English glimpses to entice you to travel…
To share a few snippets of incredible countries, the glimpses series started with Chile in South America, then continued with:
These short, sharp travel posts are designed to provide you with just a morsel, a small taste of a country that you may not have visited. Have you explored any of the countries that I’m sharing? I would love to hear about your experience, so share your comment below.
The mythical Glastonbury Tor topped by the roofless St Michael’s Tower is in the medieval town of Glastonbury. This imposing tower can be seen from miles around.
If you’re lucky enough, you may even get to volunteer at the Glastonbury Festival.
My absolute favourite county in England is Cornwall. I first visited in 1985 and immediately fell in love with this rugged windswept region with super friendly locals that sound like pirates.
Famous for its stunning coves and beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, a plethora of history, pirates, beaches, surfing, pasties, Cornish cream teas and ice cream, what more do you need when travelling to a destination?
National parks, charming villages, the county that invented cream teas, the oldest working gin distillery, but also holds the oldest bakery in England, Devon is full of delightful surprises.
Home to the world’s oldest steam engine, Devon is also a great stop for train buffs.
Acclaimed for its Jurassic coast, Dorset’s coastline is spectacular and offers wonderful long walks.
Chesil Beach was once a hot spot for smugglers during the 18th and 19th centuries when smuggling was referred to as “free trading”. The soaring burnt-orange cliffs are an intrinsic part of this dramatic rugged shoreline, which effortlessly paints a picture of its once unsavoury history.
Where in England?
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