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Top 5 Locations to Visit in the UK in 2016

Visit Stonehenge by coach

Visit Stonehenge by coach

Millions of tourists visit the UK each year, and those of us who live here are incredibly fortunate. We have some of the most interesting, historic and culturally significant towns right on our doorstep. So what are our top 5 destinations? Let’s look closely at some of the UK’s best.

1. Salisbury

Perhaps the best place in the UK to visit if you want to experience ancient history and mystical architecture; Salisbury in Wiltshire is the perfect base for many popular attractions.

The city itself is a wonderful mix of independent and boutique shops and surrounding it in the miles of countryside are famous landmarks such as Stonehenge and Old Sarum.

If you want to stay in the city, visit the stunning Cathedral and Museum, as well as Mompesson House for a unique mix of artwork and sculpture.

2. Blackpool

Millions have spent their childhood summer holidays in Blackpool; making sandcastles and relaxing by the sea before heading off to the thrill of the rides at Pleasure Beach.

Blackpool is the mecca for all those who want the ultimate fun day or night out and there are lots of friendly bars along the promenade that are geared up for birthday, stag or hen parties.

It’s just as great for the family though; take the tram along the seafront to see the piers and in the autumn and winter, don’t miss out on viewing the world-famous illuminations.

3. Lake District

It’s been a location for films, the inspiration for poets and the place you can walk for days on end and never tire of the scenery. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

Take the family for tea on the edge of Lake Windermere and then climb aboard one of the iconic boats to have a tour of the waterways. Once you’ve set sail, you can really take in the shoreline hills and woodland that make this area so unique.

4. Cornwall

Whether you dream of owning a cottage with roses around the door or a day riding the waves on your surfboard, Cornwall is the place to visit.

It’s a county that’s rich in history as well as being the birthplace for much of the fishing industry of the nation. Visit well-hidden coves, eat local, creamy ice cream and see the sea crashing against the cliffs; you won’t want to leave.

5. London

The centre of all things shopping, globally-known landmarks and the hub of theatre, art, history and museums, London has to be the one place to visit if you want a new experience every time you arrive.

It’s not just about the busy tourist locations, London has just as much peace and tranquillity with the stunning parks and gardens as it does vibrant hotspots. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you travel to London, you’ll always have a packed itinerary.

Fortunately, Mayday Travel runs coach trips all over London and the south east of England.

Book your seats today

The UK has something for everyone; seaside, historic homes and thriving towns. Book your seats and see all the sights in the south of England and beyond. Mayday Travel will pick you up early, so you can head off for the day with friends and family for a luxurious trip travelling by coach.