Although I haven't live there for over 50 years, I still consider Derbyshire as my spiritual home. It's fabulous county with something for everyone - stately homes, great walking, theme parks, solitude & museums (try Crich Stand Tramway museum)
With a daughter living in London, we see quite a bit of it & the nice thing is she takes us to places that the average "tourist" wouldn't know or go to but the images in this gallery are perhaps more well known.
The North East
A recent visit to celebrate my Wife's birthday. I described the trip as a kind of "surf & turf" trip. -a couple of days in the cities of Gateshead & Newcastle & then a couple in more rural Northumbria and since it was a special birthday, the accommodation for the latter part was a 13th Century Castle!
The coastline here is stunningly rugged but there's also a sense of stepping back in time to a period was less frenetic. You can also see why it was (and maybe still is) a smuggler's heaven with a multitude of isolated picturesque but small coves.
The county's been our home for over 30 years & offers a great mix of vistas. If you ask people what the county is famous for, they'll probably say shoes as there is a rich history of shoe-making here, but a lesser known fact is that one of the scientists who discovered DNA - Francis Crick came from the County
Not areas that we've visited much but once recent trip to mid- Wales ( Brecon area) and a couple of trips to Scotland
Another one of our beautiful coastal regions with quite narrow lanes & thatched cottages
A county that it's easy to pass through heading for Devon & Cornwall but the North Somerset Coast is well worth a visit.
With friends living in North Yorkshire, we visit the area quite often. Our friends always have a different location to see each time we go. Here are some of my favourites -s some are quite remote & we doubtless strayed over a county border in some cases!