A tour of the UK

As you may have realised, I live in Devon in the UK. If I could, I’d have you all on a massive tour of my favourite places, and we’d chat books and look at history and laugh at my accent.

But this is going to have to be a close second. 😉

Enjoy a random list of my favourite* places in the UK.

*Not a full list. Not comprehensive…


The Natural History museum. Free and on the 3rd floor (I think) there’s a display of gemstones I can get lost for hours in.

The British museum. It’s all stolen, so if you visit be sure to put a comment slip in that we should bloody well give it back, but there’s so many amazing things in the British museum.

The London Eye. The best view. Pricey, but everything in London is.

The South West

Bath. Just to walk around the city centre on a sunny day and watch the street acts. Go to the fudge shop. 

Bristol. Ah, city of my heart! I lived in Bristol for over a decade and loved the waterfront, Clifton village (of Northanger Abbey fame), all the shops on Gloucester road, the “triangle” and Park street by the University of Bristol, all the “lounges” (a chain of casual cafe-restaurants with great food and sofas) and the Boston Tea Party cafes (amazing cakes).

Devon. Basically all of Devon.

Exmoor. Ponies! Lots of great day walks you can do here and they’re not too hilly. Worth it just for a drive too. Get up ontop of the moor and enjoy the bleakness of it. Very Wurthering Heights.

Dartmoor. Great for longer walks, full of ridiculous place names (every part of the map is a joy) and fab views. I love climbing a tor or two (or just driving past Haytor is excellent, to be honest).

Beaches. There are hundreds of amazing beaches in the UK. I started to write down a few but honestly just got stuck trying to remember the names of loads more. I love the beach. They’re all cold. 🤷 Better for walking than swimming usually. I particularly love Saunton Sands, Woody Bay, and “the front” at Poole.

Tyntesfield National Trust. Amazing old Victorian house.

Castle Drogo National Trust. An actual castle built in the early 1900s. Crazy. Love that place. Mr Pendle’s favourite National Trust property. 

The rest of the UK (?)

Cambridge. Punting, gawping at the posh students. So many amazing buildings.