Before I had a jet-setting lifestyle, there was some pattern to places I used to visit around the UK. I was born, raised and schooled in Preston, so the Lake District was only an hours drive away. I’ve been going every year since I was one year old.
After a few holidays abroad to France in the 80’s, I went with my parents, brother and sister to Cornwall for the first time in 1993. I’ve gone every year since.
So here’s a little insight into some of my favourite, special spots to visit in the UK. I hope you get a chance to visit 🙂
Regularly voted the most desirable city to live in the UK, Edinburgh has been my home for the last 8 years. With the Fringe festival in August and it’s archaic feel, Edinburgh is definitely one of my favourite places in the UK. Here’s a recent photo I took using Camera+ from Inverleith Park;
2. PERRANPORTH, CORNWALL
Located around 8 miles South West of Newquay, Perranporth is home to some of the finest sunsets your will see in the UK. There’s also some great surf, and 3 miles of golden sand;
3. ENNERDALE, LAKE DISTRICT
I was brought up to walk hills and mountain trails. I still do that to this day, albeit not so frequently. This photo is of Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, 3 miles from the nearest tarmac road, in the Ennerdale Valley;
4. ALDBURY, HERTFORDSHIRE
A typical middle-England village with lovely pubs and surrounded by lush countryside. There’s so many of these villages dotted around England, but Albury is certainly up there in my ‘top 10 country villages’ list;
5. GLEN COE, SCOTLAND
Back in Scotland, the A82 road between Callendar and Fort William is one of the most beautiful, scenic roads you could ever wish to drive on. If you’ve got a sports car with a hard/soft top, head over between May – September, get the roof down, and soak it in;
I hope you like my selection!