Thanks to @liolaliola for this lovely snap of Rye 👌. The historical East Sussex town is just 2 miles away from the sea. 🌊 Wander up the steep cobbled streets and you will discover B&Bs, quintessentially English tea rooms ☕ and the famous Mermaid Inn, which dates back to 1156! From epic history to soul warming food, Rye is a lovely pocket of South East England that should be added to your bucket list. 📷 : @ liolaliola #visitengland#visitsussex
Need some fuel before attempting the Whitby 199 steps? Abbey Steps Tea Rooms is the perfect little pit stop 👌. Treat yourself to a bite to eat and an indulgent milkshake whilst looking out across wonderful Whitby. 📷 : @an.item.explores #visitengland#visitwhitby
Sundays are made for long walks and cosy pubs 🤗. Built in 1790, The Holly Bush pub is a Grade II listed building that prides itself in being a traditional country pub with open fires 🔥 and dark wooden furnishing. The charming centuries-old pub can be found in the heart of historic Hampstead and offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of London. Spend your weekend nuzzled into one of their cosy corners, eating fine food 🍴 and enjoying the varied selection of wine and ales on offer. 📷 : @justhelenmarie #visitengland#visitlondon
California? Think again! This epic stretch of coastline is in Bournemouth, Dorset. Recently voted Britain’s best beach, it’s just under 2 hours from London. Sink your feet in vast stretches of soft sand, try your hand at paddle boarding, cycle 🚴 along the coastline or visit the Upside Down House. Need some more Microgap inspiration? Take a look at our highlights and check out @wheresmollie trip to the sunshine coastal town. 📷 :@wheresmollie #mymicrogap#visitengland
Let there be light 💡. Built in 1836, the Start Point Lighthouse is one of the most beautiful spots in Devon and is also one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast. You can explore the historic lighthouse at the visitor centre and the lighthouse runs tours during the summer months. 📷 : @natmoorephoto #visitengland#visitdevon
We love how regal Wentworth Woodhouse looks 😍. The South Yorkshire stately home is considered to be the largest private residence in the United Kingdom, with over 300 rooms and 87 acres of gardens and grounds 😲. Film fans 🎥 may recognise the beautiful home as it was used as a shooting location for both Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Victoria (2016). Carve out some time to visit this grand home, wander the lawns, take a tour of the house 🏰 and top it off with a hot cuppa in the tea room. 📷 : @yorkshire_pudding #visitengland#visityorkshire
Staithes is so beautifully peaceful. Once a bustling fishing community 🐟, the seaside village is tucked away in North York Moors. The winding streets and steep hills let you soak in the village’s beauty from various viewpoints. Head to the coast and find yourself by the idyllic harbour, lined with colourful fishing boats ⛵. You may recognise the coastal village as the filming location for the CBBC series Old Jack’s Boat. Pack your bags for a trip to enjoy rock pooling, fossil hunts on the small sandy beach and try your hand at fishing out at sea 🎣. Finish your ...
We love how peaceful Canterbury looks in this snap 😌. Did you know that Canterbury used to be a place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages? Less than an hour from London, visit to take in the beauty of Canterbury by punting down the River Stour 🌊. Flowing through the heart of this historic city, the the river was use as a major transport route during Roman and medieval times, connecting Canterbury with mainland Europe. Hop on a boat 🚣, grab a oar and take in this magnificent city by water. 📷: @scwilder #mymicrogap#visitengland
Calling all bookworms 🐛! We've found the cutest little bookshop in Exeter, Devon. Did you know that Book-Cycle is a free bookshop? 📚 Book lovers are welcome to take up to three books per day and can pay whatever they wish. The shop then donates all the money to a charity that helps plant lovely trees 🌲 all across the UK. Take some time to rummage through the bookshelves, grab yourself a page turner and give back to a great cause. 📷 : @dy_ellie #visitengland#visitdevon
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury is so iconic and quintessentially English 😍. The area has been called one of the most romantic spots in England and if you climb to the top of the steep cobbled street, you will find the beautiful 14th-century St Peter's Church. The area’s beauty has captured the attention of filmmakers 🎥 and authors 📚 alike; the 1967 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd was filmed here and it even features on the cover of J.K. Rowling's book The Casual Vacancy. Pop on some comfortable shoes 👟, climb to the top of the hill ...
We love this beautiful snap of The Grand in York 👌. Built from 1900 – 1906, this Edwardian building was once the headquarters for the North Eastern Railway Company. York’s only 5 star hotel ⭐, it is a Grade II listed building and much of its original features including parquet flooring, hefty dark-wood doors and a sweeping stone staircase have been maintained. Stay the night, relax in the luxurious spa or partake in some afternoon tea ☕ at this ideally located hotel. 📷 : @mmillyjane #visitenglnad#visityork
Did you know that the history of Bradford on Avon can be traced back to Roman times 😲? Uniquely placed on the edge of the Cotswolds facing the River Avon, the Wiltshire village is an idyllic getaway all year round. Only 8 miles southeast of Bath, visitors can learn about the history of the area at every turn, walking the same cobbled streets as the Romans, Saxons, Normans, Georgians and Victorians🎩. After soaking up the rich history of this Wiltshire gem, grab a bite to eat, walk along the river and partake in some retail therapy at one of the ...