Many visitors to the United Kingdom choose to enjoy the metropolitan delights of London at the expense of visiting the rest of the country; however there is plenty to see outside of the capital.
Fans of British literature and poetry will surely have heard about the rolling green hills of the Peak District and the rugged Yorkshire Moors. Both of these areas cover large swathes of the country, but are criminally underappreciated given their incredible natural beauty. Dip into the Peak District from the city of Sheffield, or head northeast of Leeds to take in some of the Yorkshire Moors.
For those who like the hustle and bustle of city life, Leeds and Manchester have become increasingly cosmopolitan in recent decades. Both are less than three hours by train from London and they are separated by the Pennines, the closest thing to a mountain range in the whole of England.
In the south, the buzzing seaside resort of Brighton is known for its strong creative community and independent boutiques, all situated just an hour from London by train. Further along the coast lies Hastings, which is gaining a reputation as a haven for creative types tired of the capital.
Head west to marvel at the archaeological site of Stonehenge, whose rock formations baffle researchers to this day, or explore some of the historic castles of Kent to the east. While London is a world city and a major tourist attraction in its own right, escape from the UK capital to explore some of the delights hidden elsewhere.
Many of your favorite celebrities have an additional talent you may not know about: restaurant ownership. Famous actors, musicians and other personalities have tried their hands at opening restaurants throughout the country. Stop at one of these spots.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.
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Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.