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According to research by the National Trust, 43million Brits are set to take a winter stroll over the Christmas weekend, so to encourage everyone to get outside over the festive period the Trust have released their ’12 walks of Christmas’.
Halloween is over and temperatures have dropped, which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Whether you’re a whovillian (someone who adores Christmas) or a scrooge, there is no better way to get in the festive spirit than by exploring some of the UK’s best Christmas markets.
Thirty years ago, a trip to the seaside would have involved donkey rides, walking along a pier, eating sticks of rock and watching Punch and Judy, but nowadays family are more concerned about their smart phones, according to a new survey by Beach Retreats.
If you’d waved goodbye to the idea of finding white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters in the UK, then you obviously didn’t consider Scotland for your next staycation. Scotland is famous for its wild and unique landscapes, rich culture, warm welcome and vibrant cities, but many do not realise that Scotland also offers some of the most stunning beaches in the UK.
Social media is now a key part in travel – not only do people use their channels to find destination inspiration and to discuss potential tips with friends, but also to share their holiday photos. One of the world’s most popular image sharing platforms is Instagram, and now a recent study has revealed the top UK locations and attractions based on uploads to the site.
On December 29th 2015 at 6:05pm precisely, air raid sirens sounded across London to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Blitz. This date was chosen as it became known as ‘the second fire of London’ in 1940, when 24,000 explosive bombs and 100,000 incendiary bombs were dropped on the city by Nazi war planes.
Your summer holiday may be a distant memory, but the winter holidays are just around the corner. Many people choose not to take a winter break, and instead spend time at home watching countless TV re-runs and wrapping presents. This year, why not break with tradition and treat yourself to a winter break? It doesn’t need to break the budget, there are some amazing winter destinations right here in the UK just waiting to be explored.
According to hotel comparison website Trivago, 76% of UK travellers have opted for a staycation this bank holiday weekend, instead of heading abroad.
Every year the Tatler Travel Awards aim to highlight the best available accommodation in the world, across a number of different categories. In the 2015 awards, two English hotels were awarded top prizes, alongside luxury settings such as private islands and stunning villas.
Last month swashbuckling heart throb Poldark returned to our screens, in a 2015 BBC adaptation of the famous novels by Winston Graham. Each of the novels chronicling the Poldark story were subtitled ‘A novel of Cornwall’, and the beautiful scenes of rugged cliff faces and rolling countryside presented in the TV series are set to create a tourism boom.
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