With the UK settling into the balmy summer weather, why not start thinking about day trips you can take with your significant other or the family over the weekends? Depending on where you live, there’s never a beach or gorgeous garden too far away in which you can reach and explore within a day or two.
For those seeking beachside relaxation:
Form Wales to Devon or from Cornwall to Sussex, there’s beauty in abundance of beaches along these stunning shorelines.
Marloes Sands in Wales offers a fantastic opportunity for private swimming and water activities as this beach is a hidden gem tucked away amongst picturesque sandstone cliffs.
If Wales is too far out of reach for an impromptu visit to the shore, then why not drive towards one of the UKs most popular beaches in Cornwall. Watergate Bay is renowned for its beauty and the Atlantic swell certainly makes this place a hotspot for surfers from all over, making this a popular family destination which both young and old can enjoy.
For the history buffs:
Why not turn the clock and visit the Roman city of Bath? Let your inner Austenite rejoice as you explore the streets that were often a key feature in each of her penned classics. The perfectly aligned limestone buildings certainly painted the picture for what it was like to be amongst high society in Georgian times. It is no wonder this beauteous, treasured city is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For those with green fingers:
The English countryside is renowned for its gorgeously vast gardens, many of which envelope those of classic castles such as Sissinghurst Castle in Kent or The North Garden at Sandringham House in Norfolk. These delightful and well-kept grounds are idyllic to roam around on an exquisite summer day, especially with a packed picnic and book in tow.
For the food enthusiast:
Before you hit the road and explore parks and gardens off the beaten track, why not visit a nearby or venture out to a famous English food market. Whether you’re on the outskirts of major English cities or right in the thick of it in London or Bristol, there’s always a delicious food market to discover.
In London, the famous Borough Market is a bucket list worthy market to make the journey to. Farmers from all over the country set up stall at this permanent fixture underneath the London Bridge railway lines. From British-reared meat to artisanal baked and dairy goods, this tantalising market is one worth splurging the dough on.
While the English summertime is sometimes short-lived, it’s worth getting out there and making the most of the warmer weather before the (for some) dreaded winter chill fills the air.
With many great ideas written above, where do you fancy?
Are you leant towards the idyllic garden strolls or feasting on farmers markets favourites?