Why you should visit the UK this year

Tower Bridge, London
Sunny skies in London in May!

Go Back In Time

The UK boasts a wealth of historical monuments, castles and country estates. Go back to Tudor England at Hever Castle in Kent, the childhood home of the ill-fated Anne Boleyn or seek out the majestic residence of her tyrant husband, Henry the Eighth, at Hampton Court in Surrey. Alternatively, visit the mysterious Stonehenge in Dorset or indulge in the many myths surrounding the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Visit Stone henge, England

The Great Outdoors

Anyone visiting the UK should make time to enjoy the great outdoors with a simple stroll in the countryside or a more challenging climb for fantastic views over the countryside… always followed, of course, by a tasty pub lunch! There are ample opportunities for hill walking in areas such as the Peak District or the stunning Lake District. For an even more strenuous climb, why not visit the Highlands of Scotland or the mountains of Snowdonia in Wales and be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views in Britain.

Visit the Lake district, England

Thrills and Spills

Petrol heads and boy racers will love a trip to the renowned grand prix racing circuit of Silverstone in Northamptonshire. If you feel the need for speed, you can even arrange a special Silverstone driving experience in any one of a number of top-of-the-range cars, including Ferraris and Aston Martins. These can be booked at any one of many experience days websites online.

For adrenaline junkies, Wales is fast becoming known for the abundance of high adrenalin experiences it has to offer. Challenge yourself to thrilling activities such as white water rafting or canyoning in stunning Welsh countryside.

City Living

The capital city of London is a bustling metropolis, packed full of things to do. Soak up some culture and enjoy free admission to some of the best of the city’s museums and galleries including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and National Art Gallery. Of course, a day of sightseeing wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Queen’s working residence of Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, followed by a gentle stroll through St James’ Park. If rubbing shoulders with royalty leaves you feeling particularly posh, you can book a delicious afternoon tea at the famous Ritz Hotel. Alternatively, shop ’til you drop along Oxford Street, or visit the attractive historical market area of Covent Garden. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and restaurants, offering all manner of cuisine and tasty tipples. You could even take in a show at one of the theatres in the city’s famous West End.

London city, England

Other cities to visit include Edinburgh for its impressive castle and whisky tours or Liverpool for shops, musical heritage and tales of the fateful Titanic.

For more ideas on what to do when visiting the UK, go to www.visitbritain.com


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