From the historical buildings in Bath to the white cliffs in Dorset, and then a chilly adventure travelling on a canal boat through the countryside — this was one trip to England that was especially enjoyable.
Here’s a few photo snippets from my time in England.
Ahh, the gorgeous golden buildings of Bath. I can see why this place is so popular. Flying into Bristol with pouring rain, it was only natural we would pop in here for a visit. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t always the best during our stay (when is it ever great weather in England?!) but the city looked amazing under moody skies nonetheless.
Passing the lush and green countryside into Bath was equally as impressive as well, but you have to constantly keep your eyes peeled for those little glimpses of farmland and stately homes. Can you tell that I’m obsessed with chasing nature and scenery wherever I go?
In between a quick visit to the small city of Hereford and setting off to cruise on the canal system of the English countryside, we saw little spots normally not seen by tourists — one of my top priorities when travelling. We would “park” the canal boat in the waterways and walk into medieval towns like Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace) for a bite to eat and a day’s activities. It’s not a bad way to get around, but it’s also not exactly the most time efficient way either since you can’t exceed 6 km/h on the canals. Yep, that’s slow.
Moving on from the canal waterways to the English Coast now, we stayed in a gorgeous coastal town named Swanage for a change of pace. The beautiful cliffs and ocean views in the Dorset area are well worth the trip if you ever find yourself in South England.
We found ourselves exploring the coast of the English Channel and discovering places like Old Harry Rocks, The Jurassic Coast and my personal favourite — Durdle Door. With a definitive rocky archway over the ocean and a visit right before sundown, Durdle Door was a magical place for a landscape lover like myself. Plus, the cliffs are surrounded by gorgeous green, rolling hills — just another part of this place I didn’t get to explore enough.
And ironically, we didn’t even see the most famous white cliffs on this English Channel: The White Cliffs of Dover.
Every trip to England proves that there’s always so much more to explore, and always another time or season to see it in.
And if you missed the first half of this European adventure, you can visit my previous post on Spain.
For now though, so long Europe and hello Asia. Stay tuned for photos in the next few months from my visit to Japan where I’ll be seeing new cities, rural villages and remote islands.