Lonely Planet named England as the second best tourist destination to visit in 2020, so we decided to have a look at some of the best destinations across the country (and in Scotland)...
recently reported that Cornwall would be the most popular UK destination in 2020, but Cornwall's equally beautiful neighbour Devon is just as good a spot to visit if its stunning beaches and quaint towns you're after. Towns like Dartmouth and Torquay provide an abundance of seaside charm - the Coleton Fishacre
is an especially beautiful art deco house with stunning gardens and nearby coastal walks. Torquay even is even home to the TripAdvisor's 2019 best B&B, The 25 Boutique B&B
, which is set in the heart of the town.
is a city that can be whatever you want it to be; it offers great shopping, cultural gems, museums and so much more. The nightlife in Bristol is especially great; head to the Lakota Bristol - which has been described as the beating heart of the music scene - for some thumping dance music. For a taste of the country in the city, St Werburghs City Farm
is a community-led farm in the city centre, where you can learn to be a farmer for the day, taking care sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks!
has undergone some major transformation over the last few years. The ex-whaling city set on the Firth of Tay estuary in Scotland has recently seen a brand new £1 billion V&A design museum opened on the riverfront. HBO's hit series Succession even shot an episode in the city, and much of it was shot at the V&A. Other great places to visit across the compact city include the underground 1600's vaults tours with DD Tours
, and you can admire the abundance of street art as a result of OpenClose Dundee - a creative street art initiative.
If it is glorious scenery, challenging hikes and cosy countryside pubs you're looking for, head to the Lake District National Park. The park is home to some of the best walks in the country, whether you're a serious hiker or just looking for a scenic stroll. Keswick is the biggest town in the region and is a great base to stay. From the town - which is full of great pubs and shops - you can head out to the mountains like Helvellyn or Scafell Pike. Alternatively, you can enjoy a gentle walk down to Hope Park, which takes you down to Derwent Water, a beautiful lake surrounded by woodland.
Like Bristol, Liverpool
has something for everyone. Art lovers, music nerds, shopaholics and sports fans can all get something out it, with the likes of Tate Modern, the Cavern Club, Liverpool ONE shopping centre and England's most successful football club all located in the city. In fact, Liverpool FC look set to win the league for the first time in 30 years and come May, the city (excluding Everton fans) will be buzzing. The win is sure to create an electric atmosphere across the city that hasn't been felt in decades - you must experience it.
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