Places of Interest
Travelers wanting to get a broad view of the UK may follow an itinerary that includes London, Bath, the Cotswolds, Stratford, Warwick, North Wales, Glastonbury, the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish Highlands, and maybe Scotland.
Nature lovers and those who appreciate breathtaking natural beauty will no doubt prefer the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands, and North Wales.
Literary fans or fans of academia will want to explore Stratford, Oxford and Cambridge, while music lovers will thrive in London and Scotland.
HIGHLIGHTS AND SIGHTS
In London, one cannot miss the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. Listen to the legends of the beheading of Anne Boleyn in the courtyard , and have a look at the executioner’s ax. The ravens may be guarding the tower, but you’ll get to see where Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned anyway. As for London museums, the most loved is the British Museum, housing artifacts from the Middle Ages and even the Anglo-Saxon period.
Once you leave London, you are not far heading Northwest, from Stonehenge and close by Bath. The mysterious circle of stones is enough to boggle the mind, and the city of Bath takes the breath. In Bath, visit the namesake of the town: the huge public baths built by pre-Battle of 1066 Roman engineers.
Heading North from Bath are the beautiful country-perfect cottages of the Cotswolds. The English gardens and the thatched rooftops combine for a British teat-time wonderland. Within an hour of the Cotswolds one finds the birthplace of the great Bard, Shakespeare, in Stratford (upon the River Avon). At the National Shakespeare Company, there is a Shakespeare play showing all the year round. In Stratford, even the banks and the MacDonald’s have pictures of Shakespeare on the signage.
The Lake District is just south of Scotland and the lakes strewn throughout are shimmering green and silver with flecks of light surrounded by grey and green mountain and hill peaks. Romantic poetry, which reveres and worships natural beauty, was practically created here by the poets Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelly. You can take the steamboat, called “Gondola,” out onto the lakes for a tea and ice cream in the midst of the windswept landscapes.
But if you wish to visit Nessie, you’ll have to go up to Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The lochs and the moors make for a mysterious and gothic atmosphere. In fact, the four large “lochs” (lakes) of Scotland are all connected, so one could conceivably sail or boat straight into the middle of Scotland by means of the canals.
By traveling on our minibuses, you will not have the pressure of anyone telling you how long to stay anywhere or which attractions you should want to see. You and your group make those decisions, and that’s why our vehicles for hire should be your chosen ground transport. It will be a decision you won’t regret.