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Just over a year ago, my family spent a weekend away in the hugely picturesque Warwick. We took a long weekend off and slowly meandered our way up to Warwick from London via the Cotswolds. If you are thinking of taking a mini road trip to the Midlands, I would highly recommend these two places, particularly the Cotswolds if you are looking to explore quaint, typically English, villages.
Just over an hour south of Edinburgh, across the border is the sleepy, coastal town of Alnmouth. With its own train station, it’s highly accessible from both London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley and is just a stone’s throw away from other beautiful towns such an Alnwick and Warkworth.
Alnwick is one of those places that is a home away from home. Admittedly, it is partly the people that make this place so special for me, but I do think it is a lovely place to escape to, whether you have an emotional connection to this area or not. There are so many things to do and see here, from fantastic beach walks, to tasty brunches (have a read of my food-y picks here) to bookshop browsing- there is something for everyone.
Recently, I’ve made a rather big life decision and moved to a different country (albeit still in the UK). Scary eh? Before the big move, I had a bit of time to spend with my family, as the next time I see them will be Christmas (really not that long at all now and I haven’t even started to think about Christmas shopping, despite shops being stocked to the top with gifts and christmassy-themed pieces).
Roadtripping is one of my all time favourite things to do. There is something so satisfying about packing up the car and having the freedom to go anywhere, with little time restraints or public transport worry. Even with the inevitable rainy English weather, it takes a lot to beat a summer roadtrip, especially when it’s with somebody you love.
Bath is such a beautiful city to get lost in. It’s quaint streets, sophisticated boutiques and market places are not to be missed. It is a place I could return to again and again, making my way through one coffee shop at a time.