A rainy day adventure
Sometimes you encounter the unexpected whilst travelling. In the UK, this generally relates to weather conditions. A grand day out is always better with plenty of sunshine, there's no doubt about it. But there's got to be a bit of rain every so often to balance things out.
|Arriving in Castle Combe|
|The Yellow House|
And that's precisely what happened when I first ventured into the picturesque county of Wiltshire.
Clearly, heading outdoors would not be ideal under such wet conditions. But I like to be daring every once in a while, so it was off to Castle Combe for me.
|The lone bridge|
With a population of only 344, this is probably one of, if not the, smallest and prettiest villages I have ever visited in England. Despite its size and demography, it's played a major role as a backdrop for several poignant films and TV shows. Think War Horse, Agatha Christie, and also Downton Abbey.
|Time for (another) cuppa|
Taking photos is clearly a must. If you want a photography bucket list, then I suggest including pictures of doors, postboxes and souvenirs - they've all been so uniquely designed haven't they? There's a nice array of signage dotted all over the place as well.
|Still really pretty though!|
Oh and don't forget about the scenery. Definitely a worthwhile snapshot.
Another highlight of my day trip was lunch. The salmon I ordered at The Castle Inn hotel was delightfully scrumptious. There's also the Manor House Hotel in case you fancy a taste of 5-star luxury dining experience.
All in all, another wonderful UK adventure. Who would have thought that a rainy day could be so beautiful?