‘There are many great places to visit if you want to enjoy a staycation in the UK…’
For instance, you could always drive up to Scotland and enjoy its major cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Or you could visit Wales and explore its valleys. There’s also England’s buzzing capital, London, and all its culture and shopping opportunities.
But why not try something a little different for your next staycation and visit the north of England? It’s a beautiful part of the country but is sometimes overlooked when people are deciding where to travel. I’m sure you won’t forget about this region after you’ve read these compelling reasons to go there, though!
York is possibly one of the oldest cities in the country, and you’ll be able to discover a lot of its history while you are there. You can take a tour around the epic York Minster, which dates back to the 7th century. You will also be able to walk down the historic Shambles, a street with some of the city’s oldest buildings along it. There are also lots of great shops where you can rummage around for some cool souvenirs to take home with you.
Explore The Yorkshire Dales
If you want to escape to nature, then the Yorkshire Dales should definitely be on your north of England to-do list. While you are there, you could climb Whernside, which is one of the peaks in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. How long is the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge? It works out at about 25 miles, and the challenge is to do all three peaks in under twelve hours. If you are up for an epic challenge, you might want to give it a go while you are up north!
Take A Trip To The Seaside
There’s some truly stunning coastline up in the north of England as well. So, how about a day at the beach? You could visit the quaint seaside towns of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. If you want something a bit livelier, then how about spending a night or two at the west coast’s Blackpool? Some say it is the Las Vegas of the north of England!
Enjoy A Night Out In One Of Its Modern Cities
There are lots of major cities in the north of England, such as Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool. If you spend a weekend in one of them, you will be able to sample its fantastic nightlife. Every British city in the north has a fantastic bar and pub scene, and there will also be plenty of clubs to boot as well.
The food scene in most cities is also brilliant, and you’ll find a range of different restaurant styles from fine dining to more casual eateries. There’ll also be plenty of theatre shows and gigs for you to choose for entertainment as well.
There’s certainly a lot to see and do in the north of England. No matter where you go, you are bound to have fun!
*this post was written in collaboration*