Visiting London for the first time is exciting. Having a few extra days planned to explore the places surrounding London, is even more exciting for me. After visiting this busy city, I have come to appreciate a few easily accessible places that will make your trip to England memorable. Come along with me as we explore my favorite day trips from London.
The Cotswolds are England’s most beautiful area. Rolling hills hide tiny quaint villages with houses made from the local yellowish color stone. Small, peaceful streams flow thorough these idyllic places creating unbelievably quaint settings. I believe that everyone coming to visit London should plan on taking time to visit the Cotswolds. Come along with me as we explore the best places to see in the Cotswolds.
Cambridge is my favorite day trip from London. However, Cambridge in itself is a beautiful location to explore for more time. From some of the oldest buildings in Europe to beautiful museums and parks, Cambridge offers so many things to see and do. If you have a few more days in the Cambridge area, you can also explore some beautiful places within easy driving distance. Come along with me as we explore my favorite day trips from Cambridge, England.
Canterbury is the ecclesiastical center of England. Having the oldest church in the English speaking world, Canterbury has been at the center of English life for centuries. Visit Canterbury on a great day trip from London and you will be surrounded by history. Let’s go together on a walking tour of Canterbury.
Cambridge is a beautiful city to visit, especially since it is so easy to come here from London. The historical Cambridge University with its many colleges and traditions form a unique vibe in this college city. Come along with me on a beautiful Cambridge walking tour.
Old quaint churches abound in the English countryside. Most English small towns and villages have an old church in the middle, since the church has always been the center of town both in location and in the life of the town. All the village churches have the village graveyard surrounding the church. Churches are connected with the beginning, middle and end of life all over the world and in particular in almost every corner of England. I like exploring old churches and look at inscriptions and tombstones as they give me a tiny impression of old moments gone by. Come along with me as I will show you my favorite small and quaint country churches I visited in England.
Once we visited York, it quickly became one of our favorite places for us in England. From the impressive York Cathedral to the beautiful medieval entry gates, York is packed with really cool things to see. In addition, our kids really enjoyed a couple of museums.
Romanian Castles are surprising for most visitors to Romania because they are unexpected and very impressive. In addition to beautiful modern castles and old fortresses, Romania has some of the best medieval castles in Europe. Most of the Romanian Castles are located near mountain passes and hilltops with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. So, come along with me as we explore some fairy tale Romanian Castles.
London provides so many attractions for the tourist that anyone can be easily overwhelmed. However, the Tower Bridge area is beautifully connected to other famous landmarks via a walking path near the Thames River. Iconic places like the Tate Museum, London City Hall and St Paul Cathedral can be visited together by following an easily followed walking tour. Come along with me on a beautiful walking tour of London’s Tower Bridge area.
France is one of the world’s most beloved holiday destinations for very obvious reasons – a rich history, sparkling culture and timeless scenery. And while many people new to the country opt first for city-breaks to Paris or one of the south’s major cities, another option is gaining in popularity – especially among younger travellers.