Britain might well be an island, and compared to some islands, you could argue it’s relatively small, but those 243,610 square km are packed full of sights to see and experiences to be had!
If you’re planning on heading to the UK, you might be wondering where to aim your time towards, and where the best places are to get the most out of British culture, and that picturesque countryside. Well, here’s a few ideas you should be looking at.
Packed with history, including Tintagel and the legend of King Arthur, Land’s End, and the famous surfing beaches of Newquay. The coastline around this part of Britain is stunning, and has arguably the best beaches in the country. Dramatic, rugged, and full of Cornish laid-back charm, Cornwall is a must visit, with St Ives a very popular spot.
You can’t visit and not go to the powerhouse of a city that is London. The English capital is huge, sprawling, and requires a certain amount of planning. Getting around is relatively easy once you master the Tube, or the Underground as it is also known, but if you stick to the city centre, you’ll find the major sights all relatively close, including the London Eye, Oxford Street, the Thames, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the major museums, including The Natural History Museum, and the West End theatres, oh and the shops, let’s not forget the shops!
The best time to go is either at the time of the Edinburgh Tattoo, or at New Year when the city comes alive with one of the biggest parties on the planet. Edinburgh Castle is where it’s all at, sitting on the hill, looking truly imposing, right over Princess Street. Driving up to Edinburgh from Northumberland, passing over the border will give you some seriously dramatic photographs, and it is certainly one not to be missed. Head a little out of the city to check out the Forth Road Bridge.
Keeping on a Scottish vibe, a visit to Inverness through the stunning and hugely imposing Highlands is a must do. If you’re planning on walking in this part of the country, please be aware that conditions can and do change very quickly, so always keep your wits about you. Aside from that, the lochs and mountains will captivate you.
Keeping with the mountains now, the Snowdonia region of Wales is equally as dramatic, and you’ll be treated to a healthy dose of Welsh culture and a warm welcome. You can trek up Snowdonia, and there is the option of a tram back down if you’ve had enough once you reach the summit! On clear days the views are captivating.
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! For a spot of old-fashioned seaside fun, a trip to Blackpool, with the famous tower, pleasure beach, donkey rides, and of course fish and chips, all finished off with a stick of Blackpool rock! A day at the seaside is something everyone should experience, with or without a Punch and Judy show!
There are of course countless other places to visit in Britain, and we’ve barely touched on them, but this just goes to prove how much there is to see and do on this ‘small’ island!