Palaces & Buildings

Festival located within Windsor Castle grounds all set for its 45th year

It’s that time of year again when the Windsor Festival, strikes a pitch-perfect note. This year will see the festival celebrate its 45th year. The schedule will see a packed and varied programme of performances by a Grammy winner, young British soprano and orchestras. Also scheduled are presentations from novelist, Frederick Forsyth and well-known historian, David Starkey. Ariel Photograph…
Read more
History

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria

Everybody will remember the magnitude of celebrations commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. From the River Thames pageant to the concert outside Buckingham Palace and especially the extended Bank Holiday weekend. Let’s not forget though that…
FeaturesInsight

When fire devastates England’s treasures

Some of the greatest insights of our history are embedded in the stately homes that lay across the country, full of stories that would put the saying “if these walls could talk” to shame. Unfortunately, with older homes fire safety doesn’t match that of modern day dwellings. Most recently Clandon Park House, an estate home in Surrey, is nothing more than a burned out shell after…
Read more