50 things to do in the UK
The great United Kingdom has many things to offer for every free soul out there. Charming places to be, exciting things to do and thrilling adventures on every corner.
If you have the adventurer spirit for travel, like to discover new things and live every moment of your life chasing your passion, this list is for you.
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1.Visit The largest arts festival- Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The fringe festival takes place in Edinburgh every august. The festival holds a variety of extraordinary shows and outstanding performances. It includes musicals, comedy, exhibitions and so many more thrilling events.
The most famous performers and new artists seeking a chance for greatness come swarming from all over the world. Visit the fringe festival and enjoy Scotland’s capital and its sensational colors like never before
2.Watch Shakespeare plays in his hometown Stratford-upon-Avon
3. Pick a side in a centuries-old rivalry-The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Oxbridge’s famous rivalry started in the late 12th century and continues until the present day. The two faculties compete for the highest ranking in the world’s top six universities and to produce the sharpest minds.
In addition, each year the two universities display their rivalry through a boat rowing race held in the River Thames in London. Pick a side, join the exciting rivalry and support the team you rooting for.
4. Follow in the footsteps of giants -The Giant’s Causeway
5. Have afternoon tea at Betty's in York
6-8 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QP | +44 1904 659142
Open Time : 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
6. Wander around a dreamy Italian-style village in Wales
7. Live the Adventure and Travel to The End of the Line
8. Visit The Beatles’ Childhood Homes
The legendary music band is widely known across the globe for their awesome music. Whether you are a fan or not, visiting the amazing artists childhood homes is definitely something you don’t want to miss.
Sign up for an exciting tour to see where the band first started at John Lennon’s and Paul McCartney’s homes in Liverpool.
9. Join the cavalier and climb Arthur’s Seat
At the end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh you’ll find a beautiful wide park surrounding the park’s highest peak.
Once a volcano, Arthur’s Seat is now a destination for all visitors, challenging hikers and climbing lovers through the rough terrain to the rocky summit. Have an amazing journey climbing the great hill, and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the city and its glow.
10. Loosen up at Thermae Bath Spa
The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath St, Bath BA1 1SJ | +44 1225 331234
Open Time : New Royal Bath 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
11. Climb the United Kingdom’s Highest Peak-Ben Nevis
The United Kingdom has many great hills and high mountains for all walkers and climbers seeking unforgettable adventures.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in England. It’s located in Scotland with an elevation of 4,406 feet! All breathtaking landscapes -quite literally- and cold fresh air.
Choose your route and start your journey towards the clouds through the rocky challenging terrain.
12.Explore the UK’s National Parks
13. Find the filming locations 'Game of Thrones' in Northern Ireland
Swords clashing, dragons flying and kingdoms falling and rising, incredible plot twists got the fans raging for more. The filming of this awesome TV series took place around 25 locations scattered all over Ireland. Explore Winterfell Castle and its forest in County Down.
Navigate your way through Northern Ireland and search for the marvelous wooden doors. Visit the Cushendun Caves and walk through The Dark Hedges in County Antrim and much more.
14. Admire exquisite work of arts at London’s free museums
15. Visit the Stonehenge-Salisbury Plain
The Stonehenge is one of the most famous mysterious landmarks on earth. Experience true excitement as you walk among the giant prehistoric stones.
The uniqueness in the splendid architecture seen in this great monument make it one of a kind and definitely worth the travel. Also, visit the recreated Neolithic houses and feel how prehistoric life might have been for the people behind the building of the great Stonehenge.
16. Spot seals at Blakeney Point in Norfolk
17. Experience London from above
18. Wander in the Scottish Highlands
19. Search for the mysterious monster at Loch Ness
20. Join nature at the GREEN Man Festival-Wales’ largest music festival
The green man festival happens in Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons every August. It is one of the most popular family-friendly festivals in all Europe.
Take a break and retreat to the wilderness as you enjoy the best selection of music and food. Listen to inspirational musicians and authors, watch comedy and have insane laughs at the Babbling Tongues.
Enlighten your soul at the Nature Nature corner and end the night with popping fireworks lightening the sky above you.
21. See the rainbow at Portree on the Isle of Skye
22. Walk along amazing parades at Notting Hill Carnival
23. Glastonbury Festival - the Largest Greenfield Music and Performing Arts Festival in the World
24. Go fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast
This exceptional World Heritage Site is one of the UK’s dearest possessions.
Admire the phenomenal Old Harry Rocks in the sea, displaying a captivating view for you to enjoy. Uncover the ruins of an 11th century castle and search for fossils scattered on the golden sandy beaches. With its bright white cliffs, golden shore and incredible trails from the prehistoric eras, it definitely is worth the exploring.
25. Visit Harry Potter filming locations
26. Stroll along with the South Bank in London
27.Walk among sacred hallways at Canterbury Cathedral- One of the oldest Christian churches
28. Collect exceptional serpentine stone at the Lizard Peninsula
29. Taste delicious Asian food in Chinatown
30. Shop at Camden Market
31. Fish and chips on the Whitby beach
32. Experience the Newcastle Nightlife- Party until sunrise
33. Travel to John O'Groats- farthest North inhabited point in the UK
34. Scout one of nature’s astonishing work at Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye
Amongst the many magnificent spots skye has, the Fairy Glen is an outstanding place to visit. Vast grassy green hills covered with many cheerfully shaggy trees and huge rocks with stumpy, shallow ponds in between.
Visitors have been known to enjoy climbing the Castle Ewan, which is a huge rocky mountain shaped, with a fabulous view at the summit. The beautiful terrains stretching over the place does really make the place look like a true fairy land.
35.Quay House- The Smallest House in Great Britain
In Conwy, Wales, there is an unusually small house that has been recognized as a delightful attraction for tourists. The peculiar small and red two store home was once owned by a fisherman.
The government deemed it to be unsuitable for living but keeps it well-preserved on its original condition. The place remains open for curious visitors to check the antique interior and a hint of the former owner’s life.
36.Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantsysiliogogogoch Train Station
37. Experience different climates- Eden Project in Cornwall:
38. Stokes Croft in Bristol -The UK’s best outdoor art gallery
39. See the Guard Change at Buckingham Palace
40. Sleep in a castle- Belle Isle Estate Castle
41.Llechwedd Slate Caverns- Experience true mining
42.Travel back in time to Dreamland, Margate- Kent coast
43. Learn about the great Roman Empire- Hadrian's Wall
44. Spend a day at the zoo!- Chester Zoo
45.Visit Soho- Enjoy shopping and pick wonderful items
46. Step forward and take the challenge- Zip World London
47. Enter the world of tennis at Wimbledon
48. See a Comedy Show
49. Hear about breathtaking space adventures- Aerospace Bristol
50.Watch marvelous scenes and take Snowdon Mountain’ Railway
One brilliant way to reach the summit of the highest mountain in Wales, England, is by rack railway. This breathtaking journey to the top of Snowdon mountain will have you dazzled in amazement.
Reach for the clouds while you lose your self to the surrounding views of beautiful waterfalls and rocky edges. Stunning scenes stretching as far as sight can reach giving you an unique adventure that is one for the books.
Now you have it, a complete map of the United Kingdom’s most popular places, all waiting for you to explore. From vibrant colorful cities to huge astonishing landscapes and mountains covered in green life and wild animals. Pick a destination, prepare yourself and start your quest.