English Tourism Week is the annual celebration of tourism in England. It’s in collaboration showcases with Visit England, showcases all the wonderful things to see and do in this country. So to mark English Tourism Week 2018 on my blog I wanted to write a post dedicated to some of the excellent places I’ve visited and would encourage you to visit too.
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Dor, Dorset
Located on the Dorset stretch of the Jurassic Coast is the stunning secluded Lulworth Cove and the famous limestone arch that is Durdle Dor. If you’re ever in Dorset or the surrounding areas, these are two things you absolutely must see. Parking was a little far from the cove and Durdle Dor so we walked along the coast and up the hills to get there. It was a little steep in places, but the views you get during are so worth the trek.
Knole Park, Kent
If you live in London and want to head to open spaces Hyde Park or Richmond Park are usually the suggestions you’ll get. But last year my boyfriend introduced me to the stunning Knole Park. Located in Kent, it was a forty minute train journey from Catford, close to where we were living at the time, so was super easy for us to get to. The park is Kent’s last medieval deer park and the wild deer herd have over 1,000 acres to roam around. I found it so much nicer to explore than Richmond and unlike there you’ll see the deer almost as soon as you set foot in the park.
I’ve been to Brighton a number of times now as it is so easy to get to from London. With its iconic pier and quirky attitude Brighton made an impression on me. With aspects of a typical seaside town together with the bustling city I now live, Brighton definitely has a lot to offer visitors. For anyone who hasn’t been the mixture of quirky shops, the famous ‘lanes’, Brighton Pier and the India and China inspired Royal Pavilion may sound strange. But surprisingly it works. There is an array of vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafes which do some delicious food, and if you’re looking for a chocolate fix you have to visit the famous Choccywoccydoodah. But just a heads up the cafe upstairs gets packed so if you can, try and make a reservation.
Newquay is home to some of the nicest beaches I’ve seen in England. I’d even go so far as to compare them to the beaches I visited when living in Sydney. My favourite out of all that I saw was Fistral Beach, which is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. As well as the beaches you’re in close proximity to the Eden Project which is another must do when in the area.
One of my close friends lives in Cambridge so I’ve visited a lot. And every trip is always so much fun. Despite the busyness of the city, I would always suggest visiting during the warmer months. You can hire a punt and see the city from the water, or you can grab a gelato from Jack’s Gelato and spend an afternoon walking around the college grounds (or nearby if you don’t want to pay to visit).
There is still so much in England I have left to explore. And I am always looking for recommendations for my next trip, so if you have any thoughts let me know. You can comment on the blog below or find me on Twitter and send me a message.
Until next time.