Its Good Friday on 25th March and if youre planning on getting away from it all, why not head to the UK? Home of rolling countryside, bustling cities and traditional seaside resorts, theres plenty of places to choose from here are some of our favourites:
It may not be the busiest seaside destination, but South Shields has a lot to offer in terms of tourism. Located on the North East coast, theres great beaches, a family-friendly funfair and a wealth of shoreline bars and restaurants to enjoy.
The town is also famous for its Curry Mile, an affectionate nickname for Ocean Road, a central street lined with highly recommended Indian restaurants. Its the perfect place to refuel after a long day at the beach.
If you want to experience more of what the North East has to offer, simply take the Metro to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to explore the shops of Northumberland Street and enjoy the city sights.
If seaside resorts arent your thing, head to the picture-perfect Lake District to enjoy the beauty of Britain. Populated by quaint villages and towns, theres plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. Grab a bite to eat at a traditional family pub or head out in a boat for the day on one of the many picturesque lakes.
Looking for a challenge? The rolling hills and imposing mountains of the Lake District are perfect for walkers and hikers. If you are planning on tackling them, make sure youre prepared. Purchase specialist walking boots from stores like Brantano and always plan your route well in advance, taking into account sunset.
No matter the time of year, London is always a great choice for your UK getaway. As Britains capital, its a hub of activity, so theres something to entertain everyone. You could spend the day visiting the citys most iconic stores, like Harrods and Hamleys, or why not enjoy a spot of sightseeing around Buckingham Palace and Big Ben?
The London Underground system makes it easy to get around the city, although it can be expensive if youre buying multiple day tickets. An Oyster Card is usually a smarter option, as it allows you to pay as and when you make a journey. If you are planning on heading to the capital, do your research to see if its worth getting one. You can find out more information on the official Transport for London website.