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Wales: the perfect holiday escape (1) !

Wales is a dream destination for anyone fond of wild nature. The countryside is real treasure and the coastline completely stunning. Families and walkers will love it! Only 4 to 5 hours away from London, Wales seems very accessible. I discovered South Wales lately and I can’t wait for my next trip there!!

An escape to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-Upon-Avon has always been very popular for tourism as it is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. And this year is particularly important and makes the place even more attractive as it is Shakespeare 400th anniversary of death, as I mentioned it in my last post. I went there lately, eager to know more about the town and the playwright. I saw this journey like a great opportunity to concentrate on Shakespeare’s work and legacy. And at the same time, I had to admit that Stratford-Upon-Avon is a town full of charm…

An escape to the Cotswolds

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.

An escape to the Lake District – 2

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…

An escape to the Lake District – 1

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.

An escape to Canterbury, in Kent

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).

An escape to Rye …

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.