This post was last updated on September 26th, 2017
The UK is a fascinating area that is rich in history, natural wonders, and so many exciting things to do and see. It is a great place for explorers of all ages who are looking for adventure. Here are 5 amazing places to visit in the UK.
Portmeirion is a charming village in North Wales that was built in the 20th century in the style of an Italian village. There are many charming hotels and cottages to stay in and you can also go camping. The village is less than a ten minute drive from Snowdonia National Park where you can go skiing, snowboarding, trekking, or give mountain biking a try.
Oban is on the west coast of Scotland and if you love seafood and exploring historical areas then this is a place you must visit. There are plenty of lovely places to stay, and cosy cottages with beautiful views. The small town is filled with fabulous seafood restaurants that offer up freshly caught delicacies. Be sure to head to the Oban War Memorial, The Oban War and Peace Museum, and stop by St. Columba’s Cathedral. Make sure that you make the 5 minute walk up Battery Hill to check out McCaig’s Tower that looks like a coliseum and offers a stunning view of the town and its surrounding coast.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is visited by more than 15 million tourists annually. It is a beautiful city that is filled with historic sites like Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars, and Canongate. Make sure you head over to Princess Street to go shopping and see the Princess Street Gardens. The annual Fringe Festival occurs every August and it is the largest arts festival in the world. You can see exhibitions, dance, theatre, comedy, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, spoken word, opera, music, and events.
Explore the UK’s Waterways
A great way to have a laid-back holiday is to explore the UK on a narrow boat. The boats can easily be rented and you can get boats that fit up to 12 people. They come complete with showers, toilets, and places to sleep. The waterways were once the main transportation for goods in the UK and there an extensive set of canals that will take you past wonderful places like Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, and many other places. It is a fabulous way to see the beautiful nature and the many towns that are situated upon the waterways. You can dock your boat at any town that has a dock and get out and explore whenever you wish.
London is the home of iconic landmarks like Big Ben, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace. Make sure that you take a London bus tour to go past all of these places, and find out their fascinating histories. There are so many things to do with more than 200 museums to choose from, daily guided walking tours, fabulous stores, restaurants, and beautiful parks to wander through.