There is much more to England than its illustrious capital. Venturing outside of London’s crowds and into England’s rolling green countryside, up into the industrial Northern cities and out to the jurassic coastlines, will allow you to see the diversity and beauty of the country’s rich heritage. When you’re not exploring the below spots on your Trafalgar Britain and Ireland tour, make the most of your pre and post departure time based in London with our alternative guide to England. Get Cultural in Liverpool Made famous around the world by ‘The Fab Four’, Liverpool has undergone a modern evolution. Becoming synonymous with popular culture after being awarded European City of Culture in 2018, every year the city hosts various art and music events. For example, the month of May sees Liverpool host its annual Liverpool Sound City music festival. With a vibrant culinary and bar scene to explore by night, Liverpool has transformed … [Read more...] about Your Alternative Guide to England
Cornish tourist attractions
Holidays in St. Ives are some of the most sought after in England as it’s considered the most beautiful gem in the crown of Cornish resorts. The boundless ocean, rugged cliffs, cosy bays, old buildings, art galleries, and snug restaurants – this is what St. Ives is all about. This town is one of the most magical and fabulous places in the entire United Kingdom. You need to explore it slowly, savouring its laid-back atmosphere and discovering new exciting landmarks every day. St. Ives draws in thousands of tourists every year, and this is why… It’s beautiful St. Ives, a magnificent resort located in western Cornwall, is a member of the exclusive Club “The Most Beautiful Coves of the World” and a multiple winner of the “Britain in Bloom” award. It is recognized as the best seaside resort of Britain according to the British Heritage Magazine. This charming town is more than just fabulous beaches, sparkling sea, and Mediterranean charm. It is … [Read more...] about 7 reasons to visit St Ives, Cornwall, England
There are so many beautiful places to visit in England. Are you planning a trip across the pond? It’s difficult to narrow it down to only a short list of the best places to visit in England. While there are so many quaint villages, charming towns, and vibrant cities to add to the list, I’ll start with 25 of them. It could take years and years to explore all of the prettiest England destinations. If you’re getting on a plane and jetting off to the land of high tea, double-decker buses, and the Royal Family, here’s a great list of towns, landmarks, and cities to visit in England. Table of Contents Best Places to Visit in England: London Cornwall Brighton Birmingham Manchester Liverpool Bristol Windsor Canterbury Jurassic Coast Oxford Peak District Nottingham Chester Stonehenge Lake District Isle of Wight Bath Northumberland Salisbury Cambridge York Dover Norfolk Stratford-upon-Avon Packing List It … [Read more...] about 25 Best Places to Visit in England: The Most Beautiful Places in England
White sand, bright sun, emerald sea, and lush vegetation …what is it? The Caribbean? Seychelles? The Maldives? No, this is England. Cornwall County drastically differs from the rest of the United Kingdom. Forget the rains and the gloomy weather. The Cornish Riviera offers endless possibilities for a beach holiday that are on par with the best Mediterranean resorts and some fantastic Cornwall holiday cottages to stay in. It has a great variety of beaches to satisfy every taste, from world-renowned tourist attractions to small secluded sandy coves. We’ve picked up the best beautiful under-the-radar beaches in Cornwall that are well worth going a little off the beaten track for… Lantic Bay Lantic Bay has nestled in a cut of a rocky cliff between Fowey and Polperro. This beach is not easy to find from land but if you are lucky enough to discover this hidden gem, you will want to come back here again and again. You can reach Lantic Bay in two ways – by walking … [Read more...] about Beautiful under-the-radar beaches in Cornwall
EVERY year, millions of Brits spend thousands on a far flung getaway. But believe it or not, there are actually plenty of holiday spots around Britain that are just as exotic looking. The island has a number of locations where if you didn't know any better... you'd swear you were abroad. In North Wales, there is a tiny village that looks like it would be better suited to the cliffs of the Amalfi coast for instance. Up in Scotland meanwhile, there are several white sandy beaches that wouldn't look out of place in the Caribbean. Sure, you might risk more rain by staying in the UK... but you'll also save the hassle of flights and currency conversion. Read on to see which exotic British holiday spots have to be seen to be believed... Castell Coch in South Wales No, this isn’t a castle in Bavaria, this is Castle Coch in South Wales. The 19th century building was built near the village of Tongwynlais by a Victorian who was fascinated by the Middle Ages. John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, … [Read more...] about These UK destinations could be abroad they look so exotic… so can you guess where they are?