Travelling in Your Homeland

Travelling in Your Homeland

When we discuss where we want to travel in the world, they’re often places far away with cultures far removed from our own. That may be because we like to expand our horizons, discover new things but why is it that we never consider traveling within our native homeland.

I’m from the UK and for many years never even considered traveling in the UK, and I have found this is the case for many people. However, since becoming a gray wander I’ve found that the UK has so much to offer.

From picturesque coastal towns to bustling cities and quaint villages, if you look hard enough, you’ll discover that the UK has an awful lot to offer, especially us retirees who may be tightening their purse strings.

There are some amazing landmark destinations in the UK which are literally right on our doorstep, destinations which many people travel hundreds and thousands of miles just to see. So why don’t we take advantage of that? I’m going to take you through some of my favorite UK spots so you too can fall in love with the UK again whilst fuelling your desire to travel and explore new places.

White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are world famous yet so many who reside here in the UK have never been to see them. Take in the breath-taking cliffs whilst enjoying a ferry ride or hike along the cliff top. This stunning landmark is a must see in England and a place I would certainly recommend.



Stonehenge is a real wonder of the world, a place where you can walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors and learn a little history whilst you’re at it. Located just two miles from Amersbury, you’ll find this is a hugely popular destination with visitors from all over the world coming to see this incredible prehistoric monument. Located just 10 minutes from Sailsbury, I would recommend staying here. The small medieval cathedral town is utterly charming, head up to the 13th-century cathedral and explore other historical sites whilst you’re there.

Eden Project

Again, the Eden Project is such an iconic English destination and certainly a place which should be on your list. Located in picturesque Cornwall, the Eden Project is the largest indoor rainforest in the world and a great place to explore yourself and with the family. This dramatic global garden has been dubbed by many, the eighth wonder of the world, and after visiting, you’ll understand why. Cornwall is an utterly stunning part of the world so many the most of your time there.

Roman Baths

The historical city of Bath is such a wonderful place to visit any time of year. With amazing culture and heritage, there is so much to do here I certainly suggest take a long weekend break. The Roman Bath’s are of course a huge attraction and one which many want to explore. These Bath’s are some of the greatest in Europe and therefore really offer a true representation of what life used to be like.

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Robert Darnell

I’m Robert, the Grey Wanderer. After over 50 years in business, it was time for me to hang up my boots and enter the world of retirement. With so much time on my hands I decided to indulge in the two things I love most, writing and travel and so the Grey Wanderer was born.

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