Get away this year and see what the country has to offer. If you’re looking for something a bit different from your usual haunts, or are travelling from overseas, take a look at some of the amazing places you can visit. From stylish city breaks to tranquil countryside trips, there’s something for everyone.
One of the UK’s oldest and most storied cities, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the perfect destination for a city break this year. Newcastle boasts museums, theatres, and plenty of historical sites such as the reconstruction of a section of Hadrian’s Wall at Wallsend, St Paul’s monastery at Jarrow, and the city’s namesake castle. Once you’ve had your fill of culture, take in the bustling nightlife. The city centre hosts an incredible number of restaurants, pubs, bars, and nightclubs as well as a welcoming atmosphere and friendly locals. From romantic getaways to stag and hen parties, Newcastle is the perfect choice for your city break this year.
With good weather, attractive villages, and miles of coastline, Cornwall is the quintessential British holiday destination. Visit attractive seaside towns like Padstow and take in the scenery, relax at the beach, or stop in at quaint local cafes and restaurants. But that’s not all Cornwall has to offer. The dramatic architectural feat of the Eden project brings the rainforest to England’s shores. The domes play host to a stunning tropical environment in the heart of Cornwall. You can also explore Tintagel castle, a fortification on the dramatic Atlantic coast that is associated with the legend of King Arthur. With sleepy villages, lively university towns, beautiful scenery, and plenty to see and do, make Cornwall your must-see destination in 2023.
The Lake District
England’s largest national park, the Lake District is a beautiful part of the country popular with tourists all year round. A stunning natural landscape that hosts mountains including England’s tallest mountain, Scafell Pike, glacial lakes, and babbling rivers, as well as quaint villages with plenty of opportunities to relax in local cafes and shops. The district is especially popular with campers and hikers who are drawn to the trails for the natural beauty. The lakes also have a rich cultural history, with writers such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Beatrix Potter having lived in the district and been inspired by the landscape for many of their works.
A storied Warwickshire town steeped in history and culture, Stratford-upon-Avon is perfect for a quiet getaway. The birth and final resting place of William Shakespeare, Stratford is filled with celebrations of the bard’s life and works. The town is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company who put on regular performances. Be sure to catch your favourite play in one of the many theatres or join in on the celebrations of Shakespeare’s life which take place annually every April. Stratford also offers a range of attractive pubs, restaurants, and museums that will give you plenty to see and do. Get out of the bustle of the city and immerse yourself in English history and culture by visiting Stratford-upon-Avon this year.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is ideal for solo travellers, couples, and families looking for a staycation this year. A haven for outdoorsy types, the Beacons are host to a huge range of exciting activities including horse riding, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and caving. There are plenty of sites that offer pitches to campers letting you take in the beautiful scenery up close. The Beacons also hold old pieces of Welsh history, such as Offa’s Dyke, the Big Pit coal museum, and the ruined priory at Llanthony. Plus, you can take a break from nature and visit attractive towns like Brecon and Abergavenny. With so much to see and do, there’ll never be a dull moment on your trip to the Brecon Beacons.
Whether you’re touring the length and breadth of the country, or have one destination in mind, travel with your own hired coach. City Circle offers a state-of-the-art fleet to get you wherever you need to be in comfort and style. Call our reservations teams in London on 020 8561 2112 or in Edinburgh on 0131 333 2700.