Top 5 places to visit in England that aren’t London
While we’re all under lockdown and the borders are closed perhaps our summer plans are going to be curtailed this year and we’re going to have to lock a bit closer to home for some travel inspiration. Here’s Englands top 5 places to visit outside London.
Whitby, in North Yorkshire is a beautiful little fishing village with a haunting gothic past. Here you can combine the quintessential english seaside town by day with a back drop of ghosts, ghouls and vampire by night. Eat fish and chips and play on the sandy blue flag beaches in the sunshine and when night falls take a ghost walk round the back streets or visit its beautiful gothic 13th century abbey or just enjoy a drink in one of the smuuglers favourite haunts and maybe see a ghost yourself. Set against the back drop of the North Yorkshire moors, with blue flag beaches and great historical attractions Whitby has something for everyone
Whether kayaking on the bright blue water, learning to scuba dive to flying across the water on one of the worlds fastest sailing boats if water Adventure is your thing then Falmouth has plenty for you to enjoy.
For the more sedate pleasure seeker take a wildlife cruise and spot dolphins whales and seals in their natural habitat or visit the monsters of the deep exhibit at the national maritime museum and see the bioluminescent creatures in this wonderful aquarium.
Away from the water explore the beautiful countryside and tranquil beaches of this beautiful Cornwall town.
Historical Bath is an ancient Roman spa settlement which takes you back in history with its Roman architecture. Visitors can still enjoy a trip to the Roman baths and learn all about what went on there.
Combining its beauty with its plentiful quaint and original little shops makes Bath a great place to unwind and shop for that unusual little treat you never knew you needed.
Add some fabulous restaurants into the mix and Bath makes a fabulous weekend away for the sophisticated couple who like their history with a side helping of culture and a dose of refinement.
Big city lovers will swoon for Liverpool, a city full of culture, nightlife, sport and not to mention The Beatles, Liverpool really is worth a trip.
A daytime in Liverpool means a historical trip through museums like the international slavery museum and the opportunity to visit art galleries galore , the most famous of course being Tate Liverpool but there are many others worth a look.
Liverpool is a foodie paradise with options ranging form Michelin star restaurants to European style communal food market halls , the latest offering being Pilgrim and Duke street Market.
Once the sun goes down Liverpool comes alive with distinct areas of nightlife ranging from the early night out of Castle Street to the party til the sun comes up area of Cavern Quarter.
Beautiful university city Cambridge has more to offer than just a world class education. From punting down the Backs green water behind the Cambridge College facades to soaking up the culture at the Fitzwilliam Museum one of the first public art museum Cambridge has a tranquillity that's hard to beat.
Weaving your way around the beautiful university buildings and botanical gardens is a charming way to pass the day. A thriving restaurant and bar scene completes the experience of a beautiful stay in this delightful city.