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Things to do in the UK | Best Way to Spend the Day Out

Traveling for adventure! The United Kingdom is the best destination. “Land of angels” or “England”, North Ireland, Scotland, and Wales all come under one roof of UK. Here, you get countless chances to visit art galleries and museums, laugh over comedy shows, be an audience in Shakespeare plays at his hometown, acknowledge the striking resemblance between the two renowned universities of the world (Oxford and Cambridge), climb the Isle of the Skye, stroll through the archives of magnificent castles, sightsee your favorite movie scenes, go glamping in the tranquillity of the countryside, and go to places you can’t even pronounce.

Things to do in the UK

The beauty of the versatile natural scenery is breathtaking. All you need to do is to just wander along river Thames and then dream of those sights for the rest of your life.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

What’s more exciting than visiting a massive megalithic circle of stones, with axes and daggers carved upon them, standing in Wiltshire for more than 5000 years. You certainly need to ponder over the actual reason for them being there because until now archaeologists have failed to solve this mystery. How on earth did 100 colossal rocks weighing more than 20 tons each (sarsens being the tallest and weighing 25 tons) end up somewhere near Amesbury? So, you need to visit the sophisticated stone ring and listen to different theories about Stonehenge by people you might meet there. Also, you are not allowed to touch them. Just see them from afar.

Sky fall film location

Iconic film locations

Imagine watching a movie a month after your tour, and realizing that you have seen that place on your screen somewhere in your real life. Yeah! That’s England. You might not notice, but you would surely pass through your favorite film location without discerning. Potterheads would give anything to visit the phenomenal Hogwarts and the magical Diagon Alley. The same goes for die-hard admirers of Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean and King Arthur. The Paddington station and Station 9 3/4 are unmissable stops.

things to do in UK

National Parks

There are 15 national parks in the UK, independent authorities administering each of them. 10 of them are in England, 2 in Scotland, and 3 in Wales, all funded by the central government for the conservation of nature, and enjoyment of the public. The luscious scenery, beautiful hills, and magnificent moorlands would feel unworldly for every urban. The serenity brings the monk in you to escape your soul and rest in the heavenly skies.

See the waterfall flowing upward at Peak District, take a shot of Dartmoor panorama, taste the special cheese of Yorkshire Dales, explore the biodiversity at Exmoor National Park, hike the Arrochar Alps at Loch Lomonds, see the star-filled sky the Brecon Beacons and enjoy the wonderful local food at The Broads.

Museum in the UK

Top-notch Art Galleries and Museums

Ashmolean Museum and Fitzwilliam Museum, the art museums in the elegant universities of Oxford and Cambridge are must-add to your list. Ruling out the traditional style of art galleries, stand the sculptures at Yorkshire Parkland-a perfect place to attract beginners. Art Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts in London will win over the heart of every art admirer and fascinate the upcoming artists. National Museum of Scotland, National history museum, National railway museum York, Churchill war rooms, and the British museum foster the masterpieces of the respective categories.

The V&A museum named for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is home for more than 2.7 million objects, the masterpieces dating from the current day to 5000 years ago.

liver pool

Liverpool

Liverpool, a multicultural city, has scores of locations worth visiting. From The Beatles Story dragging you in the history to Anfield football stadium with is excellent services, this city tempts the tourists to stay there to call on the History museum, Walker Art gallery, Gothic-style cathedral, and Crosby beach.

St. Andrews

St. Andrews

If you are a golf lover, then you undoubtedly can’t miss St Andrews-The home of Golf and pay a visit to one of seven golf complexes. You may skip the museum or the castle, but you can’t think of going back without exploring the place by the Spy Mission Treasure Trail.

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Big Ben and the London Eye

If you go to London and come back without visiting these two places, why did you go there in the first place? This might have given you an idea of how much importance the Great Bell and the enormous wheel taller than St. Paul’s Cathedral, 3 min away from it, hold.

Big ben, Clock Tower or Elizabeth Tower, whatever you call it, is a renowned historic piece of architecture in the UK honoring the Benjamin Hall with its four-faced clock. You are not allowed to enter if you are not Britain. So, all you can do is grab a tea or coffee and enjoy the sight of it.

Built on the south of River Thames, the London eye captures the panoramic view of the London city which seems phenomenal at night.

The Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye

You cannot be short of things to do, even if you stay in the Skye for two days. Drive slowly through the Sligachan Bridge and enjoy the majestic view of the Black Cuillin Mountains, dip into the Glenbrittle fairy pools, capture the Old man of Storr for your Instagram story and enjoy a warm mug of spiking coffee at Elgol beach.

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When people say that they will take you to the places you can’t pronounce, this is exactly what they mean. View the waters of Menai Straits at the Brittania Bridge, tour the richly carved Penrhyn Castle, and flex for the rest of your life if you learn to pronounce the name of this city correctly in Welsh, translated as “St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the fierce whirlpool of St Tysilio of the red cave”.

Conclusion

In short, there is not a thing you cannot do in the UK. I have listed only a few of the places to visit; to be honest, there are hundreds of more too that you need to have on your must-visit list if you want to enjoy your UK tour to the fullest.

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