With a rich and lively history, cool cities and towns and majestic landscapes, there is plenty to do when visiting the UK. Here are six experiences you won’t want to miss.
Visit the British Museum in London
The British Museum is the world’s first public national museum and holds the largest collection of archaeological treasures from around the world. It is free to visit and its collection includes over 13 million objects. This museum attracts over six million visitors per year with exhibitions such as “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum” and “Ice Age Art”. When visiting London, this tops the list of things to see.
Host a Party in Scotland’s Countryside
For a true one-of-a-kind experience when visiting the UK, you should rent a house for the weekend in Scotland. Invite friends and family to join you for a truly royal and unforgettable experience. Exploring the rooms and grounds of the home is an adventure on its own, and with activities such as fishing, shooting, and horseback riding close by, you and your guests may never want to leave.
Tour the Windsor Castle of London
Another must see in London is the Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle has been the home of the British Royal Family for over 1,000 years. Her Majesty, the Queen resides in the Round Tower of the castle. Windsor Castle is very much a working castle and regularly hosts monarchs, presidents, and other dignitaries from around the world. While touring the castle and grounds, make sure to catch the Changing of the Guard. Guided tours are included in the price of admission and run every 30 minutes.
Take a Day Trip Out to Stonehenge
Stonehenge is an ancient monument in Britain. It is a circle of massive standing stones that is over 3,500 years old. The Stonehenge site was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. While no one knows for sure its purpose, it is believed to have started as an early burial ground. The mystery surrounding this amazing structure is what attracts so many visitors. In addition to the structure itself, there is a museum and exhibition you can visit to learn more about this ancient wonder of the world.
Search for the Loch Ness Monster in the Scottish Highlands
The Loch Ness Monster is considered folklore by some, but there are plenty of people who claim to have seen Nessie, as she is affectionately called, in Loch Ness Lake. The first sighting of this “monster” occurred in 1933. While her existence is controversial, what is the harm in seeing for yourself? Take one of the many cruises onto Loch Ness Lake, listen to the stories and myths about this mysterious creature and enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the area such as Urquhart Castle and Caledonian Canal.
Get Tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
A tattoo is a musical military performance. And Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a must see event. The British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands all participate in the performance. The event takes place on the esplanade of the Edinburgh Castle each year. Annually, the audience is about 220,000 people, many of them tourists. Another 100 million tune in on television. This year’s performance honors the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Take a trip down a more traditional route by trying out some of these 6 experiences in the UK. The sights you’ll see and become a part of will stay with you forever.