It is only 3 hours away from London which is not the only positive thing. The scenery the greenery the landscape and the stars, its all very picturesque.
So we went to South Petherton, Somerset for a 2 night stay in Airbnb. The drive from London to Longleat National Park was via the Stonehenge. and It is supposedly the number one national park in UK and the price of entry says it all. It is £35 per person to enter in the park. So we ended up hiking up a small hill nearby instead and the view was amazing. You would agree in the pictures.
The final destination was the Airbnb which was situated near the town centre.
The Airbnb guy helped us with a few recommendations of where to go what to see.We also had to do shopping for food so the nearest big Tesco was 15 minutes drive which was not too bad. The place had a wood fire which was fun while we played board games.
The next day was chilled as we went for a walk around the town and nearby hills.
There were a lot of public paths to follow which led to pretty roads. After a big English breakfast, we headed to another town 45 minutes away called Tull to see a waterfall. The problem was every major attractions nearby were shut as it was a Sunday. The walk to the waterfall was short and you could go down near the fall. Luckily a pub was open to have tea/coffee. From there the next stop was Ham Hill which was famous for the view and sunset. It was indeed pretty and beautiful. We had dinner at a pub nearby which I would not recommend at all. It was horrible food and service.
The checkout at the bnb was 10 am so we left for Dorset. The first stop was beach where the water was greenish blue. People were riding yacht, bird watching, kids playing. It was nice weather as well, just enough to have Mr Whippy. The next destination was Jurassic Coast. This is known to be a World Heritage site because of the fossils found in this region. It was an easish climb down to the beach where you can see the Durdle door. It is a stony beach so lucky we had a thick picnic blanket. The hike up was a nightmare. It did not help when it got windy to control the breathing. But it is worth for the view. Also strangely lucky there was no traffic on the way back to London.
Just a few things to keep in mind if you are going for bank holiday weekend is traffic. Make sure you check google maps or waze to know the estimated travel time. Also if you are driving in the UK do follow Drivingscout blog for rules and regulations of driving in UK or how to obtain a driving license. Hope you enjoy the trip and do share your experiences.