A Cornish Fasty – the southwest of England in 4 days

We set off early on a rainy morning from our apartment in Liverpool for a whirlwind tour through the south of England. We had a tent and a camp stove in the trunk and we were ready for our mini-break. Evidently, you can see a whole heck of a lot on a four-day road trip.

Day one:

First stop: Stratford-upon-Avon – Birthplace and final resting place of William Shakespeare

In Stratford you will not escape The Bard

The Birthplace of Shakespeare

Wells, Somerset – Home to one big cathedral and the location for the movie Hot Fuzz

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral in the smallest city in England

Day two:

Bath, Somerset – UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Roman Baths in…..Bath

Roman Baths - Bath, England

I made Damian drink the medicinal waters, he wasn’t pleased

Stonehenge – UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s most famous megalith


It’s Stonehenge


A henge, made of stone

Day three:

Eden Project, Cornwall – Awesome biodome project and home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest!

The Eden Project

Can I live at the Eden Project?

The Eden Project

The World’s Coolest Vegetable Garden!

Lizard Point, Cornwall – the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain

Lizard Point Cornwall

Where are all the lizards at?

St. Michael’s Mount – a tidal island located off the Mount’s Bay coast of Cornwall

St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount at low tide

Land’s End – The most westerly point of mainland Great Britain

Land's End

Nest stop, Canada!

Dartmoor National Park – a place of moors and ponies

Dartmoor ponies

Dartmoor ponies at sunset

Day four:

Exeter, Devon – Capital city of Devon with yet another cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral Green

Just under that lawn there are dead people, just sayin’

Axminster, Devon – location of the River Cottage Cafe

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

Yup, I’m a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall nut and I’m not ashamed to say it!

And home! It was almost as tiring to relive this trip as it was to do in the first place. There was a lot of driving involved, and I mean  A LOT, but it was worth it. We saw a lot of places and had a lot of fun – you can’t ask for much more than that!

Happy Travels!


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