Top 10 things to do in England & Wales
England and Wales is a land of rolling green hillsides, picturesque chocolate box scenes, lakes and rugged mountains, as well as buzzing city centres. Soak up the culture and heritage of this historical destination, there are so many interesting places to visit. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are our top 10 things to do in England and Wales.
Stunning Snowdonia This mountainous region of Wales includes the country’s highest peak Snowdon. This area of stunning beauty offers many challenging hike and bike routes. Bryn Gwynant is where you should stay if you would like to access many outdoor activities easily. A Slice of Rio The Notting Hill Carnival takes over this trendy area of London every August (26th/27th 2012) creating a party atmosphere full of glittering costumes, dancers and live music – a slice of Rio right here in the UK! Many London hostels are an easy tube ride away from Notting Hill.
Calling British Music Fans The British Music Experience at London’s 02 Arena is a collection of artist memorabilia, audio clips and visual displays from the 1960s onwards. Any of our hostels in London will provide you with a great base from which to explore the exhibition and this fantastic city.
Cosy Cornwall Rugged cliff lined coasts, cobbled streets and tiny fishing villages. The superb beaches are a surfer’s paradise and traditional cream teas and pasties will have you breaking your diet! There are a few hostels in Cornwall to choose from – you’ll be spoilt for choice! Wet n’ Wild in Wales Wakestock 2012 – this wet and wild festival mixes the thrill of wakeboarding with the best of live music acts. Luckily our Poppit Sands hostel overlooks Cardigan Bay where the event takes place, so why not buy tickets for this high octane event (6-8th July 2012) now?!
Anyone for Tennis? Wimbledon kicks off on 25th June 2012 as the world’s best tennis players will arrive to compete in the most prestigious tournament of the Grand Slam circuit. Earls Court hostel is a great place to stay while the action takes place! Shakespeare’s Stratford The birthplace of this world famous playwright is a historical and vibrant town. The Stratford-upon-Avon hostel is a fantastic base from which you can visit all the places of interest. The Isle of Wight A picturesque island off the south coast of England. This destination is always bursting with sporting, live music and cultural events and the Totland Bay hostel is a beautiful place to stay whilst you’re exploring.
The Mancunian Way A city jam-packed with fun and friendly people. Ride the Manchester Eye, catch a United or City football match or chill out along the canal side in the trendy bars and restaurants. Manchester’s hostel is perfectly placed so you won’t miss a thing!
The Lovely Lakes The Lake District, home to children’s author Beatrix Potter, is a tranquil region of northwest England known for its beautiful waters and jaw-dropping scenery. Walking and sailing are popular pastimes and there are many Lake District hostels to provide a perfect base. As part of our EUROPE OPEN! Campaign, book your hostel in England & Wales (or any other European destination) before 31 May 2012 for the chance to win your booking for FREE plus £200 spending money. For Terms & Conditions please read here.