England frequently gets a bad rap for its hospitality. We can’t keep blaming Basil Fawlty forty years after the fact. The English abroad have been known to be rude and brash, and those in customer service have been known to fail in noticing it is the customer that pays their wage. For some of us Brits travelling the world, we have caught our hearts sinking a little when faced with an English rep, but thankfully the vast majority have been proven wrong. The English do know what a good time is, and how to make sure it stays good for good.
A lot of investment, time and thought has been put into the English tourism trade in the last few years. Thanks in part to the Olympics, and thanks in part to the idea of a global village, England is determined to stay on the map. The English are proving themselves to be welcoming and classy when it comes to hotels and hospitality, and England boasts some of the finest restaurants in the world. If you are looking for a good holiday, England certainly can provide it. Even the weather isn’t as bad as you might think.
Yes, it rains, and yes it gets a little overcast and grey but you would be incredibly unlucky to have a full week of weather like that. And yes, the English get grumpy but so does everybody else in the world! Our stiff upper lips are about making the best of a situation, not snobbery. We are a nation of friendly, chatty people, always interested in the people we meet, and we are as emotionally approachable as anyone else. And England is a country full of beautiful places and history like nowhere else on Earth.
One of the most beautiful corners of England is Cornwall, which is well known to surfers all over the globe. Looe is in the South East part of this county where you can find a good hotel and good family walks. It is such a quaint little place and looks like it is fresh from a TV show or movie. It is one of the best coastal resorts in the whole of England – and that’s a lot of coastline to compete with!
Britain is a fabulous place to visit and has plenty to do all year round. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own flavours too. You can find beauty and good hospitality in each of them, and England is no exception. For a tiny set of islands, Britain can pack a punch when it comes to choice of activities, accommodation, landscapes and food.
If you are thinking of taking a break in England, or anywhere else in Britain, you really are in for a treat. It’s not the cheapest place on the planet, but you really can get great value for money. You won’t find anywhere else with so much going on and so much documented history. And those who get to live there respect their history, living amongst it, and even in it.