After a romantic drive down part of the Austria’s Romantic Road…we headed off across the border into Germany for 24 hours to visit Berchtesgaden and Konigssee.  I have good memories of staying around this area in 2003 with my family while on our European road trip and again when G and I visited a few years ago.

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Leaving the snowy pastures of Austria behind us…we arrived to some more snowy pastures in Germany and our first stop was the pretty village of Berchtesgaden.

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The town is rather compact and had a tiny little Christmas market…

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…so we just wandered around taking everything in…

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…this florist got me into a right old pickle…I wanted so many items but left empty handed (this is what happens when you read to many personal finance and decluttering books!)

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…pretty in pink to make the boys wink…

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…the town has beautiful painted buildings that are gorgeous.

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^^look at the shadows!

G found me a pair of slippers…

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…I was VERY tempted!  My ugg slippers just haven’t done the distance for the price point!

Berchtesgaden isn’t that big so you don’t need to spend too much time exploring and we didn’t as G wanted to head to a hotel that we had stayed in many moons again when it was under the Intercontinental branding but now sits with under the Kempinski hotel chain.

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We took a few different routes to get the hotel as there were road works and snow to contend with but eventually we made it to the Hotel Kempinksi Berchtesgaden and the views were just as good as we’d remember them.

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The hotel hasn’t changed much from our last visit, maybe a few different changes here and there and it looks a bit sleeker (sharp edges, darker etc…not necessarily my favourite interiors or original but hey ho!)…unfortunately the service was not as good on this visit but not a surprise really as the Kempinksi hotel chains have never impressed me much…remember that awful gluten free afternoon tea in Berlin.

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^^Me…oh look at all that snow…let’s go and see how deep it is…up to my knees and the snow ends up inside my toasty warm boots…doh…Kelly…doh!   I didn’t learn from this mistake either…I did it again!

We had a cuppa and a piece of cake and then toddled off down to Lake Kongingssee which was where we were spending a night.  G and I had spent a day down at the lake doing a Segway tour a few years back and always said we would return as it was super duper pretty; under a blanket of snow it was breathtakingly gorgeous.

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After checking into our cute little accommodation right at the front of the lake (a hotel I vowed to stay in when we visited the last time…it wasn’t flash but it was cute and original!)…

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…. we purchased tickets for a boat trip on the lake just as the sun was setting…it was perfect timing bar the three annoying Mean Girls whom we had the misfortune to share the boat trip with (I think G was thinking about jumping off the boat and swimming back…they were THAT bad, THAT loud and gave me a look of move, I want your seat while standing over me…my nana’s evil glare that I’ve inherited plus my wtf face had them moving back towards the front of the boat fast where they continued to take photos for the ‘gram…it’s all for the ‘gram girls…all for the ‘gram while they bitched about their friend who had stayed at the hotel!).  Thankfully the lovely tour guide got on the blower and it quietened them down slightly and we were able to enjoy the views.

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^^The boats are electric!

As we left the dock…we sat back and took in the views over the village on the lakes edge….

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Can you see the reindeers…or maybe they were just deer’s…I can’t remember now?!?

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Lake Königssee is Germany’s cleanest lake and is a beautiful shade of emerald green…we sliced swiftly through the crystal clear waters while admiring the views

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Due to the winter season, the boat trip only visited one stop to the famous church on the lake, St. Bartholomä Church which was stunning.

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Unfortunately we couldn’t go inside as they were holding a performance but walking around the church I could hear the beautiful carols…the calmness of the lake and the snowy landscape felt truly serene.

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Ahhhh….Germany, you are still one of my favourite countries in Europe!

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After spending 48 hours exploring Salzburg, we hired a rental car and took a lovely drive along Austria’s Romantic Road visiting three gorgeous little towns, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang and Hallstatt.  Years ago, pre-blog days we had driven as a family down the Romantic Road in Germany but what I didn’t realise was that there was a Romantic Road in Austria as well, running from Salzburg to Vienna.

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Our first stop was the pretty little town of St. Gilgen which sits perfectly beside Lake Wolfgangsee; it was a beautiful bright morning on the day we popped in for a hot chocolate…and it’s a very easy drive from Salzburg.

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^^Those trees look like they’re dusted in icing sugar!

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We wandered around the Christmas market and looked at the pretty decorations for sale…

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…the buildings were rather delightful as well.

