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7 Top Summer Destinations In England To Visit 2019

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Summer is already upon us. It may not seem like it every day but when the sun does shine, we all feel the urge to go outside and soak up some well-missed vitamin D. If you are planning to travel around England this summer, there are some destinations that are an absolute must. At QM Coaches, we have put together our top picks to inspire the travelling enthusiast in you.

Lake District

The Lake District holds some of England’s most spectacular landscapes. It features mountains and lakes of great scenic beauty and a wealth of history, wildlife and culture to explore. Located in Cumbria, it has 2,362 km² of beauty spots to hit. So, ideally, you should spend around 3 days there to be able to fully enjoy all it has to offer. Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth are two of the most touristic attractions. On the other hand, for those who have a stronger interest in scenery, Ullswater,  Borrowdale, Honister and Buttermere are at the top of the list.

Lake District on the map


Cornwall & Devon

We are just so in love with Cornwall and Devon that there is no way they wouldn’t make this list. Located on the far South West tip of England, these popular areas meet the Atlantic Ocean with their rocky coastlines. From stunning historic cities, such as Exeter to a number of inlets, statuaries and the beautiful fishing ports of Looe and Penzance, you have a wide range of spectacular attractions to choose from. On the other hand, if you are more interested in spending time on the beach and surfing, Bude, Newquay, Perranporth, and St Ives will not disappoint. And finally, if you find yourself in the area, don’t forget to visit the Eden Project in Bodelva, the famous eco-park with plants from all around the world and to try one of Cornwall’s traditional pasties.

Cornwall & Devon on the map.



If you are more in the mood to visit a unique, vibrant city, Bath is just what you need. It is the largest city in Somerset and is best known for its Roman-built baths and for being a World Heritage site. But the city’s beautiful architecture isn’t the only reason why you should pay a visit. Bath is overflowing with places to eat and drink surrounded by the National Trust’s Bath Skyline Walk where you can wander along the canal. If you aren’t convinced yet, wait until you try the delicious scones at The Bath Bun, accompanied by a good old cup of tea.

Bath on the map.


The Cotswolds

Covering Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, the “honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds” are an unmissable sight. There is just something about the medieval architecture that makes you want to spend hours wandering around the antique shops or popping into a pub for a pint and some fine cuisine.

The Cotswolds on the map.



London, of course, has some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in England and you would be mad to miss it, even if you’re a local. From the renowned British Museum and alluring viewing platforms, such as the Skygarden in the Shard, to the beautiful Hyde Park and the Iconic Coca-Cola London Eye, this capital city is sure to capture your attention. Head down to Picadilly Circus and you’ll find a range of shops, restaurants and pubs and of course don’t forget to visit the royals at the Buckingham Palace during your stay.

London on the map.



The first thing is first, would you rather spend your holidays on the countryside or seaside? Norfolk has both. There are seven areas you can explore, one of which is the city of Norwich famous for its wonderful fusion of modern and historic. Sweeping beaches, windmill-framed rivers, lively markets and the fun-filled Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park, are just some of the spots and activities that will keep you busy during your visit to Norfolk.

Norfolk on the map.



Liverpool is a personal favourite, after all, who doesn’t love the Beatles? Liverpool is a maritime city located in North West England which happens to be the hometown of the Beatles and the where they made their debut in 1961, at the Cavern Club. The street music, art and culture will help you understand why the locals are extremely passionate about their own city. If you are passionate about football then Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club is worth a visit as it is one of the country’s largest stadium.  To end your day, take an evening walk along the impressive Royal Albert Dock.

Liverpool on the map.


Whether you prefer the seaside, mountain views, countryside air or the hustle and bustle of a city, England truly does offer something for everyone. At QM Coaches, we have a wide range of transport solutions, from coaches to minibuses, that can get you and your party anywhere in the UK. To discuss your transport needs and to obtain a free, no obligation quote, please get in touch with a member of our team on 0116 260 3979.

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