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Britain is a fantastic place to visit if you’re looking for a getaway with your family. Even if you already live in the country, this is still the case. And it’s understandable that the poor weather often puts British people off from wanting to go on trips at home, however, there’s no denying that this nation has a lot of beauty to offer. If you have reservations, then the rest of this article might possibly win you over. These are some fantastic British destinations for the whole family to enjoy.
Let’s start by talking about the capital. London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. If you’re looking for a breathtaking sightseeing experience, then this is the city to visit. When the weather’s good, this city truly shines, but it’s a testament to the beauty of the capital that it’s still a truly exciting place even when the weather is unpleasant. You should start by seeing the iconic landmarks that London has to offer, of course. Big Ben is currently undergoing maintenance, but Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament are examples of the architectural masterpieces that are present in London. Modern architecture is booming in the city, too. The Shard is a stunning skyscraper that soars above the rest of the skyline (it makes every other skyscraper look minuscule in comparison).
London is more than tall buildings and landmarks, however. Your sightseeing experience should be more than just a photo opportunity for Instagram. You need to truly explore the capital and see everything that it has to offer. You might want to take a river cruise to experience the city in style. That’ll give you a real feel for the city. Make sure you check out some of the classic stores such as Harrods. Even if you can’t afford anything in there, stepping inside is a spectacular experience. You might want to do some research on kid-friendly holidays to London. You could find cheap deals that help you to experience more of the city by saving your money for activities you could do once you’ve arrived.
The Scottish capital is a beautiful city, too. Scotland is a very different country to England, of course, and Edinburgh makes that very clear. It’s a peaceful and idyllic city set in the heart of the countryside. Historically and culturally significant buildings make up the majority of the city, and these architectural wonders are set in the midst of luscious rolling hills. You should walk up Arthur’s Seat, first of all. This relaxing walk will showcase Edinburgh’s natural beauty, and the view from the top of the hill is astounding. You’ll be able to admire the entire city from up there.
In the city itself, you should check out Edinburgh Castle. This well-preserved historic structure will give you a valuable insight regarding the past of the city, but it’s also a visually impressive building. Again, going to the top of the castle will offer you fantastic views of the city. You should also go to Camera Obscura. This building is full of different optical illusions on each floor. It’s an exciting and intriguing experience. On the top floor, you’ll be able to admire the city, once again. It’s worth appreciating the view whenever you have the opportunity to do so. Edinburgh is a spectacularly beautiful place.
Manchester is another fantastic British destination that you should consider visiting. It’s often viewed as England’s northern powerhouse. Over the last few years, the city has definitely tried to demonstrate that it’s worthy of this title. Skyscrapers have risen seemingly out of the blue, the economy has been growing, and Manchester has started to gain attention as a result of this. So, if you want to go on a trip to an English city other than London, you should consider this lively northern destination.
With fantastic nightclubs in the city centre, such as Factory and The Deaf Institute, and brilliant shopping centres throughout the city, such as the Arndale and the Trafford Centre, there are so many wonderful things to do here. Make sure you try out some escape rooms if you’re looking for a fun experience. Breakout has some particularly fun rooms. You just need a group of friends or relatives who are willing to help you out. There are many fantastic restaurants in the city, too. There’s a big vegetarian and vegan scene in Manchester, so if you’re looking for delicious meat-free food, then you’ll find plenty of options. You might want to check out V-Rev. This entirely vegan restaurant has options such as plant-based burgers with doughnuts as buns (seriously) and even plant-based hotdogs.