This open air museum is an amazing example of how to make history fun and easy to understand for all ages and cultures. 

The staff do a very good job to try to immerse you in the different time periods of the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. 

The price is really good because the ticket is valid for the whole y...

This is a quiet coastal town, built as a retreat spa in the Victorian times. The coast is protected by National Trust and there are lovely walks around the town, beach and coastal paths. There are some very steep hills leading to the beach and pier, so don’t forget: if you go down, you will need to...

Egglestone Abbey 

This lonely building on the landscape was an impressive construction. After being used as an abbey, it was converted into a private home and then in the 19 century was abandoned entirely and some of the stone was used to make the stables at the nearby Rokeby Hall. 

Today there are on...

[Pronounced ‘Finkle’ like ‘winkle’– no, but seriously!] 

The site of this abbey is very impressive, and the location on the bank of the river is beautiful. This is definitely one of my favourites. When you come here it is really is easy to understand why they chose to build hereand why monks used it...

This an amazing natural environment and it was nice not to see buildings for a while. It was a perfect place for long walks, cycling with the family and horse riding. But beware the tide table, or you will find yourself in trouble more quickly than you thought. 

The village was really cute but so ful...

In my opinion, this is a jewel of a museum, and something completely unique. It was a huge surprise and definitely will be in my top ten. 

This museum is located 2 minutes’ walk from the Academy Gallery where the famous Michelangelo’s David can be found and for which there is a very long queue. Peopl...

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