Great Britain

The best places in Britain to visit

Great Britain is a land steeped in history, tradition and diversity. It’s not simply one land, but a united kingdom with its regions offering their own unique traditions, languages and ways.

London immediately comes to mind when thinking of Britain, and England’s capital certainly is a place everyone must visit once in their lifetime. Whether its royal castles, museums or even a ride on iconic red bus, then London is for you.

England offers a number of wonderful cities to explore, including York in the north Brighton in the south. The Cotswolds is a favourite with those who love quaint villages. The towering white cliffs of Dover (and lesser known Beachy Head) make for a spectacular day trip. After a day’s exploring the pub calls with a pint or ale.

In the north, Scotland offers up cosmopolitan Glasgow and traditional Edinburgh. Edinburgh castle is nothing short of impressive and the views from Arthur’s Seat are impressive. Try spotting Nessie on a Loch Ness cruise or ride the ‘Harry Potter train‘ over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Traditional fare includes haggis, tatties and neeps which is lovely and warming after a day out in the fresh Scottish air.

Wales to the west offers incredible Cardiff with a castle to rival Edinburgh’s. Ride the steam train at Blaenau Ffestiniog or in the summer take the train to the peak of Mount Snowdon. Try the delicious welsh rarebit (toasted cheese on steroids) or fuel your exploration with eccles cakes.

Last but not least, Northern Ireland is worth a trip across the Irish Sea. Take a black cab ride to better understand its colourful history before heading to the Titanic Museum by the shore. Belfast has an incredible nightlife and its laneways can’t be missed.