Travel: Best Of British

Are you thinking about your next holiday? The dark days of the beginning of the year are traditionally the time when people start planning summer holidays. You have to have something to look forward to when it’s cold and you’re worn out from festive celebrations, right? Fortunately, you don’t have to travel very far to enjoy a great holiday – there are lots of fantastic places for your next break in the UK. Read on for our guide on the best places to visit this summer…

Lake District

The Lake District, which is in Cumbria in the Northwest of England, has long been the go-to destination for holidaymakers all over the world. Stunning sights are the order of the day, with beautiful lakes nestled within the rugged beauty of mountains and hills. Camping in this area is very popular, but if you’re not too confident about your ability to put up a tent – you’ll find lots of lovely places to stay in Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick.

Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula is a Welsh gem near Swansea, Wales. Gower beaches have to be seen to be believed – when you visit, you’ll wonder why you wasted so much time in Spanish resorts: this is natural beauty at its most impressive. Have a wander along the golden sands before picking up some delicious Welsh-Italian ice-cream for a taste experience you will never forget. Check out the many art galleries, and visit the Dylan Thomas centre – an homage to the world famous writer.

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is arguably the loveliest of all the Scottish Islands. It’s a treasure trove of delights, such as the Faerie Glen – where real fairies are said to have been spotted in their natural habitat! For impressive scenery that incorporates geological history, visit Neist Point: you’ll definitely want to bring your camera along to capture the amazing views! To find out about the history of the island, go to the Skye Museum of Island Life, a fascinating exploration of the area through the ages.


Cornwall is known as the ‘English Riviera’, as it is just as beautiful and has just as much to offer as its French counterpart. The beaches feature golden sands that stretch for miles, and this is a haven for those who love a bit of adventure. Thrill seekers from all over the world flock to Cornwall for surfing those giant waves – and you can learn at surf school if you haven’t done it before. Cliff top walking and cycling are also popular ways to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer, and much more exciting than lying on the beach.

Britain might not be an obvious choice when it comes to booking your annual holiday, but it is full of hidden gems that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. To find out about visiting the capital city, read this guide. By now, you’re probably itching to book that break – so go for it, and enjoy all that the UK has to offer!