Muchelney Abbey

We are not ‘religious’ types but we do enjoy exploring historical religious buildings. We are both fascinated by the architecture, the history, the insight into people’s lives. The abbey was founded in the 7th or 8th century, damaged by Viking raids and rebuilt and refounded in the 10th century. As part of the dissolution the … Read moreMuchelney Abbey

Stanton Drew Stone Circles

Heidi and I have a bit of a thing for stone circles, amongst other ancient sites, and we recently went in search of the Stanton Drew circles, which are located fairly close to us here in Somerset. We hadn’t realised this little known site has the second largest stone circle in Britain (nearly 115 metres), … Read moreStanton Drew Stone Circles

Mavis is Free!

We escaped to the countryside on the weekend to see if we could get my little sis and her husband into our exciting new obsession with geocaching. We started at Great Witcombe Roman Villa and then headed off into the woods … Chris had scorched some hitch-hikers for travel bug dog tags and we decided … Read moreMavis is Free!

Farleigh Hungerford Castle & Nunney Castle

We are English Heritage members and love to go off exploring the incredible history they are preserving. Farleigh Hungerford Castle began in the 14th century and is in a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset. Sadly it was not open on the day we visited so we were … Read moreFarleigh Hungerford Castle & Nunney Castle