By Sponsored Stories03 Dec 2018Jaw-dropping scenery, lively entertainment & adventures waiting round every corner, there’s no shortage of reasons why its called ‘Great’ Britain.Although pint-sized, Britain is overflowing with an endless choice of vibrant experiences and adventures, there is even more to this dynamic destination than historic castles and Big Ben.Venture beyond the big ticket items and you will be amazed by the inspiring live music, unforgettable nightlife, lip-smacking street food and colourful culture.There’s never been a better time to experience the vivid sights and sounds of Britain with Etihad Airways offering you ultimate ease and accessibility.Choose the iconic sights and experiences in mega-metropolis London or explore a little further afield and delve into epic adventures in more regional areas to find your very own Great Britain. GATEWAY TO GREAT BRITAINIf you are feeling tempted to uncover all the wonders Great Britain has to offer, Etihad Airways are the key to unlocking your adventure, either to the gateway cities London or Manchester.Encouraging its passengers to choose well and live well, Etihad put more decision-making power in the hands of every guest to make the journey as comfortable and convenient as possible by tailoring their own personalised experiences from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.In fact, there’s never been a better time to visit the U.K, with Etihad offering fantastic airfares including flights to London from $1277 and Manchester from $1231. Be sure toget in quick as the offer ends December 14th 2018. CHOOSE ICONIC ENDEAVOURS IN LONDONLondon’s calling! With so much to do and see in the nation’s capital, it can be hard to know where to begin.This bustling city is fit-to-burst with action-packed activities, sightseeing opportunities, historical sites, pubs and restaurants, and more.Whether you’ve got the luxury of a week or a mere 48 hours, London is the perfect place to get a true taste for Britain. Stroll down the StrandIf you’re keen to tick off lots of sights of your London To-See list, a quick trip down The Strand should do the trick.This famous thoroughfare (that was once home to Virginia Woolf!) runs from Trafalgar Square and ends up in the suit-ridden City, and is lined with historically relevant mansions, palaces, shops and theatres. Cosy up in Covent Garden This quintessentially British neighbourhood is home to the world-famous indoor market. With an abundance of wacky street performers and quaint little coffee shops and boutiques, has rightfully earned its global reputation as one of London’s must-see sights.If you’re having a meal within the covered market, enjoy the stunning sounds of a string quartet named the Abraxas Ensemble, who often play sporadically to the delight of diners and tourists. Clamber through The CotswoldsIf you fancy travelling a little further afield, (or, to a literal field) then the stunning views of the Cotswolds are only a few hours away from London. You can enjoy the rolling hills, deep limestone valleys and unwooded vales of this region with ease which was declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966 (yes, that’s a real accolade). CHOOSE EPIC ADVENTURES IN MANCHESTERManchester is a true unsung British treasure. The city is effortlessly cool and packed full of epic live music, culture, art and fabulous finds.It’s full of great foodie spots, up-and-coming trendy new neighbourhoods and an endless list of musical and cultural events.What Manchester also offers, is the gateway to explore further afield and experience the epically beautiful landscapes outside the major cities. Peak to PeakThe clue is in the name. The Peak district, a stunning mountainous national park located just an hour outside of Manchester and makes for a perfect day out for the walkers and hikers of this world.The dramatic scenes upon the blustery moorland are like something out of a great British Romance novel or painting – it’ll leave you breathless. Lark Around LakesThe Lake District is England’s largest national park and is arguably it’s most beautiful, littered with spectacular watery pockets, ranging from smaller lakes to vast reservoirs, it’s a sight to be seen. Easily accessible, The Lakes are only a short drive from the central Northern hub of Manchester and served as inspiration to some of England’s literary greats, such as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. BECOME A BRIT AGENTWant to know more about all the wonders Great Britain has to offer? BritAgent is the ultimate way to become a British destination specialist.The online training program offers flexible courses that can be managed around your own schedule.Once qualified, you will have a globally recognised qualification and the skills to sell Britain more effectively to your customers. sign up today here. To start planning your next great adventure in Great Britain click below: LEARN MORE READ: Uncover the hidden treasures of Great BritainREAD: ETIHAD EVOLUTION: Choose Well to make a perfect journeyREAD: LIVE IT UP IN LONDON: Celebrate 15 years of Etihad Airways and WIN BIG!Have you ever visited Britain?This article is written by Emily Hollings, KARRYON contributorThis article was brought to you by: Other stories you may likeLICENCE TO LUXURY: Inside the US$72m mega-yacht inspired by James BondContiki is on the hunt for Aus’ most caring Agents to help make travel matterSUPER AGENTS & SUPER SELLERS Win yourself a place on an EPIC Abu Dhabi Mega Famil!