175. Seahouses – North Northumberland Coast, England

Located on the North Northumberland coast, roughly halfway between Newcastle and Edinburgh you’ll find the tiny coastal town of Seahouses. Not a destination in itself for us but a lovely stop to stretch our legs, go into a few of the local shoppes, and grab some fresh fish and chips-maybe the best of the trip-on our way to Edinburgh. And, just a short jaunt up the road, you’ll find the beautiful Bamburgh Castle ominously overlooking […]

174. Wallace Monument – Stirling, Scotland

Perched high on the Abbey Craig above the floodplain of the River Forth and overlooking the city of Stirling, this beautiful gothic monument commemorates William Wallace the hero of the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the bid for Scottish independence in 1297. Most recently however, Wallace’s name was again made famous by Mel Gibson who depicted him in the movie Braveheart…one of my favs. Once you arrive at the monument you can either take a […]

173. Angel of the North – Gateshead, England

I probably wouldn’t make a separate trip here either but I’d have to say The Angel of the North is quite amazing and the photograph I took of her (or him) is one of my favorite photos of the entire two week road trip. Designed by Anthony Gormley and completed in 1998 it is a contemporary steel sculpture of an angel, 66 ft tall with wings measuring 177 ft across. Interestingly, the wings do not […]

172. Hadrian’s Wall – Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Although I probably wouldn’t have booked a trip here by itself, it was nice to make a stop at this UNESCO World Heritage site. The history of Hadrian’s wall dates back to the years AD122-30 when it was built as a Roman frontier by the order of the Emperor Hadrian to separate the Romans from the barbarians. It was 73 miles long and ran from Wallsend-on-Tyne in the east to Bowness on the Solway Firth […]

171. Broadway – Worcestershire, England

This is where we called home and our final stop in the Cotswolds. Our B&B, the lovely Windrush House, was a short stroll from Broadway High Street and I would highly recommend them. Kate and Robin were wonderful hosts with a beautiful home. The gardens in the back were stunning and the breakfast rivaled that of a four star restaurant with plenty of choices using locally sourced ingredients. The homemade cakes and tea on arrival […]

170. Arlington Row – Bibury, England

Probably one of the most photographed scenes in the entire Cotswolds is Arlington Row in Bibury. Most famous for the cottages being depicted on the inside of all Great Britain passports, it has become even more notorious of late for the addition of a resident yellow car parked outside one of the cottages (it was parked there the day we visited) which is a nuisance to all photographers looking for that postcard perfect photo. The […]

169. Bourton-on-the-Water – Gloucestershire, England

Definitely the most crowded (there are often more visitors than residents) and touristy of all the Cotswold villages, Bourton-on-the-Water also has the most to offer in the way of shops, cafes, tea rooms, and lodging. The village is known for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges. These arched bridges have led to Bourton-on-the-Water being […]

168. Snowshill – Gloucestershire, England

Probably the least visited and remote villages of the Cotswolds, Snowshill still warrants a postcard worthy photo stop. But be careful, if you blink you just might miss it. There are no touristy shops but a very good pub, Snowshill Arms, and a beautiful church perched high on the hill with great views of the English countryside. Absolutely charming and not to be missed!