The Bigger Picture in Small Towns

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What places do you think of when you hear the word “travel?” Most people think of famous tourist spots. The problem with these places is the crowd present almost all year round. But there is another way to enjoy traveling. There are small towns and old villages that are open to tourists. The number of visitors is low compared to its more famous counterparts. What worthwhile details can you enjoy in such places?

Warm Accommodations

For example, you have chosen to go to Bath. You can book a lovely hotel in Bath City Centre that can give you unparalleled hospitality. Accommodations in such places take pride in combining the best of both worlds. They are successful in incorporating modern facilities while maintaining old-fashioned features. They are already equipped with amenities such as spa services. This brings them to par with modern hotels. But their architectural designs are catchy. They lean toward old and durable styles such as wooden floors and four-poster beds. These details suggest a warmer ambiance. The staff cannot be faulted with their friendly and cordial ways. Anybody will surely enjoy a night or a week-long stay in such accommodations.

Picturesque Views

Small towns and old villages are far from the hustle and bustle of modern cities. If you are looking for a trip filled with breathtaking views, old villages are perfect for you. Some are set atop highlands such as plateaus or hills. Some have lakes and rivers where one can do many activities. Gardens and flowers also abound in such villages. Clear skies also cover the expanse of these villages. Fluffy clouds or twinkling stars add to the natural attractions. Visits to such places are rejuvenating as one can connect with nature.

Ancient Architecture

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Small villages were able to preserve their old-fashioned but durable architecture. Experience walking in cobblestone pathways. See houses with native materials and unique colors. Some small towns also boast of museums, churches, and even forts and castles. Some old villages even lead to ancient ruins. These are worth more than a day’s trip. To fully immerse in such sights and views, you can arrange to stay even for a night.

Charming Shops and Delightful Restaurants

After enjoying nature and architecture, there are still some things to do in old villages. These places are dotted with pretty shops and fine restaurants. The shops are filled with items that one will not commonly see in other places. They sometimes sell the crafts of some locals. The restaurants treat tourists to local recipes. Food is always piping hot and prepared with the same care as homemade meals. There is never a dull moment in small towns.

Hospitable Locals

Small towns and old villages have a small population. As such, they are a close-knit community. When tourists come to their place, they extend their hospitality like you are a relative. Warm, friendly, and accommodating—these are only a few ways on how to describe the locals. They are willing to direct you to places or answer your questions. They can even teach you a skill or two. Observing them will also help you gain some life lessons. Indeed, these places will feel like a home away from home.

If you want a more authentic experience, consider old villages for your next travel. Do not make it a side trip. Rather, devote time to such places. You will not regret such an itinerary. It will be a memorable one.

Going With My Gut is all about letting yourself go wherever the wind takes you. We are an online travel blog that promotes spontaneous adventure, but also responsible tourism to create a better and safer world for travellers.

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