Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the...

Anne Boleyn’s Hever Castle

Today, 19 May, marks 482 years since Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded at Tower Green (at the Tower of London) around noon. As today also marks the day of the royal wedding of Prince Harry...

Castles along the Rhein

If you ever find yourself on a Rhein (Rhine) River cruise in the Middle Rhine, you’ll spot plenty of castles along the way. This post features 11 castles that I spotted during the cruise from Rüdesheim am Rhein to St....

Whitstable Castle

When a trip to Leeds Castle failed, my friend and I ended up visiting Whitstable in Kent which, conveniently, had its own castle! Whitstable Castle began as Tankerton Towers, the private residence for the Pearson family in the 1790’s. The...

Maritime Museum in Hamburg

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend the last day of their tour (Friday, 21 July 2017) in Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. Their first stop in the morning will be the Maritime Museum (the museum will be...

The Jewish Museum in Berlin

On Wednesday, 19 July 2017, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will begin their visit to Germany, arriving in Berlin first. One of the places they will visit is the Holocaust Memorial (officially: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) which...