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Places To Visit In UK

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If you are heading to UK for your next trip abroad, don’t stop at London or confine yourself to the charms of England. Remember that the United Kingdom comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We highly recommend that you make the most of your trip to the UK by including a visit to each of these places in your trip itinerary.

We begin this travel guide of the best places to visit in UK, starting from the top by exploring the more underrated and often overlooked, yet super exciting and absolutely stunning places that you must not miss out on.   

Belfast, Northern Ireland

You are sure to enjoy a visit to the capital city of Northern Ireland. With an energetic youthful and fun vibe, lively music and nightlife scene, warm and welcoming locals, great food options and plenty of history and culture to marvel at, there is something for everyone here. Join the locals for drinks and authentic bites at a traditional Irish pub at Queen’s Square or check out the live music gigs at the disco bars and nightclubs on Ormeau Avenue. To enrich your knowledge of Irish history and culture, visit the museums, including the famous interactive Titanic Belfast museum that documents the story of that ill-fated luxury ship that was constructed in the docklands right here in Belfast.     

Edinburgh, Scotland

Moving on to Scotland, many believe that the capital of Scotland is the most beautiful city in the UK. Visit Edinburgh for its historic buildings that are breathtakingly well-preserved and stunning in their architectural detail such as the 13th century Edinburgh Castle, housing the Royal Palace and Scottish National War Memorial. After a dose of Scottish history you may like to head to Edinburgh’s Princes Street or Royal Mile in the Old Town area where you can enjoy some modern-day luxurious such as dining and shopping at the restaurants, cafes, boutique stores and art galleries. Royal Botanical Gardens and the National Gallery of Scotland are the other major attractions in Edinburgh that are a must see.

 

Lake District National Park, England

Lake District National Park in the north of England is definitely worth spending a weekend at. In this super scenic region you will be greeted by nature at its best. All around you will see emerald green mountain peaks nestling among them beautiful tranquil lakes with crystal clear waters, of which Lake Windermere and Ullswater are the largest and most well-known. Dotting the breathtaking landscape are small quaint villages that are a delight to explore. Book a cottage or hotel accommodation and spend a couple of days here paddle boating, hiking or simply soaking in the beauty of Lake District by taking long leisurely walks.

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pembrokeshire located at the southwest coastal tip easily counts as one of the prettiest parts of Wales. You should visit Pembrokeshire county for the chance to watch seals spread out lazily on the rocks, penguins waddling past regally and many other marine animals and birds in the delightful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, the only one of its kind in all of Wales. Apart from the picturesque, long winding coastal path skirting craggy cliffs and overlooking the brilliant blue waters, there are also castles and cathedrals to be explored, lovely beaches and charming fishing villages to discover and some serious surfing action to enjoy. All of which make Pembrokeshire one of the best places to visit in UK.      

The Cotswolds, England

To experience the best of the famed British countryside take a day trip by train from London to the Cotswolds. Visit famous Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare located in the heart of the Cotswolds region. Watch a play at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or join a tour to see the bard’s mother’s lovely Tudor farmhouse, The Mary Arden House or his wife Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage. The Cotswolds is spread across various counties such as Somerset, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, where you can enjoy strolling through the charming towns and villages with their pretty stone cottages and cobbled pathways. Stop to savour hot buttered scones with a cup of English tea along the way though.

To work out details of your visit to the UK, check out our UK Travel Guide for information about getting a UK Visa and ensure that you purchase UK Travel Insurance. Buying travel insurance is an important and necessary part of planning your vacation. UK is an expensive place to visit and travel insurance is a financial cover that will protect you from any loss of belongings, an accident or any such mishap when you travel overseas. 

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