A Private Tour of Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle

For February half term we are staying in Angus and no visit here would be without visiting the ancestral home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and birth place of Princess Margaret – Glamis Castle. From the moment you approach the castle along the long mile long driveway, framed by manicured gardens and great Oak trees and with an abundance of pheasants, you know you are approaching a very special place. Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat of the Lyon family since 1372 and has grown and been added to over the centuries. Pauline, our tour guide, was a… Continue Reading “A Private Tour of Glamis Castle”

Finding History where you live and our Walking Tour of Bournemouth

Bournemouth

I have lived in Bournemouth for the last 19 years, but have had relatives here for all my life and it is the place I feel most at home. I often write about my home town and things we enjoy doing here, however, I am totally guilty of not ‘seeing’ everything our beautiful town has to offer. On Wednesday we were invited to do a Walking Tour of Bournemouth with Hattie Miles, organised by Hotter Shoes and despite me thinking I had a good knowledge of my local area, I was very wrong! Trips to Bournemouth town centre for me are… Continue Reading “Finding History where you live and our Walking Tour of Bournemouth”