To our dear friends from Perth (and other globetrotters),
Thank you for having us to stay! We had such fun exploring your streets, dipping in your pools, talking to your dogs and sizzling sausages.
Now isn't about time we returned your generosity?
In an effort to persuade you we've put together this little tour of the UK, a dream team itinerary, as a pledge of good hostmanship. We hope it'll wet your appetite.
(If you're here for a while check out the whole list, if you've only got a short stop check out the comments marked with an asterisk*.)
What to do in the UK...
Visit Scotland: In Edinburgh* theres the Jenners
department store, the Castle
(with the military tattoo
), the Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art
to fill your day. Of course you couldn't miss out Linlithgow*- home of your Scottish friends, which has its own beautiful Palace
and Loch (see your first white swans!). If there at the right time don't miss the marches
. Take a long drive and two ferries to isolation on Iona
, theres a monastery surrounded by purple and turquoise sea (you can easily walk round the whole island in a few hours). See your first ever snow and ski on it in the Cairngorms
. Kayak on a loch and spot some highland cows. Make sure you drink IRN BRU, eat tablet
*, haggis, an Oliphant's
pie and at least one insane thing deep-fried in Glasgow. Finish with a cultural turn up for the books in Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art
Have a long weekend drifting around the countryside on a canal boat. And make sure you see at least one dramatic waterfall and one fast flowing river.
In London enjoy the Tube (its fun when you're not in a rush) then take the Megabus
to another city for £1.
In Wales you could stay in a bothy
to experience the countryside up close and personal. Take a visit a Welsh revival
chapel and some of our favourite beaches around Abersoch
. Eat a Cadwaladers
, do some wake boarding in the cold sea, warm up with a bonfire on the beach. Then see the heights of Snowdon
on your way back to England.
The following deserve at least a mention: Brighton
(ride a carousel at the end of the pier, its a family tradition of ours), Cornwall
(the best clotted cream and amazing art in St Ives)
, the Lake District
(has lots of lakes), the Cotswolds
(have pretty cottages with yellow stone walls and thatched roofs), Bristol
(is an environmentally aware city, with a hippy vibe and cool goings on) and Blackpool
(for tacky souvenirs and the blackpool illuminations).
This completes our list of recommendations for a visit to the UK (this list is not conclusive).
Please come and see us soon,
Coz, Nom & Malc