You can’t fail to be charmed by the UK and guess what? There’s so much more to it than just London! This week we’ve got some amazing offers some of the most fabulous parts of the UK. From its thriving capital city in London, to the ‘Capital of the North’, Manchester to the glorious Lake District, Stuba has some great deals.
Dubbed (unofficially) “The Capital of the North”, Manchester is known for its influence on the histories of industry and music, as well as its world-renowned sporting connections. Manchester is home to the UK’s largest airport outside London. As the most visited city in England by overseas visitors aside from the capital, a multitude of shopping, cultural and entertainment facilities set out to charm travellers and students alike.
The expansion of the modern city has its roots in the 1800’s when it became the world’s first industrial city through the development of the cotton industry. The remnants of this development are still commonly visible through the red-brick mills of the period. The city had challenges following the decline of this industry however investment in the city’s regeneration paid off and Manchester is well worth a visit.
Manchester is famous all over the world thanks to its football clubs, the world renowned Manchester United (Old Trafford), who have the record number of 20 English football league titles and Manchester City (Etihad Stadium). If you’re planning on a trip to Manchester, then you must plan a visit to the Lake District, easily accessible by a short but beautiful journey by train.
The Lake District National Park is in North West England. It is the largest National Park in the country (occupying 885 sq. miles) and is considered one of its most scenic regions and England’s premier destination for hiking and climbing. The main attraction is the lakes and fells (hills and mountains) providing dramatic and inspiring scenery although much modified by man’s intervention mainly by farming. It is the former home of cultural luminaries such as William Wordsworth and John Ruskin, with the walks and fells famously documented by Alfred Wainwright. The highest of which is Scafell Pike. Some towns and lakes of note include Ambleside, at the top of Lake Windermere, Keswick on the shores of Derwent Water, Coniston, Kendal and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of both Englandand of the United Kingdom, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union.
The capital is full of excellent bars, galleries, museums, parks and theatres. It is also the most culturally and ethnically diverse part of the country. In 1777, noted diarist Samuel Johnson famously said, “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life.” Whether you are interested in ancient history, modern art, opera or underground raves, London is a global centre of history, learning and culture.
Thanks to Wikitravel.org for the tips !