10 reasons to pack your bags for Britain – now!

Castles, cafés and culture: there's something for everyone in Great Britain.

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Castles, cafés and culture; live music, fine food, festivals, architectures and the arts – there’s something for everyone in Great Britain.

And each season brings with it a certain appeal. Snowy winters mean rugging up and rambling through inspirational city scenes; the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of autumn are enough to brighten the day of any traveller; spring’s promise of warmer weather sees the locals cheery and ready for the British summer – time to visit the rugged, beautiful coast to soak up the rays.

There’s never been a better time to pack your bags for Britain, so dust off your suitcases. Need some inspiration?

1. Castles

Immerse yourself in the history of the aristocracy, harking back to a time of ancient kings, queens, dukes and jousting knights. You can visit countless castles and palaces, you can even stay in a few for a night or two. Think four-poster beds and Tudor luxury and dining in dungeons at Thornbury Castle near Bristol or, further north, stop in for a night at the spectacular Culzean Castle in Scotland or do a day at Dover Castle, a medieval fortress perched over the white cliffs of Dover.

2. Pubs

No trip to Britain would be complete without a pint and a pie at one of the many historic pubs. From grand old pubs that have existed in the same spot for hundreds of years, to village inns that have occupied a special place in the hearts of locals, there’s something so much more to British pubs than beer. They tell stories linked to local lore, their thatched roofs and timbered walls display the character of a community and are a must-stop for a thirsty traveller.

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    6th May 2018
    You haven’t been to a pub until you go to a British pub.

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