Most expats are anxious to make the most of their stay in the UK.
Although the component countries appear small on the map the density of population makes road travel slow and often deters the weekend traveller from driving to Scotland, Wales or the West Country.
As London is still the business hub of England most expats settle in the many towns around the London M25 motorway corridor from where it is a short car journey to the counties of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.
Stars including Madonna and Sting were so taken with this countryside that they established homes in the area.
An ideal base for a family weekend stay is The Inn at High Post on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Located rurally on the edge of a golf course, with its own indoor pool and leisure club, the hotel is within an hours drive of features including:-
Stonehenge - one of Englands most popular tourist attractions
Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals - Salisbury has the tallest spire in England
Southampton - home port of the big cruise ships including QE2 and QM2
The New Forest - a vast natural woodland area
Wilton (former capital of Wessex) House - home of the Earl of Pembroke
Bournemouth - one of the best beaches in England, and great for a night out
Broadlands, Romsey - home of Lord and Lady Romsey
Longleat Safari Park - a great day out for the kids
With all this on offer perhaps it would be better to make a week of it!
For further information contact Salisbury Tourist Information Centre on 01722 334956 or visit The Inn at High Post web-site www.theinnsalisbury.co.uk.