We’ve been meaning to write this for ages: our ultimate guide to the island of Funchal, Madeira, in Portugal. It’s one of the few places we […]
We thought we’d do a roundup of all our travels in 2016 to finish off the year. This is the first blog post we’ve ever written that isn’t a story of one specific destination. So, not sure how this is going to go down but let’s give it a shot anyway… It’s basically a glorified list and who doesn’t like lists? Read on for the best and worst of our 2016 travel.
The town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire is perfect for a winter weekend away or just a day trip around Christmas time. For some reason, people seem to pick Chester or York for a weekend of shopping and eating, overlooking the smaller Shrewsbury, which is exactly the same deal but without the crowds. It has pretty Tudor buildings, a public garden designed by the famous Percy Thrower of Gardener’s World fame, cosy pubs, good restaurants and independent shops. And you can get there easily by train, which means sampling all said cosy pubs is a must.
The Guardian recently featured Shrewsbury in their top 10 UK towns for winter breaks, similar to their top 10 UK towns list that featured our other favourite, Kirkby Lonsdale. There’s obviously a running theme here.
During our recent visit to Munich, we had a fantastic day trip to the picturesque Bavarian town of Landsberg am Lech, which lies between Munich and Augsburg. It was one of our favourite days on holiday ever. Landsberg is on the famous Romantic Road, full of character and cobbled streets, with views across the Lech river.