A Weekend Escape at Historic Langley Castle

Langley Castle in Northumberland  was built in 1350 by Sir Thomas de Lucy.  Set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands, it is now a popular hotel. With its seven-foot-thick walls, big log fires and cosy atmosphere the Castle is a peaceful refuge to escape the world for a while.

An Afternoon At The Paris Opera

Possibly better known as the Paris Opera, the Palais Garnier opened in 1875. This was 14 years after Napoleon III commissioned architect Charles Garnier to design the building.