Beware of what you wish for, you're told, as you might be disappointed. I'd always longed to eat at Northcote Manor, which a friend who'd eaten there many times had always told me is the best restaurant in Lancashire, if not the north of England.
From the loveliness of our coastlines to the fabulous fields of the countryside, this country has much to offer - to visitors and residents alike. I only recently realised that I haven't seen nearly enough of it, spending my time travelling abroad more than I have around my home nation.
I have high hopes for the summer - in terms of both weather and activities. While you're snuggling up with your hot water bottle and sipping your cup of tea, have a think about the following reasons to stay in Britain for this year's holiday.