The UK is an incredible country to visit and offers plenty of fun and exciting activities for tourists – from lush rolling countryside and historic sites, to vibrant cities and Michelin star dining experiences. If you’re looking for some ideas you simply can’t miss when you next visit to this incredible island, here are some of the best things to do and see.
Visit the beautiful countryside
The UK is the proud home of an incredibly diverse range of natural landscapes. This includes stunning mountain ranges, beautiful lakes and moors, rolling farmland, and wild valleys. You can find plenty of national parks that are perfect for exploring the best of the UK’s countryside by hiking, cycling, or doing a range of outdoor activities such as kayaking or rock climbing. The Peak District is conveniently located in Central England and is one of the most popular national parks. It’s known for its stunning natural beauty, breath-taking views, beautiful villages, and many other famous natural attractions.
Try traditional British food
The UK offers visitors a diverse range of food from all around the world. However, there are plenty of delicious British specialties that you must try while visiting. Traditional British dishes include fish and chips, pie and mash, afternoon cream tea, roast dinner, and of course the full English breakfast. One of the best ways to sample traditional British fare is by visiting a local pub. Doing so will also give you the opportunity to experience pub culture like no other. Try visiting The Hole In The Wall in Chichester if you are staying near the area. This popular pub offers hearty home-made local dishes, friendly service, and a great selection of local ales and beers.
Experience the vibrant capital
There’s no denying that the beautiful city of London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole world. It attracts an outstanding number of visitors, around 30 million, every year. People flood to the UK’s capital to visit world-famous attractions like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, watch acclaimed theatrical performances in the West End and experience the richly vibrant culture of the city. Visitors are genuinely spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in the capital. London also boasts an impressive dining scene, with everything from exotic street food stalls to Michelin star restaurants on offer. There is also an amazing selection of trendy bars, hipster cafes, and food markets in the area.
Learn about British History
The UK is full of fascinating historic sites and national treasures – making it the perfect destination for history lovers. Some of the most well-loved historical attractions include:
- Stonehenge – This famous stone formation in Wiltshire dates back almost 5,000 years.
- The Tower of London – This tower has played an extremely important role in British history. Over the centuries, it has been home to the Crown Jewels, the legendary ravens, and used as a notorious prison since the 12th century.
- Leeds Castle – Visit this stunning castle to learn about its interesting 900-year history.
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