If you’re travelling to Britain, or if you’re a native looking to explore a little more of the islands, then you’re in luck: there are literally thousands of fantastic attractions spread throughout the UK, all worthy of your time and money.
A few of these stand out as representing all that’s unique and valuable about British history and culture. Let’s take a look at the best spots available for that unmistakably British experience.
At more than 5,000 years old, this ancient structure is among the oldest man-made monuments in the world. Its purpose is a matter of speculation. The nearby visitor centre is home to a raft of ancient objects for the passing tourist to marvel at, but it’s the monument itself that’s worth the trip.
Highland Distillery Tour
Among Britain’s most important exports is Scotch whisky. If you’re a fan of the drink, then a tour around a few distilleries might be in order. You might even pick up a few free samples along the way!
Cambridge is home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities, and its colleges have histories that stretch back centuries. Most of the beautiful historic buildings are sited along the banks of the river Cam, along which you’ll be able to go punting with a glass of Pimms in tow. What more British way could there be to see what the city has to offer? If you’re looking to visit this part of the country, you can catch a train to Ely from Kings Lynn and experience a train ride through the green-and-pleasant English countryside in the process.
There are few days out as British as a trip to the Seaside. Among the country’s most famous seaside towns is Blackpool – where an illuminated pier makes for an experience that’s been consistently popular since the late 19th century. Pick up some fish and chips while you’re there!
This structure dates back more than a millennium, and holds the distinction of being the world’s oldest inhabited castle. For those with an interest in the British monarchy, Windsor Castle is an absolute must-visit.
If you ask most people to imagine a typically English landscape, the image that’ll most often spring to mind is that of the Yorkshire Dales. With rolling hills, evocative mist-covered heather moorland and picturesque little villages, it’s a great place to experience what Yorkshire is really like.
The birthplace of Shakespeare is among the most significant places in the world, as far as the English language is concerned. Pay a visit here, and you’ll be able to take a look around several significant Shakespearean locations, including the world-class Royal Shakespeare Theatre, which puts on a variety of productions throughout the year.