Forget the hotdog legs on a tropical beach or the obligatory selfie at a tourist hotspot, plan this summer’s adventures based on the most envy inducing #humblebrag opportunities that’ll stand out among your followers’ feeds. With some of the world’s most stunning, yet undiscovered, locations here on UK soil, tour the prettiest towns with leading small-group tours company, Rabbie’s. Treat yourself to a staycation this summer.
Having just got back from walking from Hunstanton to Cromer on the Norfolk Coastal Path, I can really appreciate what is on my doorstep. It’s a 55 mile walk – although mostly flat it’s gruelling – the most challenging across the stoney Weybourne beach! However, it was such a fun adventure, the sun was out and our team of three had some fun #walkUNUNtalkun – it was #Roightnoice!
Please find the link here to my JustGiving Page raising money for MIND. If you would like to donate, we would be very grateful! x Also if you are interested in buying a Norfolk T-shirt let me know! See them in the pictures!
Bibury, “the most beautiful village in England”
Despite being described as the most beautiful village in England by William Morris in the 1800s, and Henry Ford so taken with it he wanted to dismantle it to rebuild brick-by-brick in Michigan, Bibury is not a destination we see filling our social feeds. An undisputed jewel in the Cotswolds crown, one of the standout features of this countryside town is Arlington Row, which once featured inside the front cover of UK passports – and now on your Instagram feed. Nearby Bampton doubled as the backdrop for Downton Abbey, and if it’s good enough for the Earl of Grantham…
Visit Bibury and Bampton, among other UK gems, on the Rabbie’s two-day The Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford tour, departing from London, priced from £89 per person.
Quaint cobbled streets for picture perfect posts in Rye
Climb the St. Mary’s Parish Church tower or the Ypres Tower to capture the terracotta cottage rooftops of the seaside town or, wander to the top of any number of the winding cobbled streets for a jaw-dropping shot of traditional English cottages. If it’s the floral trend you’re after, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, where “only the beautiful, the pungent and the elegant are allowed” is the backdrop for you (Adam Nicolson, owners Vita and Harold’s grandson, was referring to the plants in the herb garden, of course).
Visit Rye and Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, among other UK gems, on the Rabbie’s three-day Leeds Castle, White Cliffs and Flavours of Kent tour, departing from London, priced from £129 per person.
Currently offering ten different tours from London, from one-day up to eight-days in duration and visiting a mix of sought-after English and Welsh locations Rabbie’s also offer an eight-day tour from London to Edinburgh. Rabbie’s are an internationally recognised company who deliver memorable experiences for small groups of inquisitive travellers, by creating connections between people and places. Their ethical small group tours with friendly driver-guides host no more than 16 passengers meaning more personal attention, a chance to meet the locals, extended time off the bus and more freedom for passengers to make their trip their own.