The United Kingdom is a wonderful place to visit. If you haven’t been yet, making this a highlight of your travel calendar can give you some wonderful and exciting experiences to behold.
One of the birthplaces of modern societal culture, Great Britain has a long and storied past. It’s likely you already know the culture well through the amazing music, film and television that emanates from this great island. Visiting this wonderful place via cheap flights to London can also show you:
Wildly Varying Cultures
Great Britain is a multicultural collection of countries. People from all over the world make their homes here, as it (until recently) has had a very open relationship with Europe from an immigration standpoint. Thanks to the special relationship shared with the United States, a US passport will lend you a sense of special weight when bringing your family here to explore or maybe stay for a longer time.
Of course, the United Kingdom is comprised of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each one of these countries boast their own languages, culture, forms of art and music, as well as complex relationship when viewing the others. The culturally prized foods, celebrations and holidays can differ from country to country also. While the geography is also somewhat varied, it’s incredible to witness just how beautiful it can be. If you love nature, walking across the Yorkshire Dales, climbing Mount Snowdon or visiting the beautiful, quaint and rural Cotswolds can give you enough vacation satisfaction to last months.
The UK has some of the best nightlife in the world, particularly in big cities such as Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Birmingham and London. These cities are large hubs, and attract some of the best worldwide acts. Each city sports a slightly different nightlife persuasion. For example, in the northern cities, excellent nightclubs and microbreweries run as king. In London, more of a world-encompassing experience is free to be had, with trendy bars and some of the biggest inner city festivals of the country.
Speaking of festivals, these are numerous and amazing in summer too. Of course Glastonbury is one of the most well known, but there are many worth your time. Reading and Leeds have some of the best musical acts in the world, but also many underground acts such as those found in the house scene make their ways to the shores of the UK to give a performance of a lifetime.
Britain in general has a long and storied history. From the first settlers to the Anglo Saxons, to the world-spanning British Empire, all the way up to the industrial revolution with the Edwardians and Victorians, Britain has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Ruined castles dot the landscape, war museums are found everywhere, and some of the most gorgeous and incredible archaeological finds take place here regularly. Britain cares deeply for its history, so if you find yourself in the least interested by this, you can find year and years of interest in the annals of British history.
Visiting Britain is a tour de force of privilege. Be sure to make the most of it if you ever get the chance!
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