For the South of England we can count the three main areas as London, Southwest and East Anglia as the most popular spots to go for a coach holiday. Looking firstly at price, it’s fair to say that it loses the cost battle. With London obviously being the most costly area in the UK, and Southwest being full of tourist spots like Newquay having the monopoly amongst the rural road systems means that it will generally cost you a little more than the North to enjoy a holiday. East Anglia is a slight exception to this rule, but again suffers from a great difficulty in getting anywhere fast. This leads nicely into the ease of access competition, in which the South, sadly, loses again. Southwest England and East Anglia are notoriously dubious places to travel, with poor road infrastructures meaning travel from East to West is slow. The exception is obviously London, but still, the best routes from there go north…
Weather is a big improvement in the South.
It’s harder to break down the North into three specific areas, but it’s quite easy to relate places like the lake and peak districts as well as other more rural areas. The exceptions within the North are places like Manchester and Newcastle. Cities that have just as thriving a tourism industry as ones in the south, so can justify high expenses in a way that rural areas can’t. This generally means the North is cheaper to see attraction and events, especially when compared with London.
Ease of access, while mostly good, suffers similar problems to the South. The up and down bit is relatively easy, but to travel across England proves more difficult. North England does steal this category overall, though, due to the well thought-out road infrastructure designed to cope with Northern industry.
North loses when it comes to weather, quite dramatically. There’s not much more to say here, except that, if you enjoy sun, go to the Southwest.
Food, as said before, is a definite tie between the two divides. The wealth of British cuisine is so diverse and brilliant that, wherever you go, there will be great British food.