England Part 1

BrightonIf you’re looking for a popular resort to travel to in England, choose the seaside town of Brighton. Brighton is located on the south coast of England and has always been a firm favourite with the British Royalty.  There are plenty of things to do in this charming English town which is colourful, fun and has a laid back atmosphere. On a beautiful summer’s day there’s no better place to be than Brighton Beach. Relax topping up your tan on the beach before going for a swim or try the many water sports such as jet skiing, scuba diving, wave-boarding and snorkelling.  Take a stroll along the promenade enjoying an ice cream then head for Brighton Pier where you can order fish and chips in the Palm Court Fish Restaurant.

One of the many reasons people from around the world choose Brighton as their holiday destination is the affordable accommodation.  Whatever time of year you travel, benefit from five star hotels to luxury apartments, budget rooms or hostels.  Spend a day exploring the town’s many attractions such as the Royal Pavilion, The Lanes, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery including the wonderful marina.  If shopping is your thing, then Brighton is the place for you.  There’s a good range of big name stores that can be found in and around Churchill Square, local markets and fayres especially during the summer months.  How about enjoying an evening’s entertainment at the Theatre Royal, Brighton maybe to see a musical, play or opera?

 

To see some of England’s most stunning scenery, majestic mountains and beautiful lakes, travel to the stunning Lake District National Park.  A mountainous region in North West England the Lake District is one of the UK’s top hotspot holiday regions.  It’s a place ideal for:-

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain climbing

One thing’s for sure, there are lots of things to do and see here.  To get an idea of the natural beauty of the Lake District, take a cruise on Lake Windermere. Lake Windermere stretches for more than 10 miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge.  It’s the largest lake in England and a very popular tourist attraction whether you want to go on a cruise, try sailing, canoeing or do a little fishing.  For something a little different visit the house of the world famous female author, Beatrix Potter.  It’s where she created some of her best known stories like The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

 

Striding Ridge Have you got what it takes to climb the twin ridges, Striding Ridge and Swirral Edge?  Every year thousands of people take up the challenge to climb to the top where you can see the most spectacular views across the Lake District. Hiking in Great Langdale is also very popular.  There are a number of good hiking routes such as Crinkle Crags, Langdale Pikes and Bowfell.  You won’t be stuck for accommodation when visiting the Lake District, there’s everything from hotels to log cabins, caravans and holiday cottages.

 

How about making your next holiday destination to the interesting city of Liverpool?  The friendly locals with their unique Scouse accent are proud of the city’s history and culture.  There’s a great range of historical buildings, gardens, parks, museums and recreational areas.  Many people choose to travel to Liverpool for a weekend, midweek break or longer so they can visit the main attractions like:-

  1. The Walker Art Gallery
  2. Albert Dock
  3. Merseyside Maritime Museum
  4. Liverpool Cathedral
  5. Radio City Tower

When you mentioned Liverpool most people immediately think of the Beatles.  No visit to Liverpool is complete without going to the Cavern, where the band made their debut in 1961.  It’s a must visit attraction for many Beatles’ fans many of whom travel from different countries around the world to the city.  Likewise during your stay in Liverpool why not take a guided tour of Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club?  Get to see behind the scenes of one of the world’s most famous football grounds.

 

Take a short stroll to Pier Head, an area of the city with three iconic harbour buildings, the Cunard, the Port of Liverpool and the Royal Liver, known as the Three Graces. The Museum of Liverpool will give you a good idea of the city’s past, culture and its people.  This modern museum is also home to the famous Lion Steam Engine which was built in 1838.  Liverpool has a relaxed atmosphere with an exciting selection of bars, nightclubs, cafes and bistros

 

The Norfolk Broads is another region in England is well worth a visit.  Travel to the Norfolk Broads to enjoy the beautiful countryside, picturesque towns and villages. The Broads also have a hundred and twenty five miles of waterways where you can hire a barge and explore the canals.  There are plenty of places along the water’s edge to moor up and go for a meal in one of the many waterside restaurants.  The Broads are made up of a network of seven rivers and shallow lakes that are also a haven for wildlife, nature lovers and holidaymakers.

 

Spend a day in Ranworth, have a snack and a coffee, then visit St. Helens Church. See if you can climb the 89 spiral steps and two ladders to the top of the tower.  It’s worth the effort for the spectacular views from the top of the wonderful Norfolk Broads and a fantastic photo opportunity, so don’t forget your camera.  If you enjoy walking, try the 35 mile Wherryman’s Way footpath which follows the course of the River Yare through the Broads from Norwich to Yarmouth, great fun.  The kids will love a ride on the Bure Valley steam railway.  The 18 mile round trip travels around Aylsham and Wroxham, meandering between green meadowland and ancient pastures.  Shopaholics will definitely be able to pick up a bargain or two at Lathams of Potter Heigham. It’s a bargain basement store jam packed with a huge range of cut price goodies, what more could you ask for?