SGC Admin: They say that a change is as good as a rest… Yep, that’s true… although sometimes after traveling a rest is sorely needed… 🙂 just to recharge the batteries after flying, walking, watching and sight-seeing… 🙂
Hubby and I were fortunate to visit Jolly ole’ England this past May and the high peaks of the Adirondacks in July… Each vacation bringing its own unique set of memories to add to the Vacation Journal… 🙂 Today we share some photo’s of our England Trip… 🙂 along with links to the interesting fun places we visited.
Ludlow, Shropshire UK . An absolutely lovely old town/village. Explore the local shops, lots of charity shops, along with an old-fashioned sweet shop, various butcher shops, book shops, grocery shop, places to eat and rest. This place has tons of history and goes back hundreds of years… check out the “black and whites” the old Tudor buildings still in use today… There is a local market that takes place 3 times a week… Check the days, but think they maybe, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays…
Ludlow Castle A fabulous example of how castle’s were built, there are changes to architecture as it changed hands through the years.. it was left to go to ruin until it was bought and saved… There is a nice little gift shop (purchase your tickets to the castle here) and somewhere to have tea and cakes, (we didn’t get to that this time around)
St. Lawrence Church, (11th century) Ludlow, UK A must see while in the town of Ludlow, this is a gorgeous church, there are local volunteers available to help you with any questions.
St. Bartholomew Chapel, Richards Castle, Herefordshire, UK A very old Chapel located close to the ruins of Richards Castle, (not to be missed, let your imagination play). This Chapel is still used a rare occasions. A must see, it’s in fabulous condition.
Richards Castle Inn, Richards Castle… the local pub, stop by for Kath’s Sunday Lunch… 🙂 Pub is open in the evenings…
The Roebuck Brimfield, Ludlow.. Serving Full Sunday Lunch… a local with a store attached
The Church Inn, Ludlow This place has some fun items on the menu.. along with beer (of course), cider and more
The Boot Inn Orleton (Annual Beer Festival July 24 to July 26 2015) Perfect Village Local
Iron Bridge Shropshire The First Iron Bridge in the world… An influence on the Industrial revolution
Blists Hill Victorian Town don’t forget to check out the local pub for an fashioned sing along, and the chips are a real treat. Featured on t.v.
Acton Scott Working Farm Museum Featured in T.V. Series
Westminster Abbey: Location of many a royal wedding and royals at rest… yep lots of burial chambers
The Tower Bridge Exhibit We missed doing this one, there is a glass bridge to walk on.. let us know if you do it… 🙂
For the London part of our trip, we purchased the 3 day London Pass and found it was economical for our needs. We rented a flat for 3 nights, and still didn’t have a enough time to do all that was included in the pass. Transit is expensive but it is the recommended way of getting around London… No money is used so you need to purchase an oyster pass… (there may be other pass’s but we didn’t explore them this visit and encourage you to do some research to find the best deal for your budget and needs) We haven’t included our photo’s of Windsor Castle, which can be reached via the tube, then rail train leaving from Waterloo Station.. if traveling in a group it might work out cheaper by getting a group pass… (4 people and up?). When you reach Windsor Castle you will be required to go through a security check (like at the airport), certain items will not be allowed through the security check. Windsor Castle and the town of Windsor are fabulous…