Britain has some of the most amazing history, culture and countryside in the world. It is a melting pot of influences from across the globe which have merged together over centuries. As a tourist destination it doesn’t hold very much appeal because of the rather rainy and cold climate. However there are 5 great reasons why you should consider visiting Britain for your next vacation.
Visit the iconic white cliffs of the South Coast
The south coast of England is the location of the world famous white limestone cliffs. Places like Dover have become some of the first images shown when trying to describe Britain. There are hundreds of miles of beautiful coastal walks along the cliffs.
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Stay in a thatched roof cottage in the countryside
This is the perfect British experience in the summertime. If your budget permits, choose to rent from one of the countries many luxury self catering cottages. There is an astounding selection of cottages to choose from and many come with thatched roofs, which really adds to the romance. Britain has many beautiful coastal areas such as Cornwall and Northumberland. There are also some truly spectacular areas of countryside inland too such as the Cotswolds and the Lake District. Renting out your own cottage with a real log fireplace, original wooden ceiling beams and old stone walls is an experience you will never forget.
Party like nowhere else in London
London is one of the biggest and most diverse cities in the world. It is filled to the brim with artists, musicians, designers and other creative types. At night they want to let their hair down and this has bred a nightlife scene as good as anywhere else in the world. You can choose from dirty backstreet basements playing the most underground cutting edge beats, to the fanciest and most lavishly decorated theatre-like nightclubs. London is where people come to express themselves at night with few inhibitions.
Experience the regal past in a castle and visit Buckingham Palace
Sounds obvious to recommend a castle but they really are great to visit. You will find them all over the country. They often have guided tours which will explain the strange methods of going to a toilet in a tower and show you the dungeons where the criminals were kept. Of course any trip to the UK wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Buckingham Palace. Make sure you time your visit to see the Changing of the Guards which is quite a spectacle. Then pop over to visit other iconic buildings such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
Check out some of the upcoming special events that will happen at the palace here.
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