Exploring Surrey – The Booker Tower and Lewis Carroll’s Grave

Exploring Surrey - The Booker Tower and Lewis Carroll's Grave

Today I am up in Guildford in Surrey to meet with Chris from the Hairy Wanderers Youtube Channel (Link below). Chris has agreed to show me Lewis Carroll’s grave and the Booker Tower. The Hairy Wanderer’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYg-FDQZr4L4xRiY1jToqJg Carroll was the third child born to a family of eleven children. From a very early age […]

Exploring Cumbria – Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

Exploring Cumbria - Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse was probably built in the 15th century and formed the entrance to the priory’s outer courtyard. Wetheral Priory was a small Benedictine institution, founded by Ranulf le Meschin following the Norman invasion of Cumbria at the beginning of the 12th century. The motherhouse of the priory was St Mary’s Abbey in York. […]

Exploring Cumbria – Askham Village on the Lowther Estate

Exploring Cumbria - Askham Village on the Lowther Estate

Continuing my exploration of Cumbria, Robert Croser, my guide, has taken me to the beautiful village of Askham. Askham is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria. It is in the historic county of Westmorland. It is situated in the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park, about 5 miles […]

Exploring Cumbria – A Look at Lowther Church and Mausoleum

Exploring Cumbria - A Look at Lowther Church and Mausoleum

Continuing my explorations of Cumbria, Robert Croser, my guide, takes me to St Michael’s a stone’s throw from Lowther Castle. St Michael’s Church stands within an extensive Churchyard within Lowther park and in the shadow of the ruined Lowther Castle. A spectacular location which overlooks the River Lowther and commands fine views over forest and […]

Exploring Cumbria – Lowther Castle

Exploring Cumbria - Lowther Castle

On my trip exploring Cumbria, my friend and guide, Robert Croser, has taken me to Lowther Castle. Lowther Castle is a country house in the historic county of Westmorland, which now forms part of the modern county of Cumbria, England. It has belonged to the Lowther family, latterly the Earls of Lonsdale, since the Middle […]