The history, the culture, the landscape… Make the most of your holiday overseas with our guide to the top 5 things to do in the UK. We’ll help you experience the best the world has to offer.
You could spend your whole UK visit here without running short of interesting and exciting things to see and do. But assuming you’d like to see more than the capital, we suggest you head for Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and one or two of the world-renowned galleries and museums. Also try a bustling street-market – Camden or Borough, for example.
2. The Eden Project, Cornwall
In the far southwest of England, in the heart of rural Cornwall, the Eden Project is a striking landmark. Its main features are two ‘biomes’ – huge artificial climates (one tropical, one Mediterranean) that house plants and wildlife from all over the world. The complex also hosts a wide range of exhibitions, and is a large outdoor concert venue.
3. Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotland’s capital is architecturally diverse and picturesque, and it boasts a year-round programme of festivals and events dedicated to arts and culture. In among the numerous beautiful buildings, such as Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument, you’ll find excellent galleries, museums and exhibitions, and plenty of bars, restaurants and nightlife.
4. The Gower Peninsula, South Wales
The Gower Peninsula gives visitors a sense of seclusion and peace in some breathtaking surroundings – unspoilt countryside, beautiful clean surfing beaches, bays and a network of fine coastal walks. Three Cliffs Bay, Oxwich Bay and Rhossili Beach are fine examples of why the Gower was the first area of the UK to be officially designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
The city of Oxford boasts buildings from every period of English architecture since the Saxons arrived in the fifth and sixth centuries. Known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’, it’s also home to the internationally renowned University of Oxford. This is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, with beautifully kept buildings, grounds and waterways open to the public.
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