Based on the statistics released by the tourism board VisitBritain, the UK had 12 million visitors, creating a 5 percent rise on the year-on-year travelling record. With an abundance of natural beauty and iconic travel spots, the United Kingdom is one of the world’s top vacation destinations of tourists planning to experience an exciting and memorable trip in Europe. Although there are a generous number of outdoor and physical adventures you can do in the UK such as snowboarding during winter breaks or simply driving the highways of Europe, there are also relaxing activities you will enjoy in this part of the continent.
In this article, we will present the most relaxing activities you can try out on your next European vacation with your friends and family.
Visit the top Spas in town:
There is nothing more relaxing than splurging your hard earned money on a spa weekend with a few friends. The scent of warm oil and the mellow music being played in the background are enough to end a relaxing day-out with your girlfriends. If you are on a budget, you can try out the top Spa centres in town, based on the article by The Independent.
1. Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland: It offers nine rooms, a thermal suit and relaxation area and a range of pools. The treatment cost starts at £42 and the therapists use Ila products. (www.blythswoodsquare.com)
2. Chewton Glen, New Forest: They provide their clients with a hydrotherapy pool, outdoor pool, and aromatherapy saunas. They offer a wide range of treatments that start at £25. (www.chewtonglen.com)
3. Champneys, Herforshire: This place offers a traditional health spa and a boot camp for those planning to lose weight and change their eating lifestyle. A therapy at Champneys starts at £35 per session. (www.champneys.com)
Walk in the most famous parks:
Your vacation in the United Kingdom wouldn’t be complete without a visit to their top parks. Each place offers a unique and fresh sight to enjoy. You can bring your family for a short trip to the Exmoor National Park (south west England), where you can take pictures of the beautiful flora and fauna and watch as the birds fly as the sun sets. If you and your friends are adventure-seekers, you can bring them to the wild, dramatic peaks in the Cairngorms National Park (central Scotland). Although this is not the highest peak in the whole of the United Kingdom, it is considered the tallest within the UK National Parks. In London, Langham offers great spots for afternoon tea picnic, for a more relaxing end to a day.
These are just some of the relaxing activities you can squeeze into your busy and adventure-packed trip to the United Kingdom. Remember that your goal is to veer away from things that will cause you any stress. So be sure to read about tips that will help your trip be a stress-free vacation.