I'm ashamed to say I've never done much touring around the UK.
I can probably count the number of places I've visited as part of a weekend away on one hand, which considering I've been living here since I was born 31 years ago, is rather shocking.
So when friends invited us down to Dorset for the weekend, it was a no-brainier and we said yes.
Luckily, this friends' parents own a B&B in the little coastal town of Seaton, right on the sea front. When we arrived (after an epic five hour journey), the first thing we saw was the seafront and the picturesque cliffs all along the coast – they really are breathtaking.
Our group of friends had the B&B to ourselves this weekend, so we had a choice of rooms. We went for the sea front room – there's something about looking out over the sea that automatically makes me feel like I'm on holiday and it instantly chills me out. It's also the same for me with the sound of seagulls – which I know most people will find odd – but the sound of seagulls transports me back to 8 year old me on the seafront in Skegness or Eastbourne. Happy days.
We had a great few days getting to know the bars of Seaton – surprisingly there's quite a few – and everything it had to offer. Sadly, in true UK fashion, the weather was pants, otherwise we may have risked a little paddle in the sea too.
On the way back, we decided to do a little detour and visit the town of West Bay in Dorset, most recognisable as the setting for Broadchurch. Walking around this place was surreal and epic at the same time – the views of the coast and the cliffs along it were outstanding. Reading up on the history of the Jurassic Coast, it's so hard to believe that these rocks have been there for millions of years.
Anyway, I guess the point of all this is to say that spending time in the U.K. got me thinking that it's not at all bad after all – in fact there's so much to see do and learn about that you could spend a lifetime visiting different places and sights and still never cover them all off the list.
It's definitely inspired us to spend more weekends away together visiting different parts of the country – there's definitely plenty of more beautiful places to see. Any suggestions of where we should try next? Get in touch via social media or the Contact page.
We stayed at:
The Mariners in Seaton, Devon.