Posts Tagged‘United Kingdom’

Reasons to visit Devon and Cornwall

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Of all the places to visit in the United Kingdom, few have the allure of Cornwall and Devon. From beaches that will have you thinking you’re in Mediterranean, to lively festivals that blend traditional and modern influences, hanging out in the UK’s most southerly reaches will prove to be vacation time well spent. In the infographic below, check out all the sights and attractions that will give you plenty of reasons to visit Devon and Cornwall… infographic by http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/  

Why Scotland Is the Best Country in the World

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There are plenty of reasons why Scotland is the best country in the world. Aside from inventing the hypodermic syringe, adhesive postage stamps, tubular steel and the television, this proud nation also found a cure for scurvy in between creating Sherlock Holmes and discovering insulin. Phew. These days, Scotland leads the way in renewable energy, has a thriving cultural scene and one of its own is among the top tennis players in the world – some achievements for a country with a population of just over five million. Whilst Scotland has always been a popular tourist destination – over 15.5…

England Outside of London: Five Countryside Spots You Must Head To

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If you live outside of the UK, the chances are that when you think of England you think of London – and probably only London. It’s a pretty well-known notion that most people who reside elsewhere – especially America – think England’s, well, a lot smaller than it is. Not to mention that everyone knows the Queen and we all talk like the hotel workers out of Home Alone 2… The fact is, some of us may well have met a member of the Royal family, but it’s highly unlikely. What is also a fact is that there’s plenty more…

Day trips from London Not to Miss!

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The United Kingdom has many cultural, historical and natural landmarks. The lakes of Scotland, the castle around England, the coastal views of Northern Ireland, the mountains and waterfalls of Wales… all of these places are worth a visit, and definitely worth a road trip. Most visitors from abroad decide to explore London, Edinburgh and other large cities, missing out on the countryside. If you plan to spend your holidays in the UK, the most optimal option is to book a flight to London. Spend a couple of nights there, and then enjoy one of the many day trips from London…

Why the Lake District Provides Something for Everyone

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The Lake District is a truly extraordinary part of the UK, brimming with history and character and home to the kind of grand and majestic scenery that is evocative of New Zealand and other far-flung parts of the world. What’s more, it is a place that caters to many different interests (and many kinds of traveller). We’ve outlined some of the best things to see and do in the Lake District for every kind of holiday maker. Families Families large and small can take their pick of leisure activities and fun days out at the lakes. Nearby attractions such as…

The Best UK Beach Breaks

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Although the United Kingdom may not be your initial choice for a beach holiday in the sunshine, there are certainly reasons to to make it one. With idyllic coastlines and stunning scenery, there are a multitude of hot-spots around Britain that holiday makers simply love. Although the UK isn’t fortunate to have the climate of the tropics, it certainly does have some outstandingly beautiful sandy shorelines. Whether you’re a lover of a brisk and windy walk, wrapped up in a cosy jumper or an admirer of a quiet, sheltered bay with vivid turquoise waters, the United Kingdom certainly has something…

The Best Beaches in The UK

The UK may not be the first place in the world you think of when it comes to beaches, but you may be surprised at some of the fantastic sandy havens scattered around the country. Here’s a list of some of the top beaches around the UK that you may or may not have heard of… Luskentyre, Outer Hebrides Luskentyre has often been voted Britain’s best beach, so it seems appropriate to start there. It has glorious white sands and crystal clear waters, something which you’d be more used to seeing in the Caribbean. It’s a little out of the…

Top Tourist Attractions in London on a Budget

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From Madame Tussaud’s to the London Eye, here are the top tourist attractions in London other than the Big Ben Clock Tower. Most of these attractions are free, so add on a stay at one of the quality budget hotels in London, and you’ve got yourself a financially feasible holiday in one of the most expensive cities in the world! Madame Tussaud’s. Meet famous personalities like Shakespeare or Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton; in waxy flesh of course. Life-sized wax sculptures of these famous people are on display at this museum. British Museum. The British Museum has a…