Recently I took a short tour in the UK to see some of the most attractive places to visit for tourists, both British and from around the world. Below are my tips on what to see and the attractions of each place I visited.
If you haven’t been to London, then you haven’t been to the UK. London is seat of cosmopolitan British culture. What’s more, you can get to visit the home of the world’s most loved monarch, the Queen of England. I loved it!
There are so many things to see and experience in the British capital and it should definitely be part of your tour of the UK. You can see the famous Buckingham Palace or visit the Tower of London for a glimpse of the Crown Jewels. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many museums open to the public: British Musuem, Tate Modern, National Gallery, Science Museum etc. A more thrilling way though is to use the London Eye. For 30 minutes, you will be treated to an aerial view of the city, and be able to pick out some of London’s finest landmarks.
If you are looking for a region in the UK that is easy to fall in love with, Cornwall is your destination. If you are not satisfied with its beaches on its 300km coastline, then you must be content with its endearing countryside scenery. Treat yourself to world class culinary in one of its famous restaurants or indulge in its delicious local cuisine. Cornwall is home to several celebrity chefs and delicious Cornish pasties. If you are a foodie, its wine and cheese will excite you.
Cornwall is all about nature, outdoor activity, tasty food, and flexible accommodation. Enjoy natural hiking and biking trails, camping sites and even boat tours or simply walk around one of their beautiful gardens. Check out the artists from the Isles of Scilly, tour the local villages, and learn their history in the museum and ancient churches. Head to Newquay which is packed full of excellent B&Bs and hit the surf for which it is renowned.
If you haven’t been here, you absolutely have to! Great accommodation, good food and activities for everyone guarantees that this will be a thrilling experience for all ages.
Those who are into outdoor adventure and breathe taking scenery, the Lake District will be particularly delightful. This area features bike and hiking paths along unspoilt natural environment. Its tall mountains make it great for rock climbing. The lakes in the area, apart from being eye candy, they also make great locations for a variety of water sports. For the more daring, you can take flying tours and lessons while there. This makes this a great place to take your family out. Your children will enjoy the variety of activities available for them while you drink in the romantic and tranquil country side setting.
Its not just scenery, there is also a wealth of history here. Visit a few of the 50 natural stone circles, marvel at the Bank’s Ironmongers shop, or indulge in a mining village experience. Either way, there is plenty to do.
As for accommodation and eating, the Lake District is home to a variety of options. For those keen on luxury, you can reside in a beautiful hotel, lodge, or take on one of the beautiful cottages. If you are adventurous, you can take a camp site. If on a budget, get affordable accommodation at B&Bs, youth camps and even farms. This flexibility allows you to get the most out of this serene area whatever your budget requirements are.
If you haven’t been to the UK before then these 3 places are ‘must sees’ when you visit.
This is a guest post from John Schleck at Top Backpacking Destinations