Brutal Battles and Mind-Blowing Majesty – My Trip to Stirling Castle

Again I’ve been a bit quiet recently… I’m sorry! My excuse this time is that I’ve just returned from an adventurous - (and rather long!) - road trip around beautiful Scotland. As you can imagine, Scotland is just crammed full of history which waits to be unearthed around every corner, so the my inner nerd … Continue reading Brutal Battles and Mind-Blowing Majesty – My Trip to Stirling Castle

A Medieval Masterpiece – My Trip to York Minster

I’m so sorry that it’s been a bit quiet recently at The Past Presents… The half-term week has made work rather hectic, so I’ve found myself often too exhausted to pick up the pen during the evenings! My second confession, is that last weekend I found myself exploring the grand ol’ city of York. Quite shocking, … Continue reading A Medieval Masterpiece – My Trip to York Minster

A Romantic Castle for a Romantic Queen – My Trip to Sudeley Castle

I will always hold a soft spot for Sudeley Castle. No matter how often I explore this historic romantic retreat, I still view it as an absolute dream of a visit. My attachment to Sudeley Castle began a few years ago, when I was still a Tudor-obsessed teenager seeking my next Tudor fix. Naturally, this … Continue reading A Romantic Castle for a Romantic Queen – My Trip to Sudeley Castle

The Mad King at Kew – My Visit to Kew Palace

Ok so I'm rather embarrassed to admit this... but I have never visited Kew Palace before! Even though I work for Historic Royal Palaces and Kew Palace is practically on my doorstep, I have never had a good look around until now. Kew Palace is often associated with its impressive Georgian heritage. Britain's infamous 'Mad' … Continue reading The Mad King at Kew – My Visit to Kew Palace