In the Prodigal's Foosteps
Year One: A Tiny Home on a Large Estate

Dagenham
Back to the far East End of London

Canterbury
A pilgrimage with tea and toast and tales!

Canterbury Cathedral
Where's that meddlesome priest?

Chislehurst Caves
In the caves of Merlin — and doctor who?

Down House
A turn on Charles Darwin's thinking path

Chartwell
In the gardens and paintings Winston Churchill bordered

Aldeburgh
An Edwardian resort on a crumbling coastline

Dedham
A walk in the landscapes of Constable  

Barking
Dogs and an abbey, but no glam

 

 

Year Two: A Tudor Cottage in East Anglia

Rattlesden
A tiny, lovely Elizabethan bird's nest

Stowmarket
Home, home in the Raj

Lavenham
A magical Tudor village awash in Suffolk pink

Saffron Walden
A maze from time immemorial

Long Melford
Peter Rabbit down a warren of antiques

Woolpit
The worst fish and chips in the world

Cambridge
One over the eight and one over the Cam

St. John's College and Chapel
Drinking in the sights and pints

London
Kensington Park Road,  Covent Garden, and a pagan blessing

Year Three: Hard by the Master's House

Windsor
From Turkish delight to a highland fling

Winchester
Of Jane Austen and King Arthur's round table

Chichester
A cathedral in sight of the sea

Weald Open Air Museum
Down the alleys of English history

Fishbourne Roman Palace
Fit for a king on the edge of an empire

Arundel Castle
In the ancient home of the Dukes of Norfolk

Bosham
Stitched into history the outline remains

Brighton
London by the Sea

Year Four: A Carriage House on the Saxon Shore

Romney Marsh and Rye
Of snobs and smugglers: A literary expedition

St. Mary's Church
A strange encounter by the Benson Window

Whitstable
Where Romans lay down the oyster bed

Minster
Take me to a nunnery

Sarre Mill
Tilting in the right direction

Broadstairs
Land of Vikings and Dickens

Quex Park
From wild animals to formal gardens

Woodstock
A sweet retreat with honey colored houses

Blenheim Palace
Big and bold and born below stairs

Back to London
Banished from Harrods

Year Five: A Coastguard's House on a Pebble Beach

Royal Tunbridge Wells
Beau Brummel's retreat: taking the waters and taking the Pyms

Deal
From Julius Caesar to Henry VIII

Sandwich
A treasure of a town with a medieval filling

Back to Broadstairs
Wonderful fish and chips down by the harbor

Walmer Castle
A Tudor rose with with more garden than gunnery

Windsor
From Christopher Wren to royals in residence

Eton
A Thameside locale with a village school of some renown

Year Six: A Regency Cottage on a Bridle Path

Cuckfield
With sweeping views of the Sussex Downs

Sheffield Park and the Bluebell Railway
All aboard! A puffer train journey into adventure

Broadstairs Dickens Festival
A stroll through Victorian England

Hartfield and Ashdown Forest
In search of Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood

Woodnesborough
A Sunday lunch to remember

Wickhambreaux
Roses clamber the village pub

Goodnestone Park
Where Jane Austen danced the night away

Back to Dagenham
Perhaps you can go home again