Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top 4 Dream Destinations from Gatwick This Spring

With the biting frost of winter now more or less behind us, you can almost hear the nation breathe a collective sigh of relief as another spring approaches.  Yet, as spring begins to blossom and the days lengthen; many of us inevitably begin to wish for that little extra bit of sun and something special.  So, it’s in that optimistic spirit that we offer our run down of the top 4 dream destinations to fly to from Gatwick this spring.

Whether you want to take a weekend away alone or with a loved one, the picturesque city of Bergen offers some of the most incredible vistas you’re likely to see in Europe.  Nestled amongst some of Norway’s most dramatic fjords (hence its unofficial title as ‘the gateway to the fjords of Norway), Bergen is a city which manages to blend its architecture and culture perfectly with the natural landscape.  A major plus for visitors is the city’s superb transport system and its range of free bus services, which enables tourists to travel both from the main bus station to the modern ‘Galleriet’ shopping centre. 

Barcelona is a city synonymous with the very best of Catalan culture, so if soaking up some of Spain’s most iconic cultural sights and sounds seems like your ideal break then there is a wealth of attractions on offer here.  From Gaudi’s magical (and famously unfinished) ‘Parc Guell’, to the utterly breath-taking structures of ‘Sagrada Familia’, Barcelona hosts some of the real highlights of Spanish ‘Modernisme’.   But Barcelona is about more than just Gaudi and art.  ‘Las Ramblas’ represents the real hustle and bustle of modern Barcelona, with its plethora of outdoor cafes which are frequently interspersed by the many street performers and local artists. 

Another jewel in central Europe’s crown is Amsterdam.  There is so much to this that will be instantly recognisable; from the myriad criss-cross bridges and canals to cobbled, cyclist-filled streets.  Yet beyond these clichés lies a city that is bursting at the seams with fun and interesting things to see and do.  Amsterdam is peppered with a whole host of galleries, museums and historical quirks, from the ‘Historich Museum’ which highlights the city’s urban development over the centuries, to the more well-known home of Anne Frank.  After having taken in some of the city’s rich history, you’ll no doubt hungry, so why not try a local delicacy and try some raw herring – as the locals do.

Frankfurt is a city with something for everyone.  For the outdoors type, we recommend taking in the city’s superb scenery and river with a bike trip through one of its many meandering paths.  If after all that cycling you fancied something with a little culture, perhaps you could take a visit to Frankfurt’s famous flea market which sits by the river Main on Shuamainkai Street.  However, if you’re looking for something more child-friendly perhaps, or you want to indulge your inner-scientists, we thoroughly recommend checking out the spectacular Senckenberg Natural History Museum.  With everything from dinosaur skeletons and Ancient Egyptian artefacts, there’s something here to satiate the appetite of any inquisitive type. After such an action-packed weekend, it’s good to know there are plenty of hotels at Gatwick which can help the weariest of weekend-travellers rest their tired legs.

Guest post by Angus Carbarns.


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