After hours of exploring Tintagel Castle, we took the scenic route to Bath with a stop in old Boscastle and a drive through the Cheddar Gorge.
High on the rugged Cornwall coast perches Tintagel Castle, steeped in legend and mystery. It is said to be the site of conception of King Arthur and even boasts of Merlin’s Cave, right below the castle ruins.
Land’s End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point. It’s not too far from St. Michael’s Mount, about a half hour drive. It’s surprisingly stuffed with tourists & tour buses but still a neat visit when you get past the shops and off the beaten path.
Just off of Mount’s Bay in Cornwall lies a tidal island crowned with a medieval church and castle dating from the 12th century.
In the bleak Bodmin Moor near Bolventor, Cornwall lies the Jamaica Inn, a public house that was once upon a time a notorious stopping point for smugglers. Frequented by unsavory characters of the 18th century, it is now allegedly one of the most haunted places in Great Britain.
So of course we had to stop there!
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Stonehenge actually wasn’t that high on our list of things to see on our 2-week UK roadtrip… but we were passing through that area anyway and so we thought ‘Why not?’ They built it right next to the freeway anyway…. J/K J/K.
Despite the rain, fog and mud I was determined to drag husband to see the White Cliffs of Dover. They were more like the Grey Cliffs of Dover… but we saw them anyway!
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On our 4th day in the UK, we drove an hour and a half away from crowded London to Dover to tour the Secret Wartime Tunnels & explore the largest castle in England, Dover Castle.
We spent our 3rd day in London exploring Her Majesty’s Royal Palace & Fortress, the Tower of London. Founded in 1066, this castle & prison has been astonishingly well kept. It is also astonishingly crowded.
We’ve returned from a pretty epic roadtrip through the United Kingdom. With over a thousand photos taken from driving from one end of the UK to the other, this is going to take a little bit of time to cover.
Let’s bypass the hairy first night of driving on the other side of the road while sitting on the opposite side of the car. I may have grown a white hair from that experience. We landed around 2:30 PM and ended up at our hotel (next to the Tower of London) around 5:30 PM. The first thing we did after dropping off our luggage was run to the Thames River to look at the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
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