The United Kingdom has some truly spectacular sights to behold. It’s a diverse landscape of sandy beaches, expansive lakes, striking mountains, rivers, and some breathtakingly old architecture. While traveling in the UK, you’re sure to find somewhere you love and want to return to year after year.
Despite being a relatively small country in the world, the UK has so much to offer an intrepid explorer. It’s jam-packed with areas of outstanding natural beauty, culture, diversity, glorious eateries, bars, fine dining, and adventure.
As with any trip, it’s a good idea to plan your days down to the mark, so that you’re able to squeeze as much as you can into your break away. Make the most of your time in the UK by placing your trust in the expertise of those who live there and using this guide to take you from place to place.
Exploring the UK without making a stop in London is, frankly, foolhardy, as there’s simply so much to do in the capital of England. It’s the capital for good reason as it’s vibrant, bustling, always on-the-go and endlessly entertaining – there’s something for everyone. London offers arguably some of the best city nightlife you’ll experience as there’s ever-energetic Soho, Shoreditch, Camden, and Hackney.
Be sure to dip in and out of jazz clubs, rooftop bars, and theater shows that are, conveniently, going on all around the clock. If you wish to explore more of the LGBTQ+ scene in London, then you’re in luck as you’ll be spoiled for choice. Be sure to find out more about the gay guide London and figure out which areas and clubs you’re most interested in going to.
If you’re seeking hearty good fun and wild night’s out, then look no further than The North’s Liverpool. For Instagram worthy snaps, be sure to visit the two famous cathedrals this city has to offer, and ensure that you have enough time to drop in on The Cavern Club (where The Beatles first started performing live).
Visit the Scottish highlands if you’ve spent all the time you desire in the cities of the UK. Here in the highlands, you can properly unwind, enjoy solitude, and completely retreat from society. They are remote, vast, imposing, and outrageously awe-inspiring. If you enjoy walking, climbing, and being surrounded by valleys and dramatic mountains, then these highlands need to feature high on your list of places to explore in the UK.
This area of the English landscape is known as the ‘Garden Of England,’ and it’s not hard to understand why. If you’re a sucker for the undulating countryside, radiant fields and pastures, and hedgerows, then making a stop in the Southeast is a must. The South Downs National Park runs from Eastbourne in the far East (where you’ll find Beachy Head and The Birling Gap) to The Itchen Valley of Hampshire and incorporates areas such as Blackdown in West Sussex, and Kingley Vale also in West Sussex. It is here that you can find some of the oldest yew trees in Britain. Interestingly, they are among the oldest living things in all of the UK.
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