View over Glenfinnan valley with steam train on viaduct and Loch Shiel in the background, Highlands, Scotland.

Escape the Everyday: 4 Reasons Why You Need a Great Britain Adventure

This story was created in partnership with: VisitBritain 

You deserve the perfect vacation where you can escape from current everyday life and experience places you’ve only dreamt of. Our recommendation? Start planning the trip of a lifetime to Great Britain.

Read on to discover why Great Britain is the perfect place for your next vacation – and get ready to enjoy a few surprises along the way!

A group of men enjoying afternoon tea in the Richmond Tearooms, Manchester.
The enchanting Richmond Tearooms, Manchester, England | ©VisitBritain/Ben Selway

1. Discover culinary delights beyond your wildest dreams

It’s said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Once you’ve discovered Great Britain’s local flavors, you’ll certainly agree! 

Enjoy the wide variety of dining options and outstanding culinary traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. 

Hear the satisfying crunch as you bite into the crispy, buttery batter of the world-renowned British fish and chips. 

Let your taste buds soar as you treat them to seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients that enliven regional specialties like a rich, piping hot piece of shepherd’s pie. 

Nibble on delectable scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream; taste an assortment of delicious Welsh cheeses; sip a glass of smooth Scottish whisky; indulge in an unparalleled dining experience at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay or choose from hundreds of other cutting edge Michelin-star restaurants dotted across Britain’s cities, coasts, and countryside. 

No matter your palate, Britain has something delicious in store for you!

Escape the everyday! Side view of the driveway and front of Waddesdon Manor, England.
The lovely Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England | ©VisitBritain/Robert Radlinski

2. Get swept away by the history and charm

From the Vikings to the Tudors, many groups have contributed to Britain’s riveting and dramatic past. 

Today, popular TV shows like Bridgerton, The Crown, and Outlander are confirmation of our continued fascination with these periods, and our desire to escape to history we can touch and stories we can share. This is why Britain is the perfect place for your next vacation. 

Soak in the relaxing waters of the historic Roman Baths; explore the charming medieval town of Conwy, Wales; savor the vivid sunset at centuries-old Hadrian’s Wall; and gaze upon gorgeous manor houses and country estates like the real-life Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and Waddesdon Manor (pictured above). 

Regardless of where you visit in Britain, there will be countless opportunities to experience living history. 

Man escapes the everyday to enjoy views of Great Langdale, Langdale Valley, Cumbria, England.
Gorgeous views in Langdale Valley, Cumbria, England. | ©VisitBritain/Chris Orange

3. Easily escape to the great outdoors

Britain’s diverse landscapes and mesmerizing views are something truly worthy of royalty. And the best part is, you don’t have to be a king or a queen to enjoy them! 

Explore by water, land, or air transport to easily reach golden coastlines, emerald forests, and sparkling Scottish lochs – in Britain, everything’s at your fingertips! 

Spot your favorite furry friends, like wild deer and red squirrels, as you explore the natural beauty of one of Britain’s many National Parks. Discover the lush green, idyllic setting near the old stone bridge on the River Conwy, Wales. 

If you’re craving an active outdoor adventure, be sure to try fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast, ride the world’s fastest seated zipline in South Wales, go tandem paragliding through the Brecon Beacons National Park, or venture into the underground world of the impressive Wookey Hole Caves. 

An incredible outdoor experience awaits you at every corner!

Beatles sculpture and Three Graces, Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
The Beatles, Liverpool, England | ©VisitBritain/Quintin Lake 

4. Enjoy iconic sites and unexpected experiences

When you think of Great Britain’s greatest icons, who comes to mind? William Shakespeare, or perhaps, The Beatles? Just as there are many icons to choose from, there are also endless surprises and unexpected experiences to be discovered. 

Based on your personal taste and preference, you can decide between visiting the iconic sites or searching for unexpected highlights – better yet, you can even combine them to create your own British adventure! 

Enjoy views of the River Thames from the top of the Tower Bridge. Then, try something a little unconventional, like walking through a foot tunnel that runs under the famous river. If you visit the beautiful Alnwick Garden, be sure to also explore the unusual attraction known as the Poison Garden. 

Looking for more ideas? How about a spectacular seaplane flight over Scotland’s West Coast? Don’t forget to also watch a Premier League match, enjoy creative masterpieces at the Tate Modern, and retrace the footsteps of Britain’s musical icons.

With a knack for delivering awe-inspiring experiences, Great Britain will make you want to return again and again.

Escape the everyday and visit Durdle Door, Dorset, England, to see stunning sunsets.
  Stunning sunset over Durdle Door, Dorset, England | ©VisitBritain/Rag’n’Drone Man

Sustainability: Make an Impact

Together, TourRadar and VisitBritain will create a planet-positive impact by purchasing carbon offsets and/or carbon removal through our partner, CHOOOSE, for every Great Britain adventure booked between now and December 31, 2021.

We believe travel is a superpower that, when wielded correctly, can leave behind a lasting positive impact on a destination’s locals and natural environment.

Book your Britain adventure today and help make a positive impact on our planet!

Ready to escape the everyday? Head over to TourRadar and start planning your Great Britain adventure!

Stephanie is a Content Specialist at TourRadar. When she’s not writing, you can find her cooking, playing tennis, or exploring the world as she strives to reach her goal of visiting 100 countries before 2025.

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