For a genuine travelling enthusiast, the United Kingdom is most certainly one of the best and mandatory places to visit. In fact, England, Wales, Scotland, and many Offshore Islands are great vacation goals for families, singles and couples. It can also be considered a ‘great bargain’ holiday since the dollar is rising high against the pound sterling.
So much to offer
The UK has long been a favourite Europe-tour-and-travel destination for many because of its exquisite, easy-on-the-eye country side, top notch museums, outstanding art theatres and historic cities. You can either plan to cross an entire ocean or take a country trip to the miraculous scenery of the great Lake District; rest assured that there are many high-end places you must visit whenever you go to the United Kingdom, some of which are mentioned below:
Located on the side of River Cam is a charming English city of Cambridge, also home to one of the world’s top universities, the University of Cambridge. The place has all of the entertainment and cultural options you might rightfully expect from a college town. One of the fine examples of perpendicular Gothic architecture is the King’s College Chapel – one of the most visited sights in the city – situated right along the River Cam.
Where to stay
While there are many hotels and cottages that you can book for your stay in the University City, situated just 4.8 km from the central part is the contemporary and stylish Ayah Villa Guest House. Besides offering free onsite parking, it also has Wi-Fi throughout.
The state of the art rooms include a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, with a machine at the reception area providing complementary drinks. The en-suite rooms have personal toiletries and a hair dryer. The ironing supplies, too, are available on request.
Being one of Cambridge’s most historic towns, it is home to numerous pubs, shops and restaurants. What’s more, Ayah Villa provides for its guests a wide range of continental style breakfast options every morning. People can also enjoy punting along the River Cam, experiencing the view over the many colleges.
If you’re in the mood for some other historic adventure, the Duxford Imperial War Museum is only a 15 minutes’ drive away.
The city of Chester lies on the River Dee in Cheshire, England, not exceptionally a long way from the border with Wales. Since the city is over 2000 years old, there is a lot of engineering and social history that the place holds, spreading over a few prevailing periods. The nineteenth century “restoration” design can be found in high contrast all through the wonderful city. One of Chester’s greatest vacation spots is the Roman and medieval dividers encompassing the city.
Where to stay
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chester is probably one of the best places to stay at during your visit to the city. Situated in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, the mansion is an 18th Century Manor House, offering new-style, comfortable accommodation, conference and event space, beautifully combining the past and the present.
The Manor House and Hall come with a 19th Century, a beautiful glass oasis, Grade II listed inventory – situated just two miles from the centre of the historic city of Chester.
You can always dine at the famous Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, the ‘God father of modern cooking’, and savour a delicious steak; or casually unwind at the Garden Room and Terrace Restaurant where you can definitely enjoy a purely British menu, overlooking the beautiful garden walls. With its finest collection of botanicals, the onsite bar offers an extensive gin menu from the finest English distilleries.
You are free to take an incredible journey through a variety of treatment rooms available, indulging in some TLC at the luxury Club and Spa. The thermal pool is offered for you to take a fine dip and enjoy the heat. In the end, make sure to experience the sequence of thermal rooms including the sauna, Hammam and the aroma room. You can even keep up-to-date with your fitness regime by enjoying the facilities of the vibrant gym, with one of a kind, innovative, fitness equipment and the best machines.
3. The city of Bath
If you’re planning to visit one small English city at a time, starting from Bath wouldn’t be a bad idea at all. This overtly beautiful city boasts of some of the best tourist attractions that you could hope to visit someday. The place is well known for its 2000 year old Roman baths built around the rejuvenating hot springs. The honey-coloured Georgian Townhouses located on Royal Crescent are of immense architectural importance, along with some 500 of the city’s buildings. This fact has granted the place a World Heritage Status.
Apart from the numerous Somerset spectacles, Mendip Hills and Avon Valley are few of UK’s most stunning country sides free for exploration by its visitors in Bath City.
Where to stay
While you can always stay at a posh hotel, the realness of Bath can only be experienced through the Astor House – a beautiful guest house in the World Heritage region. Situated in a blindingly stunning location far away from the hustle and bustle of the main grounds – the house is only a short walk away from the Bath spa train station.
All the guest rooms of Astor have been recently decorated with close attention to detail, ensuring a relaxed and comfortable stay. En-suite facilities include coloured TV, Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and central heating throughout.
From full English to toasted Croissants, the place offers a good choice of breakfast for everybody. The parking is free and on-site, on the roads in front of Astor House.
Composed of earthy work surrounding a round setting of large standing stones and situated around the south-western side of England, Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites in the world. The place is also home to some of the most important Bronze and Neolithic Age structures in the UK, containing some 200 scheduled monuments. When the Neolithic and Bronze Age man brought in Sarsen and Bluestones from Marlborough and Wales, Stonehenge finally came into being, around 1600BC.
5. Scottish highlands
The rugged norther western and northern portion of Scotland is described as the Scottish Highlands, conjured up by visions of kilts, lochs, tartan and Braveheart. The area is lightly populated with many dominant mountain ranges surrounding the region. The highest mountain of Britain, Ben Nevis, is also included in the same area. Amongst the highlands’ most popular attractions is the Loch Ness Lake, and a real picture postcard castle Eilean Donan Castle.
The big wonder
United Kingdom is a wonderful country and everyone knows that. Plan a cosmos holiday, visit the place and help spread the love across borders. And why not? There is just so much beauty surrounding the kingdom right outside of foggy East!
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