This is going to be hard to say….we haven’t been able to go abroad this year….phew I said it and it hurt just writing it! However, that didn’t stop us going away in England multiple times and at the end of September we went to the Yorkshire coast.
Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton on the Water is a very popular destination in the Cotswolds, with the pretty shallow river running through the middle of the town that had several small footbridges running across it, I could see the comparison to Venice. We were told that Bourton was the busiest town … More Bourton on the Water
We explored a few towns while in the Cotswolds, all had the same kind of brickwork and architecture. Stow on the Wold was busy and I didn’t expect it to be overly crowded by traffic, but it did have a lot of pretty buildings and great architecture.
Broadway was the last town we visited on our Cotswolds trip. It apparently has the longest high street in the country, mainly because the main street is a big chunk of the whole town itself, on a long stretch of road. Like all the Cotswolds towns we visited the buildings all fitted into the same … More Broadway
While in Buxton we ate breakfast at the Wetherspoons pub on both mornings. We were intrigued to see how they were dealing with reopening with eased lockdown restrictions in place. We had to take a track and trace form from the entrance and fill that out while we ate. We then had to post it … More The new Wetherspoons look
This was our first trip since the lockdown began and it was in early July, a matter of days after the new guidelines that came into effect from the 4th of July, allowing pubs, restaurants and hotels to reopen. So, we were one of the first people to test out the new way of hoteling, … More A hotel during lockdown
To find our Christmas getaway for 2019 I did the usual research of what places had Christmas markets and if they were any good. I had visited the city of Chester before when I travelled England way back in 2006. To be honest on this visit I didn’t really recognise much… Chester has a historic … More Chester – history and inaccessibility
We recently went for afternoon tea at Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham and next to the lovely old hall were the ruins of a church. From the outside the church didn’t look like ruins, as the outer walls had held out rather well, but there was no longer a roof and the church was basically … More Ruins of St Johns Church
We had a long drive ahead of us from Swanmore near Winchester back to home, so we decided to do more than half the drive before taking a break somewhere. We drove for over two hours and stopped in Stratford upon Avon. The town was incredibly busy! It was a hot and sunny day, but … More A Quick Visit to Stratford upon Avon
We chose a lovely day to visit Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire, it felt like a summer’s day! Situated in the little village of Tattershall, the 15th century castle is in great condition and looks more like a tower than a castle. It used to have spires on top of each of the four turrets, but … More Tattershall Castle