15 episodes

Join me and my special guests in this new podcast series as we travel to all four corners of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland discovering entertaining stories and fascinating facts, hearing epic tales and intimate recollections, seeing where history happened, marvelling at sweeping panoramas and enjoying quiet corners, meeting friends along the way, and learning about the people and places that make these beautiful islands the most magical place on earth.

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Christopher Winn’s I Never Knew That Christopher Winn

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Join me and my special guests in this new podcast series as we travel to all four corners of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland discovering entertaining stories and fascinating facts, hearing epic tales and intimate recollections, seeing where history happened, marvelling at sweeping panoramas and enjoying quiet corners, meeting friends along the way, and learning about the people and places that make these beautiful islands the most magical place on earth.

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    Episode 13: Scotland

    Episode 13: Scotland

    In this episode Christopher explores the beginnings of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, travels south into Lanarkshire to experience the world’s longest echo, then north west across the Clyde to Scotland’s most ancient capital before finishing back in Glasgow to find out where English comics went to die.


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    • 34 min
    Episode 12 : Southern Scotland Part II

    Episode 12 : Southern Scotland Part II

    In this episode Christopher visits more of Southern Scotland taking in a pink palace that was once the only place in the world where you could see a Rembrandt, a Holbein and a da Vinci simultaneously, a loch where history was made, the romantic abbey where the world’s first sweetheart lies, the modest birthplace of Scotland’s national poet and the only place in Britain visited by the King - or was it?


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    • 33 min
    Episode 11 : Southern Scotland

    Episode 11 : Southern Scotland

    In this episode Christopher visits Southern Scotland, travelling first along the River Tweed in the Border country, taking in the baronial home of Scotland’s most famous novelist, two beautiful ruined abbeys with stories to tell and the world’s first vehicular suspension bridge, and then taking a ride to Glasgow on the world’s first pedal bike.


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    • 37 min
    Episode 10 : London

    Episode 10 : London

    In this episode, Christopher explores London taking in the capital’s first - and best - man made viewpoint, the room where a shy 18 year old girl became a Queen, an ancient secret garden, a house shared by two of the world’s greatest musicians, and a green museum at the gates a palace.

    Places to visit:
    The Red Saloon, Kensington Palace
    https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/history-and-stories/the-story-of-kensington-palace/#gs.0q6qt3
    College Garden, Westminster Abbey
    https://www.westminster-abbey.org/corporate-hospitality/venues/college-garden-summer-season
    Brook Street W1
    https://handelhendrix.org

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    • 39 min
    Episode 9 : The East of England

    Episode 9 : The East of England

    In this episode Christopher visits the Lincolnshire Wolds of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the most beautiful building in the world in Cambridgeshire, an Englishman’s castle in Norfolk, the England we dream of in Suffolk and a cathedral on the edge of the world in Essex.

    Places to visit:
    Lincolnshire Wolds https://www.lincswolds.org.uk
    King’s College Chapel  https://www.visitcambridge.org
    Holkham Hall, Norfolk  https://www.holkham.co.uk
    Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury  http://www.gainsborough.org
    Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex  https://www.visitessex.com

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    • 37 min
    Special Episode : St George's Day

    Special Episode : St George's Day

    In this special episode Christopher tells the story of how St George came to be the patron saint of England, and visits some of the places in England most associated with him.

    Places to See:
    Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) Palace of WestminsterSt George’s Chapel, WindsorDragon Hill, Uffington White Horse, near Wantage, Oxfordshire.St Botolph’s, Hardham, West SussexSt George’s, Fordington, Dorchester, DorsetAll Saints, Little Kimble, BuckinghamshireSt Peter’s, Barton, CambridgeshireSt Botolph’s, Banningham, NorfolkSt Catherine’s, Fritton, NorfolkSt Mary’s, Troston, SuffolkSt Lawrence’s, Broughton, BuckinghamshireSt Gregory’s, Norwich
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

hozzero1 ,

A real treat

What a great find - insightful, fun and informative. A wonderful way to while away the time.

trudykatz ,

I never knew that

Brilliant podcast, such fascinating information shared with such warmth and enthusiasm

Will this name do ,

You should certainly know about this...

The excellent Christopher Winn takes us on a fun and fact filled virtual tour of some of Britain’s most fascinating places. A really interesting, enjoyable and unique podcast.

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