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We popped into a cosy cafe for a hot chocolate and something sweet…

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…the cafe was like a little time warp of beautiful tins and photos clinging to the wall.  We watched the world go buy and I made the decision to buy the gorgeous candles that they were selling.

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St Gilgen is a beautiful spot to just amble away some time…and it has an interesting history as well.  If it was a tad warmer we would have ventured out onto the lake…it was rather nippley and I was about to poke someones eye out!  You can take a boat trip on the lake that stops off at various other towns and villages nearby.

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After wandering back to the car and removing about three layers of clothing, we headed off in the direction of St. Wolfgang which is the main town in the area.  Once again the drive is pretty straight forward, the roads are clear and easy to drive but parking was a slight problem…possibly due to the Christmas Market.

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St. Wolfgang was again all decorated for the festive period, so we had a look around the stalls which were starting to become a bit repetitious unfortunately.  The St. Wolfgang Christmas market seems to be more focussed on food though.

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We checked out the nativity…which was pretty nifty….I always like a guest that brings a sheep with them so we can whip up a mean shepherds pie…

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…they are always welcome in my house…

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…unfortunately he brings a lot of friends with him!

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We had looked at taking the little cog train up the mountain but it was rather freezing cold; below 5 degrees so rather nippley to say the least again…and there was a sauna screaming our names like a banshee.

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The sun sets rather early so we decided to head to our hotel in the mountains for the night which came with a rather lovely sauna…the rooms were rather basic along with the rest of the hotel however this view….

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…was bloody amazing!

Waking up early the following morning we headed off in the direction of Hallstatt…having to wait for a passing train…

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…which passed at the right time as I wanted to jump out of the car to take this photo!

We made a few stops along the way as the scenery was all just too pretty at times…

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…as I keep saying…it was like we were stuck inside a snow globe!

Arriving very early in Hallstatt, we had a wander around before the Christmas market started and even visiting before 10am it was still rather busy.

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Hallstatt is insta-famous (I hate that term…can we please go back to saying photogenic!) and unfortunately it feels that way with the signs saying no drones and please don’t take photos of our house…obviously some tourists have ruined it in the past for anybody new visiting the town.

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While some folks have made fortunes from instagram; the dark side of instagram is the lack of privacy for homeowners (one instagram influencer recently had a photo standing on the doorstep of a house in Hallstatt which clearly has a sign saying no photographs…just because you’re an influencer doesn’t mean you can enter someone’s private property…when one idiot does this…another ten idiots follow…grrr!), no longer having a little piece of your own world to enjoy and often spots like this become a bit soulless.

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The town is stunning, please don’t get me wrong however I’ve seen so many photos that on visiting it just felt a bit soulless.  Hallstatt is often dubbed the prettiest place in all of Austria…is it pretty but prettiest of them all…who knows!

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We wandered around…losing feeling of our fingers as it was minus 11 degrees and started to look forward to popping into the warmth of the car.

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Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I think in time, the town will hit the endangered listing due to mass tourism.  If you do plan to visit, get there early to nab a car park and have a wander around.  Unfortunately some spots don’t live up to our beautiful expectations when you do visit.

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G had found a lovely little rest stop which looked across the crystal clear water to Hallstatt…I much preferred this view…just us with some birds enjoying the joy.

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Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

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I really adored St Gilgen and would be happily return (it was a spot that we randomly chose to visit on the day!)…Hallstatt was interesting to visit, pretty yes but very soulless and not somewhere I would visit again in a hurry.

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We’ve visited Austria a few times now and I would happily return as it’s a very underrated country in Europe…Vienna makes a wonderful city break destination at any time of the year (my gluten free guide to Vienna as well if you travel just to eat cake!) and Salzburg and surrounding villages are a great little area to visit for the Christmas markets.

