Top 5 UK Attractions To Visit In Your Lifetime
The UK has a lot to offer in terms of tourism, attractions and places of natural beauty. With a whole host of places to go and see, the UK is a great destination for tourists and holiday makers as well as for the people that live here. We have put together our top 5 UK attractions or destinations to visit in your lifetime, if you haven't visited them already of course!
Stonehenge is a legendary neolithic monument made using stones transported from Wales. The reason for it being built is still unknown today.
"With a history spanning 4,500 years Stonehenge has many different meanings to people today. It is a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration.The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organised people using only simple tools and technologies."
Situated west of the UK, in the stunning county of Wiltshire, just two miles west of Amesbury and eight miles north of Salisbury, the English heritage site attracts thousands of visitors every year to see the stones and learn more about our Neolithic ancestors within the visitors centre nearby.
Tickets cost from $16.50 to visit the site which can be pre-booked online via the English Heritage Stonehenge website.
Obviously, London is the capital city of England, and is a city that needs to be visited. We couldn't split the individual things to see in this wonderful city, because there's just so many! However if you do visit London you can easily cover several attractions and sites over the course of 1 or two days, but even longer and you can see even more!
The main things to visit include: Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Big Ben, The London Eye, The vast array of Museums located centrally, Harrods, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, The West End, and Trafalgar Square.
These are just a handful of some of the top sites in London, there's so much more, so if you haven't fully spent some time in London before and been a proper tourist, we definitely recommend you do because it's a beautiful and vibrant city.
Set in the heart of stunning Cornwall, the Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction that thousands of people go to each year. If you're not aware of what the Eden Project is, it's a giant Multiple Greenhouse Complex. Inside the two bio-domes there are plants and trees from diverse climates and environments across the globe. As described on Visit Cornwall:
"With a worldwide reputation, and recognised by the British Travel Awards as the Best UK Leisure Attraction 5 years running (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015), Eden barely needs an introduction, but this epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind's dependence on plant life. Not only a mind-blowing visitor attraction, Eden is also fast-becoming a unique resource for education and knowledge towards a sustainable future."
The Eden can be booked online or either show up on the day. To find out more about the site visit the official Eden Project website.
The next UK attraction is the Lake District. Officially titled as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2017, the vast and stunning landscape famed for its stunning scenery, joins the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon on the illustrious list and is the UK’s first national park to be given the status. (The Telegraph)
The region attracts almost 18 million visitors every year and is breathtakingly beautiful area, no matter the season. With a multitude of hotels, restaurants and visitor venues scattered across the area as well as the scenery itself, you'd never be short of something to see or do.
Last but not least, our fifth destination is the Scottish Highlands. The Scottish Highlands has some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including a number of National Parks and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness. From the vibrant city of Inverness and Loch Ness, through the Caledonian Canal and Fort William, the adventure capital of the UK, its a place that has something for everyone.
To find our more about the Scottish Hylands, as well as accommodation, dining and tickets visit the Scottish Hylands website.
So there we have it, our top five UK attractions and destinations to visit in your lifetime! If you would rather go abroad, please see our article on the best holidays for the over 65's.