Hi good people of RS's forum
I and my wife are planning a 15-days trip to England & Wales (wondering if we should or shouldn't include a bit of Scotland too)
We intend to start from London and move south, then south-west, then center, north, return from north-east back to London. The plan is to make a circular trip.
Please excuse many gaps in the itinerary since it's a rough one. Wanted suggestions and recommendations.
About us: We're a couple in our early 30s, can walk decent amount (not hikers), would love to see London as much as possible, love small towns, castles, lakes, mountains, old towns and their markets, we recently went to Germany & loved their half-timbered houses and cobblestone roads. We love good food too. Not much of the museum type, but can occasionally visit one if it's historically significant, ca drive but don't want to drive the whole time (since it defeats the purpose of recreation in our opinion), can't swim, love architecture especially loved pics of Oxford's buildings).
Without further ado, here's the list of shortlisted cities: (can take car only where necessary, else train)
Please note that many of the below can also be day trips.
- London (3 to 4 days)
- Salisbury + Stonehenge + Avebury
- Jurassic Coast
- Cotswold District
- Oxford + Blenheim Palace
- Chipping Campden
- Snowdonia National Park
- Manchester + Peak district
- Lake district (Keswick + Penrith)
Can these places be included or goto #19 directly:
18. Alnwick Castle (possible? worth taking such a long route?)
We are not sure if these many places are feasible in 15 days. We can skip #16, #17 and #18 completely and come back for Scotland and Ireland later. What do you suggest?
Please guide from your experience.