Where should you head for the best and brightest holiday this year? We’ve checked out what’s hot and what’s not. Here are just a few of the most popular destinations for this summer.
It might only be little, but there’s plenty packed into this county. If you’re a surfer dude, you should head for the north coast, where the waves are gnarly and you can hang with your brahs. If you want a little culture, St. Ives is an artist’s heaven. However, most of the tourist trade in Cornwall is made up of families. Beaches, donkey sanctuaries, theme parks, you name it, Cornwall can offer it. Popular year after year, England’s southernmost county has something to offer everyone.
The Lake District
The Lakes are perennially popular with walkers and climbers, but the breathtaking scenery is also a huge attraction for families. Boasting over 8 million visitors a year, there is clearly something in them (aside from the occasional shopping trolley). Trips across Windermere are always popular, but there are plenty of mountains to climb, boats to sail and forest parks to picnic in. Those who are taken with the genteel drawings and stories of Beatrix Potter will find plenty to do, as this area was both her home and her inspiration.
Ah, the lights, the pleasure beach, the chips…Blackpool is one of those iconic places that epitomizes the great Northern holiday. It’s not just those from the north who visit this seaside town. Southerners are also drawn here, year after year. The famous illuminations are something that everyone should see at least once and a stroll along the front with a portion of chips is so typically English that you’ll get the urge to wear socks with your sandals. A truly iconic destination.
For a friendly welcome, diverse surroundings and a whole array of activities to choose from, a holiday in the UK is hard to beat.
Image: Lake District by Dylan J C, on Flickr