Romantic Cities Europe Have Not Been Visited Many Tourists – Romantic cities in Europe that have not been visited by many tourists. Europe is a dream destination for many travelers. France, Spain, the Netherlands and many other countries that attract tourists.

However, apart from that, of course there are still some interesting spots on the European Continent that are not yet too popular with tourists, these are 5 of them:


1. Colmar

Colmar is a city located in France which is to the east of France and borders with Germany.

Colmar offers views of beautiful ornamental flowers. The people of Colmar always decorate their homes with colorful flowers and various other knick-knacks. Guaranteed, you won’t get bored being here. Apart from that Colmar also has many antique ancient buildings. One of them is a cathedral church built since the 12th century.

We can also enjoy the view of the house full of beautiful flowers by taking a boat along the river.

2. Perouges

In France, besides Colmar, Perouges can also be interesting if you want to find a romantic atmosphere. I was constantly amazed when I set foot in this place. The atmosphere is typical of a European village in the middle ages -creepy and the nuance of ‘legend’- is very pronounced.

If you visit Perouges it’s best in April or June because in those months Perouges holds a spring festival.


3. Seville

Seville is a city in Spain. One of the largest cities being the capital of the autonomous region of Andalusia. The city with the warmest climate in Europe has an average temperature of 18.6 degrees Celsius. Yes, the temperature is quite hot in Europe.

Although this city is a modern city, it is arguably not that crowded and crowded. For me personally, this city is the most beautiful old city in Spain.
Ah one more thing, if you visit Seville, don’t forget to visit Seville Cathedral, a must!

4. Monaco

Monaco is a small country that is very rich. When you visit Monaco, you will see a neat and clean city layout. Instead of feeling rich for a moment.

The country is located on the outskirts of the Mediterranean sea, between the city of Nice in France and the Italian border.

There is a lot of history in the formation of this tiny country. One of them is about the fort on a cliff jutting into the Mediterranean Sea.

The unique fact of this country is that its national flag is similar to Indonesia, namely red and white. But you need to know that the proportions of the flag colors are different. If we look closely, there is a different scale on the Indonesian flag, namely 3: 6 and the Monaco flag has a scale of 4: 5.

5. Porto

Porto is the oldest city in Europe and has been recognized by UNESCO. When visiting Porto, you will see views of typical Portuguese houses.

The land surface in Porto is in the form of hills with a river that divides the city. There are so many old buildings that you can find when you come to Porto. Enjoying the beauty of the old city on foot is not a waste. Moreover, while enjoying the clarity of the river in Douro which is connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

If you are a culinary person, you will consider Porto a paradise. The food in this city is relatively cheap, so don’t go crazy!


Countries in the Western European continent are tourist destinations that are arguably very popular in the world. Not surprisingly, by being blessed with beautiful nature accompanied by modern and highly developed life, countries in Western Europe are coveted by travelers. Look at the following seven cities, if you are curious how attractive tourist destinations in Western Europe.

1. Paris, France

Who does not know Paris? Not only being the largest city, Paris is also the capital of France. This city is often called the City of Light. This title is not merely because of the brightly lit streets of Paris and its magnificent monuments. Paris is called the City of Light because it has long been one of the intellectual capitals of Western civilization, or in other words: the center of enlightenment.
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Many people consider Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. Only a few capitals of the countries of the world have a character as complete as Paris. Paris is also one of the main tourist destinations and the center of fashion world. Starting from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum where the famous Mona Lisa paintings can be found in Paris.

2. Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich is indeed listed as one of the most expensive cities in the world. The cost of living such as eating, drinking, recreation to entertainment is so high. However, Zurich also has a variety of enchantments that deserve to be taken into account.

Switzerland has a beautiful natural contour because it is located in the foothills of the Alps. The country also has a fairly long history of the city and traces of that civilization can still be easily found in Zurich.
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Immaculate, beautiful, and classic is the first impression when setting foot in Zurich. Beautiful buildings and modern transportation make your eyes wide open. Very loss if not stored in camera shots.

3. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The city of Amsterdam is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the Netherlands. The unique design of the city with the architecture of typical European architecture, coupled with canals that connect the city make tourists feel at home for long to stay in Amsterdam.

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The capital of the Netherlands offers a wide variety of experiences for tourists, ranging from the romantic atmosphere, building icons, art, food, historical facts, and of course the amazing nightlife. Amsterdam is a beautiful city in the morning and at the same time a challenging city at night.

