England’s “timeless treasures” have won it the title of a second-best tourist destination for 2020.
Guide book Lonely Planet ranked England behind only Bhutan as the place to visit next year.
The group said: the list was based on “topicality, unique experiences and wow factor”
“Brexit uncertainties have dominated the headlines in recent years but one constant amid all the confusion has been the timeless treasures that England is famous for: the historic castles and cathedrals, the quaint villages and rolling countryside, and of course, the seaside” The entry for England states.
“Taking a bracing walk on a windswept pier, searching for marine life in rock pools, eating delicious fish and chips, building sandcastles and dolphin-spotting on picturesque beaches, and finding fossils in ancient cliffs are just some of the activities offered by the English seaside.”
“New parts of the England Coast Path are continuing to open, making it easier for people to explore the country’s coastline,” Lonely Planet said.
And the walk will be one of the world’s longest once it is completed – at nearly 3,000 miles.
Other countries in Lonely planets top five were the Caribbean island of Aruba, North Macedonia in south-east Europe, and Africa’s eSwatini.