Posts Tagged ‘England’

Middle Earth Festival 2017
September 10th, 2017

Middle Earth Festival has been on my calendar all year and I nearly forgot to buy train tickets for it. I couldn’t talk anyone into going with me, so I went alone. I’m glad I drug my ass all the way to Birmingham, because the entire event was a pleasant surprise.
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England: St Albans
August 25th, 2017

St Albans is about 30 minutes by train from London, it’s a commuter village for sure, but has been inhabited since the Romans and so has lots of history. I hobbled around on my moonboot for a day with relative success.
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London: Sutton House
March 20th, 2017

Sutton House is a National Trust site in East London. It was built during the Tudor period and is the oldest residential house in Hackney. We went to check it out for a lazy Sunday. It was typically old and adorable inside. Cue house envy.
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England: Hastings
March 7th, 2017

Went for a day walking with the Outdoor Adventure Club to Hastings on the weekend. Hastings is on the south coast of England, farther east than Brighton. The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was when William the Conqueror took over England for the Normans.
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England: Hampton Court Palace
February 5th, 2017

Hampton Court Palace is a Royal residence in Richmond, west of London. It’s most famous for being the home of King Henry VIII. It was the hub of court life during the Tudor era and the scene of a few of Henry’s wifely dramas.
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England: Punting in Cambridge
August 27th, 2016

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The best part of Cambridge is the punting. An old-timey activity that’s still popular today, punting down the River Cam in a long wooden racing boat is the perfect way to spent an afternoon. The river is full of professional punters punting along groups of tourists, but if you are brave enough you can rent a punt on your own and self-punt.
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England: University of Cambridge
August 26th, 2016

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Cambridge is a medieval university town that, like many places in England, has Roman and Viking roots, but came into it’s current state during the Middle Ages (starting in 1200 when the University was founded). It’s located North East of London in Cambridgeshire on the River Cam.
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England: Hitchin Lavender Field
August 7th, 2016

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When I was visiting England years ago, we definitely stopped at a lavender farm. I don’t think it was this one, which is less than an hour out of London by train, but I was eager to relive the experience. The best news is that this field, at Hitchin Lavender Farm, allows picking!
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England: Charleston House
July 23rd, 2016

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Charleston House was the absolute highlight of my 2006 trip to England. I’ve been wanted to go back since I got here and I finally got the chance to go and share it with more people. It’s a lesser known National Trust site about an hours walk from Lewes in the South Downs. It’s the former home of the Bloomsbury Group, a social circle of artist, thinkers, writers, painters, and lovers that included Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell.
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England: York
May 12th, 2016

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Merigan came to visit me! I wanted to show her the most magical English shit I could, because I knew she would appreciate it’s connection to Harry Potter as much as I would. But I also wanted to go somewhere I hadn’t been yet, so that led us to York for a two-day weekend.
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