Whether you live in the UK or are planning your first trip, it can be easy to go back to the same London-centric spots when you’re looking for a day out or weekend away. From the itty-bitty hamlets that are nestled within the Cotswolds to historic cities such as Edinburgh, UK have an epic amount of places and probably some unusual traditions and that you should definitely experience. The country’s appeal has much to do with its diverse scenery and rich cultural heritage, the latter encompassing everything from beautifully preserved country estates and castles to many world-class art galleries and museums. In this article, we are bringing you five beautiful places you should visit in UK.
London Tower Bridge
If history is your thing, be sure to visit the Tower of London. Beside the spectacular Tower Bridge on the banks of the Thames, this former palace and prison includes highlights such as the iconic 1,000-year-old White Tower, with its displays of armor and weaponry, and the Jewel House, home to the Crown Jewels. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. It will worth your visit.
Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
Robin Hood’s Bay is one stunning little spot to visit on the north-east coast of England. This tiny little hamlet is nestled within the cliffs of Yorkshire and perched right on the Northern Sea coast. Now, the whole place has a pretty long history, dating back well over 1,000 years. Once a sleepy little fishing village, it became a smugglers haven contraband alcohol was brought in the dark of night and burrowed within the many tunnels and cellars that were dug underneath the houses.
One of Scotland’s most attractive cities, the capital city of Edinburgh is also one of the UK’s most visited destinations. Popular for its many well-preserved historic buildings, Edinburgh is home to the majestic Edinburgh Castle. From the castle, it’s easy to explore the other most important historic sites in the city, most notably the Old Town’s Royal Mile, with its fine architecture, boutiques, cafés, and galleries, as well as the splendid old Palace of Holyroodhouse. Other Edinburgh highlights include broad Princes Street, popular for its shopping and dining, as well as the location of the Royal Botanical Garden and the National Gallery of Scotland.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England
If you are in England but not visiting the historic Blenheim Palace, then you will miss the great opportunity to experience a big part of history. Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, which is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, with a great deal of involvement by Nicholas Hawksmoor, and is regarded as the finest example of truly Baroque architecture in Great Britain.
Nestled within Snowdonia National Park, right on the Cardigan coastline is a picturesque Italian village that’s is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Now, it’s not often you associate Italian villages with Wales but this place is just that. An Italian-Welsh village. If you’re blessed with a warm and sunny day, you won’t even believe you’re in the UK. It really is a secret little spot that you must visit when in this area.
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