It’s the time of year when everyone is planning a family trip or a quiet romantic holiday with their loved ones. With the onset of budget airlines and with travel within the UK seeming to get more expensive, more and more people are looking to go outside of the UK, but with four fabulously different countries to choose from and hundreds of budget holiday companies offering great travel packages in the UK, the time has never been better for a holiday at home!
Many people forget all the great places to visit within the UK. The capital cities all have their own unique charm from the historic castle topped city of Edinburgh in Scotland to England’s own London City. In-between there are hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside and hundreds and hundreds of miles of coast line, stretching from the south coast of places like Cornwall’s Penzance with the awe inspiring St. Michael’s Mount, all the way up to Scotland’s northern coast line where you’ll find the highest cliffs in Britain, beautiful beaches in Durness, and miles of greenery and sun drenched vistas that stretch for miles (on a good day anyway!)
In the big capitals and even in places like Eyam, famed for the black death, you’ll still be glad to note that from the smaller towns especially, you can get primary school trips and the odd backpacker out to discover the UK’s little secrets, with the grander ones in places like Cardiff and London. Many Holiday companies have weekend specials and all-in tours which will take you to some intriguing places like the city of York, with it’s quaint cobbled streets littered with leaning old brick buildings, housing book shops and souvenir stores, or to the underground paths in Edinburgh - thought to have been a covered passageway for the elite to visit the famed Hellfire club.
After visiting the beautiful cities and beaches of the world, it’s often difficult to remember the appreciation you first felt when admiring a sleek orange sunset over the cliffs of Dover or from the top of Primrose Hill in London, but once you do, it’s worth remembering that the UK has even more to offer, you just have to go and find it!