Cēsis in Vidzeme, a region of Latvia grew up around its medieval castle and medieval church of St John. Its Old Castle is now the centre of a complex of historic buildings that have been given new functions including a Nordic Museum of Natural Medicine, the Cēsis Exhibition Hall and the fascinating Cēsis History and Art Museum in the New Castle. Tread cobbled streets from the Middle Ages in the Historic Centre next door while visiting more attractions in this pretty town.
Go Back to the Middle Ages on a Walk around Cēsis in Latvia
A Walk on the South Downs Way in Hampshire
The South Downs Way is a National Trail following the old routes and driveways across the ridges and chalk escarpment of the South downs. This 100-mile rural path really does take walkers ‘away from it all’ and easy access means it can be done in small sections - but maybe not after a Prosecco fuelled dinner the evening before. My attempt to complete the section from Exton Village to Winchester was definitely a step too far.
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