4. Saint Tropez, Prancis

Decades ago, Saint Tropez was just a fishing village. Now, the city which is not so far from Merseille is famous as a must-visit destination for famous first-class figures to spend the summer. One of the cities along the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur), the Mediterranean seafront region of southeast France is famous for its beauty.


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People look for the authenticity of France in Saint-Tropez, which is a small and beautiful city, without high-rise buildings. Even so, Saint-Tropez also has a large number of five-star boutique hotels, and more than 600 stores that display luxury brands. This city is one of the first places used as a place to display products by a number of well-known brands, because it is eyeing the number of wealthy tourists.

5. Dublin, Irlandia

Various tourist attractions in the city of Dublin are located nearby. Almost everything can be visited by foot. In one day it is possible to surround the General Post Office (GPO), Ha’Penny / Liffey Bridge, City Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublinia, Christ Church Cathedral, St. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Patrick’s Park and Temple Bar area on foot.

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Attractions that can be visited on foot supported by special pedestrian comfortable sidewalks. In fact, for sidewalks on the banks of the Liffey river, equipped with chairs to sit around enjoying the river views. These things are what make Dublin a comfortable city for tourists to visit.

that’s the 5 best cities that have attractions that are very charming and famous to all corners of the world.

Aldbrough School House

School House is often confused with the school which is now a house. School House is and always was, “School House”, but the school is called “Old School” They are not the same place.

Local historians now believe that School House could be the oldest property in the village, the lower half probably surviving from around the 1600s

School House occupies a corner of the High Green next to The Old School and the Aldbrough Beck.  It is one of those village buildings which was not built at any one time.  The later parts of the building span more than 100 years, but the oldest parts are probably in the region of 300 years or more.  There is also evidence that a much older building stood on the site in the dim distant past.

Whilst the upper portion of the house reflects the design of the lower quite well, there are obvious differences which attest to the fact that the upper storey was not always there.

A brief inspection from the outside, reveals a “string course” a little above the ground floor windows which was the original limit to the height of the building. Looking at either end of the house provides further proof.  There is a clear difference, not only in the pointing running up from the string course, which shows the shape of the single storey eves, but also in the general shape and

size of the stone blocks used in the original construction and in the added storey.

The stone “finials” on the corners of the porch are echoed on the main building and it can be seen that these have been removed from the single storey building and re-fitted to the new second storey. The builders of the upper rooms didn’t have quoins available of the same width as the finials, so simply filled the gap with pieces of stone and mortar as seen below.

The “National School” was built in 1815 by a Mr Baratt of London, who wished to be an MP and so bribed the local landowners [only landed gentlemen had the vote] into sponsoring him for the Richmond seat by building the school in return for their votes.  In the history available to us there is no mention of the schoolhouse. Some 50 odd years later, in the 1870s, the National School was extended and Robbie Gill, our revered local historian, assumed that this was when School House was built.  Not so.  The lower part of the schoolhouse is much older than this.   It seems then, that this should be interpreted as “turned into a two storey dwelling for the master” as what had been done, was not to build the house, but modify the existing building which does not seem to have previously been a house.

On careful examination, it seems that what is now School House, may have been the original school – hence the design of the old building which had only two large rooms with what was probably a central dividing lobby – probably used as a cloakroom, and the building of the new school may have been the building of a school and use of the old school as the master’s house.  There is also the theory that School House may have been some other “public” building converted to a house when the new school was built shortly after 1800. I don’t think that other than a possible “Chapel of Ease”, another use would be a practical suggestion for such a small village.

One thing is for certain. This building – whatever it was, was built far too well for a two room cottage. Lots of cut stone for porch, door and windows. Cut stone string courses and relief quoins around the porch. Decorative cut and capped stone finials on all corners.   Anyone who built a cottage like this could have built a larger house instead. Apart from all of this, the style of the building attests to the fact that it was not originally designed as a dwelling.

The Basic Structure

If we strip back the layers, we find only three lower rooms, with a central external porch which would have been open, and the door inside the porch on a step up into the small central room – a cloakroom perhaps?  The whole of this structure is built upon very large, heavy foundation stones which were most certainly out of the question for a cottage.  These foundation stones, form a rectangle with a bay window at one end, nearest to the beck. 

Whilst on the subject of the house’s proximity to the beck, it should be noted that there is no record or living memory of the house ever succumbing the the rise of the beck waters, simply because there is a natural defence mechanism.  The land on which the house is built is naturally above the level of the field on the opposite bank of the beck.  When the waters rise, the beck breaks it’s banks only on the field side, the waters expanding over the large flat expanse of the field, and re-entering the beck some 75 metres further downstream near the Pack Bridge.

