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Peveril Castle: The Peak District's Most Dramatic Castle
High on a ridge overlooking Castleton, Peveril Castle looks like the quintessential romanic ruin.
Farmer's Choice - From Our Farms to Your Table
What do you think of the horsemeat scandal? Fed up with it, or outraged? Whatever you think, if one thing can be taken from it it’s how important it is
Wiltshire - An Ancient County
Prehistoric stone circles, steam trains, quaint villages and endless open spaces - Wiltshire is an ancient county worth exploring.
Celebrating a delicacy that was once food for the poor: the Whitstable Oyster Festival
From empty beaches to remote mountain scenery to ruined castles and churches, Northumberland has it all!
Monarchs England Never Had
Outmanoeuvred, killed, died or disappeared before they could be crowned - these are the monarchs England never had.
Devon: The Glorious County
Beloved of poets and holidaymakers alike, Devon is warm (for England), friendly, inviting and as spectacular inland as along its famous coast.
Get into Pirate Mode with Sir Francis Drake and The Golden Hind
If you don't know what to do with yourself and your kids, one of these holidays, why not get into pirate mode? Not just any pirate, mind, but the dread pirate Sir Francis Drake... the scourge of the Spanish and brave circumnavigator of the world.
Actually, go see his ship: there's a replica in Southwark, London, and one afloat in Brixham Harbour in Devon. How they managed to stay sane for three years in such cramped conditions escapes me. And I'm not entirely sure how Queen Elizabeth I could have dined on the quarterdeck. There's barely enough space to swing the proverbial cat. Add a table, chairs and the queen's volumious skirts and you're in trouble...
Start your day the English Way - with home-made English Marmalade.
Traditional teapots - made in England
The loss of manufacturing in the UK worries me immensely. I was looking for a traditional teapot and found exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately it was
Exploring the Cotswolds
I would love to visit England, spending most of my time in the Cotswolds. What's the best way to travel around, rent a car maybe? Answer The Cotswolds
What are the most loved recipes in England? Answer: That's a really difficult question! There are so many traditional recipes in England, that's it's
History of Christmas in England
How did Christmas start in England? I am doing a project on England in reading and social studies and I have to write a paragraph about it but i cant find
Yorkshire pudding - one of the most cliched dishes in English cuisine, but so what? Take another look and see if you haven't missed a trick. Apparently, there are 101 uses for a Yorkshire Pudding and only very few of those involve eating it.
A Roast Goose Recipe fit for the Christmas Table
Roast goose was once England's favourite festive dish and each cook would have a roast goose recipe in her repertoire. And now that goose is making a comeback on the Christmas dinner table, it's time to revive the best of them.
Picnic food or party food? With a litte variation in wrapping, sausage rolls can be both!
Traditional English Food
If you thought English Food was a joke - stop laughing! Find out how good the old classics really are and how to make them.
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival: celebrating cheesemaking in Dorset and Somerset.
Robert Loomes Watches
Robert Loomes manufacture English made mechanical wristwatches in Stamford, Lincolnshire. So far as I am aware they are the only firm to do so. www.robertloomes.com
Norfolk Food and Drink Festival
The EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2012 runs from Saturday 1st September to Sunday 7th October and is the largest event of its kind in the UK.
Essentially England News
Essentially England News brings you all the latest information about England and the site straight to your inbox.
Essentially England - Exploring English History and Traditional English Food
Essentially England: A goldmine of information for lovers of English history and traditional English food.
Castle Weddings: Getting Married in a Ruined English Castle
There's nothing more romantic than a fairytale wedding in an English castle. Fortunately, given England's long history, we have quite a few to choose
How to Buy English Food Abroad
I'm often asked how and where one can buy English Food abroad or online, so in response to the many questions, here's an ever-growing list of places where you can shop.
Holiday Cottages in Kent: Thomas Paine's Cottage, Sandwich
Once the home of Thomas Paine, this is top of my list of historical holiday cottages in Kent. These days, it makes a fine holiday retreat for a family.