With so many gems to visit all around Britain, it would be a total sin to not feature the top 5 places to visit right on your very own doorstep. Here at Mankind, we’ve put together a list of all of our favourite places which need to go on your bucket list. Whether you’re looking for places to travel alone, take your family along or whisk away your significant other, you’ll discover a mini holiday destination, where you can create memories to last a lifetime.
Okay, so this is a bit of an obvious one, but the capital of England just had to go into our top 5 places to visit in Britain. London is home to the queen, Big Ben and the 2012 Olympic stadium. People visit from all across the world for work, a holiday or just a weekend away! The lively night life shared between pubs, clubs and festival venues accompanies all of these reasons to visit nicely. If you’re into shopping, London is a haven of cool, indie shops and by strolling across to Camden Locks you will find a world of new shops, stalls and food – all waiting for you to discover them.
Bath is one of England’s most beautiful small cities. Everywhere you look is an opportunity for a perfect camera snap with picturesque honey-stone Georgian Crescents and terraces along with deep green hills and historical landmarks. If you’re interested in the history of Britain then you can’t afford to miss out on a trip to Bath to visit the Roman Baths, discover the fascinating life of one-time resident Jane Austen and browse the wide range of galleries and museums. If you’re not interested in the history of Bath don’t worry, there is still plenty of things to do with a whole host of independent shops and boutiques to bag some unique swag from!
For a simple and scenic getaway, Devon is the way forward. Due to the abundance of great food from their county’s staples, to the regular farmers’ markets with stalls of artisan producers selling quality, delicious food; it’s the perfect adventure for any food lovers out there. If you wish to travel further out from inland Devon, you can explore the great outdoors by going for a stroll, riding the waves on a surf break or just relax and enjoy a cold pint in a pub garden. Whichever appeals to you, Devon has it all for those who love the great outdoors.
If Devon doesn’t quite cut the mustard and you’re a true outdoors fan, then the Lake District is the best choice for you. Out of all of our top 5 places to visit in Britain, this has the best scenery with a patchwork of lakes, valleys, woodlands, fells and hills to really get in touch with your adventurous side. When in the Lake District, everywhere you look you’re surrounded by nature and magnificent landscapes and it’s not uncommon to even experience all four seasons in a single day! You could even rent a boat and take a trip around your chosen lake – the freedom is in your hands.
So some of our top places to visit in Britain do kind of have a bit of theme here, but what can you expect when there is so much greenery to be seen? If you’re in need of a relaxing getaway alongside the great outdoors, the Cotswolds is the best of all the places to visit in Britain. As it covers nearly 800 square miles across five counties it is the largest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. The region spans across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire and these honey-coloured towns and villages appear to belong in another era. The Cotswolds are the perfect weekend destination to achieve thorough tranquillity inside and out.
Where are your top 5 places to visit in Britain? Have you been to any of our favourite places to visit in Britain?
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