Travel Tips for Austria’s Romantic Road

  • Hiring a car at Salzburg Airport is rather easy; the pick up points are a quick walk across from arrivals.  I booked via Expedia to get the best deal however I went through the topcashback.com website first and got myself 12% cashback on my Expedia booking…it’s totally worth using the topcashback website when travelling.
  • Driving around Salzburg is pretty straight forward and there isn’t a huge amount of traffic to contend with but would recommend taking a sat nav or hiring a car that has one built in.
  • Driving along Austria’s Romantic Road is once again a lovely experience; the roads are clear and wide.  Parking can be difficult at times in smaller villages and towns especially during weekends when popular with day trippers.
  • If you are hiring a car in Germany and intend to visit Austria then make sure you buy a tax sticker from a service station in Germany before crossing the border in Austria.  If caught it is an instant fine of over 100 euros that they make you pay on the spot…they accept credit card!
  • Fuel is a lot cheaper in Austria than Germany 
  • If you fancy driving along Austria’s Romantic Road then check out the Official Austria tourism page for more information and also the Romantic Road website.
  • There is a beautiful set of “romantic” hotels to stay at and are recommended through the Romantic Road website  and everyone looks gorgeous!

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When my family were over, I wanted to show them something a bit new other than London and Cambridge AGAIN so I planned a 4 day North of England Road Trip to give them a little flavour of Northern England.  We stuffed in a lot over the 4 days however it really did show my family that there is more to England than just London!

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North of England Road Trip Stop No. 1 – Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

We left on a sunny (jokes…it was grey as it was still summer!) Friday morning and headed up to Stoke on Trent to visit the Potteries.  G and I have visited this area a few times including to have afternoon tea at Wedgwood (spoiler alert if you don’t read the review – it’s really good!) so we popped into Wedgwood for a little look around and then off to Burleigh Pottery where we may have supported the local economy.

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I own a few pieces of the Burleigh Calico range in blue and I may have left with two new pieces…the pattern has a vintage cottage feel but I liven things up with splashes of yellow in our kitchen.  Mum also took a piece home with her.

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North of England Road Trip Stop No. 2 – Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

After leaving Stoke on Trent, we hit the traffic as it was Friday so we were a bit late arriving at Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire…if you love the National Trust and wobbly buildings then this one is for you!  Even though we had a whistle stop tour through the property, it was still great to see an amazing amount of history in one building including the witches marks.  You can read more about our adventures at Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire here.

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That night we bedded down at the Holiday Inn Express at Stoke on Trent using points…two free rooms…hotel chains are great for road trips due to their various locations just off motorways and close to town centres…diss hotel chains all you like but they are absolutely brilliant places to rest your head when you’re on a road trip around England.

North of England Road Trip Stop No. 3 – Lyme Park, Cheshire

Up early the following morning, we headed to visit another National Trust property which was on my Jane Austen Bucket List, Lyme Park.  If you loved the BBC Pride & Prejudice series then you know that Lyme Park was used as Pemberley for the exterior scenes…

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…and it was so worth the wait!  Just like the blog post I will write one day with a million and one photos attached…one day folks, one day.

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I will return to visit this property again in the future if I can for a picnic and a little dress up.

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If you want to see the interiors of Pemberley then you need to visit another National Trust property, Sudbury Hall close by in Derbyshire…it’s about an hours drive between both properties.

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North of England Road Trip Stop No. 4 – Blackpool, Lancashire

Thinking that I may have worn my family out with National Trust properties over the past 24 hours…we headed in the direction of Blackpool, the home of the illuminations….

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…another destination that was on my bucket list…

…if you are thinking this North of England Road trip was all about me…you are sooooo right…Mum, Dad and Lisa were just along for the ride!

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Everyone thinks I’m crazy that I was desperate to visit the illuminations…I will say that Blackpool lived up to every expectation that I had and every expectation everyone else told me!

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It was certainly a different place to visit and we enjoyed our Nandos (Lisa loves Nandos and they are good for gluten free grub!) and watching the pumpkin carriages running up and down the prom.

We hadn’t booked any accommodation and for a Saturday night this wasn’t the best idea to be honest…but we decided to head in the direction of the Lake District and found a Travelodge on the motorway just before we entered the Lakes…we booked our rooms and went to bed…visiting the M&S shop the following morning for breakfast before heading to the lakes.

North of England Road Trip Stop No. 5 – Hill Top Farm, Cumbria

After our breakfast feast thanks to a M&S gift card that I had in my wallet…we were in the car early driving towards Hill Top Farm…the home of Beatrix Potter that she had gifted to the National Trust along with a  load of land and property.

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Beatrix Potter was a leading conservationist of her time and we can thank her for keeping the beauty of the Lakes so we can enjoy it all now…she broke convention in so may ways as a woman and she should be a role model for us all now.  If you plan to visit Hill Top Farm, get there before opening time as it’s by timed entry and the car park is only small.  It’s a small walk from the ticket office to the farm…we loved this property and am so glad we had a chance to visit.

