WPC – Wanderlust.. England Calling

I think I’ve seen England more than my own home country.. but it’s where my Wanderlust really comes to life…

My regular readers know how this goes.. I went to London & fell in love with the city. I’ve now been back 4 times and each time I go back, I see more of England as a result.

I can’t possibly show you just one photo now can I? So here are some of the favourite places I’ve visited in the country:

Oxford, UK
Oxford – other than London, Oxford was my first real taste of England. I loved walking around the buildings that really had seen so much history

Lulworth Castle
Lulworth Castle – Visiting Lulworth Castle happened on one of my favourite travel days ever. I loved this castle! Even though the interior had been destroyed by fire in the 1920’s, it still retained its amazingly symmetric shell.

Clyst St George
Clyst St George – an unknown town to most people but it was the first places I visited a town where some of my ancestors had come from (apart from London) and it still holds a special place in my heart.

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle – this was the other part of my favourite travel day. Corfe Castle was one of the first real ruins I visited where I could really picture past generations wandering around.

Castle Combe – my first real experience with the Cotswolds and I loved it! Despite the less that perfect day with the rain, it was still really lovely walking down the road looking at these amazingly gorgeous homes.

Painswick, England
Painswick – probably my favourite Cotswolds village that I have visited so far. I just simply loved this wee town.

Lyme Park, England
Lyme Park – although my Mr Darcy didn’t appear, it was still a pleasure to wander the grounds of this beautiful stately home that was the setting for Pemberley in the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice. I mean picture perfect isn’t it!!

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Grosmont – I am so glad I didn’t listen to the man in Pickering who told me not to bother going to Grosmont the day I got the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, because I LOVED this gorgeous wee town. It was super cute and I wanted to stay longer than the one hour I had allocated.

Pateley Bridge, England
Pateley Bridge – I think that Pateley Bridge has to be my favourite place in England (apart from London of course). This small Yorkshire village stole my heart from the moment I drove through the town & saw the bunting. It is as quintessentially British as a town can get.

And then there’s London!Β 

Greenwich – there is nothing I do not like about Greenwich. From the first moment I saw the Royal Naval College I felt like I had come home. It is my favourite place in London.

St Paul’s Cathedral – I had wanted to see this church since I was nine years old when I saw Charles & Diana getting married in the beautiful Wren designed building. I can’t even describe how much I admire this stunning piece of architecture.Β 

Houses of Parliament
Iconic Views of London – London is full of iconic buildings but it also has a lot of hidden gems. You just have to wander around the streets to see what this amazing city has to offer.

via Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

24 thoughts on “WPC – Wanderlust.. England Calling

  1. Gorgeous pictures. If I, for one moment, thought that Mr. Darcy might appear on Pemberley’s luscious lawn, I would fly across continents to camp out on the grounds. Thank you for visiting my blog and greetings from sunny South Africa.

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    1. It really is a gorgeous area. I’m glad I spent a few days there on my last trip. I’d only done day trips before so it was good to see more.


  2. Loved the post, Sarah. I would like to read about your ancestors and where they came from in England. It would be interesting to write a post on them, right? What were the times like when they migrated and generally the imagination taken to places in the past…

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