Summer Road Trip In UK

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1st Aug 2014
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

Hadley Road, Enfield

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My favourite doughnuts from Borough market!

Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

A tourist shot with tower bridge!

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Just chilling in Green park like everyone el

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Rachel is getting excited to dig into her lob

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Sunset in Hyde Park

Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

The view was spectacular

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The PYO farm

Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

Snowshill lavender farm

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Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

Broadway tower

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Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

Shakespeare house

Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

Snowdonia National Park

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Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
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Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan
Photo of Summer Road Trip In UK by Lynette Tan

Bournemouth

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Stonehenge

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Before embarking on our road trip around the UK, I'm back in London for a couple of days from my Europe trip! I love London so much, it is so amazing to be back here. The food, i truly missed! Brought my friends to some markets in London (Borough, Bricklane), and also to some attractions in London. We also visited the PYO(Pick your own) farm in North London. On Monday, we collected our car at Heathrow in the morning. It is expensive to drive in UK if you are under the age of 25. We paid £27.50/day on extra on top of car rental. For 4days of rental, we paid 219£ for car (Economy car, diesel). I guess it is pretty worth it if you have 3-5people to split. Definitely so cheap if you have someone that is above the age of 25 to drive. 
On Monday, we collected our car at Heathrow in the morning. It is expensive to drive in UK if you are under the age of 25. We paid £27.50/day on extra on top of car rental. For 4days of rental, we paid 219£ for car (Economy car, diesel). I guess it is pretty worth it if you have 3-5people to split. Definitely so cheap if you have someone that is above the age of 25 to drive. 
Our trip lasted for 5D4N. We booked out accommodation really last minute and the price ranges from £30-45/night. (Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bournemouth). For diesel and toll charges, we pooled in £30 each for the entire trip. 

The PYO farm is only open in Summer when the fruits are in harvest. There were so many people there! If you love fruits, you have to visit! The nearest train station is Gordon Hill, and a 20minute walk to the farm.
Photo of Gordon Hill, Enfield, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Photo of Gordon Hill, Enfield, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Our first stop is Cotswold!
Photo of Cotswold District, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Snowshill lavender farm is located at Hill Barn Farm Cottage, Broadway, Snowshill, Worcestershire. You will not miss that huge piece of land! I never knew that there were so many species of lavenders. I've been to Mayfield lavender farm which is located in Surrey, but this is really 10x better!
Photo of Snowshill Lavender, Broadway, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Broadway tower is only 5minutes drive from Snowshill Lavender farm.
Photo of Broadway Tower, Broadway, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Next, we drove to Stratford Upon Avon for dinner.
Photo of Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
We booked an accommodation on our way to Birmingham(£39). A short night there before we hit Alton tower theme park at Staffordshire the next morning!
Photo of Birmingham, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Then, we booked accommodation in Liverpool (£30). Moose cafe for breakfast. The best breakfast I had! IT IS SO GOOD. I want to book a ticket to Liverpool just for this! That salted caramel pancakes with poached apples.. £7 if I'm not wrong! Huge portion!
Photo of Liverpool, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
Snowdonia is located in North of Wales, it is a huge National Park. Most of the routes are scenic! I don't think it is possible to visit without a car! Everyone drives then start hiking at some point. We left Snowdonia at sunset, and the roads were horrible. it was total darkness if our headlights are off. We saw bunnies, sheep crossing. Haven ever experienced something like that! Thank god that my friend is a really alert driver! Arrived in Cardiff after midnight, a short stay before heading to Bournemouth the next day!
Photo of Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
It is my first time in Bournemouth and I'm already loving it. It is a really small town but everyone just chills on the beach, enjoying the sun. Sadly there weren't much water activities available on this beach.
Photo of Bournemouth, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
It cost £13.90-14.90 for an entry if you are not going with a tour.
Photo of Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom by Lynette Tan
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Hi Lynette, loved reading through your story! Where from did you book the accommodation? Airbnb?
Sun 09 06 15, 01:53 · Reply · Report