In the heart of Norfolk lies the city of Norwich, a city steeped in history and full of cultural gems. Norwich blends old and new seamlessly, with a labyrinth of cobbled streets (featuring an abundance of quirky independent cafés) linking the Norman cathedral and medieval hilltop stronghold to more recent shopping complexes. Over my Easter break, I spent almost a week in Norwich visiting Laurence – and although I’ve visited several times before, there is always something new to see!
Whilst Grasmere was beautiful – and on an ordinary day, I would happily have waited two hours for the gingerbread shop to open – we decided to make the most of the sunny weather (and our limited time) and hike back to Ambleside. After all, what’s a trip to the Lakes without going on at least one walk? Fortunately, the Lake District offers walks for people of every age, ability and interest – and it was easy to find one to suit our needs. If you missed my two previous posts about our weekend in the Lake District, you can find them here and here.
Whilst the Lake District is known primarily for its stunning natural landscapes and incredible vistas, it also has a rich cultural heritage – and a jaunt to Grasmere combines the two perfectly! If you missed my previous post about our first day in the Lakes, you can find it here.
Located in the North West of England, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most scenic national parks. The spectacular landscape, which features stunning glacial ribbon lakes bordered by picturesque market towns and villages nestled in the foothills of the surrounding fells, attracts almost 16 million visitors annually, making it the UK’s most visited national park.
Skipton is a quaint, picturesque market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The bustling town centre is filled with independent tea rooms, boutique shops and is surrounded by beautiful moorland. Almost a fortnight ago, my sister and I spent a lovely (albeit stereotypically drizzly) day wandering around this beautiful town and exploring the remarkably intact Skipton Castle.
Liverpool is home to two of my favourite things: the Beatles (and the phenomenon of Beatlemania) and Superlambananas. Last week, in a (successful!) bid to surprise my mum for her birthday, I spent a day in this beautiful maritime city – or rather, spent a sizeable portion of it discovering the outskirts of Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour . . .
With only a few months left in Leeds before I graduate, leave the (York)Shire and venture into the realm of forty-hour working weeks (quel horreur!), I fully intend to make the most of the time and ensure that I visit (and revisit, as the case may be) as much of this beautiful county as possible! York is a picturesque walled city with a rich cultural and historical heritage that is sure to impress confectionery connoisseurs, architecture enthusiasts and history buffs alike . . .