The United Kingdom is one of the biggest countries in Europe, and it is a famous touristic destination because of all the amazing things it offers. It is made up not only of England, but also of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. According to the latest statistics, there are almost 70 million people who live here, and millions of others come to this amazing island to witness its beauty firsthand. In case you are planning to visit the UK, you should know there are a lot of things to do here, no matter how long or short your trip is.
To help you out and to give you some idea of what you can do, we created this guide. Here we are going to tell you more about the best tourist destinations, and why you should visit them. Know that there are thousands of things that might interest you, so it is up to you to find what are the things that you really want to spend time doing. To make things easier, you should try to focus on one place only, because if you want to visit all the parts of the UK and see everything it has to offer, you will have to spend months and even years on this magnificent island.
1. Edinburgh Fringe
Let’s start with something that not many people know about. Every summer, usually in August people gather in the capital of Scotland to have a blast. Here performers from all around the world become a part of one of the biggest festivals and they show off their skills. Some of them are comedians, others are circus performers and you can even watch the theater plays live with other likeminded people.
The whole thing lasts about a month, so if you plan on visiting the UK in the summer, make sure to spend at least a day or two, laughing and just having the time of your life in Edinburgh.
2. Shakespeare play
Now let’s take you to another part of the UK, London to be more precise. If you want to spend your trip in this beautiful city, there are so many things you can do here and you will definitely want to stay longer.
Here you will be able to watch a Shakespeare play, and the beauty in it is that you will be watching it in his birthplace. Even though you can watch a play like this almost everywhere in the world, there is a difference when you can be a part of the magic in London.
3. Birmingham Museum & Gallery
This is something for those who enjoy art and don’t want to visit just the most famous places. If you are looking for a hidden gem, then this Museum is the thing you were looking for. It first opened in the 1880s and there are almost 50 different galleries you can explore.
According to Kev’s best, the reason why most people choose to visit the gallery is the Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Here you can see almost every culture of the world, including art from the Greek and Egyptian culture.
4. Roman Baths
If you are looking to relax, and spend a day for yourself, without missing out on tourist attractions, then you should visit the Roman baths. They are located in Bath and they were built in the first year AD. Even though you cannot really take a bath here, because of all the algae that are in the water, you can still spend a day in history, and you can easily go to any of the spa centers located nearby.
This place is open for 12 hours every day, and if you are interested in visiting it, you can buy tickets on the spot, or get them online.
5. Hogwarts Train
If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then we have some great news for you! It is said that this is one of the best things you can do in the United Kingdom during your trip, plus you can do it alone, or with your loved ones. Visit the King’s Cross station and go through the 9 ¾ platform if you want to get to Hogwarts! Spend the day here feeling like you are a famous wizard or a witch and take all the pictures you want to share them with your friends. Don’t forget your magic wand!
6. Isle of Skye
Now we have another thing that not many know about, but it is said that it is one of the best places you can visit in the UK. If you want to get that traditional feeling, and if you want to know more about history, then this is the thing to do.
It is said that you should visit the Isle of Skye during the summer months, so you don’t miss out on its green beauty. Here you can get in touch with nature and spend hours and hours walking around and enjoying the fresh air.
The things we mention on this list are not too popular, and they are not the first thing people do when they visit the UK. The reason why we chose these destinations is so that you find something else to do instead of just waiting in line for hours. However, if you are interested in seeing some of the most popular things on this island, you have to visit the London Eye, check out the wax figures in the Madame Tussauds museum, or just go to Loch Ness and wait for Nessie to appear.
No matter what you decide to do, you are going to have the time of your life. Don’t forget to try some of the local cuisines, and spend a night meeting new people in some of the bars on inns. If you decide to visit the most popular attractions, know that buying a ticket online is a lot faster and better, and you will skip the waiting lines. Visit the famous attractions in the early mornings so you don’t have to deal with the crowd. Last, but not least, don’t forget to spend a day just roaming the streets, without any plan, and enjoy the city or place you are staying in.