Roadtrip: London to Edinburgh then back

Think back on your most memorable road trip.

This is a suggested prompt for #Bloganuary

Each road trip I’ve had holds its own charm, but the recent journey from London to Edinburgh last November, where my son Tim took the wheel, stands out as the most memorable and exhilarating experience.

First stop was Cotswolds. The Cotswolds boasts picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and scenic country scenes.

Day trips hold a special appeal for me, especially when treated to the beauty of sunsets in varied and enchanting settings.

Next Stop was Bristol. But first breakfast at Mccas.

Bristol, renowned for its rich history, captivated us.

However, our primary focus was on exploring its vibrant street art scene.

And seeing the originals of Banksy was a dream come true.

And what’s a road trip without indulging in some classic junk food? Haha!

It was pouring cats and dogs on our way to York.

Got to York at night time.

After checking out the next no day, we went to see the York Minster. While full of fantastic sights, the pride of York is clearly its cathedral, the largest Gothic church north of the Alps.

Had breakfast at the market in York .

Strolled through the market and wandered along the renowned Shambles strip.

Lots of beautiful buildings and churches.

I have a thing for double-decker buses – the variety is fascinating.

Continued our journey with a few hours of sunshine, a refreshing change.

Beer or wine, anyone? Finally made it to my cousin’s place in Edinburgh, where we stayed for two nights and three days.

Of course a trip to Edinburgh won’t be complete without walking the Royal Mile and the many hidden alleyways.

Plus the different landmarks.

And then it was time for lunch at the National Gallery of Scotland.

On our final day, we cherished quality time with Connie, my cousin, engaging in endless conversations from breakfast until what seems like eternity.

Our late lunch at the iconic Canny Man’s pub in Morningside added a delightful touch. Although I wished for a more extended stay, the time had come to say goodbye. This short and sweet visit was exceptionally memorable, considering the last time I saw Connie was in 2016 when her husband, Rick, played the role of our tour guide around Scotland.

Our next destination was Liverpool, and true to the pattern, we arrived there at night.

Opting for an early bedtime, we planned to rise at dawn to explore before our return to London. Breakfast at the hotel preceded our venture outside, where we were greeted by a heavy downpour upon leaving the lobby. Navigating through the rain, we were lucky that it eased up just in time for some memorable photos.

By now, we were briskly walking as Tim had instructed us to be back at the hotel by 10 am.

Our road trip showcased diverse landscapes and memorable stops, from the charming Cotswolds to vibrant Bristol, historic York, a brief catch-up in Edinburgh, and the lively atmosphere of Liverpool. Each mile brought a new adventure, despite the unpredictable weather.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. arlene says:

    Your longest post in words I think. Love all the photos.🥰

    1. Teresa says:

      Mahaba ba? Haha Thanks for stopping by Arlene!

  2. bushboy says:

    A wonderful roadtrip Teresa 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Brian, I did enjoy it ❤️

  3. Walking Away says:

    That’s a hell of a journey. I hope you took a couple of days over it.

  4. Toonsarah says:

    I’m thrilled that your most memorable road trip was in my own country!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, wonderful place, great company but too wet when we went there.

    2. Teresa says:

      So many places to see, so little time. But happy to be with my hubby and son during the roadtrip…that made it the more special. Thanks Sarah.

  5. restlessjo says:

    Whistlestop tour! Amazing what you can pack in when you need to, Teresa. Bristol and Liverpool are 2 of my favourite cities, and I love the town walls at York as well as the Minster. And who doesn’t love Edinburgh, even though it can be flipping freezing up there? I presume you don’t have double deckers in Australia? I always have to go on top deck when we’re in Leeds. Great photo tour! You must have been tired when you finally got home, but all worth it.

    1. Teresa says:

      No, we don’t have double decker buses here in Melbourne that’s why I get excited seeing these 😂 everything is so beautiful especially the first time seeing them that I don’t have time to feel tired. Thanks for the comment Jo.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Totally different from Australia. That’s for sure, Teresa. Here’s to your next trip!

        1. Teresa says:

          Hmmm dunno when. Nothing planned yet. Good luck on yours.

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