As a tourist destination the UK has so much to offer any interested visitor. The country’s long and often turbulent past is evident in the wealth of historic castles and ornate stately homes. Its large cities like London, Manchester and Edinburgh are home to some of the world’s best museums, art galleries and theatres, not to mention some of the best shopping to be found anywhere. Its picturesque countryside dotted with quaint villages is another big draw, as are the numerous national parks, including the Peak District, the Lake District, and the Yorkshire Dales which attract millions of visitors each year. Being an island, the UK also has hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline to explore and plenty of great beaches to enjoy when the sometimes unpredictable weather allows. For the more active visitor there is a wide range of activity to choose from, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking, paragliding, hang gliding, skydiving, even skiing in the highlands of Scotland, the list just goes on.
In terms of fishing, it can easily be argued that the UK boasts some of the best to be found anywhere in Europe. The choice is so varied too, from Barbel fishing on the rivers Great Ouse and Trent, and Pike fishing on the Norfolk Broads, to Salmon fishing in Scotland and Shark fishing off the coast of Wales. There is truly something for everyone. One of the best things about fishing in the UK is that you are never far from top class fishing venues, and the country’s comprehensive travel network makes it so easy to combine many different and challenging destinations in one great adventure fishing holiday.