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North of England Road Trip Stop No. 6 – Hawkshead, Cumbria

Our next stop was to the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead…where we may have eaten some very large pieces of cake…and enjoyed the cute little town.  The Gallery was the law offices of her husband that was gifted to the National Trust.

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North of England Road Trip Stop No. 7 – Claife Viewing Station, Cumbria

After leaving Hawkshead, we ventured to see the view over the lakes at Claife Viewing Station…another National Trust area of beauty.  Looking back we packed in a huge amount in our day in the Lake District.

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^^A nice normal photo of Ma and Pa

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^^The real Ma and Pa!

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^^Mum was a tad excited about the next stop!

We jumped on the ferry to cross the lake to save precious time…this was our sailing trip…

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…and ended up in Windermere where we let the girls run wild in Lakeland(mum and Lisa, please DO NOT click on the Lakeland link…I only have 40 kg luggage allowance remember!)…

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…it was hard to get the girls out of the store but Daddy and I managed JUST.

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If you ask the girls what their favourite part of the road trip was…it was Lakeland…total shopaholics!  There is a nice little café at the top of the store for the non shopaholics aka Daddy and I.

North of England Road Trip Stop No. 8 – Grasmere, Cumbria

Our last stop was Gramsere for gingerbread…unfortunately there isn’t a gluten free version available…and we rambled around the little village which for me is one of my favourite places in the Lake District.

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Jumping in the car, we headed off in the direction of Yorkshire…

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…we zoomed pass little villages and farms…over cattle grids until we found a pub to have dinner in and then decided to head towards Harrogate for the night.  I found a rather cheap Crowne Plaza in Harrogate and used points again…always happy with a free rooms folks…very happy bunny indeed!

North of England Road Trip Stop No. 9 – Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The following morning after having breakfast in the club lounge…we may have raided it ever so slightly…let’s just say it’s a good thing that mummy didn’t have her handbag and suitcase with her.  We had a quick walk around Harrogate and was pleasantly surprised on how pretty it was…if you love Bath, I think Harrogate should be on your wish list.  The original Betty’s is located in Harrogate as well….Daddy may have purchased the only pair of shoes purchased on our road trip in Harrogate.

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North of England Road Trip Stop No. 10 – Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

After realising we were rather close to another spot that was on my UK bucket list…yes it was all about MEEEEEEEEEE….we had a rather soggy bottom wander around Knaresborough.

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The town shouldn’t just be famous for the viaduct that crosses the river but also for the cool street art adorning the buildings.  It wasn’t the best weather to be exploring Yorkshire but you can’t officially tick off Yorkshire until you leave with a soggy bottom!

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^^Ice Cream weather in Yorkshire

North of England Road Trip Stop No. 11 – York, North Yorkshire

We hightailed it over to York…I was keen to take mum to the Kathe Wolfhart Christmas Shop which has now opened in York; it’s my favourite Christmas shop in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD…yes it deserves capital letters.  Mum got a tad overwhelmed and left empty-handed.

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But we managed to have a cuppa and a spot of lunch including savouries and sweet treats at Betty’s (mum is also an experienced pinkie raiser…if you want some tips about afternoon tea then have a gander at this post!)

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…Lisa may have eaten a squirrel!

England Travel Inspiration - Our 4 Day North of England Road Trip. Come and join me on a journey through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire and visit some extremely beautiful destinations including the Lake District and a number of National Trust properties. #england #ukroadtrip #beautifuldestinations #traveltips #80pairsofshoes #yorkshire #lakedistrict

England Travel Inspiration - Our 4 Day North of England Road Trip. Come and join me on a journey through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire and visit some extremely beautiful destinations including the Lake District and a number of National Trust properties. #england #ukroadtrip #beautifuldestinations #traveltips #80pairsofshoes #yorkshire #lakedistrict

^^ Told ya!

