Top 5 Tips When Travelling to the UK

by Kim on October 3, 2012

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Top 5 tips when travelling to the UK

Small historic towns in Britain make for great weekend breaks for those travelling domestically or for anyone coming from abroad looking to find their own little slice of the country. The historic value that oozes from a real British fishing or market town can only be beaten by the charm of quintessential country pubs and taverns serving a taste of the true British pallet. If you are looking for a holiday with a little more substance follow these five easy steps:

1)     Go Small 

Even some of the more famously idyllic ancient towns like York and Bath have become too commercialised and even though their history remains, their idiosyncratic allure is somewhat diluted by their over-commercialisation.

2)     Don’t Stick to The South 

There are many hidden gems in the North of the country. Northumberland for example holds some of the most important historical sites in the country. Northumbrian-cottages offer holiday cottages in Northumberland so you can gain the most genuine experience possible.

Central Northumberland Region

3)     Visit the Coast

Britain is famous for some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. From the White Cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches of Oban. Remember, there is always something tasty to sample when it comes to the British coastline!

4)     Visit a Market

Famers markets can be found up and down the country. Many of them will be selling local produce such as jams, vegetables and chutneys, you really could be in for a culinary treat.

5)     Immerse Yourself

Where ever you do choose to visit, make sure you submerge yourself into the local way of life, frequent local pubs and speak to local people. Only then will you gain a true insight as to what the place you are visiting really offers.