Arguably the world’s most famous and prestigious long-distance cycling event, the Tour de France has been a mainstay on the sporting calendar since 1903, with more than 20 teams competing for the coveted top prize and the 21 day-long ‘stages’ clocking up an impressive 3,500 kilometers. Watching the Tour de France has long been a popular pastime in France, with enormous crowds turning out to cheer on the 180-plus cyclists along the route, but this year, fans can also follow the Tour de France in England, as the 2014 event kicks off on the other side of the Channel.
One of England’s most important ports and the one-time European Capital of Culture, modern-day Liverpool has come a long way since its 1960s heyday, and these days the city has much more to boast about than being the home of the Beatles. From exploring the historic Mersey riverfront to browsing cutting-edge art at the legendary Tate Gallery, here are a few ideas for how to spend one day in Liverpool.
London might be the culinary capital of England, but if you’re looking to try some quintessentially British cuisine, head to the north, where the locals are rightly proud of their traditional fare. From time-honored recipes to teatime treats; here’s your guide to what to eat and drink in York.
Wales might not boast a flagship festival like the Edinburgh Arts Festival or England’s legendary Glastonbury Festival, but if you’re heading over the Welsh border this summer, you’ll still find plenty to keep you entertained. To help you plan your visit, here’s a rundown of the best summer festivals and events in Wales.
One of the UK’s oldest and most famous National Parks, the rolling lakelands of the Lake District have inspired many of England’s most famous poets and writers, with William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter both calling the area home. Hikers have long claimed the Lake District as hallowed territory, but there’s more to the National Park than its magnificent landscapes, and whether you’re whether quenching your thirst at a local pub or renting out a charming country cottage, visiting the traditional villages of the Lake District offers an atmospheric glimpse of English country life.
The largest and most famous of the country’s national parks, England’s Lake District is a hiker’s paradise of rugged peaks and windswept valleys, dotted with traditional stone-built villages. For lovers of the outdoors, there are plenty of things to do in the Lake District, but the undeniable highlight is its many natural lakes. To help you plan your trip, here’s a rundown of the most beautiful lakes of the Lake District.