I'm a little biased as to the reasons that you should visit Bridlington. You see my grandma was born in this lovely seaside town, and we grew up hearing stories of how special it is. This was carried on by my mum who then went to visit during summer holidays as her grandparents still lived there.
Before my grandma passed away earlier this year, she wrote me a letter asking me to visit. Actually, all she wanted for her birthday was that I wrote her a letter and told her how I found England. She was so pleased we were going to explore her home country and I know that she was keen for us to visit her place of birth.
With our time in England drawing to a close, we embarked on the 6 hour trip to 'The North' to visit Yorkshire, and in particular Bridlington. We weren't disappointed.
Although its name may make you think you're in France, Herstmonceux castle and its surrounding village are located in East Sussex, around 2.5 hours south of London or 50 minutes west of Brighton.
Nestled in a small country village, the castle is surprisingly easy to find and with over 300 acres of woodland and themed gardens, as well as a moat, the castle is well worth the drive.