I always find the best advice on TA and would love to get help from you all on my planned trip to London next month (31st May-14th June) with my husband. We are a young couple on a budget travel from New Zealand, travelling to London for work between 2nd-8th June, both dates inclusive. We will be landing at Heathrow on 31st May and plan to spend that day along with 31st, sightseeing London. Leaving out 10th June (we plan to be in London that day), we got 9th, 11th-13th before we travel back on the 14th.
We are very much interested in seeing as many diverse places outside London as we can.
A trip to Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor is most certain along with a visit to Manchester stadium. We want to spend a night or two in the English countryside and are deciding on the Cotswolds/Lake District/Stratford upon Avon/Kent.
Which would be the most ideal place for us to unwind and relax enjoying the typical, charming English countryside (preferably strolling along a small river or roaming around small towns?) keeping in mind June weather?
We will be heavily relying on public transportation to take us around.
Suggestions and advice are greatly appreciated.