The United Kingdom is replete with awe-inspiring places to visit. But few of us make the time to really explore this little island. That’s a shame – since, if you know where to look, you can find beauty and natural splendour tucked away in every corner of the country.
You don’t have to spend much to see it all, either. You might accommodate yourself in a cabin, a string of B&Bs, or a motorhome. In the latter case, you can put a roof over your head every night, and worry only about the cost of your fuel, your maintenance, and, ideally, some specialised motorhome insurance.
The Lake District
If you’d like to spend some time beside (or on) a lake, then it makes sense to visit the Lake District, in the northwest. It isn’t just Windemere that’s worth visiting; there are many lakes, hills, and forests to explore in this part of the country.
This famous seaside town has a unique vibe and culture that you won’t find elsewhere in the country. On top of that, it’s a richly historied place. Visit the pier, the Royal Pavilion, and the Lanes while you’re in town.
Similarly, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a town that’s quite like Bath. Thanks to some unique planning restrictions, the buildings here all fit nicely into a classical aesthetic, meaning that you can enjoy yourself simply by walking around. Of course, there’s also the wealth of history centred around the famous Roman Baths.
This famous market town is crowned (pun intended) by Windsor Castle. It’s the oldest inhabited castle anywhere in the world, and it’s surrounded by magnificent, rolling countryside.
As city breaks go, Glasgow has a lot to offer. You might visit Pollok House and its famous grounds. Or, there’s the Botanic Gardens, with its wealth of plant species from around the world. Sports fans might also take a look around the two famous stadia in the city: Ibrox and Celtic Park.
Planning a visit to North Wales? Then you owe it to yourself to take a tour around Snowdonia. Having conquered the highest peak in Wales, you’ll still have plenty of ground to cover. There’s the world’s fastest zip wire at Zip World, or the amazing lagoon at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Perfect, therefore, for family trips.
The capital’s biggest tourist attractions will be fairly familiar to everyone. The London Eye, the Natural History Museum, the Palace of Westminster: they’re each worth at least one visit. But the truth is that the capital is so teeming with activity that you’ll never be short of something to do. Just make sure that you plan in advance, and get your excursions booked in order to avoid disappointment.
With a plethora of places to visit here in the UK, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next weekend break or staycation trip with your family or friends.