Britain is a treasure trove of incredible destinations to spend a long weekend, a week or even longer. Many people are quick to get a flight over to the Mediterranean without exploring what is on their doorstep. While a lot of UK citizens have been to the usual places such as London, the Lake District, or Blackpool, there is much more to discover on these shores. Here a few of the places which may have slipped underneath your radar that are perfect for a bank holiday getaway.
While anyone with even a cursory knowledge of British history will be familiar with the site of the 1066 battle, fewer people will have actually visited the East Sussex town. As well as the historically significant sites, there is also a picturesque coastline to explore. The town’s Shipwreck Museum is a great resource for those who want to look into maritime misfortune and there is also plenty to keep those with a preference for the prehistoric amused.
Enchanting Merthyr Tydfil has lots to offer a wide range of visitor. As well as great walking in the famous Brecon Beacons, the region has a fantastic museum, a rock climbing centre and some great parks. The Brecon Mountain Railway is a fantastic day out for all the family and a wonderful way to see a breath-taking area of the country.
Hull hasn’t enjoyed the best reputation in recent years. Constantly topping all kinds of undesirable polls, the East Yorkshire city often finds itself at the butt of many cruel jokes. However, with a thriving student population, some great family days out and money finally being invested, the UK’s Capital of Culture 2017 is finally becoming a place worth travelling the M62 to. Don’t miss The Deep – the country’s biggest and best aquarium.
The climate of this area north of Newcastle may not be the most hospitable during a lot of the year, but it does offer some fantastic scenery. The Cheviot Hills in the regions national park are worth a look, but what draws most visitors is the fascinating coastline. Take a trip out to the Farne Islands to see puffins, guillemots and seals.
The Forest of Dean
There is plenty to see and do for the adrenalin junky and those who just want to relax in this beautiful area of Gloucestershire. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure activities or a laid back train ride through the woodlands you can get it here.
Cumbrae is considered Scotland’s most accessible island and is a great destination for those who want a nice round of golf, a cycling trip or simply to enjoy the pleasures of island isolation.
Holiday provider UK Breakaways run some great trips to this town which makes for a great base to discover Wales from. As well as walking trips, visitors can explore the nearby towns of Builth Wells and Newtown for a slice of rural welsh life.
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