The United Kingdom is a large country and it is a fantastic place to have a family holiday but one thing that needs to be considered is the summer weather. Unlike it’s European neighbours the country does not have the benefit of warm and dependable sunshine during the summer months. If you travel to the south and southwest of the country the weather will be warmer but there is still the chance of your holiday being affected by rain. Having said that wherever you go there will be plenty of indoor attractions to keep you amused if the weather lets you down.
Sticking to the south of England, from Kent in the East to Cornwall in the far south is rolling green countryside with mile after mile of coastline and famous resorts such as Brighton, Poole and Torquay. These three resorts really do shoe just how varied the coastline in this part of the country can be. Brighton, sometimes called London By The Sea because it is so close to the capital has the air of a large city but has fantastic beaches and night time entertainments. Along the coast to Poole you see a different resort. There are miles of golden sand, the second largest harbour in the world with more sailing yachts than you could ever shake a stick at and reputedly the most expensive sea front properties in the world. Finally Torquay in the southwest. This part of the world is home to the Devon cream teas and the Cornish Pasties and has seaside resorts that are more genteel and are great places to get away from the hurly burly of modern living.
Of course travelling further north you get to see the rugged wildness of the Yorkshire Moors, the true picture book beauty of The Lake District and at the most northerly part of the country the wilds of the Scottish Highlands with a food and drink culture that is probably the best in the country.