Vacations are a great way to relax, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Some people like to go abroad; some prefer to stay at home and prefer to explore their local surroundings. These days, there are numerous ways to get away, whether by air, land, or sea. It’s time for another list; for this one, we will look at some of our favorite destinations in the UK. We’ve tried to include a few that might not have made our previous lists.
- Roman-Era Bath
The Roman Empire was a fascinating time in history, as it was a time when the Roman Empire was expanding and traveling all around the world. Their baths were not just a place to relax and cool off; they were very important in Rome. They were used as places to relax, socialize, and get the blood flowing. Roman baths were even used as places to view other cultures, which is something that is still used today by many high-class hotels in the United Kingdom.
- Ancient Stonehenge and Medieval Salisbury
For centuries, people have been drawn to Salisbury Plain and the surrounding villages and towns. Frankly, it might not be the most interesting place to visit, but it has a rich and colorful history. The Roman city of Durnovaria was located at the Plain and was known for its amphitheater and baths. Salisbury Plain’s name comes from the Saxon town of Selesceasterhegyt, which means “shelter of the bishop.” Ancient Stonehenge is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, but you probably hadn’t heard of it before now. Its existence was largely forgotten until the 1800s, when William Cunnington, a farmer, and local historian, first recorded the site’s existence. Built during the late Neolithic period, it consists of a huge stone circle that measures 80 meters in diameter.
- Idyllic England: The Cotswolds and Lake District
All of us have dreamed of moving to a place where the sheep graze on the hills, the people speak a different language, and the accent is thick enough to cut with a butter knife. Well, that dream is about to become a reality for you. Whatever your dream might be, the Cotswolds and Lake District are the perfect locations for you to make it come true. These regions in England will have you feeling like you were born to live here. The Cotswolds is a beautiful region of Britain known for its picturesque stone houses and red-clay roofs. The town of Bourton-on-the-Water sits on its shores, offering visitors a picturesque view of the town and the surrounding countryside. The Lake District is an area of England famous for its lakes, its mountains, and its castle ruins.
- The University Towns of Cambridge & Oxford
Most people think of London as the capital of the United Kingdom, but there are two other big UK cities in the same league. The second-largest city in the United Kingdom is Manchester. Manchester is the largest city in the North of England, and its location makes it an easy place to visit from all over the world. The city is close to the Lake District and the coastal resorts with its unique charms, and all of this makes it a great destination for city breaks, summer trips to the coast, and all-around getaways for both tourists and locals. The university towns of Cambridge and Oxford are the perfect place to relax in the UK. These towns are renowned for the history and culture they hold, but the clean air and beautiful landscapes are also the perfect getaway for the weary traveler. Here you will find more than enough to keep your inner history buff happy, but also plenty of wildlife for those who prefer the outdoors.
For many people, the idea of a ‘vacation’ is the ultimate escape from reality. The idea of leaving your daily troubles behind and enjoying a relaxing break without the stress of work, family, and social commitments is a fantastic one. After visiting several countries this summer, it has become apparent to us that the UK has a lot to offer when it comes to the many different types of vacations available. From the exotic locations of the Mediterranean to the historical sites of Great Britain, you are sure to find something exciting to do and see.