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Discovering UK South-West, Hampshire, Cornwall and Somerset

A few days before the lock-down that paralysed the world with Covid-19, we managed to make a small trip to discover the UK anyway.

Starting from London, we planned to visit the South West part of the United Kingdom, crossing the counties of Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, and passing through the county of Somerset returning home.

Our first destination was Portsmouth, a port city located in the county of Hampshire; I had already been there in the past (click here to see the post), but after 5 years I was happy to come back because this city has always been one of my favourites here in the UK.

Probably one of the main attractions of Portsmouth is the Spinnaker Tower, a bit the symbol of the city…

This time, given the low turnout of tourists due to pre-Covid-19 alert, we decided to climb up to admire the view…

The view of the Historic Dockyard is beautiful, another must-see attraction in Portsmouth…

Another thing to do if you are in the city, is a nice walk to the Southsea area, from where you can admire the city from afar by walking along the coast…

Once in the Southsea area do not forget to visit the castle, which is always free to enter…

Once we visited Portsmouth, we headed to the county of Dorset, where we made a short stop in Sandbanks…

Unfortunately the weather did not assist us much, so we decided to continue towards Plymouth, another very nice city in the county of Devon, also visited by me more than 5 years ago…

One of the things that has fascinated me the most since my first visit here was the Smeaton’s Tower in the Hoe Park area…

After Plymouth we then moved on to Cornwall, to discover this wild land; our first stop was at St Michael Mount…

Unfortunately, even here we have not been very lucky with the tide, which did not allow us to reach the island, but it is still a place worth visiting, even for a simple shot.

Soon after we headed to the coast’s edge of Cornwall, known as Land’s end…

Here the landscape is truly characteristic, the coasts are jagged and overhanging the sea; you can see the influence of the ocean on the Cornish peninsula, where strong currents continue to erode the coast…

Going back to the West coast, we then made a stop also in the Newquay area, where considering the weather conditions, typical of this time of year, we managed to capture some other panoramic shots…

From here we continue on our journey to Bath, a well-known spa resort in the county of Somerset; this takes its name from the ancient Roman baths and its spas are the only natural spas in the United Kingdom.

If you want advice on where to stay in Bath, we have booked an AirB&B through the Haringtons Hotel, located in the heart of the city and with a private hot tub…

After this very pleasant experience, the time has come to return to London, unaware that months of lock-down awaited us…

And you, have you ever visited one of these places? Let us know in the comments below, or by tagging us with your photos on our social networks … See you on the next trip !!!

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