After a wander around the city and a giggle at the Harry Potter shop where they actually queue to get in…

England Travel Inspiration - Our 4 Day North of England Road Trip. Come and join me on a journey through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire and visit some extremely beautiful destinations including the Lake District and a number of National Trust properties. #england #ukroadtrip #beautifuldestinations #traveltips #80pairsofshoes #yorkshire #lakedistrict

England Travel Inspiration - Our 4 Day North of England Road Trip. Come and join me on a journey through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire and visit some extremely beautiful destinations including the Lake District and a number of National Trust properties. #england #ukroadtrip #beautifuldestinations #traveltips #80pairsofshoes #yorkshire #lakedistrict

…we headed home…where I promptly burned the rice!

Yes you can see a lot on a four-day road trip…my recommendation is to have a mini plan of places that you would like to visit and then just go with the flow…don’t be disappointed if you don’t visit the places you thought you might as you may find other wonderful spots along the way!

Travel Tips for a North of England Road Trip

  • If you want to save some pounds on your car rental, make sure you use topcashback.com – I use Expedia where I normally get at least 10% cashback on my rental cars
  • We used my points for two nights of our accommodation as we stayed at IHG hotels which saved us cash…there is nothing wrong with chain hotels and they are especially good on a road trip due to their location and free parking!  We stayed at The Holiday Inn Express at Stoke on Trent and the Crowne Plaza in Harrogate.
  • Always have something in your car to eat when you’re desperate for a nibble and a bottle of water…traffic in England can be horrendous at times.
  • If you plan to visit a number of National Trust properties and you are a foreign national then look at purchasing a Touring Pass…we saved a lot of money with these passes.
  • Remember a road trip should be fun…visit places that interest you and go with the flow!

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I love pretty gardens and I fell in love with gardening again last year much to my delight (I’ve probably said this a million times now!).  I’m always on the look out for gardening inspiration so I popped over to explore Castle Ashby Gardens in Northamptonshire during the summer when all their gardens were bursting with colour.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

While Castle Ashby isn’t open itself, you can wander around the impressive 35 acres of gardens which are styled so you feel like you’re stepping back in time.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

My arrival at Castle Ashby was hair raising to say the least…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…SHEEP…and you know that this Kiwi is absolutely petrified on sheep…I did stop to take a photo once I realised I was safely inside the smurf mobile and they couldn’t eat me.

Parking the car, there is a long walk to the start of the gardens from the entrance however you get to set your eyes on the beautiful house in the distance…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…deciding to visit the church later on (which I then completely forgot to do!).

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

I headed to my favourite spot in the whole of Castle Ashby Gardens…the Orangery.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

I love an Orangery and totally want one but alas it would look rather fugly added onto a 1930’s built house in Bedford I would imagine.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

A little red breasted robin and I took a wander around the Orangery, stopping to take photos (me, not the Robin…I’m not too afraid of a cute little Robin for some reason but birds in general, yes…Castle Ashby was throwing all my fears at me in one go!).

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

The Orangery is stunning with gobble hungry fish…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…water lilies…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…perky daisies…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…and more perkiness…perky breasted and nippley ladies to complete the setting.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

I even managed two shoefies in the Orangery!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

I was thinking of bringing my family back for a picnic in the gardens when they were over last year however we had our picnic at the National Trust Property Stowe instead…either garden is a lovely spot to visit for a picnic.  Castle Ashby has picnic tables dotted around the gardens making it very family friendly.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

The Italian Gardens sit right next to the Orangery so I did a little bit of exploring of the gardens…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…the water feature reminding me of Rome

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…and my daddy’s favourite flowers, Dahlias!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

Wandering around the gardens, getting lost in what at times felt like my own secret garden…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…I stumbled across fields of wild flowers…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…and then found the meerkats and vegetable garden…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…I was more interested in their veggie plot!

Next up was the Maltese Cross garden which I was just in time to visit with its beautiful array of blue, silver  and white plants…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…it’s another gorgeous stop to explore in the gardens.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

 England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

The air was lightly scented with lavender and roses…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…how pretty is this pink rose…one day I will learn to grow roses, just not today…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…I think I’m going to kidnap their head gardener and set him lose in my garden at home!

I popped my head into the Fuchsia House…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…aren’t fuchsias having a bit of a renaissance in the gardening world!  Remember how beautiful they were at RHS Wisley in Surrey.

Honeysuckle alert!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

As I said before, there are plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…look at all the picnic tables!

To really enjoy the Castle Ashby Gardens, you just need to wander and explore to soak up all the colour…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens…you don’t need to follow a map, just follow your nose and you will find a little slice of heaven.

