With miles of dramatic coastline and world-famous seaside resorts, what England lacks in tropical weather, it makes up for in rugged scenery and seafront entertainment. If you’re choosing to hit the beach in the UK, you’ll be in good company, as many cash-strapped Brits are choosing to holiday on home turf and coastal resorts will be putting on plenty of summertime entertainment to keep the masses happy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or dazzling party hub, these are some of England’s best seaside towns.
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February 8, 2013
England‘s food has earned itself a reputation for blandness over the years, but with historic recipes dating back to the Victorian times, inventive use of staple ingredients and some notoriously wacky names (think ‘bubble & squeak’ or ‘spotted dick pudding’), traditional English cuisine has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Here are six of the nation’s most beloved dishes to get you started.
November 16, 2012
Aside from football and how to make a good cup of tea, there are few things the British take as seriously as a good pint. Whether you want to learn more about the country’s historic brewing practices or just sample a pint fresh from the source, here are some of England’s best breweries to help you sort out your bitter from your stout.
January 11, 2012
The things you find when you head out of London on a train! When I ended up in Norwich almost by chance, I had no idea that I was stepping into such an historically important city – or such a lovely one. In the 11th century, Norwich was England‘s largest city after London, and in fact it was massively important until the Industrial Revolution. The Romans settled very close by, then the Anglo-Saxons established Norwich around the 6th century; there was a Viking raid on the city leaving a Nordic influence, then after the Norman conquest in 1066, the city became a royal city and the castle and cathedral were built.
December 22, 2011
You’ll need to dress up warmly, but this winter holiday season, it’s worth exploring England ice rink by ice rink. They’ve been set up at some of the best places around the country so you get to explore the country, see the sights, have a skate and recover over mulled wine or hot chocolate.
September 23, 2011
The summer in England is coming – so they say. Many of those who are not jetting off to other countries to find their beach holiday will be starting to think of Cornwall. This southwest tip jutting off England is one of the best places to find sun, sand and surf.