Archive for May, 2011

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Hawkstone Park and Follies (Shropshire)

Hawkstone is probably one of the most spectacular and breathtaking parks and follies Britain has to offer and without a doubt one of my personal favourites.  I have many a fond memory attending historical re-enactment events here.
Situated off a country road that runs between Weston on the A49 and Hodnet on the A442, the site and it’s surrounding area has such a wealth of history along with a mix of myth, legend and folklore that you could fill a book let alone a blog post. I am considering developing a whole page dedicated to the site. That at least will be a good excuse for some more visits :-).  For the moment thou I’ll try and keep it short and sweet (kept a look out for future posts or pages).
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Plas Llanmihangel (Wales)

The other weekend I proudly attended my brother’s wedding as his best-man, the venue for this happy occasion turned out to be one of the most beautiful old building I’ve ever had the pleasure to stay in.

Hidden within the maze of country lanes in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales can be found Plas Llanmihangel a mediaeval mansion sat atop a small hill and overlooking the 13th century church of St Michael and all Angels Church, Lianmihangel is the village that the house is situated and Plas is the welsh word for mansion. The current owner David and Sue Beers have spent the last 24 years lovingly restoring the building and now run it as arguably one of Wale’s if not the UK’s most interesting bed and breakfast establishments.

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