Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
Nestled in Yorkshire’s coastline is Robin Hood’s Bay, a quaint little fishing village popular with tourists from both the UK and around the world. The village is home to many cosy holiday homes, independent shops and restaurants. There are a number of things to do in the bay such as a daring ghost tour, beautiful coastal walks and spots to grab a delicious ice cream. The best thing to do by far, is set your alarm early and catch the sunset from either the beach or the sea wall – it’s worth the early wake up call! Click here to read about how to spend a weekend in Robin Hood’s Bay.
Saffron Walden, Essex
Saffron Walden is a very colourful and very pretty town in Essex, by the border with Cambridgeshire. It’s just a 35 minute drive from Cambridge, or a 35 minute drive from Braintree. The town has a variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes to stop by, or go for a stroll in the countryside for a change of scenery. During your visit, make sure you stop by Audley End House and Gardens and the market too!
The New Forest, Hampshire
The New Forest has always been, and will always be a favourite destination of mine. There are countless routes to take a stroll and you could walk all day, or week, without seeing everything. The New Forest is filled with towns and villages, along with wild donkeys, horses, cows, deer, pigs and more. Be careful if you are driving through The New Forest, as the wild animals will cross the road in front of you and not bat an eyelid! Stay in one of the country hotels to get a real feel of the area, some of my favourites include The Huntsman of Brockenhurst, The Master Builders and The Bell Inn Hotel. Click here to find Five Things to do in The New Forest.
Castleton, The Peak District
Castleton is a very popular, picturesque village that holds so much English history that is surrounded by beautiful countryside walks. There are a variety of cafes, hotels and restaurants to visit and the locals are welcoming and happy to see visitors year-round. There are caves to explore in the area too, which makes it a great day out for the whole family. See if you can spot some cows and sheep on your walk, and you won’t want to forget your camera in this beautiful village! Click here to find out How to Spend 48 Hours in The Peak District.
Port Isaac, Cornwall
Port Isaac sees many tourists throughout the year, some stopping by to explore the picturesque bay, others to spot the Doctors Surgery whereby the popular series Doc Martin was filmed. There are multiple restaurants and cafes in the port, many of which are keeping modern and serving vegan option too! Just a short walk from Port Isaac is Port Gaverne, so why not take a stroll there and back for some impressive Cornish coastal views?! Find this and 5 more things to do along Cornwall’s North coast, here.
Enjoy your English staycations and tag me in your photos on instagram so I can see what you get up to! @elisetanriverdi . Know some more must-see spots in England? Pop them in the comments below to spread the word!
As always, love Elise x
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I don’t live in the UK, but Castleton and Port Isaac look to be stunning and atmospheric! There’s something about the fog that makes the setting all the more poetic and mysterious. I’ll be keeping these places in mind when I return to the UK someday!