Why You'll Be Smitten With Britain After You Visit
When people think of England or Britain as a whole, they think of London. It makes sense, because people think of Paris when they think of France, New York when they think of America or Sydney when they think of Australia. There are so many places in the world that it only makes sense for us to focus on the main “highlights” when it comes to visiting a new country.
Of course, there’s so much more to Britain than London, or even England. There are numerous other cities, towns, villages, sights and even countries, in the form of Wales and Scotland, to explore. Before you travel, you’ll need to check the existing ETIAS information to see whether you have a valid permit to visit the UK, of course, because you don’t want to be caught out. Here’s some advice about places you should see if you do travel to England, and why, believe it or not, there’s time to visit London and other cities, towns or even countries in Britain as a whole.
There’s no denying that London is a beautiful capital, and the reasons for visiting there hardly need laying out for you. Still, you may not have considered everything there is to do in this city. It’s a big city, let’s be honest. You’ll want to see the Tower of London, of course. This is a majestic sight not only in terms of aesthetic beauty, but in terms of its cultural and historical relevance. You’re witnessing something through which an entire country was built over the course of a millennium. That’s not an everyday sight.
Of course, if you want to experience “fun” culture, because history isn’t everyone’s thing, London has everything from an extravagant ride on the London Eye to beautiful cuisine in Chinatown. Culture in London is about more than what it means to be British; it’s about what it means to be from anywhere. The coming together of nations is something which is celebrated in this varied and exciting city.
The great thing about Britain is that it’s a small island packed full of unimaginable culture, cities, countries and people. That means you don’t have to travel far to reach the next great adventure, and, if you’ve seen the major attractions of London a thousand times before, it might be fun for you to take a marginally detoured plane journey to the beautiful northern country of Scotland instead.
In particular, Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a marvellous place to begin. It’s the perfect combination of cultural traditionality and contemporary modern structures, art galleries and other wonderful attractions. The Edinburgh Museum is a particularly wonderful public building, offering education exhibits on history from ancient pre-human eras all the way up until modern technology such as the iPhone.
When it comes to places you could go in England other than London, Manchester is one of the up and coming cities of the North. Dubbed the Northern powerhouse, this is a city of growth not only in terms of work opportunities and awe-inspiring skyscrapers rising into the sky, but an expanding landscape of arts, culture, creativity and entertainment. It’s truly the place to be, whether you want to play Junkyard Golf or have drinks on a rooftop at Big Hands.