Top 5 British holidays for 2013

Britain has more treasures than one would think as it boasts beautiful coastlines, interesting country life, a long and interesting history and diverse wildlife. There’s really no need to travel further into other European countries since Britain has it all and listed below are the top 5 British destinations.

Cornwall is considered to be one of the top holiday destinations in Europe and is known for its sunshine, beaches and having one of the most picturesque coastlines in Britain. The top attractions in the area are Eden Project, Minack Theatre and Charleston. St. Michael’s Mount is famous attraction known for its 200 year old castle.

Exmoor is another great destination. It is best known for its coastline and cliffs and its countryside complete with farms, moors and forests. There’s even a lighthouse called the Dunkery Beacon which is overlooking the sea. Not to be missed is the interesting village of Porlock where one can view a sunken forest during low tide. Other interesting towns found in Exmoor are Lyton and Lynmouth and do not miss the Tarr Steps, a bridge that has an interesting history.

Bath has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and the city also has a special place in literature as this is the location mentioned in the novel Persuasion, written by Jane Austen. The city has interesting architecture dating back to the Georgian era and for those who enjoy gardens, there’s the Royal Victoria Park. If you want to take a hot-air balloon ride, do so during the summers and since Bath is best known for its spas, don’t fail to go to Thermal Bath spa in its elegant building made of glass and local stones.

There’s an area in Britain called the Jurassic Coast which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its fossil findings. The coast stretches for several miles from the county of Devon up to Dorset. There a cove called the Lulworth cove that is worth visiting as well as the Durdle door, an arch made of limestone where seawater passes through. There’s also a unique beach called Chesil bank.

Last but not the least, there’s the Cotswolds, which is known for its woodlands. It is noteworthy for its natural charm and appeal that, combined with its old buildings, makes it an even more beautiful place to visit. For those who want to enjoy a little wine tasting, there’s the Three Choirs Vineyards Estate and those who enjoy hiking will want to walk along the Cotswolds Way, a footpath which stretches for several miles.