Archtrove Travels To Nottingham – Famous Faces and Thier Facades

The city of Nottingham is famous for being the home of legendary outlaw Robin Hood. Although only being an hours drive from Birmingham and accessible by train, it is the first time I have been to the city centre. Previously my visit to Nottinghamshire has included going to Wollaton Hall (Batman fans go here) however…

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Archtrove Travels To Bidford-Upon-Avon – lost and located

Do you ever have that day when you are travelling to a location and when you get there, it is either closed or not open to the public. Well that was what happened when I stumbled upon Bidford. I had gone to visit another stately home and when I found out it was by appointment…

Archtrove Travels To Bristol – Blissful Balloons

Where: Bristol What To See: - lots of street art - M Shed -the coloured houses - Bristol Cathedrale - the harbourside industrial warehouses turned shops and restaurants Although it is one of the largest cities in England and I have lived here all my life and it is only an hour and a half…

Bullring, Birmingham by Archtrove

Archtrove Travels To Birmingham – The underrated city

Birmingham, the second largest city in England is often overlooked even though it has some of the best things to see and do which include, the home to Lord of The Rings, Cadburys Factory and the Industrial Revolution. Most of the city's architecture is relatively new, and an expansion over the last 10 years has…

Archtrove Travels To York – Harry Potter Inspo

York is the place you think of to experience old-school English charm, with its historical references, its quaint and charming streets and its knooks and crannies. York Minister Most famous of its buildings is the York Minister. Proudly sitting in the square with surrounding shops, which would have once been the market, it would have…

Archtrove Travels To Jewellery Quarter – Brums Hidden Gem

Historically the area of Jewellery Quarter has been the birthplace of many pioneering advancements in industrial technology but since the decline the area resulted in delapidation. One sector that has not declined in the jewellery sector, with numerous shops and a school and the name of course. Its old school charn still exists in these…

Historical Buildings

Archtrove Travels To Historical Birmingham – Going Back in Time

Birmingham, as a city has been around for a long time and therefore is no surprise has many historical buildings. Winterbourne House and Gardens Winterbourne House and Garden are situated in leafy Edgbaston near the University of Birmingham. It is an early Edwardian 20th-century villa suburban house and garden set in 7 acres. A Grade…

Archtrove Travels To Hidden Birmingham – the gems of the city

Like with all cities, Birmingham has hidden areas that are not obvious but are just as beautiful and just as much a must to visit when visiting Birmingham. These define what is Birmingham and are truly hidden gems. 1. Jeweller Quarter Historically, the heart of the jewellery industry, hence its name, now an up and…

Ironbridge

Archtrove Travels To Ironbridge – The First Iron Bridge in the World

Ironbridge is a 30 metre cast iron bridge built across the River Severn in 1779. It sits in the village of Ironbridge in the heart of the gorge, in Shropshire. It is the longest bridge to made of Iron at the time and is therefore known as beginning of the industrial revolution. Now it is…