Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, some 40km south of Bristol. Probably most famous by its music festival but offers the visitors a lot more.
Abbotsbury Swannery is the only managed colony of nesting mute swans in the world. It is situated near the village of Abbotsbury in Dorset, England, 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Weymouth on a 1-hectare (2-acre) site around the Fleet lagoon protected from the weather of Lyme Bay by Chesil Beach. The colony can number over 600 swans with around 150 pairs. Written records of the swannery’s existence go back to 1393 but it probably existed well before that. – Wikipedia
Stonehenge doesn’t need much of an introduction. One of the world’s most popular prehistoric sites and one of the wonders of the world. Of course visiting England, Stonehenge couldn’t be missed and whatever you may think of it, there is something magic and mistycal about it. There’s more than enough reading about this topic on the internet so if you’d like to learn more, be my guest. Here’s how I saw the mystical Stonehenge that summer day.
If there is something islanders are proud of, it is their gardens. So a visit of one of their gardens was mandatory and we choose West Dean Gardens as it was sort of on our way towards West.
Leaving Capel-le-Ferne we headed towards Dover… Weather still didn’t want to cooperate and we were destined for a foggy view of White cliffs of Dover. Were we?
Next day greeted us with another typical state of weather, so commonf for England - FOG. On our way to Dover we made a short stop at Capel-le-Ferne (sounds French, doesn’t it?)
The reason for stopping at ClF was Battle of Britain Memorial – 2010 being the 70th anniversary of this historic and important battle. The site was opened in 1993 by the Queen Mother and was built on the location of a WW2 coastal battery, overlooking the Channel.
After an afternoon in Cambridge and the next day at Duxford Flying Legends airshow, we took the road towards Oulton Broad at Lowestoft to visit a friend. The next morning, typical English weather greeted us (read rain) and made a visit to nearby Bungay aviation museum slightly unpleasant. After leaving we headed down towards South – a dash to the Channel
Last year I took a different kind of summer vacation – visiting two airshows, one on each weekend and travelling around England in between, a country which I always wanted to explore.
First stop was Cambridge
Cambridge is a world famous university town and to tell you the truth, I fell in love with its laidback atmosphere.