The English enjoy holidays and benefit from fairly generous professional and public holiday entitlements. Up until the 1960s, most English people holidayed in their own country in spite of the highly unpredictable summer weather. However, the advent of cheap air travel changed that dramatically, as people headed for guaranteed Mediterranean sunshine in July and August. In 2014, an incredible 2 million people left the country within one weekend alone for sunshine in southern Europe! The English are also great natural travellers and explorers and it’s estimated that at any time about 90% of the people crossing the English Channel by all means and in either direction, will be British. In terms of shorter breaks staying at home, long weekends in the country are popular and the day-trip to the seaside likewise. Not all English people go abroad for their main holiday though. The North of England is popular because of its wilder open countryside and great history and Wales/Scotland are also visited. The West Country of England is home to King Arthur’s legends and is very popular due to the beautiful coastline and countryside. Eastern England contains the Norfolk Broads – a large area of lakes and rivers which is very popular for boat hire holidays and cruising. Your Withlocals local tours experience can help you to discover more of the options for English holiday breaks.
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