South-west England: a holiday for everyone
When you go on holiday you want to make sure that you get the most you can out of the experience, trying out plenty of new activities and places. And if you’re after an action-packed time, look no further than the south-west of England; with plenty to do and a friendly atmosphere, it’s perfect for that getaway break you’ve been longing for.
The beauty of a holiday in the south-west is the diversity of the region. The huge range of attractions on offer means that a holiday there will have something for everyone, whether you’re surfing in Cornwall, relaxing in the Cotswolds or getting to know the local wildlife in Devon.
History-lovers should head straight to the ancient city of Bath; due to the endless archaeological sites and treasures that have been found there, the entire city has been named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Head to the 2,000 year old Roman baths to examine the ancient ruins and pamper yourself in Britain’s only natural springs, or indulge your romantic side with a visit to the Jane Austen centre. A visit to the very beautiful Royal Crescent is also a must-do, alongside an old-fashioned cream tea in one of the many traditional cafés in the city centre.
If you’re looking to visit Bath on a budget, you can still enjoy the break and save money. A little research can go a long way, and there’s plenty of websites out there that’ll help you travel to and stay in the city cheaply.Accommodation by HotelClub in Bath is not only good value for money, but is also known for the fabulous quality of the hotels and the warm hospitality of staff: perfect for those who like to feel indulged.
But if you’re looking for a buzzing city, with plenty of nightlife and entertainment, Bristol should be top of your list. This lively (and very friendly) town offers year-round festivals, plenty of theatres and performance venues, and bars and restaurants to suit every palate.
The Hippodrome Theatre is great for catching big, nationwide productions, or alternatively head to the City Museum for a quieter but no less rewarding time. Wherever you choose to visit, make sure you stay somewhere close to the action: you don’t want to miss out on anything. Do plenty of research into hotels near Bristol Hippodrome, city centre or even the floating harbour side, and get ready for an action-packed time.
And for when you want to slow the pace down, why not try the Cotswolds for leisurely countryside walks, mouth-watering local delicacies and maybe a relaxed stroll around the many crafts and antiques shops? With a slower pace and luxurious accommodation, the Cotswolds is the ideal place to catch your breath and really chill out. Kids will love the seemingly-endless Forest of Dean, particularly the steam train and ancient caves to explore, and if the grown-ups want a rest then the health and beauty spas in Regency Cheltenham will soon be calling your name. The farmers’ markets in the area are also a great chance to try out some local produce, although be prepared to let the diet slip a little during your visit!
When booking a holiday, the south-west of England is perfect for a break that is uniquely you. With so much to do and see it’s easy to tailor the holiday to suit your tastes, and the south-west’s proximity to other areas mean that you could even pop over to London or South Wales for the day if you fancy something different. There are plenty of hotels in Cardiff that welcome the one-night visitor, and you’ll get to feel like you’ve really seen it all on your trip. Just make sure you don’t run out of energy entirely, or you’ll need another holiday to recover!