Where to Find Jane Austen in Bath

Where to Find Jane Austen in Bath

Even if you’ve never read any of her novels, the chances are that you associate Jane Austen with Bath. As for most people of her time and social class, Bath was an important part of Jane Austen’s world, and she mentioned it in all of her novels. Two of the books –...

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The Long History of Birdoswald Roman Fort

The Long History of Birdoswald Roman Fort

In some ways I found Birdoswald Roman Fort the most interesting of the forts on Hadrian’s Wall. Although the remains are less extensive than those of better known sites like Housesteads or Chesters, there are other reasons to visit. Like the fact that it is set in the...

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App Review: GPSmyCity

App Review: GPSmyCity

I always enjoy exploring cities on foot. So I was pleased to get the chance to review a city walks app, GPSmyCity. This is a collection of apps for IOS and Android featuring walks in almost 500 cities across the world, and I was about to road test the app for London....

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In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

It was one of those lucky mistakes. We’d got tangled up in the one way system through Keswick and ended up on the wrong road. We were about to turn back when I spotted a sign for Castlerigg Stone Circle. A stone circle? In Cumbria? We had to change our plans and go...

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