At times it seems that the United Kingdom, and especially England, is just one large vacation destination due, mainly, to the fact that wherever you find yourself you are never too far from a first class tourist attraction, area of outstanding natural beauty, an outstanding museum or art gallery or a city crammed full of amenities suitable for all manner of vacations or city breaks.
Most people who visit England on a vacation tend to choose the capital city, London, as their destination. While this makes total sense if you are only likely to visit the country once or twice there are plenty of other great places to visit and spend a few days or weeks. London has some of the most instantly recognisable visitor attractions in the world and the most famous are usually associated with the British Royal Family, for example Buckingham Palace. Being the capital city it is also home to some of the country’s finest museums and art galleries however equal museums and art galleries are found across the country such as the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Cities such as Liverpool are fast becoming popular destinations for visitors looking for something a little bit different to their usual seaside vacation. While the city has plenty of visitor attractions associated with the world famous sons of the city, the Beatles, you do not have to look too far before you find something of outstanding quality. The Albert Dock complex is well worth a visit and it is where you will find the Tate Gallery and the Maritime Museum. Recently the European Capital of Culture the city has plenty to keep visitors entertained and few places offer such a lively and entertaining nightlife.
If you are looking for a seaside vacation England has plenty of excellent seaside resorts with the most popular being Blackpool, Brighton and Newquay. Blackpool and Brighton both have a long association with tourism and while Brighton benefits from a large youth and student population to boost its nightlife Blackpool is more popular for such things as stag and hen parties. Newquay is a popular family seaside destination but it is also one of the best places to either go surfing or to learn to surf. Miles and miles of gorgeous Cornish beaches provide some of the finest surfing opportunities in the United Kingdom.