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Although the current COVID-19 situation has made us stay home, it doesn’t mean we cannot travel at all… As a matter of fact, you can take the lockdown as an opportunity to learn about some of the most-visited places in the UK. Thanks to the digital world, you can have virtual sneak peaks of some attractions, before visiting in person when you can! With my #TravelFromHome mini series, where I previously covered virtual tours in London, let me take you to England today! Stonehenge Stonehenge is one of the most famous of the 400+ historic sites English Heritage owns, which is also a top day trip destination from London. Though you can’t visit Stonehenge now due to COVID-19, English Heritage provides a few ways to virtually explore it: 360-degree View of Stonehenge Video This 3-minute YouTube video guides you through the inside and the outside Stonehenge in detail. Since it…

Despite tons of exciting things to do in London, this megacity isn’t all the UK has to offer. I strongly recommend you to spare some time to have a day trip from London to indulge in history, culture, nature, and countryside scenery. Continue to have a read on my list of recommended day trips from London! The following day trip destinations are in alphabetical order and include travel time from London, major attractions, and for whom they are suitable: Bath Bath is full of history and culture where you can find traces of various historical time periods, including the Roman, Medieval, and Georgian periods. How Bath has got its name as ‘Bath’ is in the Roman Baths. During the Medieval period, it was the centre of the wool industry, while it welcomed many holidaymakers as a spa city in the 18th century. Travel time to Bath from London: 1.5~2 hours…

Are you looking for some ideas about places to visit in the UK? With opportunities to live in and visit the UK from 2012, I travelled a fair number of places in the UK, enough to list my top picks. Take a look at the list below if you’re fairly new to the UK for inspiration. If you’re a regular visitor or a resident in the UK, please tell me if any of these is your favourite too! The Shambles, York, North Yorkshire, England The reason I say York is one of my all-time favourite places in the UK. As expressed in the previous post about York, I love this city so much that I’ve visited here multiple times; and the Shambles accounts for 90% of the reason! 🙂 This old street makes me feel like I’m in the wizarding world as if I walk down the Diagon Alley. I’ve…

Whoever it is that asks me where they should visit in the UK, my answer always includes York. Taking about two hours by train from London, I bet you will see, just within a day, how this medieval city has cast a spell over me (and you too by the end of the day). My first visit to York was in June 2012 with my uni friends. I had so many sweet memories then that I had to take my mum to share them with her during her visit in April 2016. As the city has managed to keep its medieval look superbly, the four-year gap seemed non-existent: it stayed as pretty as it always has been. Among a countless number of things to do, here are my Must-Do’s in York. They are all possible on foot! The Shambles: the Medieval Street…just like a Film Set! My absolutely favourite place in York is the Shambles!…