Top 10 Most Amazing Places to Visit in UK
If you want to escape the hustle-bustle of your daily routine life why not try a staycation in the United Kingdom. The UK offers you endless opportunities when it comes to fun. The country is bursting with fascinating places, great history, and rich cultural traditions. You can enjoy hassle-free travelling with Ryanair and if you have any query related to ticket booking, check-in information, flight information, then make sure you have dialled Ryanair contact number.
So, without any further ado, let me share the top 10 most amazing places to visit in the UK.
Fingal’s Cave, The Inner Hebrides, Scotland
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There is only word to describe this place – Stunning. Also known as “The Cave of Melody” you will be surely amazed by looking at its amazing structure. You will not find a sea cave that is completely built in hexagonally jointed basalt. The things that make Fingal’s Cave appealing are its sheer size, the colours, the surrounding sounds, and the staggering symmetry of 227 foot cavern, and a fractured column making it easier for the travellers to go far inside.
If you are visiting in late April, you may come across puffins. If you stand still, the puffins will gather around you as they are aware of the fact that the presence of human being will scare away their main predators, the seagulls. Fearing from the seagulls, they will come as close as possible and you will have the opportunity of clicking some great photos.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
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This place is named after cheese and this is not the only thing that makes it instantly attractive, its 137m drops will surely take your breath away. This is a place where the oldest skeleton of Britain was discovered, I found it pretty amazing and I am sure you will too. Cheddar Gorge has an abundance of natural beauty and there are many stories related to prehistoric ancestors that will surely fascinate you. If you want to add some adventure, you can go for climbing and caving.
You also wander towards the neighbouring town of Axbridge to visit the famous King John’s Hunting Lodge. Here, you can pay a visit to the History Museum in the lodge and there is a small entrance fee (only for adults) that you need to pay. At 400ft deep and 3 miles long, you will enjoy walking and cherishing the natural sights you get to enjoy once you are up there.
Smoo Caves, Scottish Highlands
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One of the popular and frequently visited natural attractions in the northern Scotland is Smoo Caves. Here you will find three chambers and all of them can be explored with the help of a boat. The cave is known to have one of the largest entrances to sea cave in the UK i.e. 50ft high, 200ft long, and 130ft wide.
You will be amazed to see the 20m waterfall and around 40, 000 visitors from around the world come to explore the cave. The entrance is free and for the boat trip, you need to pay £4 (for adults) and £2 (for kids). You won’t find any restaurant or café, but you will be served very good soup in the Mackays Hotel which is not far away.
Minack Theatre, Land’s End, Cornwall
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Travel to Cornwall to witness the picturesque cliff theatre which is built in the garden of actress Rowena Cade. The theatre was built in 1930 and at the moment it holds more than 13 plays in a year. The surroundings of the theatre are just majestic and you can feel the cool breeze constantly crossing your hair.
If you are visiting between May to September, then you will be lucky to be a part of the summer theatre season when you get to enjoy opera, dram, and musicals. Visit Rowena Cade Visitor Centre to learn more about here notable past of how a girl built this amazing internationally acclaimed Theatre. You can stop by the café, overlooking the café absorbing the magic that is Minack.
Portmeirion, North Wales
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Overlooking the Irish Sea, this is an old-fashioned and beautiful tourist village which has an Italian look to it. The village was built between 1925 and 1975 and it was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a wealthy architect of that time. He had a dream of recreating the atmosphere of Mediterranean and along with that, he wanted to add a touch of fun which he successfully added with his playful designs and unusual architecture which can be seen today as well.
One thing which is easily noticeable is the random mix of styles. It seems that someone has picked the best parts of varied styles and mixed them together to create this magical village. This is not a vast village but the clever use of arches is enough to impress anybody who is coming here. Make sure you take some time to explore Bristol Colonnade, Christian monuments, Golden Buddha, Hercules Hall, etc.
Seilebost Beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland
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With white sands and gorgeous looking turquoise sea, it is one of the best beaches in the world. Travel towards the south of the beach to enjoy sand dunes offering you an opportunity to enjoy a leisure walk while you soak up the natural beauty around the beach. You can enjoy camping next to the beach and the best part is that you get to enjoy the gorgeous views of Luskentyre and Taransay.
There are plenty of nearby places you can explore. You don’t need to worry about the accommodation as you have two options – Corncrake Cottage and Fir Chlis. Talking particularly about Fir Chlis, it has great interiors with windows offering a mesmerising look of the nearby area.
Penshaw Monument, Sunderland
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Built in 1844 honouring Earl of Durham – John George Lambton, it is one of the North East’s popular tourist attractions. It stands on a limestone hill offering breathtaking and picture-perfect views of the surroundings. In 1939, it was presented to the National Trust by 5th Earl of Durham.
Penshaw Wood is the place to have an unforgettable outing if you are visiting along with your family. You get to see a wide variety of different flowers and the beautiful bluebells will surely entice you. There is a hidden staircase in Penshaw Monument which is opened from Good Friday to the September end. This staircase offers you a perfect opportunity to reach the rooftop where you get to enjoy the surroundings. They only allow five visitors at a time; therefore make sure you have booked well in advance. You need to pay £5 per person and it is free for the members of National Trust.
Abbey Gardens, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
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If you want to witness the nature at its best, then you need to visit Abbey Gardens. It was established in the 19th century by Augustus Smith. You will be greeted by a gift shop and a large cafeteria right at the entrance of the garden. The garden offers you an opportunity to explore the Benedictine Abbey remains founded in 964 AD.
Within the garden, you will come across Valhalla Museum, where you get to see a nice collection of shipwrecked figureheads. Because of the best weather conditions, the garden makes you feel like you are in the middle of the Mediterranean. You will surely want to click few pictures of the beautiful plant life, palm trees, King Protea, gorgeous lobster claw flower, and red flame trees.
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls, Wales
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Located in Powys, it is one of the highest waterfalls in the United Kingdom. Streams flows off Berwyn Mountains helps in the origin of the waterfall. This 240ft waterfall falls in three stages at Silurian cliff face and further, it forms a river known as Afon Rhaedr. The waterfall is also considered as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is also one of 7 wonders of Wales.
There is a small car park that you will find at the base of the waterfall and there is a small café as well. The place is perfect to enjoy Berwyn Mountains and the surroundings hills are rich in natural beauty. The place is an ideal destination for the walkers.
St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
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This is one of the attractions in Cornwall that you should not miss and it is rightly said that it is ‘The Jewel in the Cornwall’s Crown’. The castle was built during the 14th century. At the moment, the castle is looked after by National Trust and the gardens are open for the tourists during the weekdays from April to October. Towards the northern shore, there is an island which also has a small harbour with shops, picture-perfect houses, and a variety of restaurants.
The island also offers The Island Café and Sail Loft Restaurant where you will be served healthy snacks, drinks and there is a provision of meals for the kids. The coastal garden gives you an opportunity to breathe in the sea air.