young, I was working solidly, so what tended to happen was that we’d go to Disneyland or wherever.
Then, in the early 1990s, I bought a house by the sea at Playa de las Vistas, in Tenerife, Spain. I love it because the weather is good, and if I’ve got a few days free, I can scoot down there. We rent a car and just get lost.
Rachel and I also go walking a lot. We love visiting towns and villages, looking at buildings and museums.
If I have a day off when I’maway, I’ll ask to see local castles and art galleries, and go on guided trips to learn about where I am. Rick Wakeman spoke with Caroline Rees
FREEDOM: Exmoor, where Rick Wakeman (below) stayed as a boy.