There’s no longer a need for a holiday abroad as it’s all at our doorsteps according to Lonely Planet, who have named England as the second-best country to visit.
Adventure experts have scoured the globe in the search for the best places to travel, and they’ve come to a surprising conclusion. According to the travel gurus, England is one of the top places to go on holiday.
This conclusion has come after searching for the top 10 regions, the top 10 cities, and best-valued destinations and countries.
England was named runner-up to Bhutan, being described as a “timeless treasure”. Travel experts said it was more than just Brexit and political unrest, and that there was so much more to the small but historically rich country.
Bhutan was described as a “real-life Shangri-La” and a “tiny piece of Himalayan pleasure”, well, when you put it like that…
In the travel book, Lonely Planet wrote: “Brexit uncertainties have dominated the headlines in recent years but one constant amid all the confusion has been the timeless treasures that England is famous for – the historic castles and cathedrals, the quaint villages and rolling countryside, and of course, the seaside.
“Taking a bracing walk on a windswept pier, eating delicious fish and chips, searching for marine life in rock pools, finding fossils in ancient cliffs, building sandcastles and dolphin-spotting on picturesque beaches are just some of the activities offered by the English seaside.”
Lonely Planet’s VP of Experience, Tom Hall, commented on England’s entry in the top 10: “For a relatively small country, England offers a lot of breathtaking scenery.
“There are 10 national parks and 34 Areas of Outstanding National Beauty – not to mention one of Europe’s longest coastlines – which travellers will soon be able to enjoy in full as the England Coast Path continues to take shape.
“If travellers are seeking exhilarating beauty in 2020, England won’t disappoint.”
The other top 10 country rankings included North Macedonia (3rd), Aruba (4th), eSwatini (5th), Costa Rica (6th), The Netherlands (7th), Liberia (8th), Morocco (9th) and finally Uruguay (10th).
Lonely Planet ranked Salzburg in Austria as the best city to visit, the Central Asian Silk Road as the best region and best value destination was East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
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