Any trip around the UK will no doubt include some of the more popular sites of Edinburgh, Stonehenge or London. But there are hundreds of other nifty things that you can do wherever you visit in Great Britain.
Whether you’re travelling in a large group, or with an intimate number of friends, coach holidays are becoming increasingly popular. With more people than ever wishing to save money on petrol and travel costs, jumping onboard a coach for an adventure day is a sure way to save a pretty penny.
Each year at Coach Hire Plus, we take thousands of people on short breaks and summer holidays across the country. Here are our top 3 places we think you must visit by coach.
Crosby Beach, Liverpool
When visiting this stunning maritime city in northwest England, there’s so much to see and do with every head turn. Worth a visit for its ‘Quality Coast Award’ by Keep Britain Tidy alone, the QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach management here are of the ‘highest quality’ in the whole of the UK.
North of Liverpool resides Crosby Beach, not only beautiful for its coastline, but also for being the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, a spectacular sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley.
Double-taking is a usual occurrence with 100 of these extraordinary life-size cast iron sculptures spreading out along 3km of coastline. Each figure weighs in at around 650kg and are made from the body cast of artist Antony Gormley’s himself. Having previously been seen in Germany, Norway and Belgium, ‘Another Place’ is now a permanent feature right here in the UK and is not one to be missed at Crosby Beach.
Access to 22 mile Sefton Coastal Path is perfect for day visits, with an additional train stations and free car parks ideal for coaches. These stops are located at Crosby Marine Lake, Mariners Road and Hall Road.
Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury
‘Built to the glory of God, this vibrant Cathedral church with Britain’s tallest spire and best preserved Magna Carta is just 8 miles from Stonehenge.’
Salisbury is a beautiful medieval cathedral city located in the southern English county of Wiltshire. With over 9 miles of prehistoric locations to visit, Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an epic Anglican cathedral in Salisbury which towers into the sky.
More so, the beautiful structure is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. Renowned as a place of prayer within the local Salisbury community, visitors are welcomed with musical congregations and daily services.
The cathedral tour is available to visitors that enables the brave to endure 332 steps to the top of the Cathedral’s iconic spire. Once at the top, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing aerial view of the inside of the Cathedral and panoramic views across the city. The whole tour takes around 105 minutes so comfortable shoes are a must.
More information on opening times and tour prices can be found on the Salisbury Cathedral website.
The White Cliffs Of Dover
An iconic place within the UK that you may have seen in films, The White Cliffs of Dover are perhaps one of the most famous landmarks, with a beaming white chalk face, symbolic of a war time defence and an abundance of history with two shipwrecks abandoned on the coastline below.
One a clear day when the sun in shining, if you’re lucky visitors will be able to see across to France. It can become bitter cold and windy up there also, so if visiting in the colder months, be sure to wrap up warm! Guided tours are available for those wishing to inhale the history surrounding the cliffs
Along the cliff edge, there is a footpath accessible for tourists and is safe to use for wheelchair users. Once at the top, peer down to see the best views of the cliffs and along the rolling green hilltops. Whilst strolling across the footpath, take a moment to be at one with nature; and look at the abundance of wildflowers that attract some of the most gorgeous species of birds and butterflies in the country.
Are you interested in visiting any of these three places? Be sure to get in touch with us at Coach Hire Plus to organise transport to some of the most stunning places around the UK.