Shaun the Sheep and his friends have been making us jealous these past few weeks, gallivanting across the country while stuffing their faces with ice cream and walking in the footsteps of the Beatles on a BAA-rilliant adventure. See exactly what they’ve been up to…
Don't let them have all the fun. Find a local travel agent and bag yourself an unBLEATable offer on a city break, coastal escape or rural retreat and soon ewe will be on your very own BAA-rilliant adventure.
It also turns out that Shaun is a big fan of the selfie. Here are some of the best shots from his holiday in England…
Famous for its nightlife, NewcastleGateshead is an elegant city gleaming with grand Georgian architecture lining its main thoroughfares and cultural landmarks perched along the historic River Tyne. Take the BALTIC for example, where Shaun is perched in the photo. Housed in a former flour mill, this iconic centre for contemporary art puts on innovative exhibitions all year round. We've heard that Shaun is a big fan of the Dada movement, or should that be BAA-BAA?
This golden pocket of Dorset is a top spot for a beach break and one of the best ways to experience it is by boat. Take a rip-roaring boat ride and you’ll speed out towards the Isle of Wight from Christchurch Harbour. Nature lovers will get the chance to see the guillemots, puffins and cormorants, while those more interested in people-watching can squint from the sea at the lucky inhabitants of ‘Millionaires Row’, the exclusive area of Sandbanks. Or, why not take it easy like Shaun, burying yourself in the golden sand while demanding to be fed candyfloss.
The gardens at Burghley were landscaped by Capability Brown and his signature style is present everywhere you look, from avenues of lime trees to pristine green vistas (which sadly weren’t for grazing!) An ancient deer herd also add to this luscious Lincolnshire landscape, roaming free in the 300-acre deer park. Along with deer spotting, Shaun loved messing around in the water fountains that are tucked away in the Historical Garden of Surprise.
With rolling hills, rippling lakes and towering peaks – including Wansfell where Shaun sat contemplating his next adventure – Cumbria is a vast natural playground for outdoor lovers. Be it by boat, mountain bike or on foot, there’s so much ground to cover in England’s biggest National Park. Lace up your hiking boots and tackle Helvellyn, the third highest peak in England and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views at the summit. Not a fan of heights? Hop on a steamboat instead to soak up idyllic views of the many nooks and crannies that aren’t accessible on foot.
It doesn’t get much more refined than the postcard-perfect Royal Crescent. This sweeping sight is just one of the many reasons why Bath is both an architectural epicentre and a World Heritage Site. Its honey-hued Georgian landmarks – including the Pump House and Prior Park’s Palladian Bridge – are second to none and the Roman Baths are some of the best preserved roman ruins in the world. Apparently Shaun enjoys a bit of TLC and took to the waters at Thermae Bath Spa. Who knEWE!
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