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United Kingdom Popular Places to Visit

Loch Ness And Scottish Highlands

One of the most beautiful places to visit in UK, this freshwater lake (loch in Gaelic) is known for housing a monster called Nessie. Spread over an area of 30 kilometres, this lake is quite deep with large water volume. Scottish Highlands are also significantly important given their historical background. The place is filled with lush green mountains and is sparsely populated. The highest mountain of the region Ben Nevis is visited by many for hiking, trekking, biking and other such activities. It is one of the best places to visit in UK in December.

Scotland, United Kingdom

Giant’s Causeway

Made entirely of basalt columns, this natural phenomenon is one of the most unique places to visit in UK. Located on the shores of Northern Ireland, the place has been declared as a World Heritage Site. It is interesting that most these columns here are hexagonal, however, some of them have five, eight, seven or four sides as well. It is one of the cheap places to visit in UK as you will be charged no fee to visit the site.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Bushmills, United Kingdom

Dunluce Castle

A medieval castle located in Northern Ireland, Dunluce has an old-timey, rugged feel to it, on contrary to other forts and palaces in places like London. Located on a cliff, the geography around the castle, with steep falls on both sides, might be the reason its first residents chose this place to build a castle on. The place dates back to the middle ages and is supposed to built around the late 1600’s. It is the perfect town to spend a weekend in winters, making it one of the best places to visit in UK in November.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Bushmills, United Kingdom

London Eye

Think London and the one thing that pops into everyone’s head is this giant Ferris wheel. Located on the river Thames, this popular wheel offers a panoramic view of London and its horizons, which makes it a huge favourite among places to visit in UK for young couples. The wheel stands at almost 140 metres tall, with 32 capsules at its circumference which is how people reach on the top. The place acts like an observation deck and the ride here is deemed extremely romantic as well, making it one of the best places to visit in UK for couples.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

London, United Kingdom

Big Ben

One of the most significant places to visit in UK in summer is the Big Ben. It is, in fact, the name of the clock tower which is located near the Westminster Abbey in central London. The tower, designed by Augustus Pugin, is about a hundred metres tall. The place has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited by hordes of tourists every year waiting to get clicked in front of it. It is one of the most prominent places to visit in United Kingdom and is often used by artists all over the world to represent the country.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

London, United Kingdom

Nottingham

Nottingham literally has everything. To see some gorgeous architecture, visit the beautiful Wollaton Hall, surrounded by parks perfect for a stroll, and also comprising of a history and industrial museum if you fancy getting nerdy. Another thing which can’t be missed when visiting Nottingham is the City of Caves – it’s a maze which goes back to the dark ages and they offer tours where you can learn about the history of the caves.

If that’s enough sightseeing for you, the nightlife in Nottingham is also insane. It provides thousands of students with cheap nights out every night, with the likes of Stealth, Rock City and Rescue Rooms, so you know you’re in good hands if you want an all night party. Don’t miss the quirky Alley Cafe which is solely veggie and vegan, and often puts on live music – try the veggie breakfast and a smoothie for the hangover cure of dreams.

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Isle Of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England. It’s known for its beaches and seafront promenades such as sandy Shanklin Beach and south-facing Ventnor Beach, which is dotted with vintage beach huts. ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’, wrote Queen Victoria of her private home on the Isle of Wight. Osborne House was the royal family’s seaside retreat, and a visit to the ornate palace and sculpted gardens. Outside of the palatial holiday home, the Isle of Wight is peppered with romantic beaches, quaint shopping towns and coastal paths to suit everyone – from the tenacious explorer to the dabbling day-tripper.

Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom

Alnwick

Alnwick in Northumberland is one of those places where you feel like you’ve really come away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Gorgeous countryside and quiet quaint villages combine with amazing fresh seafood and long stretches of beaches, which make it the perfect place for a staycation. There are some lovely walks depending on whether you want a stroll or a full on hike, such as around the beautiful Dunstanburgh Castle, a few miles from Alnwick, or just park up alongside a stretch of beach and wander for a few hours. Also, it’s definitely worth getting on a boat to the Farne Islands, where you’ll experience a blustery hour of observing hundreds of puffins, seals, and other seabirds perched on rocks.

You can’t miss a visit to Alnwick Castle, which played host to some scenes in the Harry Potter movie franchise – you’ll definitely recognise it as you approach! 

Northumberland, United Kingdom

Margate

It can be your favourite place in the UK, has to be the Isle of Thanet on the East Kent coast, home to Margate. There is a thriving and quirky creative scene and the epic skies inspired the painter Turner, while the modern day Margate gave us Tracey Emin. The Isle of Thanet was the original home of the British seaside holiday, and today it’s where buckets and spades and sticks of rock meet boutique hotels and slick art galleries, while retaining a relaxed, down to earth charm. You will love to browsing around flea markets which are packed with retro gems and descending (hard hat included) into secret wartime tunnels.

Ramsgate is nearby with the country’s only Royal harbour while Broadstairs is the quintessential British beachfront town. You can eat fresh seafood right off the boat, explore one of the 15 sandy beaches and bays, climb chalk cliffs, or cycle the pathways of the Viking trail – and you have to have what’s been called the best pizza in the country at GB Pizza, then walk it off while watching the sunset over the sand. 

Kent, United Kingdom

Devon

If you have crave the feeling of being somewhere a touch more exotic than the good old UK then head for Lydford Gorge in Devon. When you’re standing at the foot of the White Lady waterfall, you could legitimately be in Bali, or Mexico. Take a stroll up the path cut into the side of the gorge, step into the famous ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, where the raging torrent has cut far down into the shiny black rock, and you’ll be convinced that you’ve left England far behind you. Once you’ve emerged from the gorge, dazed, head for Brentor, just as dramatic, but a world away. Climb the rugged ‘tor’ to the chapel perched at the top, which, amazingly, still puts on Sunday services, and drink in panoramic views over the moor all the way to the south coast.
 
Explore Devon’s winding lanes and head south to the likes of the regency seaside resort of Sidmouth, which comes alive with its Folk Week in the summer, or north to Ilfracombe, where waves crash on a coast which, on a sunny summer’s day, gives the Med a run for its money and surfers flock. This is prime camping country, perfect for a road trip and nights in coastal campsites or free-camping in hidden spots on the moor. Come prepared for the rain, as it’s anything but dry down here, but it’ll enchant you anyway.
Devon, United Kingdom