So many people visit the UK and only see London. London is a great city but there’s so much more to see in the British Isles. Today, I’m recommending that you take a trip north – to the ancient city of York.

The city was founded by the Romans and there is so much to do and see in the local area. It’s easily accessible from London, despite being approximately two hundred miles away. In fact, a high speed train will get you there in under two hours.

There are regular trains leaving Central London for York – they start at 6.15 am so if you’re an early bird you can enjoy a day trip to the city, returning to London in the evening.

However, I’d strongly advise you to stay in York for a few days so that you can truly make the most of it there is so much to see and do. There are also several short road trips I’d recommend to you. The first is to the fabulous fishing village, Robin Hood’s Bay.

Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay

The village features narrow cobbled street that wend their way down to the sea. Traditionally, it was the haunt of smugglers, which was rife on this coast in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.  The village was a hub for the illegal importing of booze and tobacco.

Another fine road trip would be to the North Yorkshire moors.


The North Yorkshire Moors

The moors are desolate and beautiful. You’ll find tiny villages and of course, some splendid county pubs. Curl up in front of a log fire with a glass of local ale.

York at night

York at night


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Robin Hood's Bay

North Yorkshire Moors



JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her on social media using the icons below.

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