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Beamish Museum: Angels of the North

July 13, 2014 by

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When Boswell asked Dr Johnson if The Giant’s Causeway was worth seeing, Johnson said ‘Worth seeing, yes; but not worth going to see’. Well. Beamish Museum (not far from The Angel of the North) is not only worth seeing, it’s well worth going to see. Known locally as simply ‘Beamish’, this living museum is the […]

Berkeley Castle

July 5, 2014 by

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Berkeley Castle is wonderful. A proper castle. Everything you imagine a castle to be. Roger de Berkeley built Berkeley Castle in 1088. Astonishingly, it’s still owned and lived in by the same family, the oldest continuously occupied castle in England after Windsor Castle. The State Bedroom has a four-poster which dates from the 1500s. It’s […]