Saturday, 5 January 2013

Top 10 Destinations to Visit in U.K.

Written by Alicia Avory

Many people choose UK to enjoy a wonderful holiday experience.  From the Isles of Scilly to the city of Liverpool, visiting your favourite spots in the United Kingdom is easy when you have the money to travel. Here is our list to top ten places to visit in the United Kingdom.


10. Isles of Scilly

Shortly after the end of the Ice Age, Mesolithic hunters and gatherers started inhabiting the area on a seasonal basis. The first permanent inhabitants built over 80 amazing Bronze Age entrance graves.

The best time to visit the Isles of Scilly is in late April and early May as the wildflowers are in full bloom adding to the beauty of these five islands.

9. Canterbury

Everyone needs to visit Canterbury at least once in their life.  You can now make your pilgrimage to the Canterbury Cathedral, ride a canoe down The River Stour and visit the Marlowe Theatre.

The best time to go to Canterbury is during the Canterbury Festival, one of the largest art festivals in the world, in October.


8. Stratford-upon-Avon


Home to William Shakespeare, everyone needs to enjoy a theatre performance at the remodelled Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Make sure to visit during the World Shakespeare Festival at the end of April to see famous actors perform your favourite Shakespeare plays.  


7. Stonehenge

No one is sure how or why Stonehenge was built, but everyone must take in the United Nation's site.

The best time to go to Stonehenge is for the summer solstice in June.



6. Brighton


There are so many things to do in Brighton like watching sunsets amid the starlings at West Pier and shopping at the town's many boutique shops, everyone must visit Brighton at least once.

The Brighton Festival in May is a wonderful time to visit the fireworks, parades and concerts.


5. Newcastle

The setting for two of the famous Harry Potter books, everyone must visit Newcastle.  Visitors will not find a more diverse city anywhere in the world. From visiting the Alnwick Castle and Gardens with its amazing Renaissance art to the active nightlife, visitors are always amazed at the wide assortment of activities available in Newcastle.

Make sure to visit at the end of June for Hoppings Fair.



4. Cambridge

Cambridge is a wonderful city to explore especially if you love history. From the 800-year old University to the Polar Museum, those who love history will find much to do in Cambridge.

The best time to visit Cambridge is during May and early June.


3. Liverpool

Visiting the Albert Dock area needs to be on everyone's list. Filled with museums featuring the Beatles and a day spent at Albert Dock will be enjoyed by all.

The best time to visit is during December when the city comes alive with Christmas carols and mulled cider.



2. York


Explore the city's unique past at the York Castle Museum or get lost in The Shambles, the city of York invites everyone to explore its history which dates back to 71 AD.

The best time to go to York is during the Race Meetings in May.


1. London

If you have never seen Buckingham Palace, make plans to see it now. The city has many modern recreational facilities, thanks to the recent Olympics so come prepared to have some fun.

While anytime is great time to visit London, September is particularly beautiful with the trees changing colours.


So what are you waiting for? 

Pack your bags and start your trip to visit the top 10 destinations in U.K. 

Author Bio: 
Alicia is a a passionate guest blogger from Manchester, UK. "Travelling abroad is very expensive and it is difficult for budget travellers to afford their means. You need to be aware of the visiting packages available", she says.