UK Experiences: 5 of the Best

by Lexa Pennington / Mar 31, 2015 /
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The UK is a surprisingly diverse place considering its relatively small size, and that means that it can be hard to choose the best things to see and do if you only have a short time. Below are 5 of our favourite things to do which should top your list if you plan on visiting this beautiful land.

Drive from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats

A campervan tour is one of the best ways to explore the UK; it is affordable and also gives you an opportunity to see different parts of the country. The route from Lands’ End to John O’Groats is one of the best that you can take as you will be traversing the whole of UK from one end to the other.  It is a remarkable journey leading past different regions of UK and with a campervan, you can choose to stop over and enjoy the most scenic parts. After completing this exciting journey, you will have completed the longest route in UK!

Lands' End

Lands End. Wikimedia Commons: Kenneth Allen

(drive, drive, drive)

John O' Groats

John O’ Groats. Wikimedia Commons: Asterion

City Break in London

London is one of the most famous cities in the world with its lengthy history, rich culture, architecture, bustling night life, and high end shopping venues, there is no denying that the city is a great destination for a city break.  There is a lot to see and do, including having a bird’s eye view at the London Eye, visiting Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, shopping in Camden, exploring Soho, and enjoying fine dining experiences. If you love shopping, you will enjoy places like Harrods, Liberty, Mason, and Harvey Nicholas. Locals enjoy the atmospheric London pubs and it is a great way to interact with locals.

London

London. Wikimedia Commons: Debot

Luxury Weekend with Friends

Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK, and it is overwhelmingly diverse with wide open spaces, heather, moorlands, rugged coastlines, lush valleys, and sparkling rivers. It is a fantastic place to escape to with friends on a weekend break to get in touch with the tranquil countryside as well as enjoy a taste of luxury in stunning properties. There is a wide array of luxury options ranging from farm retreats to modern luxury apartments which you can relax at in between country walks and pub stops.

Fairfield House, Yorkshire

Fairfield House

Beach Break in Cornwall

There is no better place to take a beach break than along the spectacular coastline of Cornwall. Cornwall boasts of some of the best beaches in UK, rich history, picturesque villages and impressive harbors. There is a lot to do in Cornwall along the beaches, such as walking, cycling, sailing, surfing and exploring historic towns and quaint seafront villages. Some of the best places to explore in Cornwall include St Ives, The Lizard Peninsula, Mousehole, Fowey, and the historic market of Penzance. There is also a wide array of accommodation along the Cornwall coast ranging from charming cottages to hotels and family run establishments.

Holywell Bay, Cornwall

A glorious day at Holywell Bay. Wikimedia Commons: Geoff Welding

Spend a Night in a Royal Establishment

The UK is well known for its wide array of royal properties some of them boasting of centuries of existence. There are numerous castles, palaces, and country houses dotting the whole of UK and some of them have been delightfully renovated to host guests. So imagine fulfilling your childhood dream of being a king or a queen and receive royal treatment for a day! Since it is always exciting to live your dream, stay in a palace, a manor, or a castle and feel like royalty in UK.

Stay in Lumley Castle!

Lumley Castle. Wikimedia Commons: Paul Robson