Published on April 9th, 2018 | by admin0
Tourism Alive And Well In Great Britain
Not everyone can afford to holiday abroad, but there are plenty of places worth visiting all over Great Britain.
Many foreign tourists focus on London when they head to these shores and it means they miss out on some brilliant destinations elsewhere.
From seaside towns to historic sites, theme parks or natural wonders, Britain is full of excellent attractions to suit travellers of all ages.
Read on for our recommendations of four must-visit destinations in the UK.
Lake Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is the perfect weekend getaway for people searching for some rest and relaxation.
For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, there are loads of water-based activities to try including boating, kayaking and water-skiing.
Take a cruise across the lake and stop off Ambleside or Bowness to enjoy some fine dining, locally brewed ales or quaint cafes.
The North West’s number one seaside resort often gets a bad press, but the town has undergone a significant transformation in recent times.
Old favourites like the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower and the three piers are as popular as ever, but head further afield to find some real hidden gems.
Ma Kelly’s Showboat is based at nearby Bispham and offers people a classy taste of the Las Vegas show bars, while using Virgin Casino 2018 offers can boost your budget for playing at some of the town’s fantastic casinos.
Travel further up the coast to enjoy the stunning redevelopment at Cleveleys seafront. The ‘Peoples Promenade’ has won a host of accolades including The North West Tourism Award for the Best Public Space in the North West.
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a bustling city full of some fantastic places to visit, but if you want to check it out from on high then walk to the top of Arthur’s Seat.
The ancient, inactive volcano sits approximately 251 metres above sea level and is the perfect place to find some stunning views of the surrounding area.
Arthur’s Seat is located just a short walk from the famous Royal Mile, but provides an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
The world-famous theme park has something for all the family, including smaller rides for children and some high-speed rides for older thrill-seekers.
From the stomach-churning plunge of ‘Oblivion’ to blasting through space courtesy of the virtual reality Galactica ride, Alton Towers is a brilliant day out.
Originally a private estate, Alton Towers grounds opened to the public in 1860 to raise funds for its upkeep.
It was transformed into a theme park and opened a number of new rides from 1980 onwards. it was the second most visited theme park in the UK in 2016 after Legoland Windsor.