Two years ago, a friend of mine asked me to compile a list of places for her to visit in Britain before going back to Taiwan. Naturally with Britain being such a wonderful place, I could have produced an almost endless list. However, unfortunately, time was of the essence. Therefore I decided to pick a select number of places that I felt conveyed the essence of this country; places that will be remembered long after flying back to Taiwan. The list that follows counts down to what I felt at the time was the best place to visit, ranking each of the fifteen entries on a number of criteria. Note that some of the information may have changed since then.
- Excitement (how exciting the place is)
- Relaxation (how relaxing the place is)
- Value for money (how much does it cost to have a good time)
- Britishness (how well the place portrays British culture and history)
Each ranking is from 0 to 10, with 0 being the worst and 10 being the best. Note that the prices given next to value for money are, where relavent, those for a single student. Travel and accomidation are not factored into this price.
I feel that this list includes a wide array of different places to see and do (from tourist hotspots to tranquil rural locations) . While it is far from exhaustive, I hope it gives a good snapshot of Britian.