When it comes to travelling throughout the UK, it’s easy to get carried away. Not only does the UK have a whole host of unique sights and locations to see and experience, but it is awash with friendly people who just jump at the chance to help foreigners when possible. Add to this the fact that the whole UK is filled from top to bottom with amazing history and stories that will keep even the most discerning traveller occupied and entertained throughout their trip. If this sounds like your kind of thing, check out these top parts of the UK you should visit.
One of the biggest cities in the UK, London is a bustling metropolis, a perfect combination of past meets present and future. With ancient cathedrals like St Paul’s and beautiful churches like Westminster Abbey, London is a great place for those who like to explore the history of the city through learning about its past first hand. Museums throughout the city are free, making it a great place to take kids to learn about the history of the British Isles and London itself. With so many other amazing tourist attractions such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden to name but a few, it’s no wonder that so many people find themselves returning to this big city to see more and more of it on each subsequent visit.
A beautiful rural county west of London, Wiltshire is known for being the home to some of the most picturesque countryside in the south. The White Horses of Wiltshire are a great option for anyone who wants to explore the countryside while taking in a truly unique attraction – literally horses carved into hillsides throughout the county and dusted with white chalk to stand out prominently against the deep greens of the rolling hills. Other prominent places to explore in Wiltshire includes Salisbury, a charter market town that offers visitors some unique experiences such as dining or drinking in the Haunch of Venison, a pub that predates the famed Salisbury Cathedral, on which work was started in 1220, making the Haunch even older.
If you like smuggler history, coastlines and beaches, Cornwall is probably the perfect fit for you. Summers are warm enough to make the Atlantic coastline enjoyable, and with many small coastal towns like St Ives, Tintagel and St Agnes to name a few, you won’t have to wander far to find an ideal place to stay along the beach. If you’re into strange history, consider visiting the witchcraft museum at Boscastle that houses some of the most unique finds throughout the history of the area and further afield in terms of witchcraft. Don’t forget to catch a lunch or overnight stay at the Jamaica Inn near Bolventor as well, the place where Daphne DuMaurier wrote her famous novel of the same name.
So if you’re wondering where to check out on your next trip to the UK, hopefully these suggestions whet your appetite as to where to go when you choose to set foot in this varied, vast and unique country.