Make 2023 the year to explore our beautiful country of England. Here are 15 of our favourite places to visit this year.
Broadway has one of the most elegant and historic high streets in theCotswolds and is home to an array of art galleries, interiors shops andhigh-end boutiques. Victorian artists such as William Morris and JohnSinger Sargent were drawn to Broadway with its rose andwisteria-embellished honey-stoned houses and ancient inns. "Some ofthe most coveted hotels in the region, including The Lygon Arms, DormyHouse, and The Fish are located here. Nearby, Broadway Tower offersspectacular views from its elevated and inspiring position.
Staithes has often been regarded simply as a traditional fishingvillage. However, the village is set in some spectacularly ruggedcoastlines, rich in marine life and boasting of a proud maritime historydating back millennia. Staithes can also fairly claim Captain Cook asone of its former residents. Located on the “Dinosaur Coast”, Staithesis also a popular spot for fossil hunting which can be doneindependently or in well-organised local tours. Alternatively, wanderingthrough the narrow alleys and cobbled streets of the Old Town offers avivid glimpse of historic Staithes. Be aware though that parking is notallowed anywhere in the Old Town.
Aldeburgh is a traditional seaside town with plenty to offer thevisiting tourist. A pebble beach runs from the Martello Toweroverlooking the harbour at the south of town to the controversialScallop sculpture in the North. We recommend a visit to the AldeburghMarket, an ice-cream from Munchies, a stroll along the beach past theFishing Huts and then grabbing fish and chips from the renownedAldeburgh Fish and Chips Shop. Take a seat overlooking the sea whilstfighting off the seagulls. If you're interested in music then head tothe Red House for an insight into Benjamin Britten's past.
The Crescent, a historic building from 1860, stands proudly in Ilkley's spa town, blending modernity with its heritage.