One of the most recognised holiday review websites, TripAdvisor, have released their top destinations in the world based on the reviews they’ve received online. We are thrilled to see a fine selection of British cities being included in the different categories.
We thought we’d celebrate and share where the UK was represented in this illustrious list, and ask you, where you think should have featured but didn’t.
Voted 2nd in the Best Destination in the World category, the English capital brings in millions of tourists every year, as they look to take in everything the big smoke has to offer. From Big Ben (17th in the Best Attraction), Buckingham Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern, to the Lyceum Theatre to watch The Lion King, Oxford Street for a spot of shopping and one of the many restaurants, the city is a bustling, multi-cultural hive.
Every year, Bournemouth welcomes over 6 million visitors, so it isn’t any surprise that it has been voted the 14th best beach in the world! The beach stretches an impressive 7 miles, offering fantastic surfing on the turquoise sea, and great sand castle building on the golden sand.
Whip out your deck chair and enjoy the long, sunny days in this traditional seaside resort. From just £349 you could enjoy a 5 day holiday in this stunning destination, which includes a trip to the Diamond Isle too!
If you’re a lover of history, art and culture, the UK has plenty to offer with two attractions appearing in the Top Museums category with another top attraction available to view at the World Museum in Liverpool!
The prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery, which respectively were 10th & 11th in the Top 25 list, each have vast and varied exhibitions on display, with lots of special features throughout the year.
The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses also made the list, home to the unbelievable Terracotta Army, unearthed in 1974. The heights vary depending on their rank and the army is complete with chariots and horses. The World Museum in Liverpool is currently hosting some of the warriors for a selected time. You can visit this impressive exhibition on our 5 day break for only £449! Book here. You get to explore Liverpool and Chester during your stay.
Best Places to Eat
Our final mention for the UK is how amazing our restaurants are! We are a nation that loves food and it’s clear to see with the top 2 restaurants both in our home country. In first place is The Black Swan in Oldstead, not too far from York. The Michelin starred restaurant has the youngest Chef to ever to receive this award, and is self-described as “a reflection of “Oldstead”- traditional Yorkshire with a swirling mix of creativity and eccentricity”.
In 2nd place is the Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons near Oxford, an impressive manor house hotel, cooks up a storm thanks to Chef Raymond Blanc OBE. The hotel has held its Michelin 2 stars since 1984 and prides itself on using the freshest of ingredients – they’re taken from the manor’s grounds. You don’t get fresher than that!
Congratulations to all of those who have achieved a great ranking in TripAdvisor’s Best of list. Don’t forget, we’d like to win an award ourselves and need your votes to be crowned the Best Coach Tour Operator (UK Tours) in the Silver Travel Awards.