Traveling England's Country Roads

 

Highlights

Windsor Castle

The Cotswolds

  • Burford

  • The Cotswolds Woolen Weavers shop

  • Bibury (Weavers' cottages)

  • Broadwell (Fox Inn)

  • Oxford & CS Lewis' House

The Lake District

  • Beatrix Potter's House

  • Brougham Castle

  • Aira Force Waterfall

  • Buttermere lake hike

  • Ullswater (lake)

  • Keswick

  • Borrowdale

Yorkshire Dales & Moors

  • Richmond & Castle

  • Richmond farmers' market

  • Richmond "duck race"

  • Sutten Bank White Horse

  • Masham (Beer town)

  • Kilburn (Mouseman's woodworking shop)

  • Rievaulx Abbey

  • Askrigg (All Creatures Great and Small)

  • Durham & Cathedral

Windsor Castle changing of the Guard
Windsor Castle changing of the Guard

Officers of the Guard
Officers of the Guard

Dalemain Mansion, Lake District
Dalemain Mansion, Lake District

Windsor Castle changing of the Guard
Windsor Castle changing of the Guard

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Wendy and I are back from two unbelievable weeks in England and one phenomenal week visiting our friends in Norway.  We drove 1500 miles visiting Windsor Castle, the Cotswolds, the Lake District, and the Yorkshire Dales and Moors.  We tend to avoid cities for small out of the way villages, but we did visit Windsor, Oxford, Durham, and Richmond.  Richmond Castle is a "must see."  Except for a room rental in Windsor and an English B & B with full English breakfast, we stayed in apartments with kitchens and private bathrooms.   Grocery shopping and cooking our meals are two of our favorite travel experiences.  We can still taste the English bacon (totally different from American bacon) and sausages we found in the meat market in Leyburn. Our average lodging expense was $79 per night, which was more than the $64 per night on our three week trip to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 2017.