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

The road from Lugo to Ribadeo

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We decided to leave Lugo early and squeeze in a few days sitting in the Parador at Ribadeo. This would allow the less mobile member of the party to sit in more salubrious conditions than the rather scruffy and less … Continued

A walk in Lugo

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We stayed in an AirBnB near the Puerta San Pedro in Lugo from which it was easy to walk into the town and explore. In an historic town like Lugo you can just wander through the streets from one site … Continued

The Festival of St Froilan

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The Festival of St Froilan is an annual event in Lugo at the beginning of October. We watched the preparations and we were there on the opening night!

Parks in Lugo in Spain

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There are several parks in Lugo as well as gardens and green spaces but I only spent three days in the town and so time for exploring was very limited. Nevertheless I managed to visit a few parks in Lugo.

Provincial Museum in Lugo, Spain

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The Museums in Lugo are fascinating and they are certainly worth the ticket price so don’t hesitate if you are in the city! We visited the Provincial Museum in Lugo but there is also the House of Mosaics, and the … Continued

The Cathedral in Lugo

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Lugo is an imposing building in one corner of the old town, next to the Roman walls. Building started in the 12C and shows different architectural styles from the Romanesque to the Baroque. You … Continued

The Roman Walls of Lugo

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The Roman walls of Lugo date from the 4C and have seventy one towers and ten gates, and are c.2kms in circumference. Lugo is the only city in the world where the Roman walls are complete. We had been travelling … Continued

St John in Portomarin

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I particularly wanted to see the Church of St John in Portomarin and we decided to stop there on the journey from Monforte de Lemos to Lugo. Monforte is a wonderful stop for a few days, but it was time … Continued

Parks in Monforte de Lemos

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There are two main parks in Monforte de Lemos, both along the River Cabe, magnolia trees line the roads in the town centre and there are plants on balconies. Monforte has many green spaces and corners, and apparently there are … Continued

The Parador of Monforte de Lemos

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Today the Monastery of San Vicente is a luxury hotel, the Parador of Monforte de Lemos. It is surrounded by the remains of the Castle of Monforte, and the Ducal Palace. The complex of buildings, including a Church, is on … Continued

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