High Moss is a magnificent Arts and Crafts era house in Portinscale, near Keswick. Built in 1901 for John Stanwell Birkett by the builder Thomas Hodgson, it is an architectural masterpiece designed by William Henry Ward. Built on the side of a steeply sloping hill the house is packed...

Our first trip to Hadrian’s Wall at Bowness-on-Solway was not entirely what we expected – there was no wall as such! Most of the remains have been incorporated into various other buildings over the years, but there is a beautiful mosaic in the shelter that marks the beginning...