Museum is housed in an historic red brick building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905) in 1890. Waterhouse was also the architect of Manchester's Town...
  • Scuttler's Wine BarNext door to the The Lower Turk's Head pub in the Northern Quarter of central Manchester is Scuttler's Wine Bar.Scuttler's Wine Bar offers a wide range of excellent wines as well as several cask ales and decent food. Despite the narrow shop front the...
  • The Lower Turk's Head PubThe Lower Turk's Head pub in central Manchester, close to the Arndale Centre in the Northern Quarter, is one of the city's oldest pubs dating back to 1745.After being closed for a period, the pub reopened in 2013 and is located right next door t...
  • Hayfield
    on May 22, 2016 in Derbyshire Hayfield Peak District
    Hayfield is a pretty village at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Peak District. Hayfield is 18 miles south east of Manchester and about 10 miles north of Buxton.Hayfield is in the pretty Sett Valley between the towns of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop and...
  • Ardvreck Castle
    on Apr 25, 2016 in architecture Castle Ghosts Lake Scotland
    Ardvreck Castle is a ruined fortress on a small promontory of land jutting out into Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland.Located under the brooding bulk of Quinag, Ardvreck Castle was the traditional seat of the MacLeods of Assynt.Ardvreck Castle was...
  • Shandy Hall & Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne was born in 1713. He was an Irish clergyman and novelist best known for his novels "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" and "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy". Laurence Sterne died in 1768 in L...
  • Church of the Holy Name of Jesus ManchesterThe Church of the Holy Name of Jesus is a Grade I listed building on Oxford Road in the university district of Manchester.The church, the largest in Manchester, was built between 1869 and 1871 by architect Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1822), with the...
  • Sportsman Inn Hayfield
    on Apr 2, 2016 in Derbyshire Food Hayfield pub
    The Sportsman Inn is a pleasant country pub in the village of Hayfield at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Peak District.If the weather is fine there are seats in the garden at the rear and even the odd grave for company. The pub is known as dog-frien...
  • Haworth & Bronte CountryHaworth is situated above the Worth Valley amid the Pennine moors in Yorkshire. Haworth was where the Brontë sisters spent the majority of their young adult lives, as their father Patrick was the Anglican priest of the local village church.His daugh...
  • Chester Zoo
    on Mar 16, 2016 in animals Cheshire Chester children Kids Zoo
    Chester Zoo in Chester, Cheshire is one of Britain's favourite zoos and wildlife attractions. Chester Zoo opened in 1931 and was founded by George Mottershead (1894-1978), a wildlife enthusiast.Chester Zoo boasts 12,000 animals from 400 different spe...
  • St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh
    on Feb 22, 2016 in cathedral Church Edinburgh Scotland
    St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic city church of Edinburgh. St Giles, the man, was a 7th century hermit who became became the patron saint of both a church and of Edinburgh itself. St Giles' Cathedral dates to about 1124 AD. St Giles’ Cathedral...
  • Leeds CastleLeeds Castle in Kent is sometimes described as the "loveliest castle in the world" and is a favourite destination of one day tours for tourists from London.Leeds Castle is known for its wide, glittering lake and 500 acres of beautifully manicured par...
  • Dover Castle
    on Feb 2, 2016 in Castle Dover Kent
    Dover Castle in the port town of Dover in Kent is England's largest castle and one of its most important and historic fortresses. Dover Castle was founded in the 11th century and built by the invading Normans on what was thought to have been the sit...
  • Talisker
    on Jan 18, 2016 in drink Food Scotland Whisky
    For whisky enthusiasts, no visit to the Isle of Skye would be complete without a pilgrimage to the Talisker distillery. Dating back to 1830, Talisker is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland.Talisker's five copper st...
  • New Forest Aqua Park
    on Jan 7, 2016 in children fun Hampshire water
    New Forest Aqua Park in Hampshire includes two picturesque lakes set in the heart of the New Forest countryside playing  host to a range of water activities such as wake boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing.The summer of 2015 saw the...
  • Carisbrooke CastleHistoric Carisbrooke Castle (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/carisbrooke-castle/) is located in the village of Carisbrooke, near Newport, on the Isle of Wight. King Charles I was imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle in the months leading...
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