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The Most Instagrammable Museum in London – The Wallace Collection

In the world of history blogging, I am always on the look out for the next historical photo opportunity. And I was lucky enough to recently discover the most Instagrammable museum in London. The Wallace Collection is quickly becoming the museum du jour – and its largely down to its aesthetic. Think silk wallpaper, velvet…

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24 Hours in ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ – Oxford Day Trip

There is something utterly magical about Oxford. It’s simply jam-packed full of history. In fact, if you’re a history buff looking for a pretty city to explore, you could do no worse than an Oxford day trip. The city is probably most famous for being the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university…

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Pristine Presteigne

Picture the scene – pink roses rambling around the cottage door, local residents on the way to church, timber framed shops lining once-medieval streets. Sounds like the picture postcard perfect English town scene doesn’t it? Only this town is in Wales. Welcome to Presteigne. Presteigne is in modern-day Powys, but literally straddles the England – Wales…

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Saint Fagans National Museum of History – Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of my blog post about fabulous Saint Fagans – the UK’s first ever open-air museum, situated near Cardiff in Wales. The first blog post featured my personal favourites out of the wonderful collection of shops, industrial buildings and places of worship you can explore at Saint Fagans. I would…

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Saint Fagans National Museum of History – Part One

Following on from my previous post about the best museum accounts to follow on Instagram, I wanted to write about the Welsh museum I would pick if I had to pick only one. It is, of course, Saint Fagans! St Fagans National Museum of History (or the artist formerly known as the Museum of Welsh Life!) is an…

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