So as I had said earlier, there is lot of places to visit around London. In this post, i will be sharing with you a 2 day trip to New Forest and Bath.
It is a mix of wildlife exploring and history/culture. Perfect time to go would be spring/summer. But if you like sports and activities, then autumn can be considered for visiting New Forest.
Being just an hour away from south London, this place offers a wide range of activities from Cycling, Walking, Horse Riding, exploring wildlife and other outdoor activities. There is a specified picnic area in the middle of the conservation area. Known for their family activities during summer, you can get all the details from the Visitor Information Centre at the centre of the town. If you love outdoor activities, then you could spend just 2 days in New Forest as there are the following things to do:
- Canoeing – Kings Saltern Road
- Rope crossing – Ringwood
- Family Course
- Snake walk
- Water park – Fordinbridge
- Horse Riding – New Milton
Other than these, there is a theme park named Peppa Pig World in Paulton Park, National Motor Museum in Beaulieu and so on. There is a lot of things to do in New Forest. Restaurants, Hotels and BnBs are near the Visitor Information Centre. We stayed in Salisbury Holiday Inn which is in between New Forest and Bath.
As we were staying in Salisbury, we went to see Stonehenge. All you need to know about tickets, tours, store, directions is here. You might be dragged to get English Heritage membership. Now if you like visiting historical places in London and you live in London, then it is totally worth it. We got the membership for a year when we visited Stonehenge worth £90 roughly. The tickets to Stonehenge alone were £40 for two adults. So if you visit more than 5 other sites that are covered by English Heritage then it is profitable to get membership. If you know you won’t go for sure then it is not worth for you to get membership.
It is a really pretty town. Very vintage and heritage like. Any time of the year is fine to visit. Known for their Roman Bath, there are hotels and spas where you can take a hot bath yourself. Cathedral is a pretty heritage site. The town centre has lots of cafes and confectionery places to enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee with macaroons or scones. Do not miss visiting Sally’s Bun which known for that fresh baked buns and teas.
Hope you find this useful to plan your trip around London. For more pictures follow me on Instagram @travelinspiration17. Let me know where did you from the places mentioned in this blog and also if you want to see more pictures of any particular location. Keep travelling!