4 of the best holiday spots in England
Whether money is tight or you just don’t have time for a long break away, finding a holiday spot closer to home may be the perfect solution. Here are a few of the top spots to visit in your own back garden:
You can visit the English Riviera and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful bays, take a tour around the fishing town of Brixham and enjoy the local cuisine or even go in time to enjoy their annual Pirate Festival, while Buckfastleigh offers a fun filled farm perfect for little ones to run around and pet miniature piglets.
The Lake District
Scenic, peaceful and with hundreds of miles of unspoilt woods, The Lakes offer a getaway for anyone. The more adventurous can try swinging through trees at Go Ape, keen walkers can choose from a vast number of trails through fields, woodlands or across rivers, and for a relaxing day out, you can take in the sights and quaint shops of Bowness and enjoy an ice-cream by Lake Windermere.
A city full to the brim of history, you can see everything from Viking ruins and artefacts at Jorvik Viking Centre and learn how their still affects modern living, hear grisly ghost stories from the Victorian Era on one of many ghost-tours, and marvel at traditional sweets and fudge being made as you stroll through the iconic Shambles.
Edinburgh is the perfect mini-break destination for those who love to get up and go. Take a bus tour and learn some amazing facts about the city as well as enjoying discounts at some of the bus stop locations, pack your walking boots and make the climb up to Arthur’s Seat for breath-taking views of the city and its countryside, or test your optical abilities at Camera Obscura – a world of illusions where you can walk through fairground mirrors, explore spinning tunnels or see electrifying experiments.