Northern Wales and England (Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire)

This trip had been a historical and cultural round trip. Starting in the Peak District with the Quarry Bank Mill and the Bakewell Tart we went on to visit the Welsh historical heritage from the iron age until the early industrialisation. Later we realized that we got stuck a bit in the middle ages around Edward II. Well, as it seems, Edward II. left quite an impressive foot print on these wild lands. There were not many Welsh castles to visit. The ones we stepped in where of Edward II.'s making with leaving Beaumaris unfinished. What a fortress this would have been!

History put aside, we had rented a Fiat 500 and our round trip was Peak District (Buxton, Bakewell, Speedwell Cavern in Castleton, Lime Park, Quarrybank Mill), Llandudno with the Great Orme, Penryn Castle, the iron age remains on Anglesey, Caernarfon Castle, Snowdon, Harlech Castle, Aberystwyth, Chirk Castle, Shrewsbury and Castle, Wroxeter Roman City, Iron Bridge and Black County Living Museum.

Driving the UK is not difficult but sometimes it occured to us that the Brits enjoy themselves having roadsignes grown over by green and watching tourists like us drive the same circle thrice, thank you very much!