 There have been many changes over the 100 plus years since the house was extended. The house now consists two reception rooms [what are thought to be the original school rooms] and where we believe what was the cloakroom, has been converted to a stair well, serving the upper floor. Moreover, at some unknown point, a large room – now the kitchen – had been added with an upper room which provided a third bedroom, making the plan of the house a “T” shape.  The leg of this T being the kitchen and upper room, which together with the bay window in the beckside room, look out across the beck over open fields.

In more recent years, the “wash-house”, outside privvy and probable stable for the schoolmaster’s horse and trap, have been rebuilt as Bethany, a fully self contained annex of the house with two bedrooms, living room, shower room and kitchen. A twenty three foot garage sits comfortably between Bethany and the garden. The garden, once providing the vegetables for the house, now has a beckside lawn and decked area with flower beds and extending away from the beckside, further lawns and gazebo set in shrubbed borders. Although fully self contained, Bethany is part of School House.


Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Living Room, Dining Room, Side Entrance Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room.  First floor:  Front Landing, Rear Landing, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom/WC.


Welcome to the Official Website for ALDBROUGH, Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK

“Ihas been,” says Cade “a large Roman city, but by what name distinguished has never been ascertained. The vestiges still remaining very plainly indicate its great antiquity”. –  He then adds,“Aldburgh may date its decline from the new military way or road, being directed ad Tisam vinovium, and the vallum; on which account we hear of no altars, inscriptions, or other memorials of any kind found there, to assist us in our inquiries.” -Archaeol.

This passage was thought to refer to Aldbrough near Weatherby, but scholars – including Cade – have known that Roman name ISURIUM BRIGANTUM for centuries, and Isurium Brigantum is littered with artefacts as opposed to Cade’s account that we hear of none.  This is not the same Aldbrough. 

By the strangest coincidence,like the other Aldbrough in North Yorkshire, we too, are at the threshold of a Brigantian encampment. Only half a mile from Aldbrough is Stanwick – home of the Brigantian queen Cartimandua. It has long been my belief that here in our Aldbrough, was a Roman presence. Stanwick was in turmoil.  The Romans subued the Brigantes and kept the peace. We know that from contemporary writings. No-one has yet convinced me that during the attacks on Stanwick and later peace-keeping, the Romans simply packed up their kit at tea-time and went home to Cataractonium [Catterick] to return the next day to continue their siege.

So what’s in a name?  To the Vikings, Aldbrough means “Old Burh” or an old fortified stronghold. We have found the original burh site within the village, and believe we have identified the original fortification within the oval burh site. Later, I present the case for “Aldbrough Castle” – the name is used loosely –  from early writings and from new evidence.

In the mid 1500s, John Leland acting on a warrant from Henry Tudor, visited Aldbrough [Albruch]. We know this was our village as he described its proximity to Piercebridge [Pers Bridg] on the river Tees [Tese]. He wrote in his diaries:

“There appere great ruines of a howse or litle castel at Albruch village, and thereby rennith a bekke. It standith a 2 mile south from Perse Bridg on Tese”  – John Leland C 1540

SO…..In 1540, the “litle castle” was already a great ruine! As buildings were at a premium and occupied for centuries, how old was our castle when Leland saw it?

Oh yes – Aldbrough DID have a “castle”.  For further information, read the article on “Aldbrough Castle”.

Stanwick St John


All this has permitted a remarkable sense of peace and quiet; the only road traversing the parish is a third class one, narrow and winding. The adjacent parish of Forcett still has its old manor house, Forcett Hall, with its parkland and lake, nowadays open for concerts. Development has been restricted there also, resulting in a countryside of farms of arable and pasture land, whose peace is only broken by the larger farm machinery or the luckily infrequent scream of jets from the airbase at Leeming about 12 miles away.

*Not to be confused with the Parish Church Council, whose job it is to look after the church in the adjacent village of Aldbrough St John and the burial ground – still in use – around our church.

For non- residents, Stanwick St John is pronounced “Stannik Sent Jon” – the “w” is silent.

(In the air photo, which looks north, the nuclear village is clear with the church in the middle distance and Kirkbridge courtyard opposite. In the foreground are the residual large (converted) stable buildings and the original gardens which are now private dwelling areas, with the lodge house to the right. Running right from the top of the picture is the tree-lined ancient embankment of ‘Stanwick Fort’.

Carlton is beyond the area of the picture to the top right)