Highclere Castle (known as “Downton Abbey” on TV). Worth taking time out to visit, or just see it on TV?

Highclere Castle (also known on TV as “Downton Abbey”) You realise the power of TV when you visit Highclere Castle.  This large and impressive house, designed by Sir Charles Barry the same architect that designed the iconic House of Parliament in London, plays the “part” of “Downton Abbey” in the highly popular ITV drama of…

Which of the 7 million items at the Natural History Museum London should you make sure you see?

There are 3 large, architecturally stunning and fascinating museums situated close together in South Kensington in London. The V&A (Victoria & Albert), Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. You could easily spend a whole day at each.  In this review I look at the Natural History Museum and tips on what to see if…