When many people visit England it is understandable that the large majority head to London, it is of course the nation’s capital and an iconic city with a great deal to do. However, there are many destinations in England that are often overlooked by visitors and I’m here to tell you that they should most definitely be in your travel itinerary if you plan to visit England, or even if you live in England and you are looking for somewhere different for a break.
Cornwall is in the South West of England and simply put, it is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The county runs along the South coast of England and not only has some beautiful beaches and seaside towns but the climate in Cornwall is most different from the rest of England as it is warmer than the rest of the country for most of the year. The town of Newquay is popular the World over for it’s surf and towns like Padstow and Port Isaac are beautiful little fishing towns that sell some of the best seafood you’ve ever had.For accommodation there are lots of quaint little hideaways to stay and some of Cornwall’s holiday parks are great for families as well. Interestingly many inhabitants don’t consider themselves English but Cornish and it’s unsurprising as the county is most different from the rest of the country.
Newcastle, in the North East of England is a great city to visit, filled with museums, art, culture and activities, the city bustles during the day and comes alive at night. Newcastle is notable for it’s iconic Tyne bridge, it’s Angel of the North statue and it’s interesting skyline and the city has seen major investment in the past decade to be recognised along with Manchester and Liverpool as a cultural hotspot. Music events, farmers markets, carnivals and exhibitions happen with regularity in the city and you’ll not be short of things to do in the city. The people in Newcastle ( the Geordies ) are considered some of the friendliest in the country and a trip to the ‘Toon’ will be sure to be a good one.
England’s Lake District is a national park that possesses a sprawling mountain range and some vast natural lakes and should definitely be visited on a trip to England. The backdrop to the Lake District is a stunning landscape of green hills and snow tipped mountains. Here at the Lakes you can relax in a tranquil setting or get active by walking, hiking, canoeing, sailing, rowing and a whole host of other water activities. Within the Lake’s are some wonderful little market towns to see and plenty of good old fashioned English pubs to sample some of the local produce. In my opinion this place is the jewel in England’s crown and you most definitely should visit.