If you’ve been following our Instagram stories, you know that we have spent the weekend exploring the heart of England covering Oxford on Saturday and the Cotswolds today (if you don’t follow us on Instagram then consider following us, we post a new travel pic daily). Here are some quick highlights till we sort our pictures and thoughts and write a fuller blogpost.
Note: We are travelling with Yoda’s parents so these travel days are a lighter pace and less walking than we are used to. Hence they are quite family friendly.
Our top attraction: Pitt-Rivers museum.
It is in the same museum complex as the natural history museum and has an eclectic collection of diverse items from around the world in a very small space. For ex, boat models, flutes & head dresses were almost next to each other on the ground floor. Plus, like most UK museums, it is free.
Our top experience: Collecting stamps in the passport.
I think it was a meant for kids activity but we did it anyway and it was fun because a) it encourages you to enjoy the breadth of Oxford by visiting places like the Pitt-Rivers museum (see above) and b) you get a magnet and key chain at the end of your day 🙂
1-line restaurant review: Ate at Pierre Victoire.
Very reasonably priced meal for an expensive city (£11.50 for 2 courses) with hearty mains, tasted like decent French-inspired food only because we just travelled to France and had food there that knocked our socks off.
Previous blogpost: Book lovers’ day trip to Oxford, England
Our top attraction: The town of Chipping Campden.
Cotswolds architecture (including thatched roof houses) ✔️
A cathedral ✔️
Interesting shops on the High Street ✔️
Special mention: The village of Snowshill, it is a much smaller village but much more initmate and quite pretty. The pub is nice too.
Our top experience: Eating country ice-cream. There is something about the countryside milk that helps produce stunning ice cream.
1-line restaurant review: Ate at the Old Butchers.
Expensive but fresh and well cooked seafood. Wish we had more time to have a proper meal.
How to get there: Day trip with Go Costwolds. Pickup and dropoff from Warwick Parkway rail station. Superb way to see the Costwolds for non-drivers like us as the area has almost no public transport.
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