The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

Hidden away, often far from cities or public transport, turf mazes are a puzzle of the English countryside. Many known to have existed across northern Europe, including at least 60 in England. However only eleven now remain: eight in England and three in Germany. The...

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A visit to Peterhof, St Petersburg

I was looking through my old photographs the other day and I came across the pictures of Peterhof, Peter the Great's summer palace near St Petersburg.We went there purely by accident. The intention was to take a canal cruise through St Petersburg but when we arrived...

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Lustleigh: a Traditional Dartmoor Village

It would be easy to miss Lustleigh, a traditional thatched village nestling in a valley between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. But if you're visiting Dartmoor it's worth making the detour. Lustleigh makes a perfect day out with country walks and the possibility of...

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