Six o’clock in the morning on 8th July 2005 – I was sleeping comfortably in a cute cottage in rural Lincolnshire when the phone rang! A friend in Australia was calling to check that we were OK because of the London bombings the day before. What bombings? We had only just arrived and were blissfully unaware of the tragedy, ensconced as we were in the countryside some 150 kilometres north of London. The call highlighted though, the belief most Aussies have that if you are going to the UK you must be in London! Well, where else is there? Most Aussies visiting Britain would see London and venture to well known tourist sites such as Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford or Cambridge.
There is so much to see and do in Britain. Its compact size does not decrease the options but rather increases the accessibility to a plethora of hidden gems just waiting off the beaten tourist track. Experiences which will delight, regardless of whether you are interested in history, landscapes, walking, boating, wildlife or entertainment. If your idea of a holiday is to party all night and sleep half the day, then stay in London. If you’re up for something different, then join my family and me as we explore Britain with a difference.