Evidence of windmills in England date back to the 12th century. Most windmills these days don’t serve their original purpose, but some still produce flour.
Danzey Green Mill
Danzey Green Mill in Warwickshire.
Explore The Delights Of England
Love English literature? Dream of seeing the world through the eyes of Elizabeth Bennett or Jane Eyre, Heathcliff or Mr Darcy? Step this way and enjoy our tour of ten wonderful English literature locations made famous by the great classics.
Reopened in 2016, Norton Conyers House in North Yorkshire is said to be the inspiration behind Thornfield Hall, the forbidding gothic mansion to which Jane Eyre is despatched as governess to the daughter of Mr Fairfax Rochester.
A young Charlotte Brontë visited the house in 1839 and heard the story of a mad woman locked in its attic, inspiring her to create the character of Mr Rochester’s first wife, Bertha.
Today, the house is open to the public on selected dates between April and August (see www.nortonconyers.org.uk/ for details), and you can even visit the “Mad Woman’s Room”!
From the mysterious stone circles at Stonehenge, to Roman cities and fortifications, to the medieval ship burials at Sutton Hoo, English archaeological sites suit every age and interest.
Don’t miss these top ten sites the next time you visit the UK.
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The most famous archaeological site in England, Stonehenge was built between 5000 and 4000 years ago, though there are signs of human activity as long as 10,000 years ago.
Precisely how it was built, and why, remains somewhat of a mystery.
To form the sacred circle of stones, the builders of Stonehenge had to haul stones weighing up to 25 tons from 20 miles away, quite an amazing feat!
Whilst London is rightfully known as the culinary capital of the UK, there are lots of great restaurants outside of London.
Here’s our list of the best fine dining outside the Capital…
Here we have one of Britain’s premier fine dining restaurants that is also a quaint boutique hotel. This delight of a place is found in Suffolk, right in the heart of the medieval village of Lavenham.
This restaurant-with-rooms means you get a 5-star accommodation option as well as incredible French meals on the menu.
The modern country of Cambridgeshire is historically and archeologically rich and significant and a number of important archeological and paleontological discoveries have been made in Cambridgeshire in the course of history.
You can discover majestic cathedrals, quaint and idyllic English villages, trekking, walking and cycle tours in Cambridgeshire and also find the latest designs and high fashion in the market places and shopping centers. There are also exquisite boutiques that make bespoke items, made to your exact specifications.
Saint Peter’s Cathedral or Peterborough Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough and is dedicated to three Christian apostles, namely St Peter, St Andrew and St Paul. The building encapsulates the Norman style of Gothic architecture beautifully as it was rebuilt in the 12th century, A.D. despite its foundations being laid much earlier during the Anglo-Saxon period. It is known for its imposing façade and arches and is one of the major attractions in Cambridgeshire.