• Stonehenge and Salisbury Staycation| City Escape

    Stonehenge and Salisbury Staycation| City Escape

    Salisbury {pronounced SawZ Bree} is a medieval as well as Cathedral city located in Wiltshire Southern part England. Lying only 9 miles away from the Stonehenge, the city is a tourist spot for many visiting South of England. The Stonehenge is a World UNESCO heritage site maintained by the National…

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    National Trust Properties to explore in Oxfordshire

    National Trust Properties to explore in Oxfordshire

    National Trust has an abundance of properties across the country entrusted to them to preserve for future generations. As a member I vowed to explore all the National Trust properties locally to me and share the Local Adventures. Between August and November I have explored several of the National Trust properties…

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    Local Adventures: Rufford Old Hall #localtourist

    Local Adventures: Rufford Old Hall #localtourist

    Rufford Old Hall was home to the Hesketh family who originated from Hesketh village which was north of Rufford. Sir William Hesketh acquired half of Rufford Manor from his marriage to heiress Maud Fitton. The family inherited the other half of the manor from Fitton’s Sister. Looking over the 500-year-old…

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    Local Adventures: Waddesdon Manor #localtourist

    Local Adventures: Waddesdon Manor #localtourist

    Waddesdon Manor is a country house built in 1870s for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. It is located in the idyllic village of Waddesdon located in the Vale of Aylesbury. Last weekend we took an opportunity to visit this magnificent manor in Buckinghamshire. Though the house itself is closed until…

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    Local adventures: Hughenden Manor #localtourist

    Local adventures: Hughenden Manor #localtourist

    Hughenden Manor was home to “the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister” and a close friend of Queen Victoria. His name was Benjamin Disraeli the 1st Earl of Beaconsfield and a 19th century Prime Minister. Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Hughenden Manor exploring his amazing home and learning…

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    Local Adventures: Nuffield Place #localtourist

    Local Adventures: Nuffield Place #localtourist

    Nuffield Place was home to William Morris and his wife Elizabeth, purchased from the widow of Sir John Bowring Wimble. I first stumbled upon Nuffield Place when I was checking out which National Trust property I should visit first. Basildon Park was the property I chose, Ashdown House soon followed…

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    Local Adventures: Greys Court #localtourist

    Local Adventures: Greys Court #localtourist

    Greys Court is an old family home in Oxfordshire now maintained by the National Trust. Being a local tourist in my own city has been made possible due to my membership to the National Trust. Though their are many things one can do in their own city that is free,…

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    Local Adventures: Ashdown House #localtourist

    Local Adventures: Ashdown House #localtourist

    Being a local tourist in your own city is one of the best local adventures one can partake in. Visiting Ashdown House is my third local adventure of 2017, I am excited to see even more places around me. What has truly fascinated me since joining the National Trust is…

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    Local Adventure: Basildon Park #localtourist

    Local Adventure: Basildon Park #localtourist

    Going on local adventures discovering your surrounding area and seeing what is in your backward makes me happy. Traveling abroad is something I am fortunate to say I do lots of but I want to change that up. I made a decision last month to do as many local adventures as…

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    Local Adventure: Blenheim Palace #localtourist 

    Local Adventure: Blenheim Palace #localtourist 

    For the last couple of months I made a point to spend as much time locally as I possibly could. As someone who loves jetting off somewhere abroad this has been a change of pace for me but a welcome one. I love going abroad and diving into another countries…

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