You may have noticed there was no post last week? That's because I went on holiday back to my home county of Shropshire for 6 wonderful days. I'd like to say I had an internet detox but I'll be honest, I'm an instagram junkie, however I did make the decision not to take my laptop which is the reason for no blog post. BUT thanks to the Holiday I now have 6 blog posts coming your way, one for each of the days I was away! So with that, lets start with day one shall we? We left Sunday morning at around 8:00am and managed to reach Shrewsbury carpark for about 11:30am, not bad going.
I haven't been back to Shropshire since I was about 3 years old so sadly I can't say I recognized anything (it has been 20 years) but that didn't stop me completely falling in love with it all over again. The buildings were so old yet beautifully maintained, and the cobbled streets gave me a serious Harry Potter/Diagon Alley vibe, which I am not complaining about. We were both tired after the drive so rather than go into shops we decided to just take a gentle stroll around the town and admire it. Unfortunately my favourite building (an old Costa) was the only one I didn't manage to snap a picture of. Despite the many cafe's and restaurants to choose from, we decided to grab a few things to share from Tesco and head to The Quarry for lunch, which is a giant park, with the cutest hidden area with brightly coloured flowers and fountains, in fact it actually reminded me of Reykjavik's city park.
Not too far into the town we visited Shrewsbury castle, which is now a regimental museum. We didn't go in as neither of us have a massive interest in it and we wanted to save our money for the rest of our days out, but the garden outside was gorgeous, and hidden away in the corner was Laura's tower, which allowed you to look out over the town. One thing I've noticed about Shropshire, is they love their yellow buildings, it adds so pop of colour and just looks so cute. Although the day was sunny and warm, come 4:00pm the heavens opened and we only just made it back to the car before we were washed away so we headed back to our Hotel for the evening.
Shrewsbury is probably my new favourite town in England, it's like a bigger and prettier version of Salisbury (Which is where I live) and my boyfriend and I have actually even talked about moving up there one day. Has anyone you ever visited? Or are you planning a trip to the Uk one day? If you are, I have to say the Shropshire countryside will top London any day.