Best British Travel Spots | Best UK travel Destinations
Do you know what’s guaranteed to be made in Great Britain? All the parks and attractions you’ll find within our borders! When it comes to your next vacation, buy Great Britain by going to the four corners of our great island nation and every spot in between. Whether you want to get away from it all or be in the very centre of things, you can definitely have memorable experiences with yourself and your family.
Yes, the hustle, bustle and focus on London can at times be overwhelming, but all of that can magically wash away as soon as you enter the gates to this iconic green space. Now obviously you won’t come to London just to see Hyde Park for the afternoon and head out, so it makes sense that this will be part of a typical weekend visit to the capital city, but there obviously several other attractions to keep you occupied, from amazing museums, noble church, and exciting nightlife (ranging from top-shelf show to the even higher shelf London escort online services).
Established in 1536 as hunting grounds for Henry VIII (he is, he is), Hyde Park’s 625 acres wasn’t open to the public for another century, but since then has become not only a welcome respite from city life but a historical artifact in and of itself. The May Day parade began in the 17th century, and during the English Civil War forts were built throughout, and Hyde Park Corner was originally a military checkpoint. There was plenty of action between angry noblemen as well, with sixty three duelling fatalities occurring in the 18th century alone.
The Crystal Palace was designed for the Great Exhibition in 1851, and its massive glass atrium was an astonishing representation of the British empire at the height of its powers. Over six million people visited, and its great success helped fund the now famous Victoria and Albert, Science and Natural History museums in Kensington. The structure was so well loved that after the exhibition it was carefully dismantled and rebuilt across town on Sydenham Hill (and subsequently burnt down in 1936).
Speaker’s Corner has become a symbol of Great Britain’s commitment to free speech, and that means you can walk by and hear both friendly debates and wild rows about any topic under the sun. Even if you are just passing through, it does not take much to appreciate this basic right being exercised by everyone. While on average there would only be a few dozen people at Speaker’s Corner, it has also been the site for major protests, with over one million taking part in anti-war protests in 2003.
Of course people have gathered in High Park for jovial celebrations as well, as many amazing concerts have taken place here over the years, including Live 8 in 2005. It’s rather early curfew (10:30pm) has been put in place to allow some nearby residents to get a good night’s sleep, however.
A Caravan Weekend
If a bit of green in London town doesn’t do it for you, there’s the entire rest of Britain at your fingertips, and it’s a fine way to find out what really makes it Great. Whether you really want to rough it or take the high-class route and go glamping, buying or just renting a coach or motorhome can let you take your entire vacation on wheels, no reservations in hotels necessary.
Spending one weekend up in the Scottish highlands and the next down in Cornwall can show you just how much variety there is not only in terms of culture but geography. In between these spots, don’t forget the mystic beauty to be found in Snowdonia in Wales, where you can swear the Arthurian legends are true.
Making sure you maximise your time and money is very easy when you make a point of getting good advice from people in the know. The advantage to having a caravan is the flexibility and wealth of options you always have. Perhaps one night in the camper is enough and you want to pull up to a hotel for the next, or maybe you want to use the caravan as your base when you go with a tent and sleeping bags on a warm July night so you can truly sleep under the stars.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
On the Lancashire coast, just an hour or so north of Liverpool, the town of Blackpool is slowly becoming a resort mecca, and its crown jewel is the amusement park on the sound end of the sandy beach. The name – Blackpool Pleasure Beach – tells you everything you need to know.
With ten different roller coasters (ranging from family-friendly to scream-worthy), Nickelodeon Land (the only themed-area of its kind in Great Britain), and the world’s first Wallace and Gromit ride, the perfectly named Thrill-o-Matic. It has come a long way from its inception in the late 1800s when the big attraction was a bicycle railway and some arcade stalls. Its early success meant it added swings and a chute water ride was added to great acclaim.
In 1994, the park made headlines worldwide when it unveiled, The Big One, which, at the time, was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world. Being able to see up and down the beach for miles as you reached heights of 213 feet was incredible, but what goes up, must come down, and you have to be ready for the 200-foot drop at 74 miles per hour.
It was so popular when it first debuted that Pepsi Max paid big money to sponsor the ride, so for the first twenty-five years of its life, it was known as Pepsi Max: The Big One.
Knowing that you will want to make more than a grand day of it – since there are plenty of other exciting and relaxing diversions along the beach right up to the Black Tower – you will find a wide range of accommodations right on site, the Big Blue and Blvd hotels.