Someone has rightly said, “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us”. All of us love the idea of travelling. However, for most of us, this idea never comes to fruition. We give ourselves so many excuses for not travelling. The most popular excuse that we often use is ‘not right now, I’ll go later’. It is important for us to realize that life is uncertain; tomorrow may never come. So why wait?
You may have various responsibilities and obligations holding you back. You may be working and it may not be possible for you to apply for a time off. So what? You can always look forward to the weekends. In a country like UK, you can visit spectacular countrysides, picturesque villages, and historical towns over the weekend. You can also go explore the coastline or hike up the mountains. Here are some of the best weekend getaway destinations that UK has to offer.
Bath, a World Heritage Site, is a city located in South West England, about 2 and a half hours away from London. UK has numerous charming cities but there are none that compare to Bath. This city was built on top of natural hot springs and houses one of the most well-preserved Roman bath-houses in the world. Some of the country’s most magnificent Georgian architecture is found in this city.
There are so many things you can do on a weekend trip to Bath. You can go visit the ever mysterious Stonehenge which dates back to about 5000 years. You can also visit the ostentatious Roman baths and learn all about its history. Bath Abbey in the city center is the last medieval church to be raised in England. If architecture is your thing, visit the Royal Crescent, a marvelous specimen of Georgian architecture.
‘And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils’. Do you remember these lines from William Wordsworth’s Daffodils? He was inspired to compose this lyric poem after visiting the Lake District. Situated in North West England, the Lake District is a popular vacation spot. It is famous for its mountains, lakes, and forests. It has also been an inspiration for many literary geniuses including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, and Arthur Ransome.
At Lake District, you can enjoy a cruise across the Windermere Lake. Stock Ghyll Force is a walk up to the 60 foot waterfall that lasts for about half an hour. If you love hiking, you can continue on the same trail and reach Wansfell Pike, which would take you around two hours. Both these hikes will provide you with some of the most spectacular views that Lake District has to offer. You can also visit Hill Top Farm where Beatrix Potter once lived, as well as the Dove Cottage that Wordsworth inhabited between 1799 and 1808.
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