Boyana Church, Sofia

While visiting Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, I took the opportunity to visit the medieval church of Boyana. A Unesco World Heritage site, Boyana is a short 8 km drive from central Sofia and is a must see while visiting the area. I had read about Boyana while...

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has much to offer any traveller interested in history – ancient and modern. Whether its walking through the exposed ruins of Roman Serdica, visiting its many Orthodox Christian Churches, a museum, or strolling through one of its...

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Coombs Church, West Sussex

Nestled into the slope of the Downs overlooking the Adur Valley sits one of my favourite churches in Sussex. Coombs church is a little gem which is well worth a visit if you are in the area and have an appreciation for all things medieval. The church dates from around...

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Malmesbury, Wiltshire

On a recent weekend excursion to the Cotswolds I took the opportunity to visit one of the more interesting and attractive towns in Wiltshire. First attracted to it by the interesting figures that once called it home, you quickly are taken with the winding streets of...

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Cissbury Ring, West Sussex, UK

Visiting an Iron Age hill fort like Cissbury Ring is an excellent way to explore Iron Age Britain and what life would have been like for the ancient Celtic speaking peoples in the centuries before the arrival of Roman armies in 43 A.D. Walking its extensive ramparts,...

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The Baths of Caracalla, Rome

Attempting to write a brief history based blog on Rome would border on madness as there is just too much history that would need to be covered. How does one cover the Forum, Colosseum, the Vatican and the endless number of ruins that just seem to pop up every time you...

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