After all that walking…the gardens are huge and you don’t realise how many steps you’ve taken…I popped into the tea rooms for a gluten free sarnie and hot chocolate…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

…the sarnie was good, the hot chocolate was a bit bland.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

While I’m not a huge fan of Instagram these days, one of my lovely instagram followers actually visited the property the following weekend after I had posted a few photos from my visit and they enjoyed the property as well.

Travel Tips for Castle Ashby Gardens

  • You can find more information about the Castle Ashby Gardens on the official website.
  • You will need a car to visit the property as it’s a little out of the way
  • Take a picnic as you can sit anywhere in the gardens to enjoy the views…I asked!
  • The Tea Rooms do have gluten free options available…just ask when you order.
  • There is a beautiful garden shop where you can purchase plants prior to leaving…the money goes back into the garden.
  • The address for Castle Ashby Gardens is Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, NN7 1LQ
  • Kids will love this property as there are meerkats and a playground by the Tea Rooms.
  • Entrance costs £7 per person
  • I have a Gardeners World Card from the May 2017 Gardeners World magazine which means I can obtain a discount…this is now sold out online however make sure you pick up this years May issue to grab the card if you intend to visit a few gardens.  They are currently offering the next 5 issues for £5 which would include the May issue!
  • If you are visiting Northamptonshire then I would highly recommend a visit to another beautiful garden, Coton Manor Gardens.  Check out all my Northamptonshire posts here.
  • If you love to explore gardens then why not check out all my British Garden posts here.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Castle Ashby Gardens, Northamptonshire. Make sure you visit the beautiful English garden when it's bursting with colour during summer. The Orangery is like stepping back in time. If you love visiting gardens on vacation, then this beautiful destination should be on your bucket list. #castleashby #northamptonshire #england #beautifuldestinations #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #englishgardens

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On our recent trip to Austria, we spent a glorious 48 hours in Salzburg to visit the Christmas markets and to explore the city.  This was my fourth visit to Salzburg and I thought I would be a bit bored however visiting during winter made me see Salzburg through a fresh pair of eyes and I wasn’t disappointed.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Remember: For all my travel tips for Salzburg with website links, go to the bottom of this post!

Once we had checked in at the Crowne Plaza we crossed the bridge with all the love locks…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and headed into the Old Town to explore the Christmas Markets…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…nothing like supporting the local economy when travelling.  We may have had a bit to eat as well…I won’t show you the photos of G eating a burger while I enjoyed the usual gluten free option available at Christmas markets…chips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

With our tummies full, we had a snoop inside Salzburg Cathedral…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…the ceiling is rather breathtaking…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…sit down, admire the ceiling and take a moment to reflect on life.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We had decided to head up on the funicular to the Fortress next which overlooks the city…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…if visiting Salzburg during winter you need to be aware that a number of attractions are closed so choose your dates wisely; would recommend visiting while the Christmas Markets are on!

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

I will be honest and say that we were all a bit disappointed with the Salzburg Fortress and didn’t think it was worth the money; the signage was appalling and just the overall flow and information didn’t really work for us but the views over Salzburg are just gorgeous so that was a nice little silver lining.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

After enjoying the funicular ride back down…who loves a good old fashioned funicular ride?…I know Mrs D does…we’ve had a ride on a few over the years: Bergen in Norway, Hong Kong, Wellington, Athens to just name a few.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We had a wander around the shops; the quality of goods are exceptionally high and the prices reflect this accordingly in Salzburg and in Austria in general (buy quality and buy only once!)

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…can McDonalds and Zara please be forced to have pretty signs in front of all their stores in future…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

The main shopping areas are rather photogenic in Salzburg!

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We walked across the river to Hotel Sacher for cake as it was getting dark and rather chilly…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…Happy Birthday whoever was celebrating on November 29th (words that I can live by!)…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…I had a piece of gluten free cake just for you!  They had two gluten free options on the day we visited so it’s good to see that there are choices available.

