Trips ‘n Travels: England – My 5 favourite travelposts (so far…)


We often go to England. Be it a daytrip, a weekendbreak or a holiday, whenever we get the chance to cross the Channel, we do so!

So ever since I have started blogging, there have been quite some travelposts about England as I’m eager to convince people to put their prejudices towards this country aside!

In today’s post I will tell you what my 5 favourite travelposts about England are (so far…) and I can tell you it was very hard to decide…

I fell in love with England when I was about 20 I guess. I stumbled upon a picture of this beautiful village which apparently was Rye in East Sussex. After visiting this gem, I ended up doing my thesis about its smugglers’ history.

We kept on visiting  England. In the beginning we mainly frequented London and the southeastern coast of Kent and Sussex, but then we started to explore more and more counties.

Here on ‘the good, the fab and the lovely’ I always fill you in on what we see and do so I thought it would be nice to share with you my 5 favourite travelposts about England… so far…

London – The gardens of Hampton Court


Now I don’t think of London as being characteristic for England. So to those who have only visited London: I’d advise you to look farther than the country’s capital to find out what the real England is.

I do however enclose a London travelpost in my 5 favourites as this is about a place in Greater London that is so stunningly beautiful: Hampton Court.


We had the luck to visit it on one of the loveliest days of the 2016, but I bet Hampton Court looks stunning every single day.

First we looked around the palace inside. This seriously is one impressive building and you should definitely calculate a couple of hours for your visit. I’ve done a post about visiting the castle as well, which you can find here.


But then the gardens… they’re just undescribably beautiful! They are meticulously kept (hats off to the gardeners!) and of course with the imposing castle as a backdrop, you can’t just not be impressed.

Want to find out more about this garden? Check out the entire post here!


The Jurassic Coast in Dorset


Now last summer we went to Dorset for a couple of days. Dorset has a stunning coastline, which is known as the Jurassic Coast.

Now why that name? Well, the coast covers 185 million years of layers of sedimentary rocks covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. There are remains of fossils preserved in the rocks of creatures who lived here during those periods.


Now I won’t go into detail as geology is definitely not my forte, but believe me that this coast is well worth a visit. It covers a distance of over 150 kilometers offering stunning cliffs, beautiful beaches and quaint seaside villages.


We did a boattrip from Swanage to Poole and back to see the coastline up close and personal which ended up in an abundance of beautiful pictures of course. Want to see them all? Check out the entire post here!


Lyme Park & Chatsworth House

This is the first view of ‘Pemberley’ Elizabeth Bennet sees in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Now we go more up north of the country, to the Peak District to be more precise. We spent a lovely week overthere in April 2015 and we were all charmed by the beauty this region has to offer.

My eldest daughter and I love to visit grand estates. So whilst the rest of our company attended a couple of football games in Manchester, we went to Lyme Park and Chatsworth House instead… Everybody happy 😀


Both estates are often used in period dramas (like Pride and Prejudice) and we were thrilled to walk around the corridors and state rooms of these gorgeous houses. We also liked the gardens very much and we nearly couldn’t decide which of these estates we would live in… we decided that one could live in Lyme Park and the other in Chatsworth 🙂


If you want to find out more about these two grand estates, why don’t you read the entire post here?!

The sculpture gallery at Chatsworth, which is known from the movie Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley.

Peak District – Jane Eyre Walk


And this is another post about the Peak District which is really a very beautiful area to do some walking.

This particular circular walk took us to places that appear in Charlotte Brönte’s novel ‘Jane Eyre’.

North Lees Hall, which is said to have been a template for Thornfield in Jane Eyre.

For some stunning views over the Peak, we walked up towards Stanage Edge and found the rock Keira Knightley stood on in the Pride and Prejudice film…or we think we found it anyway as it was, well uhm… quite rocky up there 🙂

My two favourite guides leading the way!

More stunning views in the entire post, which you can read here.


The Lake District – Buttermere and Derwent Water


The northernmost region we’ve visited in England, is the Lake District. This region is frequented by many English tourists and once you’ve been there you can definitely see why!


This area has many lakes, beautiful hills and offers stunning views wherever you look.

This post is about a circular walk around Buttermere and were in awe of so much natural beauty. In the afternoon we did a boattrip on Derwent Water which offered us once again gorgeous views over the English countryside.


If you’re interested in the entire post, you can find it here.


And those were my 5 favourite travelposts about England!

Once again I hope I have convinced some of you to travel to England as it has so much on offer.

Those complaining about the food: England has so many fine restaurants. Or why don’t you just try some decent pub grub… lovely meals for an ok price!

Those complaining about the weather: have you seen one drop of rain on the pictures above??? I haven’t 😀

Love, Kathleen

10 thoughts on “Trips ‘n Travels: England – My 5 favourite travelposts (so far…)

    1. Rye really is so cute!!!! That really is where my love for England started… we’ve visited England so many times during the last 25 years… I’ve lost count! But Rye will always have a special place in my heart 🙂


  1. Ahhh Im so glad you love to visit us in England. You have picked some beautiful places to visit. Its funny you mention Rye, its actually one of my favourite places in my country, I just love it there. You might also enjoy Somerset, The New Forest and also Battle. I enjoyed this post Kathleen x

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    1. Thanks for your comment Kerry! Rye is so beautiful isn’t it?! I’ve visited Battle before. And this summer we’ll stay in Wiltshire. We hope to visit Oxford, Blenheim Palace, a little tour around the Cotswolds, Lacock & Castle Combe and of course the neighbourhood of the barn we’re renting (in the middle of the North Wessex Downs). Any tips for that neighbourhood are welcome! Looking forward to our trip 🙂 We’ll also be visiting London which is of course a bit further away, but we’ve booked tickets for the Harry Potter plays for our children and whilst they’re attending the plays, my husband and I will probably visit Kensington Palace and do an afternoon tea. Yip… big plans!!! So looking forward to it…

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      1. I went to school in Battle, in the actual Abbey – for a one of the history lessons on 1066 we literally popped out the window for a school trip! It was a beautiful place to go to school, and going into town at 4:30 to visit the old sweet shop or grab some fish and chips before choir practice.

        I recently went to Oxford and fell in love with it, another beautiful place! Have you been on your trip there yet? I’d love to read a post if you’ve done one.

        Check out my post on Oxford if you feel like it

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      2. Will look into that Oxford post as we will visit this fab town soon 🙂
        I love your story about Battle. We visited it once and went to a cute museum (Yesterday’s world)… but that’s already 20 years ago… how time flies…


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