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10 Reasons to Holiday in Britain!
Never Been a Better Time to Visit the UK?
There has never been a better time to visit Britain with the pound (£) relatively low against the dollar ($) and euro. The United Kingdom, also known as Great Britain or the British Isles, consists of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
But as any Irishman will tell you, Southern Ireland, while being part of the British Isles, is not part of the UK!
For those outside the UK, British holidays are currently tremendous value for money and now is the perfect time to visit Britain. A big bonus is that those of you living in mainland Europe you don’t need to fly any more.
Britain has a new confidence born out of the highly successful 2012 Olympic Games, the Queens Golden Jubilee and numerous sporting triumphs including Andy Murray winning Wimbledon and Britain winning the Tour de France for 2 years running.
Why not catch a High Speed train to Paris then hop across the channel to London via the fabulous and cost-effective Eurostar train? It takes just 2 hours 15 minutes (at speeds up to 186 miles per hour) to travel from St Pancras in the heart of London to the Gare du Nord at the centre of Paris.
"This Sceptered Isle"
If you live in the UK, then there are sound environmental
and financial arguments for taking a holiday at home. With the pound so low then overseas holidays are looking
increasingly expensive relative to a home grown holiday.
If you are taking an English holiday then start in London by all
means but there are many British treasures that lie outside the M25 (the busy motorway
around London). Britain has one of the
most diverse landscapes in the world.
If you travel across the UK by car or train you’ll find the terrain is constantly changing from gentle hills such as the Cotswolds or the South Downs to the ultra-flat Fenlands of East Anglia to the craggy mountains of Wales and Scotland.
But where ever you are in the UK, you're never more than two hours drive from the varied coastline. No wonder William Shakespeare described Britain as ‘this Sceptered Isle' in his play, Richard II.
10 Great Reasons to Visit Britain!
This Sceptered Isle
This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
From Richard II, Act 2 (by William Shakespeare)
- The value
of the pound gives unprecedented value for money
- Massive amount of activities and things to do for all the family
- Amazing varied and interesting landscapes, compact
countryside offering short distances between tourist sites and places of interest
- Ease of access from Europe – particularly from Paris via Eurostar.
- Unique window on history with loads of World Heritage Sites, architectual treasures including Cathedrals, Castles Royal Palaces and Stately Homes
- Pubs (Public Houses) offering incredible food, accommodation and hospitality at bargain prices and a great place to meet the locals
- Fabulous national parks and public gardens offering amazing walking opportunities and stunning views often for free
free museums and galleries including some of the most famous collections in the world
spoken everywhere though you may struggle a little with some regional dialects
- A comprehensive rail network. Britain also has a fine network of preserved canals. Why not hire a barge and chill out?
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What Are You Waiting For?
So what are you waiting for? If you are British then its time to rediscover this Sceptered Isle you call home.
If you don’t live in the UK then there has never been a better time to travel to Britain.
With the Pound at rock bottom, you’ll get unprecedented value from your visit to these unique and beautiful islands, shaped by the winds and tides of world history.