Prepare to take in the magnitude of sights that await you on the USA’s West Coast. Hiring a car in the states is somewhat of a necessity, but it bestows on you the freedom to explore so much more than you would by simply staying in one major city. San Francisco is an excellent starting place for the perfect Cali road trip, so buckle up and let’s begin.
With its acres of rolling hills, picture-perfect market towns and unspoiled coastline, it’s little surprise that Yorkshire has long held the moniker ‘God’s Own Country’. Split into four distinct sub-counties, you could easily spend weeks hopping from city to country and back again without even scratching the surface, but if you’re looking for a neatly packaged weekend away, North Yorkshire is a great place to start.
The UK’s country houses are amongst its most treasured attractions, synonymous with beautiful grounds, intriguing history and impressive art collections. They have featured in numerous films and TV shows, with everything from James Bond to Tomb Raider included. Here’s a rundown of six of the most impressive country houses you can visit throughout the UK:
Although one of Oxfordshire’s most alluring destinations is its capital, the City of Dreaming Spires is just the tip of its appeal. Yes, the honey-stoned buildings of Christ Church and Trinity College ooze grandeur, but there’s another pull towards this characterful county. Sitting merrily in the Cotswolds, you’ll find sprinklings of ivy-clad cottages, churches and abbeys with a notable history and some of the finest British food around. Grab the keys and start your engine, and roar into the Cotswolds to see these prettily perfect villages for yourself…
In England’s green and pleasant land, you’ll find rolling green countryside and perfectly manicured gardens speckled all over. Surrey has been blessed with attention from some of the world’s most esteemed landscape gardeners, so if you’re seeking an abundance of flora to visit of a weekend, you need look no further.
Seeking out a natural swimming experience is well worth its rewards; find yourself immersed in nature (quite literally), sometimes with a seclusion synonymous with far-flung island idylls, rather than rural-England walks. There is no way of letting loose quite like wild swimming, and Britain is host to a variety of wild swimming spots, catering for all manner of bathers between them.