A Peaceful Retreat in New Forest | Careys Manor Hotel

New Forest National Park is a wonderful place to be. Located less than 2 hours drive from London, the national park is a beautiful blend of ancient woodland and open heathlands, a number of wildlife attractions, museums and other points of interest within the park. Whatever the season you are visiting in, there is always something to see and do in the national park.

And located in New Forest National Park is Careys Manor Hotel, a hotel which we visited a couple of weeks back.

Careys Manor Hotel in New Forest

Photo Diary | Burton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds

Burton-on-the-Water is one of the most popular villages in Cotswolds. It is often referred to as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds because of a series of beautiful, low stone bridges that extend across a section of the River Windrush. The river flows through the centre of the village and is crossed by these arched pedestrian bridges. The village has a lovely little high street and a number of tourist attractions:
  • The Model Village: a replica of the village with miniature buildings where you are sure to feel like a giant.
  • The Motor Museum: whose collection includes cars, motorbikes, bicycles and some motoring memorabilia.
  • Birdland Park and Gardens: which is home to more than 500 birds including flamingos, pelicans, penguins, hornbills, cranes, ibis and a number of waterfowl.
  • The Dragonfly Maze: located near Birdland, this one is a yew hedge maze that children are sure to enjoy.
  • The Cotswolds Perfumery: where in addition to shopping you can also learn how to make perfume. Courses need to be booked in advance and I think the starter course is a day course lasting around 8 hours.

Cotswolds Diary : Photos of Broadway and Stanton

Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful places in England. With its quaint, honey-coloured villages, picturesque countryside and bustling markets, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in England. Spread across five counties - Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire - Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales. While there are many beautiful villages in Cotswolds, there are a few that have become favourites of the visitors like Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester and Burford. But Cotswolds has much more to offer. During our recent holiday in Cotswolds we decided to explore some of the lesser visited/talked about villages. Featured in this post are two such villages - Broadway and Stanton. While Broadway did have its share of visitors, Stanton was virtually tourist free. We spotted only one other tourist couple while we were exploring the village.

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