Top 5 spring day trips around the UK...
Where to get lost in spring this March and beyond…
1 Kew Gardens, London (right)
Is there anywhere more exciting in London to see the seasons change? Daffodils as far as the eye can see at this time of year make a trip to the world heritage site a must. Be quick and you can catch the end of their Orchid festival – Hola Colombia!
2 Llanerchaeron, Wales
This National Trust site, a preserved Georgian villa, lies in the picture perfect Aeron valley. A working farm on site provides fantastic opportunities to spy lambs being born (normally mid-March).
3. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
You will have to wait until the 29th, but March means the reopening of this iconic castle for another year. Fans of Harry Potter will have plenty to explore, and the impeccably preserved ancestral home of the Percy family offers views across the unspoiled north east countryside.
4. The Blossom Trail, Worcestershire
You can never predict when blossom trees will be fully on show but be prepared from mid-March. High on our list is this 45-mile route of blossom trees in the Vale of Eversham. Popular with cyclists, the route is lined with pear, plum, cherry and apple blossoms.
5. Triwedden, Cornwall
Cornwall is traditionally the first place in the UK to declare spring. This estate is one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and among its 15 acres there’s an impressive display of magnolia trees, one of our personal favourite Spring icons!