Facebook Twitter Pinterest Blogger Post Facebook Messanger

Amazing places to visit in the UK

Phoebe Simcock, 6th Aug 2021
Tags: Life Blog Culture Travel

1. Stonehenge, Salisbury 

Although archaeologists don’t really know what the site was built for, to this day, it has a religious significance and is associated with the solstice celebrations every year.

Stonehenge, Salisbury

Sadly, it’s now not possible to be in touching distance to Stonehenge, but the mystery behind the stones makes the whole site a real place of wonder and interest. 

2. Shakespeare’s Globe, London 

This is a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre, which burnt down in 1613. This is an amazing place to watch Shakespeare’s plays performed, and is beautifully constructed too.

Shakespeare’s Globe, London

I’ve seen two shows here and it really is spectacular, my only recommendation is definitely to book seats if you struggle standing still for hours.  

3. Angel of the North, Gateshead 

A contemporary piece of art, sculpted by Anthony Gormley. At 20 metres high, it is the largest sculpture in Britain and was completed in 1998.

Angel of the North, Gateshead

According to Gormley, he chose an angel to recognise the sacrifice of the miners who had worked beneath the site for two centuries. It stands as an amazing tribute to them and a stunning tourist attraction for us.  

4. Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Glastonbury is famous for its festival, but Glastonbury Tor is a natural hill near to Glastonbury that is the home to the roofless St Michael’s Tower and the views from it are stunning.

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

The hill has a long history with early evidence of Christian settlement on it, and if educational trips are your thing this is one not to miss.  

5. Eden Project, Cornwall  

The Eden Project is an eco-visitor attraction and is the world’s largest indoor rainforest. It’s a great way to discover nature and find inspiring ideas for your garden at home. 

Eden Project, Cornwall

For some, UK holidays are preferable so if you’re looking for an alternative to the beauty of the Columbian rainforests, check out the Eden Project. 

6. Warwick Castle, Warwick  

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick Castle seems to have something for everyone, and the castle itself could ignite the imagination of any age.

Warwick Castle, Warwick

They also sometimes hold events like recreations of famous battles, which I would really recommend.  

7. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland  

40,000 columns make up the Giant’s Causeway, and its structure was the result of a volcano eruption. 

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

It’s been named the forth greatest natural wonder in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why. It is usually full of tourists, so I preferred visiting it later in the day with family and watching the sunset. 

8. Port Merion, North Wales  

This is definitely one of my favourites on the list. Although in Wales, it takes a lot of its inspiration from Italian architecture.

Port Merion, North Wales

It was also used as the main setting for a TV show and has seen lots of famous guests.

9. Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland  

Famous for its medieval heritage, the highlights are the 16th-century castle and the remains of Lindisfarne Priory, once one of the most important centres of early Christianity.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland

It’s impossible to visit here and not fill your phone up with hundreds of photos.   

10. The Needles, Isle of Wight 

The Needles are three stacks of chalk that rise 30m out of the sea. Sounds quite simple, but prepare for these to take your breath away.

The Needles, Isle of Wight

Boat trips are available for close up shots of The Needles, and there’s a former experimental rocket testing station that has a perfect viewpoint of The Needles.

Happy travelling everyone!

Sign Up For Emails

Sign up for the latest stuff from xRhythms, straight to your inbox.

By clicking 'Sign Up' you are consenting to receive emails from xRhythms. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.