There’s Something for Everyone in the UK
Anyone thinking of taking a holiday in the UK would benefit from some careful planning in order to make the most of all the attractions available across the country. Many visitors will find themselves beginning their trip in the nation's capital, London as it has two international airports and the Eurostar rail terminal.
This historic city has so much to offer the visitor and is certainly worth spending a few days here to marvel at the sights. Take a ride on the London Eye or explore the Millennium Dome. Take a look at the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the royal residence of Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London with its beefeaters or feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square underneath Nelson's Column. Or stroll along the banks of the River Thames, having your photo taken with Tower Bridge behind you. There are numerous other attractions including many fine museums such as the British Museum which has the Rosetta Stone amongst its many exhibits, the National History Museum with its dinosaur skeleton, the Science Museum, and the Victorian and Albert museum. They are all great places to wander around. At night the West End has a huge array of shows and musicals to choose from in addition to the many fine restaurants and bars in the area.
Although it is quite possible to spend all their time in London it is recommended that visitors travel further afield to experience more of the country. It is easy to get around the UK as it is a relatively small country and has an extensive motorway and rail network which makes it easy to get just about anywhere within a day. See the amazing prehistoric stone monument at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, or visit the English Riviera resorts of Torbay on the South Devon coast. Explore small fishing villages in Cornwall and take the opportunity to have a Cornish tea.
Sports fans are well catered for across the country. Experience the atmosphere of a professional football match in the country where it was invented. Just remember, it's football here - not soccer. Or spend a summers day relaxing and watching the most English of games - cricket. Other sports on offer include both horse and greyhound racing, rugby and golf.
Those who love the countryside will love the UK's National Parks, from Snowdonia in Wales, to the Peak District in Derbyshire with its picturesque villages, to the stunning Lake District the birthplace of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. One area which is great for walkers, cyclists and horse riders is the Yorkshire Dales which has been voted the third best region in the world to visit and its beautiful countryside and hills was showcased during the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France. Here the visitor can experience excellent home cooked food and locally brewed ales in many fine traditional pubs found in the area.
Head further north into Scotland and pay a visit to Edinburgh the capital of the country. Take a walk up to the castle or explore the many fine shops here. Throughout Scotland are many stunning views especially in the highlands. Whilst in the area do not miss out on a visit to Loch Ness, home of ‘Nessie' the famous monster. Scotland is of course the home of golf and keen golfers can take the opportunity to have a round on one of the many courses here all set in beautiful countryside. A trip to a whiskey distillery should also be on any visitor's itinerary where they can see how it is made and try a ‘wee dram' as well.