So, when I think of England, I usually think of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Bridge, ect. Sometimes the quaint countryside come to mind, and I find that to be very intriguing. But how in the world could someone (a foreigner) enjoy its beauty? Personally, I think it’s lame just to settle for the English countryside via the latest Jane Austen movie that BBC produces (and in no way am I trying to belittle BBC. I think they do a fantastic job).
I did a little searching and found a some places where one can enjoy the great outdoors of England by way of camping. Here’s one of them:
Sawday’s Canopy & Stars
It’s not your commonplace camping. They call it luxury camping or ‘glamping’. They’ve developed a collection of places which are beautiful and quirky at the same time. One in particular stood out to me…and its calling my name. It’s called “The Geo” and is located in Cornwall.
The Geo, Ekopod, Cornwall (thanks to Sawdays Canopy and Stars)
It mixes modern and nature together. It’s sustainable and at the same time caters to your necessities. Yes, it has its own private kitchen and bathroom. Upscale camping? Yep.
Think you would get bored with a mod-tent and some trees? Think again. There’s plenty to see and do around the area. Hiking, bike rides, surfing are all suggested activities…and Tintagel castle is also in the area.
However, if “glamping” isn’t your thing…you’ve got to check this place out.
The Temple of Folly
The Temple located in the Northshire Dales National Park(thanks to templefolly.co.uk)
Located in Swinithwaite, North Yorkshire, the Temple of Folly was built in the 18th century. It’s octagon shape makes it a rather unusual building. It was originally built to be a summerhouse or belvedere for a gentleman named T J Anderson. It’s architectural designs inside and out make it a very intriguing and interesting place. Not only that, the Temple provides a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape with its second-floor, open air balcony. At night you can enjoy the view across Wenslyeydale to the floodlit Bolton Castle.
Depending on the season, the price varies from around $650-$800 per week.
Second-floor bedroom in the Temple (thanks to templefolly.co.uk)