The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills. This is the place where you can enjoy nature, sheeps and this typical grey colour of the houses coming from the Jurassic Limestone. The area stretches roughly from Stratford-upon-avon in the North to Bath in the South and Oxford in the East. I love this part of England and I have spent already some week-ends there taking time to discover each village. Today, I will offer you an overlook of the eastern part of the Cotswolds, near Oxford.
The Lake District is such an interesting part of England that it made sens to divide my review into two posts. From my first impressions on the Windermere Lake, I can say that what we saw there was far beyond our expectations in terms of savage beauty of the landscape, kindness of people and the unspoilt appeal of nature. Let’s discover now some other Lakes as essentiels as Windermere…
I had heard many things about the Lake District before visiting this area…For some, it is a “boring place where you can’t even get a proper wifi” and for some others it is described as “wonderful wild spaces, with many beautiful lakes, dense woods and small mountains”. As for me, the Lake District appears as an amazing part of this country, a combination of cultural places and far-reaching views of the countryside.
Since I moved to England I have been told a lot about the Kent well-known place of Canterbury. I have mostly heard of its Cathedral, which became a major focus of pilgrimage after the 1170 martyrdom of Thomas Becket. Canterbury and history served as the frame for Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th-century classic The Canterbury Tales, that you can experience as a tourist attraction (information there).
Even if the weather was not really on our side last week end for St Valentine’s, I enjoyed visiting Rye, within the historic County of Sussex. Rye is about two miles away from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. In medieval times, Rye was an important member of the Cinque Ports confederation and almost entirely surrounded by the sea.