Top Places to Visit in the UK

Every part of the world has their reasons to visit, and the United Kingdom is no exception. It’s incredible how much variety can be packed into such a small island. Whether you have always wanted to see where the royal family live, the station from Harry Potter, or just wanted to soak in the scenery; the UK is filled with must-see attractions. It can be tricky to decide exactly where you want to go on your trip to the UK, so here are a few of the top places to see while you’re there.


Although the UK is known for its unpredictable weather, the shift between sunshine and rain has made its landscapes lush and abundant with beautiful flora and fauna. A great place to go if you want a more laid-back and peaceful experience is one of the many beaches along the coastline. For a mix of bright blues from the sea and greens from the foliage, take a trip to the south of the country. You can find holiday parks in Cornwall this summer and spend your days relaxing by the ocean and enjoying the fantastic views. Further north the beaches offer majestic caves, impressive cliffs and a variety of wildlife including birds of prey and unique marine life. Every beach has something different.


Dotted throughout the country are numerous, beautiful lakes. The Lake District, for example, is excellent for people who enjoy hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. Just remember to bring waterproof clothing! The combination of lakes and rolling hills increases your chances of being caught in the rain. Scotland is also home to spectacular bodies of water, including the famous Loch Ness where the fabled monster resides.


Depending on the time of year you plan to visit, the mountains of the UK can offer many different activities. Hiking, rafting, and even skiing in the colder months are just a few of the ways you can take advantage of the peaks. Pay attention to the countryside code to ensure that you keep yourself and others safe. 


Surrounding the mainland of the UK are various scenic islands which are definitely worth a ferry trip to. Places like Harris and Arran are known for their breathtaking views, and Jersey has its famous cows – as well as an impressive zoo. If you’re feeling bold, head north to Shetland or Orkney and embrace the elements.


The cities of the UK are some of the main reasons people like to visit. Each one is unique and gives you a different experience. London, for example, is filled with history and iconic places such as St Paul’s Cathedral where you can climb to the top of the roof and take in the whole city skyline. Edinburgh has beautiful cobbled streets and old-fashioned Scottish stores while Glasgow has excellent nightlife. Whatever it is you’re seeking from your trip, the UK is sure to have it.

Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.
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