Not content with being drop-dead gorgeous and sporting a castle built on an extinct volcano, Edinburgh’s redeveloped airport and new tramline linking it to the city have now made it easier and more convenient than ever before as the starting point for an adventure. So if you’re looking to escape the call of the pub, or want to do something seriously incredible with your time off, here are ten amazing adventures all leaving direct from Edinburgh.
As well as being one of the youngest cities in Europe, with 40% of its population under 25, Birmingham also has more canals than Venice, and with the third biggest airport in the country on its doorstep, it’s also the perfect starting point for an adventure. So if you want more from your weekend, or are looking to make the most of your hard earned time off, then here are ten unbelievable adventures leaving direct from Birmingham.
Now the most linguistically varied city in Europe, Manchester was also voted best UK city to live in 2015, beating London for the second year running. Added to which it has the largest and busiest airport outside London, linking it to more than 200 destinations worldwide. So with that in mind, here are ten incredible adventures that you could soon be leaving on direct from Manchester – from exploring a hidden mountain plateau to hunting for the Northern Lights.
Bristol – birthplace of Blackbeard, Banksy and Ribena and voted best city to live in Britain by the Sunday Times. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also connected to the world via its busy international airport, which can only mean one thing – adventure awaits.
Hiking in Croatia will take you across the karst mountains and its dry grasslands and rocky terrain, through lush forests and beside clean mountain rivers, waterfalls and creeks.
A guide to the Norwegian trifecta of Preikestolen, Kjerag Boulder and Trolltunga in the colder months. A few years ago, Norway became top of everyone’s adventure hit-list. The dynamic landscapes, massive seasonal variety and culture of outdoor living are to blame. Not to mention the region’s undeniable instagram-ability. But what happens to these places in the ‘off-season’?
At Much Better Adventures, we like to ensure all our trips are tried and tested. As much as we try, it just simply isn’t possible for us to sample all of our adventures personally. That’s why we select our most trusted adventure connoisseurs to do our bidding for us. On this occasion, David Mansfield stepped up to the mark.
Have you smashed your working day and looking to let off some steam after work? Here’s a selection of adventures in London that you can tuck into with an early finish.
Tasmania. Cold, wet, not much to see, not much to do. If this is what you still think about Tasmania, then you’d better read on. This diverse, dynamic little island has been going through a cultural make-over that is forcing its mainland counterparts to pay attention.
Europe’s secret that’s getting out. Slovenia is becoming recognised as an influential player on the world’s sustainable tourism stage. As a result, it has been named the world’s first ‘Green Destination’ by the Netherlands based NGO, Green Destinations. Slovenia is helped by its improving infrastructure, the breathtaking national park, a world class mountain range, astonishing karst cave systems and the competitive price tag.
When I say the word ‘Slovakia’, do you think of an adventure destination? Have you ever thought of going there? Could you point it out on the map? I’m going to guess your answer is no. But this unassuming, central European country has the all the ingredients to see it bite at the heels of the tourism behemoths of France, Croatia, Turkey and Greece.