I need some help, please, in deciding between two options about how to spend 2.5 days prior to a cruise in May, with a rental car, starting in London and ending in Colchester.
We are 4 adults - want to see the countryside, explore towns and villages, wander around and get a feel for the area. Love scenic drives and walks. Hopefully see some castles. I got good feedback on the UK forum about the East Anglia area. Now have to make a decision between the two.
We will leave London noon on Sunday, and have to drop off car at Colchester at noon on Wed. (then get to pier at Harwich). Will book hotels/B&Bs for Sun., Mon., and Tues. nights.
Option 1 – East Anglia:
From London, drive to/stop at – Audley End, Saffron Walden, Bury St. Edmunds, Long Melford, Lavenham, Framlingham, Adleburgh then Colchester. Maybe add in Norwich visit.
Option 2 – Cotswolds/Bath area:
Thanks in advance for any responses; it can be daunting to plan!