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3 of my favourite Fairytale destinations

Isles of Scilly
The view from St Martins, Isles of Scilly

Between John and I we have been lucky enough to travel to some fantastic places, from Africa to America, Europe, isolated islands to cities and it can be hard to pin point exactly our favourite places and it's often the lesser know and more unusual ones that surprise us the most. Netflights got in touch to ask me what was my favourite fairytale destination and not in the Disney sense but rather real castles up on hills and breathtaking views that have your eyes doing a double take. The thing is I couldn't just pin point on destination so I thought I would share my favourite 3 that captured my heart, mind and soul as well as being inspiring in itself.

1. St Martins, Isles of Scilly

I thought I would first start of with a place that is not actually that far but often overlooked and that is the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago located off the tip of the Cornish coast and not the easiest of places to get to but certainly a spectacular one. There are 5 inhabited islands and we managed to explore three of them during our stay. Each with their own personality, we managed to visit 3 of them with our favourite being the tranquil St Martins with it's white sands, clear blue water, no cars, no stress, breath taking views and the perfect place to relax with a margarita in hand.

St Martins, Isles of Scilly

2. Venice, Italy

When people say Venice is the most romantic city in the world I always thought how can one place capture romance but it really does. As soon as I arrived by train and stepped off Veniezia Stanta Lucia train station and saw my first glimpse of the grand canal I instantly knew what everyone was talking about. There is something magical in the air in Venice and the whole time your aware of what a historically and visually unique place it is. To visit Venice is to walk in a dream and I highly recommend everyone has this on their bucket list.

3. Prague, Czech Republic

I've been to Prague twice and both times arrived in this city by train, the first was from Amsterdam through Germany into the Czech Republic and the other was from Hungary and the landscapes as you come into this magical city are amazing with old castles, rolling hills, open countryside and then suddenly you are met with this beautiful and historically fascinating city that is still rising out of the post-communist ashes. Charles Bridge and Prague Castle are like something out of a fairy tale and you can see why it's a popular wedding destination. I was lucky to stay here a few weeks on my first visit and got to know it fairly well and loved getting to know this part of central Europe, which also happens to be a fairly budget friendly place as well (although it is going up).

Czech Republic

Its was pretty hard to narrow it down to three and could easily of had more - other fantastic fairytale places that I have been lucky to visit and loved are the pretty canals of Amsterdam, peaceful Loch Ness, exploring the islands of Helsinki, St Helena in the Atlantic, the blissful sunshine on table mountain in Cape Town, the white sands of the Isle of Eigg and Lake Bled in Sloviena as well as Lucerne in Switzerland are also all on my list of magical spots for a quick getaway. In fact Netflights have put together a list of 11 places that really tick the box when it comes to fairytale locations, do check it out.

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  1. I've never been to any of these locations - I would absolutely love to go to Venice though as they do say that it is gradually falling into disrepair now. Need to schedule a holiday sooner rather than later!

    1. I highly recommend it, it is in parts run down but still very magical and like know where else

      Laura x

  2. It reminds me of something out of Narnia! I bet you had the best time, too. I want to visit.

    XO Natasha

    1. Thanks Natasha - all of these 3 destinations are magical

      Laura x

  3. Great choices! I'd not heard of St Martins before, but I need to take a look. And Prague as well - it's been years since I was there, but I keep thinking I need to return!

  4. Venice is somewhere that I have always wanted to go. It looks absolutely amazing

  5. I haven't been to any of these places. I'd like to visit Venice

  6. I've been to Venice and Prague and loved them both but in different ways. Prague is very magical x


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