The United Kingdom offers tourists an incredibly varied landscape and mix of cultures and lifestyles, whilst many foreign tourists head to the likes of London, Dublin and Edinburgh there is so much more to the UK than these cities. One shouldn’t overlook the UK’s big capital cities but there is much more to see and do in this part of the World than these destinations can offer. Whether you are looking for some adventure, rich history, relaxing locations on the coast or a bustling city break, the UK has it all and here are it’s top 4 locations that you maybe hadn’t considered visiting yet.
For those looking to witness a ‘very English’ area then head to Yorkshire, a county that even in today’s World still manages to retain it’s quintessential English charm and it’s traditional values. There is lots to do for everyone in Yorkshire, visit the bustling city of Leeds, a university city with something always going on from gigs to exhibitions and festivals. Alternatively you can head to the Yorkshire Dales, a vast area of lush green fields, streams and rivers and wooded areas, perfect for those looking to relax in peace, the Dales is very popular for those looking for cycling holidays and there are some great paths that have been carved out in the woodland. There are plenty of holiday packages available for this part of the World with companies like Blue Chip Holidays offering great value online.
Giant’s Causeway is a location on Northern Ireland’s west coast, it is a huge collection of basalt columns and pillars that have been carved out by nature throughout thousands of years and it is by far the most breathtaking piece of architecture that you are likely to see in the UK. Legend has it that a Scottish giant challenged an Irish giant to a duel and that the Irish giant craved out this amphitheatre to house the battle, whether you prefer science or myth is irrelevant however, one thing that everyone can agree on is the incredible scenery of Giant’s Causeway. The columns of the causeway provided the image for Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’ album which gave the area a real boost in terms of tourism. The visitor centre at Giant’s Causeway received a huge cash injection in 2009 and in 2012 opened the doors of it’s brand new and very modern visitor centre which teaches about the origins, the legend and the conservation of nature’s incredible sculpture.
In what many people consider to be the jewel in England’s crown, it’s Lake District in the North West of the country is a huge national park that comprises of a mountain range, several areas of outstanding beauty and plenty of lakes. The Lakes is perfect for those looking for an adventure holiday with countless activities on offer both on water and land, equally, those looking for a relaxing break will find utter tranquility in this beautiful setting. The Lake District has breathtaking views of snow-topped mountains, still lakes, swooping valleys and rugged plains, perfect for the photographers among you and a perfect place for a break.