Most of our travels in the UK begin in John’s birthplace of Bristol. This is where we usually stay when we visit. This means that we usually travel around the surrounding areas, or venture south. We have made it over to England by ferry from Esbjerg or by plane (RyanAir) most years either in the autumn or in the spring. In October 2003 we travelled over to the UK and spent 3 days of the 10 day holiday in North Devon, staying at Lynmouth. That was quite an adventure, and sometimes quite hair raising ! We can understand why the area is know as “Little Switzerland”.
England can be a wonderful, beautiful and enchanting place to be, but can also be frustrating, dirty and grim. There is some outstanding countryside to be found in England, but there can also be many eyesores found in its cities and surrounding areas. The huge amount of traffic on the motorways and main roads is very frustrating. Traffic jams are a frequent occurrence, and a cause of much delay. The best thing to do is head for the country roads, they may be winding and take longer to get to where you want to go, but they a much more fun and relaxing. They also give one the opportunity to stop and enjoy the atmosphere of a proper English country pub, its locally brewed beer/cider and enjoy a tasty pub meal. Normally the food is good, there is a lot of it, and it usually tastes very good. Two recommended dishes are “Beef in Ale” and “Gammon Steak”.
The English countryside can be dramatic, rolling or flat, depending on which part one visits. There are thousands of interesting places to go and things to do. There are still many unspoilt villages with houses dating back to medieval times.
In this section of the website, you'll find photos from Dorset, Warwickshire, South and North Devon, and of course the Bristol area.
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