There are so many different reasons why the UK makes a great place to spend your holiday. Here are my top four reasons why travel to the UK deserves our time:
Get Close to Nature
The UK is literally packed full of unspoilt landscapes, rolling hills and beautiful scenery. A trip to the UK is a great opportunity to take in the breathtaking surroundings and get away from it all. Staying in a cottage in the UK is a great option. How about a trip to the Lake District for walking in the fells and watersports, fishing and sailing on the lakes? Or maybe a trip to coastal Cornwall is more your thing for strolls along the perfect beaches? The temperate climate and plenty of rain all year means that the countryside is lush and green.
Historic Cities and Towns
Many of the UK’s towns and cities include beautifully preserved historic buildings. For example, The York Shambles is a street of wooden timbered overhanging buildings that date back to the fourteenth century. The Walls in Chester, built by the Romans to protect the city, are still fully intact and a walk around the two mile walls is a must on a day out to Chester. The Cathedral in Durham dates back to 1093 is still a working church.
Compact Enough to See Lots!
The UK benefits from being large enough that there is so much to see and do but being small enough that it is very easy to travel around and see lots in a short time. For example a train from London to the Roman city of Chester in the north of England only takes two hours. Towns and cities are also closely contained: the rolling hills of the Peak District are only a few miles away from the centre of the city of Sheffield. Getting around is easy!
Although the UK is one of Europe’s most geographically compact countries, there are huge differences between regions. A trip to the UK is a great opportunity to sample regional foods like Yorkshire pudding, pease pudding and Cornish pasties. But it’s not just different foods that are on offer across the UK. Many regional accents can be heard, from Geordie in Newcastle to cockney in London and the UK’s landscape also varied from the flat Cheshire plains to the hilly terrain of the Lake District.
So, with so much to offer why would you want to go anywhere else! Visit http://www.sykescottages.co.uk for a great selection of holiday cottages.