destination england – venturing outside london

To discover the quaint English character one just has to venture outside London. Go to north, south, east, or west – or each direction in turn and there is beauty everywhere with manor house hotels, villages with majestic churches and cozy pubs, towns with picturesque cobblestone streets, gastro pubs and lovely stores. And hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of years of history!

Over the Christmas holidays we did a good amount of travel around England while taking miss A. to tennis tournaments. As most of the destinations were new for me I didn’t just want to drive a few hours, watch my little girl play a few more hours and then trek back – and therefore decided that we’d stay overnight and do some local sightseeing.

The December weather was cold and rather rainy, and as the night fell early it actually reduced greatly the window of capturing lovely and interesting photos (we were still able to enjoy sightseeing after dark in these towns greatly). That said, I’d like to present you some snaps of the real Boston, in Lincolnshire (north of London), Bath in Somerset by the Welsh border and the nearby Bristol – and some astonishing grey skies along with them!

The real Boston, in Lincolnshire
Near Boston, Lincolnshire
Boston, Linc.
Boston, Lincolnshire


White Hart Hotel in Boston, Lincl.
Idyllic White Hart Hotel by the river in the centre of Boston, Lincolnshire


Boston, Linc.
Boston, Lincolnshire


HIlls of Bath, Somerset
Near Bath, Somerset


Roman Baths, in Bath
The famous Roman Baths in Bath, Somerset


Cathedral of Bath
Bath at Christmas is the prettiest thing around


Charming Bath
Festive season in Bath


Bath, Somerset – it seems that every old British town lies by a river


Combe Grove Manor Hotel near Bath
An Afternoon tea with a view at Combe Grove Manor Hotel near Bath


Once again, beautiful Bath


hello from very grey and rainy Bristol


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