When you step inside Burgos Cathedral it is dark, but glowing, and as your eyes become accustomed to the low light I defy you not to gasp. The cathedral is covered in decoration, sumptuous, and extravagant.
St Michael and All Angels in Booton near Reepham is a curious church in Booton, and was one of my favourite churches in North Norfolk. With its twin towers it looks spectacular. However, this is not an old building because … Continued
South Creake in Norfolk is a very small village today and we really only saw the church, but it has ‘history’, and there are many interesting buildings in the area. Sadly I only found this out after our visit, and … Continued
North Creake in Norfolk is a small village barely two miles away from South Creake. Both villages are situated on the River Burn, and both have remarkable and substantial churches. Between the two villages is Creake Abbey. We visited in … Continued
Binham Priory is an impressive partial ruin near the North Norfolk coast which has stood here for 1,000 years. Binham Priory was established shortly after the Conquest and remained in place until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th … Continued
North Elmham and Binham Priory are two fascinating and perhaps surprising sites in North Norfolk. This day in North Norfolk turned out to be all about visiting churches. We started by visiting the ruins at North Elmham, about half an … Continued
We were finally on our way for a week’s break, and decided to have a coffee break in Wymondham after visiting Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk. What an extraordinary site! I am used to seeing buildings like this on the Continent, … Continued
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