Many people know that Britain can be a lovely place to visit in winter. The picturesque, snowy scenery and the cozy pubs that seem to pop up everywhere are just one reason-- but if you're thinking about traveling to Britain this time of year, there are many other reasons why you should go.
Here are the best reasons from Planet Camping of why you would love visiting Britain in the winter:
1. The winter festivals
It's that time of year again when you can see a Christmas market in Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and many others across the whole country. Here we have to mention that some winter festivals have also been cancelled for a second year running due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many events are still held throughout the winter season and demand seems to be higher so make sure you book your tickets early. Check out the ones that are open here.
2. The festive atmosphere
Christmas markets are all over the country, fairs are held in places like Bath and Oxford, there is a festival of lights at Edinburgh Castle-- it's just so festive around Christmastime. You can even go ice-skating on the Thames.
3. The weather is milder than you think
Sure, it's cold-- but not nearly as bad as you'd think. It rarely gets below freezing during winter, and most of the time there are some sunny periods in between rain showers or snowfall. And with a cozy pub at your disposal, you'll be kept warm no matter what.
4. The weather is convenient for winter activities
If you are looking for skiing or snowboarding, then winter is your best bet. This time of year has some of the most ideal conditions for snowboarding. And if you're looking to do some hiking, the weather is also great during winter-- so there are plenty of things to do in Britain this time of year.
5. The countryside is beautiful this time of year
With all the trees covered in snow and a blanket of white covering the countryside, Britain is a wonderful place to visit in winter. Take a walk on a country lane and enjoy the quiet solitude of this season.
6. This time of year is great value
If you're looking for a good value holiday, then you need to visit Britain - and winter is the perfect time of year to do it. You can stay in some great hotels at cheaper rates than other times throughout the year, and find plenty of low-cost campsites.
7. It's the perfect time to visit with kids
There are plenty of fun things for kids to do during wintertime in Britain, and there are all sorts of activities that you can do with them-- like ice-skating, sledding or even an outdoor snowball fight.
8. The holiday season is the best time of year to visit Britain
It's that time of year when you can see all sorts of holiday decorations in town, and even go caroling at Christmas. Many people travel here during the holidays for this reason alone-- so make sure you get your tickets soon to ensure you can spend Christmas in Britain.
9. The festive atmosphere is great for romance
Christmas time is the perfect time of year to fall in love with your partner or significant other-- especially if he or she is coming abroad with you, and experiencing something new together. There is nothing quite like the festive season in Britain, so make sure you get here before it's too late.