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Did you know that The United Kingdom or The UK, as it’s popularly known, is made up of four different countries (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and its capital, London, was the world’s largest city between 1831 to 1925?
Regardless of whether you live there or are visiting for the first time from abroad, there is an impressive blend of hot spots to visit.
From its bubbling cities to the quiet villages spread across this island, you can never run out of places to visit.
Here are some of the fascinating places you should see in the UK, and you will soon find out that some parts of heaven truly exist on earth. Its rich cultural heritage and scenery make the UK such as marvel to behold!
If London isn’t in your UK itinerary, then your travel plan is lacking an essential element, and you are sure going to be missing out on a lot of fun. There are so many neighborhoods and fun spots to explore in this great city.
London is home to the famous Big Ben, the elegant Tower of London, The Eye of London and Richmond Park.
There’s also the spectacular Tower Bridge and the Buckingham Palace. The National History Museum, Parliament buildings, and Westminster Abbey (known as the site of royal weddings) are also on the offering.
To crown your London tour, travel from Edinburgh to London by train and experience a different side of the U.K you have never seen!
2. The Roman-Era Bath
Have you ever wondered where it got its name? It was named after its over 2000 years old Roman baths whose healing properties attract millions of visitors from all over the world.
With 43 minerals dissolved in its waters, which pours from 3 hot springs, the bath boasts of at least 275,000 gallons per day. You may not be able to take a dip in the original Roman bath, but there are a good number of spas in the area where you can soak in its “healing” waters.
Known for its extensive coastline, cliffs, and medieval architecture, Cornwall is an outdoor delight and inspiration for writers, painters, artists, and everybody who loves to embrace nature.
Its beautiful beaches are warm and offer a complete view of surfers taking their skills out on the waves. You can also do some outdoor adventure like exploring the dunes, climbing, and hiking.
4. Lake District
The Lake District is rich in its woodlands and perfect green valleys. The scenery in this part of England is a beauty to behold.
If you are not hanging out around its popular glacial lake, you may want to take a walk around the fascinating countryside where you will find some to the best ancient themed Inns, Pubs and restaurants. Its stone hills are also perfect for hiking enthusiasts.
If you are looking to hang out and have the most fun by the seaside in England, a visit to Brighton will make your dream come through.
There are so many fascinating views and beach activities to engage in. You could participate in seaside games, ride on donkeys, feast on fish and chips while you stroll on the restored piers. The city is also full of life and popup events, keep an eye out for one of those.
Think stone cottages, traditional wood-burning fireplace, and tea in abundance; this is how typical of the British culture Tetbury is.
Tetbury gives you the feeling of Britain from back in the day. There are a good number of Inns serving traditional British lunch with some classic sticky coffee pudding.
This charming town in Cotswold houses many historic properties that will take you back in time.
A trip down the East coast of Scotland will lead you to the little but well-visited town of Stonehaven.
Stonehaven is also famous for its classic British meals and unique vinegar drinks. The seafront here will blow your mind, and there is an abundant supply of fish and chips to keep you going for a lifetime.
You are also welcome to visit the over 100 years old legendary Dunnottar Castle, where legends have it that a lion was once kept as a show of power and wealth.
8. Corfe Castle
Not so many people are aware of the fact that Corfe castle is not just a castle sitting majestically on top of a hill, it’s also the name of a small English village that’s packed with 8000 years history – and that’s no exaggeration!
Corfe Castle was built by William the conqueror a millennium ago, making the castle an eleventh-century wonder. Even though it’s mostly ruined now, there is still a lot to see.
9. Robin Hood’s Bay
This little town use to be a den of smugglers. Before you judge, guess what was being smuggled into England through this small fishing town. Tea! Funny right? Items like gin, tea, rum, and brandy found their way into England through these streets in the past.
There are century-old houses with secrets tunnels crisscrossing each other and leading out to the sea as escape routes.
The tea in this town is perfect, and the sandwiches are full, with ginger beer on the side. Watch out for the Old post office that serves tea.
10. Jurassic Coast
This is a must-see site for every tourist coming to the UK. Visitors who are interested in geology will find this expanse of land by the seaside astonishing!
Foremost is that it’s a UNESCO protected area of southern England. If you are lucky, you may find some priced fossils from the eroded coastline, and it will be all yours to keep.There are many other fascinating places you definitely wouldn’t want to miss on your visit to the UK. You can contact Triptile.com for more breathtaking U.K itinerary as you plan your next travel. However, if you can hit all these astounding places, you can go home knowing that you explored and experienced virtually all facets of the United Kingdom.