UK Road Trip – March (Better late than never post)

I’ve been a super slacker and not posted my March road trip in the UK:

First day we set off for the lovely town of Bath. On the ride in we saw loads of beautiful countryside, cows, sheep, and horses.IMG_5119

Bath is an old Roman town and it did not disappoint. From the beautiful buildings of the Crescent to the Pulteney Bridge we were surrounded by gorgeous architecture.

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After a long day of wandering around the city, we had a fabulous dinner at a riverside restaurant recommended by a local, the Bathwick Boatman.

The following morning we were back on the road to the Eden Project. Tucked away among the English countryside in an old clay quarry, the Eden project is made up of 2 biomes, one with a Mediterranean climate and one with a rainforest environment. It was a fantastic afternoon wandering around all the plants and trees and viewing the interesting architecture of the biomes.

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Continuing our roadtrip, we found ourselves in Newquay for the evening. It was very windy, but we managed to walk to a lovely seafood restaurant on a cliff overlooking the ocean. After dinner, it was pub time, where massive celebrations were held for the England win over Germany in a friendly football match. The next morning, our sore heads were quickly cleared with fresh scones, jam, clotted cream, and an extremely windy walk along the oceanside cliffs.

 

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Newquay

About an hour’s drive later we found ourselves at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. This was the highlight of the trip for me! Acres of varied landscapes that we explored all day. The jungle rope bridge, the Victorian gardens, the fruit trees, and farm animals, around every corner was an adventure waiting for us. I highly recommend this stop to anyone who passes through Cornwall.IMG_5199

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From the Lost Gardens we went to St Ives. Up to this point, we had managed to stay one step ahead of Storm Katie… until we got to St Ives. In St Ives we stayed in a hobbit house on the highest hill in town. This would have been a magical place to sit around the firepit at night and enjoy the spectacular views of the little fishing village. However, at nightime we found ourselves hoping that the Hobbit house would not blow over or get washed away in the torrential rain.

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Despite the nights being a little harrowing, we had a lovely walk around the town during the day. It’s a lovely little village where at low tide, all the ships end up tilted on the sand and the kids play on the beach. When the tide comes in, the boats are all ready to sail out and catch some delicious seafood.

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We nibbled on Cornish pasties, ate fresh seafood, and treated ourselves to a film at the rather outdated (but quaint) movie theater.

Two nights in St Ives, and we were back on the road to London. Overall, a fully packed, but relaxing trip that I greatly enjoyed!

The next adventure will be posted shortly!

 

 

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