Travelling within the British Isles has become increasingly popular with the economic downturn, and the cost of foreign jaunts becoming more expensive. While the weather cannot be guaranteed, there are plenty of must-see places within our tiny green island that can guarantee a lifetime of happy holiday memories.
There is so much to do and see within the UK that holidaying at home is becoming increasingly the holiday of choice.
But what exactly is there to do within the British Isles that makes it such a popular holiday destination?
The great thing about the UK is that it is varied. Whether you want to visit a pretty coastal town, a tacky seaside resort, stroll through the rolling hills and mountains, visit cool metropolitan cities or immerse yourself into the vast history, there is something that appeals to everyone in the UK.
The rich capital of the UK, London is the epitome of cool Britannia. The capital has something to offer everyone, from zoos to museums, to fine dining and street food, to shopping and clubbing. You really can’t go wrong in London. Popular day trips include open top tour buses around the city with tour routes taking you around the city meaning you miss nothing. You can also take museum tours should that be more you scene. London Zoo is a great place to take the kids, or for big kids, and with a multitude of museums, such as the Imperial War Museum, the Natural History Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate, should art be your passion, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
The capital of Scotland is put simply, stunning. Steeped in a rich history mixed with the metropolis of urban city life, Edinburgh should be on your must-see list when planning your travels within the UK. Edinburgh has a huge number of tourist offerings such as Arthurs Seat, the peak of a collection of hills – a must for those who enjoy getting back to nature – that is so-called due to the legend of King Arthur, as well as Edinburgh Castle, home of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. For more traditional Scottish offerings, a trip to the Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre is an absolute necessity! Search with Venere for trips to Edinburgh.
Should rolling hills, picturesque scenery and absolute tranquillity be your holiday essentials, then a trip to Windermere should definitely be on your to-do list. Lake Windermere offers both relaxation and adventure. For the more adventurous sort, offerings in Windermere range from guided walks, water sports, rock climbing and boating trips. Windermere is also home to many boutique and spa hotels and so is perfect for those wishing to unwind in utter serenity.
No trip within the UK is complete without a trip to Stonehenge. The prehistoric site is possibly one of the most famous historic sites in the world. The stone collection is preserved to an immaculate standard, and while the tour is short is certainly worth a visit.
Leave your passport at home and enjoy everything that the British Isles has to offer, right on your doorstep.