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Newcastle upon Tyne is a port city in the North East of England. It has a population of 250,000 but including the surrounding urban area its population is almost 1 million. It has arguably the best nightlife in all of Britain, and has a distinct Geordie vernacular.

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So, you have the weekend off work and your feet are itching to get out and about. The perfect way to do this is by hiring a car and exploring sites and attractions of the UK. Here are our top three  suggestions of where to go when you get behind the wheel.

Weekend Driving Holiday Ideas in the UK

The Windermere District

This area is home to England’s largest lake called Windermere. The lake is ideal as a family destination or for couples. Hit the road and take a short drive to the surrounding villages of Ambleside, Waterhead, Bowness and Fellfoot. All are traditional English villages with small teahouses, quaint cottages, and scenic views.

For accommodation stay overnight in the village of Windermere situated a mile inland from the lake. When you set off the next morning, take a short detour off the main lake road, and visit the magnificent gardens of Holehird. Then head to the lake to marvel at its pure size and beauty.

Many say the best way to see it is via a short cruise if the weather permits it. If you are traveling as a family, on the way back home visit the Zip lining center in Brockhole. Kids will enjoy swinging through the trees and completing the adventure course.

Liverpool and Southport

Combine a trip to ones of England’s most iconic cities with a short break in the seaside resort of Southport. Liverpool has many attractions and museums. Fans of the Beetles will enjoy following a trail that includes visits to the childhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

Famous buildings to visit include St George’s hall and the Anglican cathedral. At the end of your first day in Liverpool, take the short drive to Southport and book overnight into a bed and breakfast establishment.

The next morning head to the pier and eat traditional English fish and chips. Then attempt go-karting and crazy golf. The quirky British lawnmower museum will amuse and you can follow the Southport treasure trail that is a great way to discover the hidden attractions that only the locals know about. On the way out of this quaint seaside resort, stop by the model railway village.

Stonehenge and Wiltshire

Stonehenge has baffled historians for many years and it continues to be one of the UK’s biggest attractions. You can visit in the daytime however; a sunset tour will provide perfect holiday photographs.

Stay overnight in the one of the many bed and breakfast hotels located close to the magnificent landmark and then head off the next morning to explore the rest of the Wiltshire countryside including Salisbury cathedral, the National Trust property of Stourhead, Longlet

Zoo and Avebury Manor.

Fans of the old railways will love the steam museum but if it is a lovely summer’s day spend the rest of your time relaxing and strolling around the Caen locks. At the end of your walk, indulge in a traditional British pub lunch.

London is the capital of the United Kingdom and a sprawling metropolis offering endless opportunities to anyone traveling within her boundaries. From traditional English food to historical landmarks to modern attractions, it is not possible to see the whole of London within a week. It was at one time, the world’s largest city and although it no longer holds that title, it is still a popular destination for over 14 million international travelers each year.

10 Travel tips for London
    •    London has an oceanic climate so snow usually appears between December to February and the hottest months are between June to September. Rainfall typically happens from October to January.
    •    The vast landscape of London is split into districts; central areas are classed as the City of London, City of Westminster, Chelsea and Kensington
    •    Canary wharf is established as the financial and commercial hub of London
    •    The West End is the place to head to for shopping and entertainment
    •    The Mayfair district has the largest amount of luxury hotels and restaurants.
    •    There is no typical style of architecture in London because of an influx of foreign influences throughout the centuries. Many buildings were also rebuilt after the great fire in 1666
    •    The largest parks in the area are Hyde, Regent and Kensington.
    •    Regent Park is also home to London Zoo. While you are in the area, check out the nearby attraction of Madam Tussaurds Wax Museum.
    •    London is one of the most expensive cities in the world so anyone traveling on a budget, will need to be careful with daily allowances.
    •    Cycling in central London has made a comeback and it is often quicker to get around the city using this method than normal transport.

Top Five Most Visited Attractions in London
    •    The British Museum focuses on human history around the world. It is the largest collection totalling over eight million artefacts. It opened in 1759 and mainly followed the path of British colonization. These days it is also a national library holding over 150 million books.
    •    The Tate Modern Gallery receives over 4 million visitors every year. Located in the Bankside area of London, works of art held within the walls date from 1500 to present day.
    •    Located at Trafalgar square, the National Gallery is an art museum that opened in 1824 and to date is home to over 2000 works of art from the mid-13th century to present day.
    •    The Natural History Museum is in South Kensington and its focus is on the life that inhabits our planet. They have over 70 specimens from the field of Zoology, Botany and Palaeontology.
    •    The London Eye is the tallest viewing point from which to see the city of London. Even though it only opened in 1999, it has become one of London’s most popular attractions. Officially called the millennium wheel, it was built to mark the end of the last century.

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