Self Drive in UK : Edinburgh – capital of Scotland

Weather was no good when we woke up, it was raining non-stop.  Luckily the rain was not very heavy.  We know we need to drive for at least 3 hours before reaching our destination, Edinburgh – the capital for Scotland. When I think of Scotland I think of men wearing skirts. We passed by a …

Self Drive in UK : Windermere – Largest Lake in England

Weather is brilliant in England, on the way to Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.  Blue sky green field really an awesome day and you just never get tired of that. Passed by some old buildings and shoot some pictures from the car.  You know there are so many nice architecture building all over …

Self Drive in UK : The Beatles Story in Liverpool

How far from London to Liverpool?  It is about 4 hours, 220 miles.  But our origin is Warwick, about 2.5 hour.  Saw some modern windmill along the highway to Liverpool.  I find them very pretty sit on the plain. We stopped by a rest area, they called it “service” in UK after driving for an …

Self Drive in UK : Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford

Finding Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon This town has many tourists around the globe and we could immediately felt that when we walked into the town center.  Introducing the old place which is the birthplace and new place of Shakespeare’s home.  We started our walking from the old place to the new place. This is the birthplace …

Self Drive in UK : Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire – voted as one of the prettiest village in England

Bourton-on-the-Water at Cotswolds Bourton-on-the-Water is voted as one of the most beautiful village in England.  It is about 2 hour drive from London and about one hour drive from Gloucester. This is one of the famous painting showing Bourton-on-the Water, sold in puzzle form in the souvenir shop. Tea Room/ Tea house in English Village As …

Self Drive in UK : Gloucester Cathedral – Flash back Harry Potter scene shots

Gloucester city is about 2 hour drive from London, about 113 miles.  We drove from Cardiff in Wales, just about an hour drive – 63 miles.  Why go Gloucester? This is a pretty small and quiet town which I like it very much.  I always like smaller town as there are not many people to …

Self Drive in UK : St Fagans Museum Cardiff in Wales

St Fagans Museum – Popular among local tourists St Fagans Museum is located a bit outskirt of Cardiff city, about 15 mins drive. The museum is popular among the local tourists, especially for families with young kids and school excursion.  We are the only foreign visitors on that day. The museum is an open air …

Self Drive in UK : Cardiff in Wales

Bath to Cardiff City From Bath to Cardiff only need slightly one hour plus, but we were lost in Bath and GPS has brought us to some really countryside road, really narrow.  I believe the road is only for horses so we wasted one hour in Bath to get to another decent road. Severn Bridge …

Self Drive in UK : Bath in England

Have you heard of Bath in UK?  City of Bath is a popular tourist attraction in UK.  From Salisbury to Bath, take slightly more than an hour 40 miles.  If you are travelling from London to Bath, it take about 3 hours. On the way to city of Bath, we passed by some unique houses …

Self Drive in UK : Salisbury & Stonehenge in England

Self drive in UK Our 12 days self drive in UK, including England, Wales and Scotland, we did not cover Northern Ireland. We booked Malaysian Airline as it has a better deal but we have to transit at KL and fly from Singapore. Total of the whole journey is about 15 hours. We arrive at …