Troy Town, the Somerton Turf Maze

Troy Town, the Somerton Turf Maze

If you’ve been following my explorations of ancient English turf mazes, you’ll know that I had just one left to visit: Troy Town, at Somerton, Oxfordshire. Uniquely among the surviving English labyrinths, the Somerton turf maze is privately owned, in the garden of the...

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Midsummer Adventures on a Stockholm Night Safari

Spotting wildlife isn’t always high on the agenda when you’re visiting a capital city. You might expect museums, restaurants and art. There may be elegant parks, but it is rare to find untamed nature. However Stockholm is different, as I discovered when I went on a...

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Savouring the Food of Swedish Lapland

One of the many surprises about Sweden was the quality of the food. And nowhere more so than in Swedish Lapland, where I’d had visions of a limited diet and meals designed to keep out the cold. But this is Scandinavia, where design is paramount. Food has become an art...

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Gammelstad Church Town, A Living Tradition

Rows of tiny wooden cottages in streets radiating out from the medieval stone church. Each painted in the typical red and white of Swedish rural dwellings. But there are no permanent residents, and these are not holiday cottages. Welcome to Gammelstad Church Town,...

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