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If you’ve been wondering where you should go for your next holiday abroad, you might not have given any consideration to the UK. With so many things to see and do, a rich and varied history and miles of coastline to enjoy, there’s a reason it continues to be an enjoyable choice for not just locals who want to explore their own backyards, but for foreigners looking for a unique and enticing vacation spot as well. New to the UK, or have never been yourself? Check out our brief guide to holidaying in one of Europe’s most popular destinations.
As far as cities go, London is probably the most unique in much of the world. This cosmopolitan megalith of a city spreads far and wide and has some of the most interesting history. Starting as a small village eventually captured by Romans has meant that London possesses some truly gorgeous examples of long lost Roman history. The London Museum still houses one of Londoninium’s original Roman walls, well worth a look. For other amazing historical stops along the London route, be sure to check out the Tower of London, with its long history as both a palace and prison, as well as the old standbys when it comes to tourist attractions including the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden and Whitechapel for Jack the Ripper Tours.
About an hour and a half west of London lies the beautiful county of Wiltshire. With rolling green hills, small towns and villages nestled in the valleys and a canal system that many love to go long boating through, it’s no wonder Wiltshire attracts people from all around the world annually. Not only this, but it’s also home to Stonehenge, Avebury, Lacock and Old Sarum – four must see attractions for any visitor to the region. Rent yourself a car to make the most of your time out here, you really won’t regret it.
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to spend a couple of days during your British Isles getaway, consider taking the family down to the county of Cornwall. Save time and money by staying at one of the best caravan parks in Cornwall, a great option for families and couples alike. This gorgeous stretch of land runs from around Bolventor or Launceston in the north east all the way to the tip of Land’s End in the south west, and all throughout are unique places to explore with coastline never being more than about a half hour drive away. Visit the mysterious witchcraft museum of Boscastle, the ruins of King Arthur’s legendary birthplace at Tintagel, or climb the cliffs of the rugged Atlantic coastline before dining on some of the country’s best fish and chips for dinner. Don’t miss the sandy beaches of St Ives for a great day out with the family – one of the best ways to spend your time here.
With so many amazing things to see and do throughout the UK, these only just touch the tip of the iceberg. You’re honestly in for a whale of a time when you come to explore this varied and beautiful island nation. So what are you waiting for? Come see for yourself what all the hype is about.