My wife and I have visited England twice in the last 6 years. Our first trip, we visited London, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath, Nottingham, and Oxford. The second we flew into Manchester and drove quite a few miles. We visited the Lake District (from Ambleside), up to Hadrian’s Wall via “the Struggle”, drove to Devon and Cornwall (staying in Lynton, North Devon), drove around the Cotswolds (staying in Burford), then back to Manchester and the flight home.
For this trip, I’m running short of ideas, but some possibilities I’ve considered are:
- the south coast along the Channel, maybe Dover, Canterbury, Hastings
- Cornwall again, but this time from the south coast including St Michael’s Mount
- the Cotswolds again (endless beauty of course, and I loved the Tollgate Tea House in Dyrham)
- Perhaps the eastern shore along the North Sea and up to York
I don’t mind driving, but want to stay in roughly 3 diverse locations from which we can explore. We love visiting historical sites, but also find a happy distraction in seeing how and where the locals live, work, and go about their routines. Rural areas or small towns are preferred.
Please help and provide whatever suggestions you can.