Is it time for a holiday? Are you trying to figure out a great holiday destination that won’t cost a fortune or require you to spend hours upon hours on a cramped airplane? Why not consider a local holiday, somewhere in wonderful England? You may be surprised how many locations across the country have that “holiday feeling” without the holiday price tag – especially great if you’re taking the whole family with you. Here are some suggestions of fun destinations around England that might not yet be on your radar:
Whether you’re an aviation lover, a history buff or someone who relishes being in nature, you’ll be delighted by what Wiltshire has to offer. The Salisbury Cathedral is absolutely stunning and you will need a few hours set aside to really admire all the details and beauty. There’s also the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection which is a military museum that is the perfect place to take your kids who may be pilots in the making. For some history why not check out Avebury Stone Circle or you can do a road trip to Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. If you want to spend some time in a beautiful location, consider a trip to Stourhead House and Gardens, you’ll feel refreshed and revitalised as you walk around the lovely grounds. Book yourself into a holiday cottage in Wiltshire, but be warned you might never want to leave!
When I was young, there was no better place to go than to the beach. I have many fond memories of holidays spent at the seaside, picnicking close to the beach and digging sand castles for hours only to watch the wash away. Brighton offers a beach, but so much more. You can visit the stunning Royal Pavilion which is a wonderful place to escape a rainy day. You can spend an afternoon walking down the Lanes, browsing the shops and buying cute bits and pieces to take home as gifts. If you want to get outside to enjoy the sunshine you are spoiled for choice, but some favourites include Devil’s Dyke, a beautiful valley and Undercliff Walk hiking trial.
Oxford is known internationally mostly because it’s home to one of the best universities in the world, but there’s so much more than the university here. A highlight of any trip to Oxford is the incredible Oxford Castle, once you walk inside you’ll feel like you have gone back in time. For something a little different, head to the Bridge of Sighs, the bridge is beautifully decorated even with glass windows. You’ll be so impressed by how stunning it is you may find yourself taking a lot of photos so make sure your phone is properly charged. Pitt Rivers Museum was frequented by Darwin himself and much of the museum remains unchanged. If you’re interested in science or anthropology, you’ll find this museum especially interesting. It’s a great place for kids, especially older kids, due to the sheer number of things inside the museum. Oxford centre is extremely walkable, making a walking tour a fantastic option while in town: there’s even a Harry Potter themed walking tour of Oxford and the Bodleian Library