There are so many places I would love to travel to, many of which are on the other side of the world (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji I’m looking at you) but there are actually some really lovely get-aways right on the doorstep. Last year, I visited the Lake District for the first time and was completely blown away by the views, walks and places to explore.
Without a doubt, one of the best ways to explore Edinburgh is on foot. The city is incredibly compact and there are a number of beautiful viewpoints and walks dotted throughout the city. Since moving up in November, I’ve been ticking off a number each month and have compiled a list of some of my favourite hills to walk and green spaces to explore.
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.
Just south of the Scottish border is the very beautiful county of Northumberland. It is the northernmost part of England and is home to the quaint town of Alnwick. For a fairly small town there are so many lovely things to do and see here, especially in the summer months.
This is quickly becoming one of my favourite posts to write on Edits of Jo. I will never get over the excitement of getting film developed and seeing how my shots have turned out and that beautiful vintage, faded look to the photographs that is so reminiscent of my childhood. This post is actually a combination of both film and digital photos.
One of the best things about London is that it’s so well connected. From Edinburgh you can catch a fast train that gets you to London in just four and a half hours, which does work out slightly quicker than flying and is the perfect opportunity to get stuck into a good old book and catch up on the odd email or two.
Bristol is a city that will forever be very close to my heart. I spent some of the best years of my life there at university, making close friends, finding myself and falling in love. It’s a great, bustling place to visit for a long weekend – there’s plenty to do and see and is a really beautiful city (especially when the sun is shining).