Dereham in Norfolk

Dereham in Norfolk is an attractive market town. We passed through on our way up to Reepham and we returned on a market day. The market takes place in the middle of the... READ MORE

Felbrigg in Norfolk

Felbrigg in Norfolk is a wonderful estate owned by the National Trust and a must-visit if you are n the area. It consists of a Hall dating from the the 1600s and surrounding... READ MORE

Sheringham Park in Norfolk

Sheringham Park in Norfolk is very attractive parkland around a 19th century mansion. Humphry Repton (1752-1818) designed the landscape and the park has a reputation as one of his masterpieces. We were spending... READ MORE

Creake Abbey in Norfolk

Creake Abbey in Norfolk is a secret and slightly mystical site. There are shops and a cafe just round the corner but it didn’t feel appropriate to mix the 20C with the atmosphere... READ MORE

A day trip from Baiona

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You can make an interesting day trip from Baiona down the coast to Oia, A Guarda, and the Castro of Santa Tecla. Then return on the inland road. We had lovely weather and it was a fascinating day.

Cathedral of Santander

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The Parador Gil Blas in Santillana del Mar is extremely comfortable and we enjoyed two nights there. The town is very pretty and from there it is easy to visit Altamira and Suances. Now we planned to visit the Cathedral … Continued

Altamira near Santillana del Mar

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I have always wanted to see the cave paintings at Altamira near Santillana del Mar. On our last day we visited the museum and then spent an hour at nearby Suances, on the sea.

Santillana del Mar

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Santillana del Mar was our last stop before taking the ferry back to the UK. It is a very pretty and historic town and a most enjoyable way in which to end a long trip in Spain. Follow my blog … Continued

Baiona in Galicia

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The town of Baiona in Galicia has a long and very varied history! We only had two days so it was a very brief ‘dip’ into the area and its history.

The Cathedral in Santillana del Mar

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The Cathedral in Santillana del Mar is astonishing! The town is a short hop from Santander and a busy tourist town. But wander down the high street and suddenly you arrive at a Cathedral!

The road from Oviedo to Santillana del Mar

A wonderful visit to Northern Spain, exploring towns, villages and back roads, was coming to a close. Three days in Oviedo just wasn’t enough but it was time to move on. We decided our road from Oviedo to Santillana del … Continued

World Heritage Sites in Oviedo

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There are six World Heritage Sites in Oviedo which is an extraordinary number and during our three days we saw four of the sites. All are unmissable. They are Santa Maria del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo (mid 9C), … Continued

Plazas in Oviedo

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Beautiful plazas, or squares, link the streets in Oviedo. Sometimes they are bustling with people, sometimes peaceful, and sometimes deserted. They are always fascinating!

Museum of Fine Arts in Oviedo

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Oviedo opened in 1980. Its huge collection of c.10,000 pieces is spread over four buildings next to the Cathedral, in the old town. Old buildings have been restored to house the collections and it … Continued

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