Places to visit in the UK

Places to visit in the UK Kew Gardens
Places to visit in the UK
Kew Gardens

Explore the UK

Do you live in the UK and are looking for some ideas for days out close to home? Or are you visiting the UK from abroad and looking for some UK Days out to build your trip? Take a look at this selection of ideas for places to visit in the UK and get some inspiration.

London is fabulous but there is more

Big Ben at the Lego Shop in Leicester Square London
Big Ben at the Lego Shop in Leicester Square London

When you talk about the UK a lot of people think just of London. Now, I live quite close to London and used to work there and it’s a great city. I particularly love the museums and you can go to many of them completely free of charge. One of my favourites is the British Museum and no matter how many times I go there, I always find something new to see. There are special exhibitions you need to pay for but they also do a lot of free entry special exhibits too.

Another favourite of mine is the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Again, they do offer regular pay-to-enter exhibitions but you can still get to see some amazing art for free here.

Best places to visit outside London

National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

However, the UK has a lot more to offer than just London. So, I’m also going to focus on the best places to visit outside of London. It’s going to be a mix of well-known tourist sites such as Stonehenge which I’m sure you’ll all have heard of, and some places that might be quite new to you. Hopefully, it will inspire you to get out and about in the UK and see more.

Although the United Kingdom is a small country in comparison to many others in Europe, it’s got a lot to offer. Our country is steeped in history and you’ll find many historic buildings and cities to visit. Perhaps you prefer the countryside or a visit to the coast. The UK has some amazing coastal resorts and stunning natural scenery. Whether you’re looking for a road trip or are going to travel by train there’s something great to do.

Places to visit in the UK Stonehenge
Places to visit in the UK
Stonehenge

Stonehenge

The neolithic stone circle is located near Salisbury in the UK. It’s an easy day trip from London or why not stay in one of the towns nearby and see some more of this beautiful area of the country. For photos and information on visiting Stonehenge click on the image below and read my blog post.

See the neolithic stone circle at stonehenge near Salisbury

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is an amazing place and it’s not as well known as it should be. You’ll find it in Staffordshire, England which is another beautiful part of the UK. One of the things I love about the arboretum is that it’s planted with local trees and shrubs so the landscape grows and matures each time you visit. Withing this lovely parkland you’ll find many memorials. Take a look at my blog post by clicking on the image below and see what a great place it is.

Discover the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
Click the image to read my article on the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

Watch this space for more great ideas on places to visit in the UK!

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