Three Reasons why a Winter Break in Britain Is Not a Bad Idea

August 29, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Holiday Travel

Going on a winter break in the fair isle of Britain should technically be a terrible idea.  Let’s face it, the weather is miserable, it’s dark most of the time, and it’s pretty difficult to justify any time at the beach.  With that said, if you can cope with the weather, taking a break in the depth of winter in Britain can be a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a lot of what makes the nation great.

Winter Break in Britain
Winter Break in Britainell brown / Foter / CC BY

Places are Quieter

If you’ve ever tried to walk through central London in the middle of summer you know it can be a bit of an ordeal.   First off, it’s humid and sticky; add to the equation the high density of people and the noise and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.  Winter is a different story.  There are far fewer visitors and tourists in winter and that means that many of the tourist attractions such as The Natural History Museum and Big Ben will be easier to access!  Fewer queues make for a happier holiday.

Time is of the Essence

What’s one of the worst things about visiting attractions when you’re trying to keep to a schedule?  It’s when you go to speak to an expert to get information about the attraction, and the expert doesn’t have enough time to talk to you properly.  That may be a common occurrence in summer, but it doesn’t happen in winter because tourists assume that many of the attractions are closed; of course, some are.  For example, some indoor National Trust locations are closed, but check and you’ll have no problem finding something fun to occupy your time doing.

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

Maybe the most logical, rational reason why taking a trip around Britain in winter is a good idea is that it’s much cheaper than taking a break in summer.  Accommodation prices plummet in winter as a result of the drop in tourist numbers, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to stay for a really affordable price!

A final word of advice though, there may be lots of things to see and do at an affordable price, but do make sure you’re prepared for the best of British weather.  Snow, fog, rain, sleet and hail are all common contenders for the weather forecast, so perhaps investing in some good winter clothing like what’s on offer at E-Outdoor would be a sensible move.


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