These Must Places To Visit In UK Would Make You Fall For It All The More
London is the most indispensable a place whenever you plan your itinerary for The United Kingdom. But the magnificence of United Kingdom does not lie in the capital city itself. There are glittering and jaw dropping settlings beyond London that truly personify the typical cultural heritage of The United Kingdom. But all you need to do is take a day off from the City of London and head towards these elegant sites that would certainly make you fall for them. Here is a small list that could be your beginning guide to United Kingdom beyond London.
Bath City, Photo Credit www.panoramia.com
Located to the south west of England, the City of Bath and the beautiful countryside that surrounds it is one of the most magnificent places to visit in UK. The City is renowned for its Hot Springs, Roman Baths and gorgeous Georgeon Stone Crescents.
Places To Visit
One must visit The Roman Baths (£14.50 per Adult), which is the natural hot spring that comprises steaming Spring water which was used as a bathing and socializing complex by the Romans. Do not forget to pick up the audio guide that is a commentary about all the Roman things. Now if you want to experience bathing in the mineral rich waters the way Celts and the Romans did just spend 2 hours of the day at Thermae Bath Spa (£32.00 to £35.00) and get some of the traditional and signature treatments.
The Roman Baths, Credit: www.magicperture.com
After a tranquilizing experience at the Spa, spend your afternoon at The Royal Crescent Luxury Hotel by giving a taste of the lavish afternoon tea to your refined palate (Price £32.00). After a two hour respite, you can experience the finest collection of American Heritage at The Americana Museum (Price £6.00 to £10.00) or have a look at the first house to be built in Crescent, The Royal Crescent (Price £9.00) to have an experience of how the exquisite architecture and the life of the servants and the wealthy who came to take a bath in the waters was.
How To Reach Bath
There are direct trains from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Bath Spa which turns out to be a 90 minute journey. You can also take a coach from London Victoria Coach Station, London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport to Bath bus station as National Express services provide a great travel.
The Albert Dock Pier, Photo Credit: www.commons.wikimedia.org
Liverpool, the birth place of the famous 1960’s English rock band “The Beatles” and the native land of the Liverpool Football Club, is a city in Merseyside, England, that lies on the east bank of the Mersey Estuary, a river in the North West England. Impressive historic buildings, Museums, innumerable parks and gardens and other recreational facilities are the main attractions in Liverpool.
Places To Visit
Without any doubt your first stop should be The Beatles Story (Price £14.95 per Adult in the Albert Dock, which is a visitor attraction that displays some memorabilia of the fabulous four and makes the visitors personally experience the places that helped The Beatles become the biggest band in the world. If you are a Beatles fanatic, you certainly need to hit The Cavern Club on the Mathew Street, which is one of the top music venues where The Beatles first played after taking a tour of The Penny Lane and The Strawberry Fields, which are the streets in Liverpool near the Chilhood home of John Lenon, one of the fabulous four.
The Beatles Story, Credit www.panoramia.com
The Albert Dock (Price as per Offer), an impressive five storey high block that is built from only bricks and iron, itself is a must visit and is home to many tourist attractions including the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Gallery Liverpool. One can also hit The Museum of Liverpool (Free to Enter) at the Pier Head that celebrates the history and culture of the city through its displays. And if one needs to have flavor of the Cathedral’s sacred life, then The Catholic Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will give you the taste of the lustrous beauty and spiritual atmosphere of the Cathedral.
How To Reach Liverpool
Virgin Trains runs direct services from London Euston Station to Liverpool Lime Street Station which is about 2 hours 20 minutes journey. You can also take a Coach between London Victoria Coach Station and Liverpool Coach Station, the one that is operated by National Express. The journey would take around 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes.
The Brighton Wheel, Credit: www.ccb.ac.uk
The most charming and outrageous city of Britain is undoubtedly Brighton, which is the famous seaside resort that lies on the south coast of England. The city attracts tourists as it has a vibrant nighlife, boulevards and piers to stroll and breathe in the fresh air and spas and hotels to relax. The city also boasts of the famous pebble beaches, a rich literary history and cultural events that certainly add much more to the city’s vibrancy.
Places To Visit
The foremost reason to visit Brighton is the glittering and majestic palace The Royal Pavillion. The palace boasts of intricate architecture, both on the interior and the exterior. The extraordinary peaks and spires on the exterior display more of an Indian touch and the flying dragons themed Banquet flaunt the Chinese architecture. Up next and a must visit is The Palace Pier which is built on pillars projecting out from the shore to the sea incorporating entertainment arcades with enormous games, rides, Candy Floss and Brighton Rock, a boiled sugar confectionery to chomp on while taking a gentle walk.
The Royal Pavillion, Credit:Maria_Globetrotter at wwww.flickr.com
People who love to shop, The Brighton Lanes offers a shopper’s paradise of independent shops and boutiques situated on the either sides of the twisting alleyways. And you certainly cannot leave Brighton without having a look at the glittering collection of 20th century art and design at The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and the toy exhibits and model trains dating from the 1860’s at The Brighton Toy & Model Museum under the Brighton Station.
How To Reach Brighton
The fastest way to reach Brighton from London is to travel by train, the fastest direct traveling times from London to Brighton being London Victoria (54 minutes approx), London Bridge (1 hour 3 minutes approx) and London St Pancras (1 hour 34 minutes).
Combe Village, Credit:www.cotswoldsadventures.co.uk
That’s indeed a fact that the travel in England would be incomplete without a visit to The Cotswolds, an area in the South Central England that comprise of the Cotswold Hills. You would certainly get captivated by the beauty of limestone villages, the elegant countryside, alluring gardens and the magnificent historic Castles and Stately Homes. Since the area bestowed with beautiful countryside, it goes without saying that Cotswolds has innumerable outdoor activities like Cycling, Fishing, Golfing, Horse Riding and the like to pursue for the visitors.
Places To Visit
The southern part of Cotswolds is easily accessible from London and so Castle Combe is a good village to visit if you want to get the experience of a typical Cotswolds Village. This village is quite close to the Bath and Stonehenge, a mysterious prehistoric monument that comprises of a ring of standing stones.
Bourton On The Water, Credit:http://www.britainexpress.com
Up towards the Central Cotswolds, the major gateways into Cotswold include The Burford, an old wool town that is renowned for antiques, teashops and gift shopping, The Lower Slaughter which is again a typical Cotswolds village and The Upper Slaughter that is equally attractive as the Lower one comprising of beautiful cottages and farmhouses. The Bourton On The Water is a must visit in Central Cotswolds as you cannot afford to miss out on the beautiful scene created by the Low bridges crossing River Windrush that runs through the center of Cotswolds.
Up in the Northern part of Cotswolds, another picturesque village is The Broadway that has a spectacular scenery and has honey colored buildings that make the village all the more beautiful. And if you want to have an experience of the open-air street market, then do visit The Moreton-in-Marsh which is a Market Town.
How To Reach Cotswolds
One can take a train from the Paddington Staion which has its own London Underground Station and that is around 1 hour 30 minutes journey to Cotswolds. Also one can board a Coach that is run by Naional Express Network from Victoria Coach Station, London to areas in and around Cotswolds like Bath.
These are certainly few of the best areas in the United Kingdom that one should certainly visit. This list is certainly not an exhaustive one as there are plentiful cities in UK that are worth admiring and would undoubtedly be a part of this section in the upcoming piece of writings.