The United Kingdom is a great destination for a holiday, the British Isles are incredibly varied from place to place and it’s very simple to travel throughout the UK. London is of course the most notable place that people visit for obvious reasons but far too often, tourists overlook some beautiful places that the UK has on offer. Let’s take a look at the top 4 must-visit, in my opinion, destinations that theUK has on offer.
England’s Lake District is situated in the North-West of the country and it is a sprawling mountain range and national park with vast forests and beautiful lakes. The area is a popular holiday destination for those who love to walk, climb, take part in water activities or simply to relax in beautiful surroundings. The Lakes sees around 23 million tourists each year and the most popular locations here are Windermere, Ullswater and Grasmere, there is so much to do and see here and so many tranquil places for you to relax both on and around the lakes.
Far too often overlooked by tourists is Cornwall in the South West of England, this county possesses some of Britain’s most stunning coastline and enjoy a far warmer climate than the rest of the UK. Cornwall has some outstanding beaches and beautiful towns, one of it’s largest towns, Newquay, attracts thousands of surfers each year to take advantage of it’s waves and the town is a known party place. Further down the coast there are beautiful fishing villages and ports with amazing seafood and idyllic landscapes. Just 3 hours from London by train, Cornwall is a must-visit place.
Scotland’s capital is a perfect way to spend some time in the UK, it is a bustling, historic city that has the charm of a rural town. At the centre of the wonderful city is the historic and grand castle and the immense Carlton Hill which at it’s peak offers fantastic views of the city. Scottish culture is thoroughly embraced here and whilst the city is cosmopolitan, you don’t have to look too hard for tartan, whisky and haggis shops. Despite being a busy city Edinburgh is incredibly relaxing and I absolutely recommend spending at least a night or two here on your UK break.
The European City of Culture in 2008, Liverpool is World famous for it’s music scene, notably the home-town of The Beatles, and it’s thick scouse accent. The northern English city is a fantastic place to visit with dozens of art museums, amazing modern architecture and of course, plenty of live music. Liverpool has an area called the Albert Docks which is where The Beatles museum is and plenty of trendy bars and restaurants and Liverpool is a fantastic place for shopping too with boutiques and large shopping centres. The city is divided in two when it comes to football with Liverpool and Everton having stadiums just a mile from each other and the city comes alive on a Saturday when the teams play, try and get to a game if you can as the atmosphere in the grounds’ is phenomenal. You can reach Liverpool with ease by train from anywhere in the country and you shouldn’t miss out on a visit to this great city.