Fairytales aren’t limited to storybooks, though our own personal fairytales are often inspired by them! Whether your favorite childhood stories involved princesses and queens, knights and their swords, or castles and moats, you don’t have to leave the stories behind. A vacation besting even your wildest dreams is only a hop, skip and a jump across the pond – or a much more convenient airplane ride away – to Britain!
In Britain, you can take the stories from your bookshelves and uncover their history in person. You can travel with your children and visit mighty fortresses, or stick to the romantic ruins and the sandy beaches with your loved one. A river tour can also be fun for the entire family! You can tour Windsor Castle and experience the Changing of the Guard, or investigate haunted castles if you’re brave enough. It could be the architecture that catches your attention, or maybe it’s Celtic history…but what about Alnwick Castle of Harry Potter fame? Had you thought about experiencing Highclere Castle, made popular because of Downton Abbey?
While I know Downton Abbey and Harry Potter inspire so many to visit Britain, for me, it’s the stories by my favorite authors, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, that make me long for the lush and rolling hills of England.
Photo courtesy VisitBritain Media Centre
You storybook adventure is only limited by your imagination (and your budget). Expedia teamed up with VisitBritain, the national tourist board for England, Scotland and Wales, created this amazing video to inspire us to visit the U.K.to find our own storybook. What do you think?
Wherever your journey begins and ends, you will overflow your personal storybook with magical experiences – which make for amazing memories.
Find your storybook in Britain!