To celebrate St George’s Day we’ve compiled a list of our must see destinations across the UK, from those that are well known and well-loved to those which are slightly more off the beaten track.
Not only is today St George’s Day, it also happens to be possibly our greatest playwright, William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday. And so no tour of the UK would be complete without visiting this part of England. Whilst there you can see Anne Hathaway’s cottage and much more history from back in Elizabethan times.
- Alnwick Castle & Grounds
A lesser known attraction in Northumbria, Alnwick Castle is steeped in history and heritage. The Castle and grounds were used during the filming of the Harry Potter series too! And it just so happens to be the location of Downton Abbey’s Christmas Special filming, visit the Downton Abbey exhibition or tour the amazing gardens, the choice is yours.
No visit to the England is complete without seeing the famous Stonehenge, this prehistoric monument draws in crowd’s year in year out. The question still remains, who built it and why is it there?
The capital city plays host to a number of attractions which are definitely must dos including the Tower of London built by William the Conqueror in 1066. Another attraction which is worth a visit is the Cabinet War Rooms underneath London, Churchill’s base during World War II, discover the stories of the people who worked underground whilst London was being bombed.
Cathedral town of Canterbury is a highlight to anyone visiting, with plenty of history around the Cathedral which is part of a World Heritage site and one of the most famous Christian Structures in England.
- The Eden Project
Opening in 2003, the Eden Project is a visitor attraction located in the heart of the Cornish countryside. Made up of large biomes in a disused quarry, the Eden Project plays host to plants and flowers from around the world.
- Hadrian’s Wall
A historical site around from Roman times, Hadrian’s Wall has been a long standing feature in the North of England. Built as a defensive fortification parts of the wall still remain in tact today despite being built in 128 AD.
- Cheddar Gorge
Located in Somerset Cheddar Gorge offers a little known tourist attraction, with a stalactite caves, a cliff top walk and great attractions for all the family, Chddar Gorge offers a relatively unknown attraction.
The much-loved home of Winston Churchill, Chartwell is one of the most visited attractions in the National Trust’s portfolio. The home, untouched since Churchhill died in 1965, remains how he left it with mementos and photos of his career and interests.
10. Leeds Castle
Built in 1119, Leeds Castle is a hidden gem nestled within the 500 acres of Kentish countryside. Used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, the Castle houses plenty of history within its walls.
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