England Ranked Second in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Guide

English coastline
Photo by Roman Grac. From Pixabay

Lonely Planet’s guide to the best destinations for 2020 ranks England as the second most desirable destination in the world! The annual ‘Best in Travel’ guide ranks the must-visit regions, cities and best-value destinations as decided by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community.


England comes second to only Bhutan in the list of top countries. Lonely Planet says: “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.


“Taking a bracing walk on a windswept pier, eating delicious fish and chips, searching for marine life in rock pools, finding fossils in ancient cliffs, building sandcastles and dolphin-spotting on picturesque beaches are just some of the activities offered by the English seaside.”


They also praise the new ‘England Coast Path’ which, once complete, will be almost 3,000 miles long and the longest continuous trail of its kind in the world granting access to the country’s entire coastline for the first time.

Here at Open Pass we already knew how fantastic England, and the whole of the British Isles, is as a tourist destination and are delighted that Lonely Planet and travellers from across the globe have recognized this.


And amidst all the uncertainty of current times a positive headline like this is very welcome and hopefully a sign of good things to come in 2020 for the British tourism industry!


You can read the full list of Lonely Planet’s top countries for 2020 and find out more about their ‘Best in Travel’ guide here.