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While cycling in Northumberland is not easy, there are numerous rewards for your efforts. This ride is one of my favourites.
Cycling in England: whether you're meandering down quiet lanes or career down a muddy hillside, cycle touring is a wonderful way to see England.
Share my library: all your favourite books about England in one place!
Tower Bridge is one of London's most famous landmarks. But have you ever taken the time to watch it open?
Farleigh Hungerford Castle: The home of England's first Speaker of the House of Commons.
It's one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, yet Stonehenge is still a mystery.
Essentially England News brings you all the latest information about England and the site straight to your inbox.
Warming and deeply savoury, steak and kidney pudding is found on many an English menu.
Start your day the English Way - with home-made English Marmalade.
Mincemeat: This delicious mix of dried fruit, fragrant with spices, can be made well in advance of Christmas, improves with keeping and provides a base for all manner of tasty dishes.
Sitting uneasily on the border between England and Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed changed hands 14 times!
Prehistoric stone circles, steam trains, quaint villages and endless open spaces - Wiltshire is an ancient county worth exploring.
Potted Shrimps: a delicacy from Lancashire's Morecambe Bay totally hits the spot for breakfast, lunch or supper.
Lindisfarne: St Aidan's Holy Island and home of the Lindisfarne Gospels
Castle Combe is one of the prettiest villages in England and a very popular film set, but you'll have to look hard to find the castle
England's Royal Weddings: from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to Prince William and Kate Middleton, these events have shaped England's history.
How to get to the church on time and in style is a big decision for any soon-to-be-married couple. Here's how Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to manage it.
Royal Weddings: on January 25th 1533, Anne Boleyn finally achieved her ambition. King Henry VIII married her in secret at Whitehall Palace.
Royal Weddings: what began as an uneasy alliance to end the Wars of the Roses, turned into a surprisingly successful marriage and the beginnings of the Tudor dynasty.
Royal Weddings: English kings can rarely marry where they please, but King Edward IV did just that - and didn't it get him in trouble?
Royal Weddings: The wedding that shook Europe, terrified the French king and created one of the largest empires Europe had ever seen.
Royal Weddings: the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer on July 29th was THE event of 1981.
Plum Crumble: a tasty treat for the first nippy autumn evenings.
Hound Tor, the inspiration for Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles, can be dark and mysterious. But it's been home to people for centuries and - sometimes - a little cheek peeps out, too.
Oh so pretty in pink! Rhubarb fool makes the perfect end to a romantic dinner.