It’s glitzy, it’s glamorous – it’s London. A lot of the time, it’s easy to get caught up in the capital and particularly if you are arriving in the UK from abroad, it might seem like the only region that the country has to offer.
While this blog is primarily targeted to featuring the best hotels that London has to offer, we’re about to go against the grain. If you’re hitting the UK simply to watch Big Ben tick, see where the Queen lives and take a ride on that giant big wheel that everyone talks about, go ahead and book your stay in the capital.
For everyone else, it might be advisable to read on. It might not have the sandy beaches, but the UK does have countless areas that are worthy of a vacation. Here, we’ll take a look at some of our favourites…
If we venture right oop’ North, Scotland can be ideal for some inquisitive tourists. Again, if you’re looking for glistening sun and sandy beaches, you’re in the wrong place.
Instead, Scotland can provide everything else that the modern traveller wants to experience. For those looking to reap every bit of culture from their getaway, a trip to Edinburgh could be on the agenda. Alternatively, for those that want to witness Scotland at its rawest and arguably most beautiful form, taking to any of the areas covered by the National Trust for Scotland will not leave you disappointed.
If we venture slightly south of the above, the Yorkshire Dales have carved a superb reputation for holidaymakers over the years. It’s mainly locals that take advantage of these countryside surroundings, but any foreigner won’t believe their eyes when they fixate upon the area’s natural beauty.
The Dales span over valleys upon valleys and with caves thrown in there as well, this is an absolute must-visit for anyone who’s partial to the countryside. Additionally, most of the region falls into the National Park scheme, meaning that it’s all maintained to pristine condition.
At the other side of the country we have Suffolk. For the historical buffs out there, this can make a sterling visit with the region boasting numerous castles, museums and even working breweries.
This is also an area that is perfect for those like to inject a little action and adventure into their getaway. Whether it’s a leisurely round of golf at the Ufford Park Hotel, or something a bit more extreme at Go Ape, Suffolk really does cater for everyone and still boasts the picturesque views that the other regions have.
Again, we’ll now switch to a completely different portion of the country, this time in the South West. The fact that so many English nationals still take their holiday periods to Devon speaks volumes about the region’s attractiveness, and it’s another place that is open to the whole family.
Whether it’s National Parks, zoos, theme parks or just one of the many coastal regions, Devon can be regarded as one of the most rounded destinations that won’t leave anyone in your group disappointed.
Out of the whole of the UK, it could be argued that Wales has one of the worst reputations. It’s generally looked down upon by a lot of the UK, although if you delve deeper into this country you’ll see that it’s one of the most beautiful around.
Snowdonia is unquestionably the peak of Wales’ beauty and if you’re partial to a spot of mountaineering, Snowdon in particular is a must-visit place. For everyone else, this National Park paints images that won’t be rivalled by any destination in the world. Few spots will beat it for views and while this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, particularly if you’re considering a trip to the hustle and bustle of London, you’d be surprised at the general effect that Snowdonia presents to visitors of all types.