Beaches and Tube Strikes

We've been in the UK for 5 Days now and have been pretty busy.  On our 1st full day we spent time catching up with friends and I was able to go to my home town and see what has and hasn't changed.

Our second day was spent walking along the Thames from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge (with one or two pit stops in the pubs for a bite to eat and sneaky pint).  We had planned to visit the City again today however there have been strikes on the Tube so we will have to head back in again another at a later time.

Day 3 was spent visiting St Albans Abbey and the town of St Albans.  This Ancient Cathedral is thought to be built on the site of the 1st Christian Church in the UK and was originally built in 1077 AD.

Day 4 was spent at Hatfield House.  This Country House was built in 1608 and is still the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury today.  The gardens and grounds are well worth including if you get a chance to visit and the house contains some amazing relics and paintings by some of the most prolific artists over several centuries.

Today was day 5 and we took a scenic drive down to the coastal town of Lulworth and took a stroll around Lulworth Castle which was restored in 1998 after it was ravaged by fire in 1929.  After the castle tour we hiked up the cliffs of Lulworth Cove to take in the sea air and the stunning views of Durdle Door along the Jurassic Coast.  This Limestone Arch has been carved out of the rock by thousands of years of tidal and wind erosion.  

You can check out some of the photos I've taken during this visit here.  Check back often to see new images as they are added.

Durdle Door - Lulworth Cove