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England Photo Highlights


Back in 2010 I had the pleasure of traveling to the UK. I traveled through England and Scotland solo and visited a friend in the south and family in the North. I would love to take this opportunity to showcase the best photos I took during my time in England. So here they are;




The waves crashing on the shores of Brighton

Church in Brighton

An old stone church behind the branches in the heart of Brighton

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion – a palace build in the 1700’s


Brighton was one of my highlights of my trip to England. This sea side town is full of art, culture and history. With many historical sights like the  Royal Pavilion (pictured above) and a wharf with an amusement park on it. It was one of the first places I visited once I arrived in England. With Brighton only being a short 1.5 hour train ride from London make sure to make this a part of your England holiday.

The Isle of Wight


The town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight

A Field of Daisies

Taking a break to lay in a field of daisies while walking along the Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight is a stunning and very underrated destination off the southern shore of England. With wide open fields, quant towns, old churches, castles, breath taking landscapes, the Isle of Wight is a must see. During my time here I bought a 2 day unlimited bus pass that got me around the whole island. I took a walk along the endless shorelines and through the fields and found many hidden gems along the way. I visited Carisbrooke Castle an old castle from the medieval times. I also traveled  around for a day with a guy from France and met some people from Poland. The times I had on the Isle of Wight I’ll hold forever in my heart.



The famous Big Ben and the River Thames

The London Eye

The London Eye

London Bridge

London Bridge

Westminster Abbey

An upward shot of Westminster Abbey.


I was in London for 5 days. While I was there I had a mixture of sunny days and days with clouds and rain. I stayed in an all girls dorm in an HI hostel in the heart of the city. While there I explored the famous sites like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, took a cruise on the river thames, visited the British museum, went to the ballet in Convent Gardens, Windsor Castle and much more. London can be a very expensive city but it is possible to do it on a budget. There are many free things to do there. For example if you attend the church services at Saint Paul’s and Westminster Abbey you can go in these sites for free. Also the British Museum and Tate Modern Museum are completely free with an option to donate. To save money on the transit and underground system you can buy an Oyster card which you tap in and out at each station. To get a good feel for London I would plan to spend 5 to 7 days minimum. Such a cool city rich with history, art, culture and famous sites.


With an English Guard

With an English Guard. These guys don’t bat an eye.


Well there you have it my photo highlights of England. Have you been to England? Would you venture outside of London and visit some of the places I’ve mentioned?

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