Savour the summer adventures.
Tread a less beaten path this Summer with our pick of the UK’s pint-size historic towns perfect for a day trip or mini-break. We’ve picked our top 5 destinations and a versatile handbag to match each trip.
1 | Ludlow, Shropshire
In the words of John Betjeman, “Ludlow is probably the loveliest town in England.” Its uber elegant streets are lined with over 500 listed Georgian buildings, which hold a host of eateries and delis, sealing Ludlow as a foodie’s paradise; reputed to have more Michelin stars than any other location outside of London. And don’t miss a visit to the castle, a Norman fortress which dates back to 1086.
Take | The Brompton - with its structured half-moon shape and detachable body strap this delightful cream and taupe leather bag is the perfect partner as you mooch through the Georgian streets and is elegant enough to double up as an evening bag for your dinner date as you try out Ludlow's tempting range of restaurants.
2 | Sherbourne, Dorset
With its breathtaking Abbey, medieval streets and not one but two castles Sherbourne has to be one of the most picturesque English towns. Its pedestrianised centre is dotted with independent shops, galleries and places to grab a bite to eat.
Take | The Ashover - this classic saddle bag is given an update with tactile cow hair and adorable tassel. Wear as a crossbody bag whilst you explore the local sights leaving you handsfree to take photographs and browse the boutiques.
3 | Burford, Oxfordshire
A slightly less discovered part of the chocolate-box pretty Cotswolds Burford boasts a sweeping high street lined with ancient buildings. While away a pleasant day browsing the independent shops with a well-earned break at one of the town's famed tea rooms.
Take | The Oxted Tote in striking leopard print cow hair will give your off-duty outfit an instant edge, protective feet and a structured exterior mean this bag can stand alone, making a great shopping partner.
4 | Truro, Cornwall
Boasting elegant architecture Truro is a vibrant destination for shoppers and sight-seers alike. Marvel at the imposing cathedral with its soaring gothic towers and meander the winding streets taking in the wide away of independent shops from bookshops to boutiques. Don’t miss out on one of the many artisan ice-cream vendors and wind down with a cocktail as the day turns to night.
Take | The Newbury shoulder bag in luscious pink is roomy enough to stash your shopping essentials and chic enough to take out in the evening, a zip top fastening makes sure everything is secure.
5 | Hereford, Herefordshire
With the river Wye winding through this city take a lazy stroll along its banks or pick the pace up a notch in the lively centre soaking up the vibrant market town atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the local produce - of course, famed for the local beef, cheese and refreshing cider and perry.
Take | The Small Burford with its bowling bag shape and distinct croc print pattern this mini tote is a versatile bag ideal for a mooch in the day and refined enough to take out in the evening.
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