William Wordsworth wrote some of the most important poems in English Literature. He lived for a while in Grasmere in the Lake District with his sister Lucy and penned some of his finest works. Dove cottage and the Wordsworth museum next door give you a wonderful insight into his time there. You can jump on a boat and go for trip around where he would have wondered as a cloud (you see what i did there) and if you go at the right time of year you might even see some of those daffodils he loved so much, best take your quill in case you get inspired!
Lavenham is one of Suffolks most important wool towns and you really can’t beat a day (or weekend!) strolling around the roads surrounded by stunning medieval houses and cottages. It’s got a great hotel, The Swan, and a fabulous spa at the Weavers House spa, so after a day enjoying the sites its a great place to unwind.
The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.
Bury St Edmunds in the heart of Suffolk is a great way to spend a weekend, watch a play at the Theatre Royal and just meander around the shops. It has fantastic art galleries, hotels and its home to Greene King Brewery, next rounds is on you!!
The suns out and the seaside is calling and Scarborough in North Yorkshire is the place to be! This award winning stretch of Yorkshire coast boast stunning beaches, fun family attractions and great hotels and food. Its so traditional and great for families, we have picked a few from the best reviewed to give you some inspiration, i think we deserve some candy floss for that…..
There are some great Houses in England, from Blenheim Palace to Hatfield house to the mighty Chatsworth House and inside they have got some real gems that we can all spend a day (or two!) just walking around and being wowed. Here’s a little video of some of those little treasures, and no Allen key in sight!
Home to the world famous playwright with stunning castles, theatres, restaurants and so much more you can have a packed weekend full of history, relaxing and culture as this little itinerary shows. It really has it all and sitting down at the River Avon as the sun goes down on a summer evening reall is something special, Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!