North Pier, Blackpool.
Some people argue that to really enjoy a holiday you need to depart your nation’s shores and experience a new environment, culture and climate.
With so much going on in the UK, start planning domestic holidays and swapping plane journeys for a leisurely cruise by train.
Here is a list of great UK holiday destinations you can reach by train:
Blackpool has a lot to offer and remains the most popular summer resort for Northerners looking for a break from work. When you’ve had your fill of breakneck rides, gaudy attractions and the city’s dynamic shopping district, cool off with a tranquil walk down the beautiful, sandy beach, taking in the cityscape dominated by contrasting, colorful building facades and the iconic Blackpool Tower.
This seaside town comes alive at night and offers a huge amount in terms of bars and dance clubs. The city also has a wealth of restaurants and eateries, blending a mixture of cuisines from the farthest corners of the globe. To really capture the spirit of the resort, enjoy a batch of newspaper-wrapped, vinegary fish and chips while the cool sea breeze blows through your hair.
Pulteney Bridge, Bath.
For something totally different, why not try the beautiful city of Bath? A settlement that’s so steeped in history that while walking down its colorful and vibrant streets, it’s near impossible not to notice the Roman influence in the city’s architecture and building materials.
Taking a spine-tingling dip in the atmospheric Roman Baths is an absolute must when visiting the city to which they gave their name. Lovers of history should also visit Pulteney Bridge. It has been designated a Grade I site of historical importance and is one of the very few bridges in the world lined with boutiques, cafes and stalls. You will not forget the buzz, bustle and atmosphere when, after much browsing and procrastinating, you finally make your way to the other side.
Bath remains one of England’s favorite cities and is an essential destination for lovers of culture and history. It is also the perfect launch pad from which to explore the luscious West Country, including the nearby Avon Gorge and the beautiful Cotswolds.
Center Parcs, a United Kingdom destination for short and weekend breaks, have four villages across England. The company is committed to protecting the environment, maintaining and enhancing the wildlife and habitats of the villages.
All four Center Parcs locations (Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire and Elveden Forest in Suffolk) are easily reachable from anywhere in the country.
Once you’ve checked in, the only method of transportation permitted is bicycle. Not only does this up your green credentials, but it adds a warm, communal feel to your summer holiday, with each of the resorts being set in charming forest locations, sprinkled with gentle streams, rocks and lakes.
There are various types of accommodation to suit all budgets, up to classy Luxury Lodges which come with private games rooms and saunas, as well as private steam rooms and outdoor hot tubs.