After thinking about my favourite places to visit in the USA, I got into thinking about all the quaint English towns that are so wonderfully charming and beautiful… How could I not share some of the very best that England has to offer. I have some real favourites that I love to travel to again and again, usually because they are so picturesque, peaceful and idyllic. These towns are perfect for day trips and a great opportunity to explore some of the rich, historical heritage that “Olde England” has to offer. These are just a small snap-shot of my most favourite towns and I’m sure you will have many more that you can recommend to us! 🙂 So, here is my list of my most Merry Olde English Towns that make me swoon!
1) Knaresborough: A perfect town to explore the rich industrial heritage that gave prosper to this area.
2) Truro: A Cornish Delight, nestled on the coast, with beautiful views out onto the English Channel
3) Stratford Upon Avon: The birthplace of Shakespeare!
4) Bath: Take a visit to the world famous Roman Baths that are still present in the city centre, which is filled with Roman architecture.
5) Castle Combe: Truly a postcard English town. Nestled in the Rolling hills!
6) Cambridge: It’s not just the studious that love Cambridge (so does Yaya)! This is where he studied and it is a truly great place to live and experience when you are in the UK
7) Bibury: Quaint Architecture that is shaped by its rural heritage and agricultural past.
8) Durham: A northern delight that is beautifully preserved about 2 hours drive south of the Scottish Border
9) Canterbury: Best known for its Cathedral, this is a perfect place to wander and stroll through the many side streets and cobbled roads that line the city.
10) York: Yorkshire heritage at its best! Visit the City walls for a great view across York
12) Lacock: A town famous for its quaint charm… oh yes, also the place where lots of Harry Potter was filmed!
13) Warwick: Just a 90 minute drive from Central London, Warwick is a true historical delight, with a castle that is immense in its size and scale!
14) And Of-course… London Town, which you can read more about here! 😉