HolidaysWithin The UK, Where To Go

London
When coming to the United Kingdom, London is top of all peoples list of places to see. Odds are you may fly in to London, so it is a great spot to begin o-r end your visit. Whatever you might be after, London has it all : wonderful monuments, great museums, free galleries, stores, restaurants, board,theatre, and lots more besides. London needs an article by itself to do any sort of justice to all the possibilities, but listed here are just a couple of things that you can certainly do in London.

British Museum One of the biggest museums on the planet, the British Museum has vast collections of displays, which it has been gathering for more than 200 years. Make sure you begin to see the incredible Egyptology Collection when you might be there. The British museum has a caf, extensive gift shop and in addition has visiting exhibitions which change occasionally (the last time I went the Terra-cotta Warriors were visiting from China). Definitely a full day out.
Madame Tussauds literally thousands of waxworks of individuals both present and historic. Most of the worlds most highly successful people have had a waxwork of themselves done, and in case you stop by the caf you may find yourself having lunch a renowned celebrity they will not be much of a conversationalist though!
Go see a show Londons West End is world renowed for its theatres. Whether you enjoy musicals, comedy o-r great drama, there'll be lots to choose from.
Do an area of shopping visit Oxford Street, Bond Street o-r possibly one of the large department stores Harrods, Selfridges or Harvey Nichols. O-r in the event that you want to go bargain hunting or book shopping, try Notting Hill or Charing Cross.
Simply take afternoon tea at the Ritz, Claridges or the Connaught and experience the flavor of old England.
Visit Bath
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Bath Bath is just a World Heritage Site, one of the very most famous holiday destinations outside London. It is a spa town in Somerset a handful of hours from London. It has been a settlement since Roman times (Bath being named for the Roman Baths there), and is renowned for its hot springs, the only real naturally occuring hot springs in Britain. It became popular as a holiday resort in the Georgian age, which is when a lot of Bath was constructed, including architectural gems like the Royal Crescent. Visitors can visit the Roman Baths and take the waters (i.e. drink it) as well as tour the various portions of the undergrounds baths and visit the museum. Visitors can bathe in the waters at the Thermae Bath Spa. Bath also has several other cultural attractions, museums and a few theatres.


Lake District
The Lake District is probably the best known area in the United Kingdom outside London, and is really a National Park in Cumbria, in the North West of England. I live about an hours drive from the Lake District and if I am abroad and anybody asks where I live I generally answer close to the Lake District which never fails to work! It really is really famous for its wonderful scenery, and natural wildlife. The Lakes, as the national park is popularly known, is a regular destination for walkers who enjoy climbing up the many fells in the Lake District (including Scafell Pike, Englands tallest mountain), and also with water sports enthusiasts who head to the numerous lakes including Lake Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston. You will find great many things you can do in the Lake District, including a wide assortment of outdoor activities. There are a couple of tourist towns that are worth a call, including Bowness on-Windermere, Keswick, Ambleside, Grasmere, Kendal, Penrith and Hawkshead.

While indoor attractions and museums are really not the primary draw of the region, there are however quite a couple of worth considering, especially o-n rainy days. These include the Museum of Lakeland Life, Aquarium of the Lakes and the Entire World of Beatrix Potter.

Devon & Cornwall
For a quick trip to the seaside you cant beat the charisma of Devon and Cornwall, with some of the very stunning beaches and breathtaking coastal scene you may see anywhere. Honestly, Spain, Portugal, Greece, none of these locations can match up to the beauty of Englands South-West coast.

Aside from, erm, the weather that is. Unlike other European shore destinations, you simply cant guarantee the current weather, though Devon and Cornwall are much milder and sunnier than the remainder of the UK (due to favourable Atlantic currents and being o-n the South shore).. You will find several places to pick from, lots of popular resorts and famous visitors attractions but whats nicest about seeing this region is finding that little quaint fishing village or quiet Glastonbury festival. As a starting point however a number of my favourite places are:

Looe, Cornwall - a bustling sea-side resort with a harbour, great beaches and lots going on in the town. It still has that small town feel however and isnt brash and big like a number of the larger resorts.

Salcombe, Devon - a wonderful small Devon town, favored by water sports and yachters enthusiasts.

Dartmoor, Devon - a national park, largely moorland, inland in the middle of Devon. Very popular with walkers, and famous for being the setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Torbay - the area of Devon shore which comprises the resort towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Called the English Riviera, it possesses an extremely mild climate and also has palm trees growing along the sea front.
Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Edinburgh is the capital of Edinburgh, and is split between the Old Town along with the New Town. The center of the Old Town may be the Royal Mile, which runs from Edinburgh Castle to historical Holyrood House. Also since the two attractions at either end, the Royal Mile has many other worthwhile museums and visitors attractions including the Whiskey Tour, Museum of Childhood and Mary Kings Close (walk across the underground of old Edinburgh).. There are tons of quaint shops, cafes and pubs along the Royal Mile too.

The New Town is not all that new, but goes back to the relatively recent 18th century and was built to relieve over-crowding within the Old Town. There are lots of contemporary high street stores, restaurant chains and pubs within the New Town, as well as Jenners department store nowadays, Scotlands reply to Harrods.

As well as the Old and New Towns, you can find numerous other areas on the outskirts of Edinburgh, including Leith, the port of Edinburgh just a couple miles from the centre. Quite a few cruise ships arrive at the port and also the you are able to take the Royal Yacht Britannia to a tour round, that will be berthed here in its retirement.

This is simply a brief look at a number of the places you may consider when seeing the UNITED KINGDOM. There are several, a lot more equally good spots I could have mentioned, I never have mentioned anything about Snowdonia, the Pembroke Coast, the Scottish Highlands and Islands o-r anything about Northern Ireland. I have not mentioned the great historical cities of Oxford, Cambridge or York, nor the quaint English villages of the Cotswolds or the beauty of the Wye Valley