Great Britain

Places to Visit in Great Britain

It's difficult to think of anywhere other than Great Britain that packs quite as much into such a small country. There is no shortage of places to visit in Great Britain – it is bursting with thousands of years of history, awe-inspiring castles, national parks, buzzing cities, and cosy country pubs.

Just 35km from France, Great Britain is a fantastic mixture of countryside, towns, cities, and beaches. With so many options of places to visit in Great Britain there is something for every type of holiday.

Whether you want to escape to the rolling green hills of Yorkshire, hit the surf in Cornwall, or stick to the metropolitan cities of London or Manchester; you'll have no problem finding exciting things to do in Great Britain. 

Just a short journey on one of our P&O ferries will see you arrive at the beautiful British coastline, with the entire country ready for you to explore.

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London Eye in England

Places to Visit in Great Britain

The British Seaside

There are so many places to visit in Great Britain, but one of its best qualities is that you are never far from the sea. Whether it is driving from Dover down the South England Coast to Hastings, a coastal town with historical significance, to going that little bit further along to Brighton, which is under a 2 hours’ drive from Dover, you can easily enjoy all the delights of the British seaside on your visit.

The dramatic coastline of Cornwall is renowned as the surfing capital of Great Britain and is chock-full of beach-side cafés and coastal paths. Or, head to the Jurassic Coast, stretching from Exmouth to East Devon – it is full of awe-inspiring views where the impressive Durdle Door is top of our list. 

An often-forgotten place to visit in Great Britain is the East Anglian Coast, featuring traditional seaside towns such as Lowestoft in Suffolk which are great for a family day out, and Lowestoft – the most Easterly point in England. Or, head to Yarmouth for the day, a stone’s throw away from Lowestoft. The East Anglian coastline also includes other popular destinations like Southend, Clacton, and Southwold. 

To the north of the country, seaside towns like Scarborough offer all the conveniences of a city-break and a great nightlife scene to boot.

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Chipping Norton in Cotswolds England

British Countryside Escapes

The great British outdoors attracts visitors with the promise of endless green areas, English stately manors, and cosy countryside cottages.

Head north for water-based activities in England's largest national park, the Lake District. Scotland's rugged Highlands are ideal for anyone seeking a challenge, famed for hiking trails along jaw-dropping landscapes. The quaint Cotswolds are a series of villages and towns frozen in time, and Wales' natural beauty has to been seen to be believed. 

Whether you're looking to get on your bike or simply want to get out into nature, there are plenty of opportunities in Great Britain.

City Breaks in the North

While the capital may attract the most visitors, those that choose to explore the country's other cities will be rewarded with a fuller experience of Great Britain.

Stop by Liverpool to visit the home of the Beatles and the legendary performance venue where they made their name.

The great northern metropolis of Manchester will allow you to pay tribute to the iconic Manchester United football team's legendary home ground, Old Trafford.

If you're seeking culture, Leeds [Link] is full of museums and ancient Abbey ruins, while Newcastle is the home to the Northeast's most famous sculpture, the Angel of the North.

Liverpool Attractions - Albert Docks

Big Ben in London, England

London City Breaks

First time in Great Britain? Then, out of all of the places to visit, we would have to recommend London. The city is a vibrant, multicultural melting-pot of culture with brilliant public transport connections. 

Make sure to visit all the famous landmarks in the country’s capital, like the royal residence of Buckingham Palace, the iconic Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, The London Eye, and the city's newest sparkling skyscraper: the Shard.

Each London neighbourhood is worth exploring in depth. Head east to Shoreditch which is littered with trendy bars, or to Soho for the one-stop-shop for musical performances, or escape the city centre to Greenwich Observatory, home to arguably the best view of the city.

Great Britain is a fantastic mixture of countryside, towns, cities, and beaches