While it might not have the glamour or the warmer climate of its nearest neighbours in Europe – such as France and Italy – Great Britain still has a deep appeal for tourists and residents alike, with plenty to get up to if you want a fun day out.
Thanks to the incredibly long history of the nation, the amazing diversity of cultures and perspectives, as well as Brit’s legendary ability to have fun, you are never going to be short of activities to enjoy if you have a day off work.
However, where do you start?
While the aforementioned France and Italy are famous for their vineyards, cuisine, and breathtakingly gorgeous landscapes, Britain rather flies under the radar, and you have to scrape beneath the surface to find the real attraction.
If you fancy a day out in the countryside, for instance, you could visit a beautiful garden which has been opened to the public or go and look around one of Britain’s many stately homes.
Alternatively, if you want more buzz to your day out, you could go into the capital and explore the hidden history, as well as the modern metropolitan bustle – of London.
Here are a few great ideas for a fun day out in Great Britain:
Visit a Secret Garden
One of the most interesting and relaxing ways of spending a day out in Britain is to pay a visit to one of the best secret gardens in the UK, which are often the work of a private individual, but which has since been opened to the public.
It doesn’t matter which county you are in, there is bound to be a nationally recognised garden of exquisite beauty nearby.
While this might not be the most thrilling experience, it gives you the perfect opportunity to have tea and cake, enjoy the (regrettably fleeting) sunshine in the summer months, and soak up the best of British horticulture.
Go and See a Stately Home
Alternatively, you could go and see one of the country’s countless stately homes – many of which are now owned by the National Trust – which is Britain’s leading preserver of historical properties and public spaces.
If you have ever seen a British period drama – such as Pride and Prejudice – then you will be familiar with these resplendent properties. They are a source of fascination around the world because they are largely unique in their scale and popularity in Britain.
So, if you want to live out your Mr Darcy fantasies, go and visit a British stately home.
Last but certainly not least, you could pay a visit to the British capital city of London, which has all manner of fun experiences to offer.
Whether you want to go the touristy route and visit the most famous landmarks – such as Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral – or go explore its many eateries, bars, and clubs, there is no end to the diverse experiences you can have in London.
Just remember to have a plan before you set off, because the British capital is vast and incredibly busy.