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Guest blog in collaboration with One Base Media.

The United Kingdom has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. Composed of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, the country is regarded as one of the best European tourist destinations for its historical cities, outstanding theatres, beautiful countryside, and top-notch museums. From the stately mansions to inspiring scenery of the Scottish Highlands and medieval castles, a coach trip from Essex is available all over the UK.

To make your choice of the best locations easier, we have picked the top 10 places that you can visit in the UK.

10. Chester

What do you expect from a city that’s more than 2000 years old? There is plenty of cultural and architectural evidence in the form of buildings and structures that speak of a history
spanning several eras.

The town of Chester, located on the River Dee, is where you will find all of the historical, nostalgic revival architecture throughout the city. The biggest tourist attraction of Chester is the Roman and medieval walls that encircle the city.

9. Lake District

The second-largest National Park in the UK, the Lake District, is located in the north-west part of England in Cumbria County. As one can expect from a national park, there’s lakes, mountains, hills and much more dramatic natural scenery to experience, all created by glacial erosion. If you love hiking and climbing this is the most liked tourist destination in all of the UK that you will enjoy.

8. Cambridge

Located on the shore of River Cam, the charming city of Cambridge is popular as the home town of one of the top universities in the world, the University of Cambridge. There is all the entertainment and fun that you can expect from a college town. If you feel like exploring more, visit the King’s College Chapel that is the fine demonstration of the perpendicular Gothic architecture.

7. Cornwall

People who visited Cornwall describe it as a study in contrasts-charming yet rugged, quaint yet isolated. A peninsula is the westernmost part of the United Kingdom, Cornwall is where you get to feel the harrowing winds singing the song of the sea when you stand on the golden sand beaches. Enough said!

6. Snowdonia

If you were to enjoy the 360-degree view of the mountains, valleys, and a coast, where would you go in the UK? It’s Snowdonia. Home to Snowdon, the highest mountain peak in Wales, Snowdonia is located along the coast of Wales and England. You can even get to see even Ireland if you are lucky enough to visit this tourist destination on a clear day. It is one of the best locations in the UK.

5. Scottish Highlands

Mountain ranges dominate sparsely populated Scottish Highlands. Home to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, there are other tourist attractions such as Eilean Donan Castle and the mysteriously infamous lake Loch Ness.

4. York

York is a city that packs several attractions because of its rich heritage. The city situated where the River Ouse meets the River Foss is home to one of the best stone cathedrals in the country filled with remarkable work of art. But that’s not even the best thing about the city. The acclaim of the city as one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe is what makes tourists curious. Getting around the city without any transport is not difficult.

3. Stonehenge

Nobody needs the introduction of one of the most famous sites in the world, the Stonehenge. Located in South West England, Stonehenge is the site where the large standing stones give rise to most juicy theories in history. Also, there are other most important Neolithic, and Bronze Age finds in the city that you must visit.

2. Edinburgh

If you are planning to visit Edinburgh, be prepared for an explosion of historical experience. Steeped deep in history, Scotland’s capital city has around 4500 historical buildings shared between the Old and New Towns. Do visit the Royal Mile, the most famous street in Edinburgh that connects the Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

1. London

London is believed to be the most important tourist destination in England to experience all-in-one entertainment. There are beautiful green parks, amazing museums and art galleries, vibrant theatres, fantastic shopping, and dining, but above all, royalty. Make sure you don’y miss the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace!

So it’s time to pack your bags, plan your trip and enjoy the top 10 places in the UK. You will have an experience of a lifetime!

Guest blog in collaboration with One Base Media.

1 Comment

  1. April 21, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Yup agree with this list, however never been to York so that is on my wishlist. Was planning on going this year but it was before everything stopped.

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