From melt-in-the-mouth scones, lathered with jam and clotted cream and sipping on the perfectly brewed cup of tea to chalky cliffs and forests with men in green tights, here are six ‘Best of British’ places to visit.
Brighton is Britain’s bohemian seaside resort. Postcards evoke a pebbly beach and a famous pier but it’s Brighton’s cheery, colourful charm that brings the visitors in. With the UK’s biggest gay scene and home to two universities and an art college, Brighton can be summed up in one word: fun. Only an hour outside of London, you really have no excuse.
A walk along the famous chalk White Cliffs of Dover is an absolute must for any trip around the South of England. The town may be quiet but there is plenty on offer in terms of nature and scenery.
The New Forest
Showcasing all the tranquility of the English countryside, the New Forest is a great trip away from the cities. With accommodation to suit every budget, from camping to hotels and even farmhouses, and many proudly-owned local cafes and restaurants, you would be sorted for everything.
Home to one of the oldest and most famous universities, Oxford is filled with awesome old pubs, cafes and university buildings that cover the city centre to make it a lovely place for a wander. So much history and culture surrounds the city’s streets and buildings!
Known for its attractive Gregorian architecture and historic Roman baths, Bath is a British spa and market town just waiting to be discovered by you. With some cosy pubs, charming architecture and friendly atmosphere, Bath is the perfect place for that quintessential British experience.
Often regarded as the forgotten counterpart to Oxford and Cambridge, Durham is a town intertwined with its university. The magnificent Romanesque cathedral, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, provides a stunning view if you are able to climb the 325 steps to the top. Now part of the university, Durham Castle is another memorable landmark and was also a filming location for the Harry Potter films.
Enjoy a day or weekend trip, soak in the English culture and feel just like one of the characters from Downton Abbey.
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