It’s easy to take things for granted especially things that you we see everyday, so it’s little surprise that we forget how beautiful Great Britain really is.
I love Europe, it’s gorgeous and it has so much culture to offer and yet it doesn’t matter how much I travel I always come back to one thought – I am so lucky to live where I do.
So if you’re looking for somewhere new to visit this summer, these are the places in Britain that you have to visit.
London // It’s without a doubt my favourite city to visit at any time during the year and there’s so much to do that it’s pretty much impossible to ever get bored. It’s a wonderful place and if you’ve never been then I honestly suggest you do because it’s a place like no other.
Harry Potter Studios // Technically this is just outside London but I had to include it in this list because it’s a brilliant experience and one really worth doing. I was a hu-uge Harry Potter fan growing up, so this experience was a must for me but it’s just as interesting for anyone interested in the film industry. It’s a magical insight in to how they made the films and brought Rowling’s imagination to life.
Pembrokeshire // I am very luck to have holidayed in Pembrokeshire on numerous occasions growing up and spent a lot of my childhood on our caravan site there. I have so many fond memories of my family and friends from those days and Pembrokeshire will always have a special place in my heart. Yet that aside this county really does showcase Wales at it’s finest. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place, perfect for relaxing and yet at the same time there’s still loads to do. I’m particularly smitten with the St Davids peninsula and one visit and you will be too.
Hay-on-Wye // They call Hay the book town because of it’s abundance of secondhand book stores and it’s a must visit for any book lover. Yet the town itself is beautifully picturesque, perfect for a few days away.
Holmfirth // Did you watch Last of a Summerwine growing up or maybe you’ve watched it since, well Holmfirth is the beautiful little village where the show is filmed. It’s very traditionally and typically Yorkshire, all sandstone bricks and prettiness.
Cardiff // I may be a bit biased here but Cardiff is truly a beautiful city and undoubtedly one of my favourites. It has so much culture, beauty and many stories to tell. If you’re going to visit I suggest you come at Christmas, cold but even more pretty.
Liverpool // I’ve been to Liverpool a few times now and it remains one of my favourite cities to visit, it’s oh so pretty. I love the docks and can’t wait to go back there soon.
Brighton // This seaside resort is class Britain but it’s also very hipster and effortlessly cool. I’ve been here a few times and I absolutely love this beautiful place, I can see why so many people chose to live there.
Stratford Upon Avon // It was hard to miss the recent coverage of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and if that didn’t tempt you to visit Stratford then maybe this will. It’s very beautiful, traditional Tudor feel town and still looks picturesque and traditionally English. Yet if you are a Shakespeare fan then you will enjoy the town even more because there’s lots to see and do that is connected to the bard.
Bath // Talking of legendary English literature figures, did you know that Jane Austen once lived in Bath? At the time it was a cosmopolitan city and she absolutely hated it. I love Bath, it’s not far from me and prefect for days out. It’s beautiful and I’ve always enjoyed visiting the house which has been converted to a Jane Austen museum (although sadly it’s not the house she lived in, that’s a few doors down).
Where would you add to my list?