Mont St Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel is one of those unforgettable places to visit. An island in Normandy, France, and the site of a monastery that dates back to the 8th century AD, this medieval fortress towers above the surrounding […]


Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle is one of my favourite places in South Yorkshire, a 12th century castle set on the hillside overlooking the historic town of Conisbrough that inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. The history of Conisbrough […]

Civic buildings

Vulcan, Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield is one of those cities where it’s always worth looking up, away from the bog-standard high street shops and (currently) the many building sites, at the many architectural reminders of the city’s industrial heritage. […]


Christ Church, Crewe

Rushing for a train earlier this week I stumbled across a strange, half-ruined church in the middle of Crewe and had to satisfy my own curiosity by finding out more about it. Christ Church is […]