As the hottest months of the year are fast approaching and spring is fast approaching, tempers are starting to drift away. Many people in London were finally able to go abroad for a summer holiday in 2021, which for many was their first since 2019.
As Covid restrictions start to fade, many may start dreaming of summer dinners on the Amalfi Coast or opening a bottle of plonk while lazing in the French Dordogne. However, while all our instincts may be telling us to get on a plane and take off this spring, it’s worth remembering just how beautiful the English landscape can be.
The telegraphha recently compiled a list of some of the best villages to live in the UK with the demand for properties in these locations exorbitant. According to the publication, some people are so desperate to live in these places that they end up renting there for months, sometimes years, waiting for a property to appear and they can move on.
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A village that was on the list of neighborhoods where it is good to live can certainly compete with some of the most beautiful places in Europe. Representing Northumberland in northwest England is the medieval village of Warkworth – an epic five-hour drive from London – where property gurus say buyers have next to no chance of living there – but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit.
Warkworth has quaint independent shops, a few pubs, a church, and on leaving the village towards Alnwick you cross a bridge which dates back to the 14th century. And that’s not even mentioning the castle, which towers over one of the UK’s most scenic cricket grounds, reports ChronicleLive.
When you stop and take the time to explore the village away from the main street, you can really appreciate how special it is. A short meander along the river from Warkworth Bridge (and a boat ride) will take you to the Hermitage, a religious building carved into the rock and said to have been the first chapel of the Duke of Northumberland.
Head the other way and you’ll soon be on miles of pristine sand that’s one of the Coast Road’s best-kept secrets. The village is so beautiful that one of its inhabitants created an Instagram page just to show it off and give visitors travel tips on what to do in and around the area.
Claire Barber, who lives right next to the river, said: “There’s not really an Instagram for Warkworth, but I see all these beautiful things – especially on the river. It tends to be forgotten because it’s between Amble and Alnwick, that’s what tends to happen.
“It’s meant to be informative and interesting, so in addition to great photos, there are things like where the nearest hospitals are, where to go for dinner, and where it’s good to spend a day nearby. Personally, having a chocolatier de Paris, a beautiful beach, a river and a golf course make our village really special.”
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