Category: Heritage

Valle Crucis Abbey and Plas Newydd, North Wales

First Published on my previous blog – October 2013 Thursday last week was a beautiful, still autumn day, with a blue sky and gentle breeze, so I decided to make my way through pretty country lanes to Llangollen, North Wales. Here are two very different heritage attractions I had last

Beaumaris Castle


Living in North East Wales, I’m within easy travelling distance of some of the most beautiful, imposing and forbidding castles in the UK. Years of conquest by Norman and Angevin kings left fortresses strategically placed across Wales to maintain their control. Other castles were built by Welsh princes as bases

Great Chalfield Manor and Gardens - House and Fishpond

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall, the BBC Two dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, was a stunning production, with superb acting and an incredibly authentic feel – right down to using low-light cameras so scenes could be illuminated by candlelight only. They also used some of my

Chirk Castle - Castle, Nymph and Yews

Stately Homes for Photographers – Part One

First published on my original blog – October 2013 This is the first in a series of posts featuring stately homes that, I think, offer great potential for photographers. Here I feature just three of my favourites, Chatsworth House, Chirk Castle and Lyme Park. I will provide details of even

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