Where’s Wallis? On a whirlwind UK visit

This August was my first trip back to the UK since leaving at the start of November 2014. I wouldn’t exactly call it a ‘holiday’, but it was absolutely fantastic to catch up with family and friends.Given the amount that we did, I won’t bore you with a detailed narrative of my whereabouts and emotions at hourly intervals throughout the trip. Instead, here are LOTS of snaps, and the ‘highlights’ from each stop: (Bangkok stop en route is getting its own little post)

The itinerary:

  • Sydney
  • Bangkok – 3 nights
  • Gatwick
  • Exmoor, North Devon (parents) – 3 nights
  • Bristol (brother)
  • Oxford (school friends) – 2 nights
  • London (lots of people) – 3 nights
  • Edinburgh (cousin) – 2 nights
  • St Andrews/Cupar (Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents)
  • London (Book of Mormon) – 1 night
  • Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire (sisters) – 1 night
  • York (wedding) – 2 nights
  • Gatwick
  • Sydney
The route got too long for Google!
The route got too long for Google!

Exmoor, North Devon

What we did:

  • Walks (including adopting a runaway dog);
  • Visit to Lynton and Lynmouth;
  • Pub lunch;
  • Afternoon tea;
  • Dunster Castle
  • Visit to Cobbaton combat collection

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With my parents
Doggles
Doggles
Adopted for the walk
Adopted for the walk
Mooove please
Mooove please
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At Dunster Church
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Lynmouth
Overgrown boys playing in the tanks
Overgrown boys playing in the tanks

Oxford (via Cirencester)

Where we stayed:

  • Jesus College, £105 per night including breakfast (only available during university holidays)

What we did:

 

Cirencester stop-off
Cirencester stop-off
Cirencester
Cirencester
Christchurch (Harry Potter) College
Christchurch (Harry Potter) College
Running tours available.
Running tours available.
Our digs for 2 nights :)
Our digs for 2 nights 🙂
Varsity Rooftop bar
Varsity Rooftop bar – drinks overlooking those ‘dreaming spires’
Punting lessons
Punting lessons
They shouldn't have...
They really shouldn’t have…
Beautiful Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Beautiful Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
3rd afternoon tea of the trip in the Orangery
3rd afternoon tea of the trip in the Orangery
Trout dinner with the ladies!
Trout dinner with the ladies!

London

What we did (basically ate, drank and saw friends):

I was clearly have far too much fun, and stuffing my face too much, as I only have ONE photo from London…

My wonderful pal Beth
My wonderful pal Beth

Edinburgh, St Andrews and Cupar, Scotland

What we did:

Angel of the North
Angel of the North
On the Border
On the Border
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Scott Monument
Scott Monument (so many steps!)
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Crags
Edinburgh Crags at sunset
Anstruther
Anstruther
Fish and Chips!
Fish and Chips (Ben admitted ‘maybe better than Kiwi fush and chups!’)
Tunnelling at St Andrews Castle
Tunnelling at St Andrews Castle
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Little Yellow Door in St Andrews
Family walk!
Family walk!

London (part 2)

What we did:

Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire

What we did:

  • Long overdue family time with my sisters and their husbands and my adorable nieces and nephew.
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York

What we did:

  • Duxford Imperial War Museum en route (one of the better I’ve been ‘encouraged’ along to)
  • Visit to the York Minster;
  • WEDDING 🙂
Concord at Duxford Imperial War Museum
Concord at Duxford Imperial War Museum
York Minster
York Minster
Scrubbing up!
Scrubbing up!
Photobooth fun :)
Photobooth fun 🙂

Thanks for the best trip everyone! Until next time! Xx

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