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5 Locations to Visit after Lockdown

The past year has undeniably been a strange and difficult one for us all, but with the easing of COVID-19 Lockdown measures easing, and as many of you will know, the pandemic has massively affected our industry but we do believe that hope is on the horizon. Therefore, we’ve curated a list of 5 places for your coaching travel inspiration in 2021.

1. Liverpool (of course!)

How could we not start with our home city of Liverpool? It’s a city brimming with heritage and culture. It has a strong maritime history as well as being a modern-day haven for art lovers, theatregoers and museum fans. Liverpool’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is down to its stunning waterfront and amazing architecture. You’ll never be short of things to do in Liverpool, whatever your interests. Beatles fans can take in all of the famous landmarks including Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the iconic Cavern Club, and museum lovers will enjoy the Tate Liverpool Gallery and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Or if you prefer a relaxing break, Liverpool has lots of scenic parks and the Albert Dock is a lovely place to sit with a coffee and watch the ships come and go.

2. Lake District

This destination is more of a broad term, but nonetheless; you can visit the Lake District for Britain’s finest scenery, greenest countryside and grandest views. Its stunning patchwork of lakes, valleys and woodland areas make it one of the best places in Britain to get out and experience the great outdoors, whether it’s on a casual bike ride down country lanes or a day-long hike across the hills. While the weather is unpredictable, showers and racing clouds only emphasise the amazingness of the cracking scenery.

3. Blackpool

The UK’s favourite holiday resort continues to attract millions of visitors. Families and couples, young and old, Blackpool’s unique appeal is that it appeals to everyone. Whether you’re looking for thrills and excitement, family entertainment and historical, beautiful gardens, alongside stunning beaches, Blackpool has it all. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Zoo, the Blackpool Tower, the Illuminations and a packed year-round events calendar all add to the charms of this seaside spot.

4. Cornwall

Cornwall is defined by its magnificent coastline with miles and miles of dunes and cliffs, medieval harbours and huge creeks – and every mile is accessible on foot. Take a picnic and the dog through fields fringed on a remote beach; clamber down stepping-stone cliffs to rock pools that are works of marine art; swim with seals and harmless sharks. Surfing is a big draw, for all ages – bodyboarding too – and lessons are available on most of the beaches.

5. Last but certainly not least, London

There can be few more cosmopolitan cities on earth than London. People pour in from across the world to visit, work or live. Londoners are used to hoardings marking the progress of colossal infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and the restructuring of King’s Cross-St Pancras, and new skyscrapers, even entire new areas, such as the Olympic Park and Battersea Power Station south of the River Thames, are being heavily populated by tourists from far and wide. Restaurants, bars and theatres are always buzzing and the range of events on offer – from sport to food, from music festivals to theatre – is unbeatable in the British Isle.

What to Pack for a Summer Festival

Summer is finally with us and that means the season of festivals has arrived. Whether you are into rock, indie, folk or heavy metal, it pays to be organised when getting ready for a few days of music in a field or forrest somewhere in the UK. This means booking your coach travel, but also packing everything you need.

If you have never been to a festival before, then you may be looking for a few pointers. It’s amazing what might come in handy that you never even thought of. So please read on for our quick guide to the essentials.

Pack for rain and shine

The unique thing about festivals in the UK is that you could feasibly encounter several seasons in one day. This means being prepared and packing both your wellies and your sun block. A rain poncho will also come in useful, as will a hat to keep you from getting burnt.

Toilet roll

While the porter loos are likely to have a plentiful supply of toilet roll at the beginning of the weekend, this may well have run short by the time thousands of festival-goers have arrived. Pack your own and wrap it in a plastic bag to keep it dry.

Wet wipes

With no access to a shower, wet wipes become your best friend when it comes to personal hygiene. Bring a packet and you’ll be popular among your fellow festival-goers, who will all want to pinch one.

Camping gear

Making sure you have a tent and sleeping bag may be common sense, but bring extra camping equipment, such as a mat to lie on and a foldaway chair to sit on once the music has finished. These will make your experience more comfortable.

Something to identify your tent

It is amazing how similar tents can look at night and some people may have bought the same model as you. With thousands of tents in a field, it can be difficult to find yours. Bring along a flag, banner or something of this nature that will help you get back to yours quickly.


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