Phileas Fogg ended his fanciful excursions in London and it seems a fitting place to start this journal. For a truly historical experience start your London adventure with a tour of the Tower of London, perhaps a trip to Trafalgar square, and you might finish it off by shopping in the antiques district or strolling along the River Thames. A couples days doesn’t seem enough but a lot can be packed in to just a few days.
Drop your car at Heathrow Airport Parking and hop over to Cardiff for an adventure in Wales. For Doctor Who fans, be sure to check out the Doctor Who up close experience. You might also want to stop at St. Fagans National History Museum for a unique open-air museum experience. Within the grounds of St. Fagans Castle you’ll find over forty historical buildings within which you’ll find craftsmen at work demonstrating skills from centuries ago within the iron age Celtic village. There is also a Victorian school and medieval church to explore. It is a unique and fascinating experience for all ages.
After leaving your ride at Airport Parking, it’s back to Heathrow and a short drive into Kent for a walk amidst some of the most beautiful privately owned estates in the country including Hever Castle and Penshurst Place. There are also exquisite gardens just waiting to be explored. The gardens range from world renowned to small specialist gardens. Iden Croft gardens are known for their herb and organic gardens and are definitely worth a trip out to stroll through the scented rows.
Then it’s back to London for one last excursion and leave your car at Gatwick Airport Parking , for a trip up to Scotland, pick your ride up at Glasgow Airport Parking . Be sure to check out the many castles including Lanark and Renfrew castles. There is also a castle from the 1300s that is definitely a must see, Cawdor Castle, around sixty minutes from Glasgow is a fine example of a castle built in earlier centuries and updated with hints of aristocratic lifestyles from the later 17th century. If you aren’t completely exhausted of ancient structures, a visit to Edinburgh castle with its dungeons are the perfect way to round of your ten day United Kingdom excursion.