Waking up the following morning, we pulled back the curtains to be greeted by a blanket of snow covering the city and it was still falling…thank goodness we had visited the Salzburg Fortress the day before.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

First stop was breakfast…I had located a great little cafe just around the corner from the Crowne Plaza that offered gluten free and vegan options and it was all rather scrummy.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

With our bellies at bursting point, our first stop were the Mirabell Gardens which looked heavenly under the blanket of snow…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…this is one of the reasons why you don’t see many photos of me on the blog as G has a tendency of zooming in on my boobies just to annoy me (I could start a blog called Kelly and her Travelling Boobies!) however he had to behave as his mum was with us…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…it still took a few attempts and me pulling a Madonna vogue move to get him to straighten up the camera…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and then a rogue snowflake happened…right on the tip of my nose…perfect timing snowflake…perfect timing!

We had a walk around the gardens, the winter roses were weighed down by the snow but oh so pretty…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…the statues were covered in white powder but still looked rather magical especially as it was still snowing….

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…I felt like I was inside a beautiful snow globe…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and a few ducks that weren’t brave enough to get their tail feathers wet.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

G decided to throw a few snow balls at me…my Kiwi ninja skills can beat an Englishman any day of the week…I was taking photos and I still managed to duck.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We made our way to the Old Town again for a look around…popping into cafes to warm up with a cuppa to warm up our frosty hands…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…we visited a number of the same areas as the day before in the Old Town but they looked very different under a blanket of snow.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We headed back in the direction of the hotel for a loo break (have you had the misfortune to met my 90 year old bladder?)…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…the snow was still falling!

That afternoon we caught a bus to Schloss Hellbrunn which is a Palace that you can visit during summer however during the winter months it’s closed to visitors BUT they do hold a Christmas Market in the grounds…so we popped by to browse the stalls…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…visited a famous landmark (The Sound of Music is one of my favourite movies of all time!)…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…a photo without the open mouthed Wally…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and then waited for a bus to take us back the Old Town where I bought Lisa some beautiful ribbons to use when she is sewing.

The following morning, we had a hearty breakfast at the hotel before jumping in a taxi back to the airport to pick up a rental car for our little road trip along Austria’s Romantic Road.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

^^How great is the view from the hotel?

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

48 Hours in Salzburg is totally enough time if you are planning a visit during the winter months…the city is  walkable, very compact and we didn’t feel rushed in this allocated time.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Travel Tips for 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria

  • A taxi from the airport should cost you no more than 15 euros 
  • The Old Town is a pedestrian only zone so if you have booked a hotel in this area then you will find that they may not be able to take you right up to the door if you arrive via taxi
  • We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Salzburg The Pitter as we had a few IHG points to use up; I’m trying to be rather frugal at the moment.  The rooms are lovely however we didn’t have the best check in experience…it was so bad that G actually complained.  The hotel no longer sits under the IHG Brand and is now part of the Imlauer Hotel Group.
  • Make sure you take comfortable shoes with plenty of grip especially if it is due to snow.  I wrote a post on what to wear to the Christmas Markets however this is what I would advise if visiting any European city during the winter months.
  • A donation is requested for entry into the Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) – address is Domplatz, Salzburg 5010, Austria
  • The Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) costs a staggering 15.50 euros per person and includes the funicular ride to the top.  We didn’t think it was worth the money as it was lacking in directions, information and just plain old things to look at that you would expect for the price! Address is Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
  • To visit Schloss Hellbrunn and the Sound of Music Gazebo, catch the Number 25 bus from the Old Town…you can buy tickets on the bus or from a newsagent prior to boarding.  Address is  Fürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Hotel Sacher in Salzburg is probably Salzburg’s most luxurious hotel and located right across from the Old Town.  The tea room is famous for it’s Sacher Torte, unfortunately they don’t make a gluten free option but it’s a nice place to stop for a hot drink and a piece of cake if you’re enjoying 48 hours in Salzburg.
  • The Heart of Joy Cafe is open from 8am – 7.00pm / 8.30pm most days offering a great variety of gluten free and vegan food…I would recommend this cafe to anyone visiting the city.  The address is Franz-Josef-Straße 3, 5020 Salzburg, Austria and is located a short walk from the Mirabell Palace and Gardens.
  • Remember to take a spare battery or two for your phone and camera, the battery life is rather pants to say the least as they lose charge quicker in cold weather!
  • Looking for more posts on Austria then why not check these babies out – A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and the Surrounding Villages, A City Break to Vienna, A Gluttons Guide to Eating Gluten Free Cake in Vienna, Exploring the Vienna Christmas Markets, Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton Vienna.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter.  This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe.  Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

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