Our holiday in Britain took us away from home for 40 days.

We flew 21,000 miles to London and back.

In our trip from Land’s End to John o’Groats and many places between we drove more than 4,200 miles.


We visited:

  • 23 National Trust properties
  • 8 cathedrals
  • 15 other churches and abbeys (at least)
  • 50 other places of significance (at least)
  • 45 places directly associated with our family history
  • 10 major art galleries

I took 8,946 photographs and bought 13.8 kg of guide books.


I met thirteen of my cousins.

Most of our trip went to plan, though I am sad to say that I got the date wrong and missed seeing some of my relatives at Henley on Thames. This was my fault entirely.

The preparation I did in researching places and the associated family history was invaluable.Β  Over the coming months I will write up our travels in more detail.

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A grave marker for my 8th great grandparents in Marylebone