Cornwall, Scotland and North and South East England are among the must-see holiday destinations in the world in 2016.
That’s according to the Guardian, who have revealed their annual list of mouth-watering holiday destinations this year.
Alongside the likes of Australia, Rio de Janeiro, Myanmar, Canada, China, Cape Town, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, the publication promotes the benefits of domestic holidays in Scotland, Cornwall, Northumberland and Hastings as well as the somewhat surprising inclusion of Nottingham, the latter of which has recently been declared a Unesco city of literature.
Of Cornwall, the publication states that it “will be in the limelight once more when the second series of TV drama Poldark returns to BBC1 this year”.
It continues: “This year is also the 10th anniversary of Cornwall’s mining landscapes becoming a Unesco world heritage site. To celebrate, a steam-powered cast-iron puppet of a miner, that’s 12 metres tall, will spend two weeks in late July walking across Cornwall, stopping at mining locations en route.”
It also highlights that visitors should take in the Tate St Ives gallery, which reopens in May following a refurbishment project and that Penzance’s Jubilee Pool – the largest surviving seawater lido in Britain – also reopens that month following storm damage.
The wish-list of destinations also sings the praises of County Durham in North East England, as it prepares to host an open-air historical theatre spectacular called Kynren. With a cast of over 1,000 people, the seven-acre stage “will take 8,000 spectators on a journey through 2,000 years of English history”.
Scotland also makes the prestigious list, as the country prepares to hold its Festival of Architecture throughout 2016, with the reopening of Saint Peter’s Seminary in Cardross among the highlights.
Other destinations to be included are Iran, San Sebastian in Spain, Wroclaw in Poland, Georgia, Zurich, Boston and Salt Lake City in America, Snowdonia in Wales, Dublin, Stockholm and France.
For more details, see the Guardian’s full article here.