William Wordsworth once described the Lake district as “The loveliest spot that man hath found”, and it’s not hard to see why. The vast wide-open spaces of our National Parks are simply awe-inspiring. However, the United Kingdom is full of fascinating secrets to be uncovered. Here we take a look at 5 reasons why you should consider a singles tour here in the UK.
When travelling in a group of solo travellers, you’re never far from a new friend and the Just You range of singles holidays in the UK are no exception. As you settle in over a welcome drink, you’ll soon be acquainted with your travel companions and sharing stories as if you’ve known each other for years. Then, as you explore the towns, cities, villages and countryside that makes up our sovereign country, you’ll be enjoying new experiences in the company of like-minded solo travellers.
With magnificent shimmering lakes, and the rolling countryside not only found in our National Parks but across the country, it’s easy to fall in love with the UK. But it's not just these magnificent panoramas that can take your breath away. From the picture-perfect villages with thatched roof cottages to historic towns and cities and captivating castles – these all offer travellers an array of varied experiences.
On a singles tour to Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, the largest ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’ in England and Wales, you’ll see honey-coloured stone cottages in quaint villages including Bourton on the Water affectionally known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’. A singles holiday in Kent will take you to visit Leeds Castle – Henry VIIIs resplendent Tudor Palace.
In recent years Bristol has undertaken an incredible regeneration and is now one of the most interesting and contemporary cities in the UK. Bristol Harbourside is a must for solo travellers to visit. This former industrial area is now home to an array of bars, restaurants, museums, public spaces and Brunel’s SS Great Britain. On a singles tour in the South West, you’ll also spend time in the Georgian city of Bath, where you’ll be able to admire incredible architecture and visit the iconic Roman Baths.
Follow in famous footsteps
With its incredibly diverse settings, it’s no wonder that sites across the UK have featured in many books, movies and television series’. Castle Howard has been described as one of the ‘top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime’. Dating back to 1701 when construction began, this stunning building will be familiar with viewers of ‘Brideshead Revisited’. While on a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon you’ll be able to view Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and the birthplace of William Shakespeare, considered to be the world’s greatest dramatists.
History around every corner
The UK has an incredible history and there are many nods to it across the country. Stretching from coast to coast Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire and you can still walk along parts of this UNESCO world heritage site today.
The centre of ceramic production in the 17th Century was North Staffordshire, the innovation within the industry was world class. The unique shape of the potteries bottle ovens used to dominate the skyline and while their numbers have massively diminished, you can still visit one of the remaining kilns on a visit to Middleport Pottery on a solos tour of the heart of Britain.
From casual fish & chips at the coast to a delicious Sunday roast with all the trimmings, the UK has an array of delightful dishes that we all enjoy. The UK is home to world-class restaurants and while we enjoy our traditional dishes, you can find flavours from around the globe on menus – whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll undoubtedly find it! On Just You solo short breaks in the UK, many of your meals are included so you’ll be able to join your fellow travellers each evening to talk about the highlights of the day. And, best of all – someone else is doing the washing up!
Feeling inspired to join a UK solos holiday?