Here are 5 locations in the UK that we recommend exploring!
By Mohammed Abumahlula; Excited to journey across the UK and explore the wonders that the country offers? Having a hard time figuring out what places you would like to visit? Maybe we can help provide you with ideas. Today, we are going to discuss our top 5 places to explore across the UK that is outside of London. Check out our Places to Visit – London blog to find our top 5 London recommendations.
Christ Church College, Oxford: A church founded by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey during the era of Henry VIII. The shrine of St. Frideswide as well as the smallest cathedral in the UK has produced 13 prime ministers. Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, was also a student and lecturer for Christ Church. The Harry Potter series and The Golden Compass used the college as a location for their movies. This is a great sight to behold for any Harry Potter fans.
Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury: One of England’s oldest churches, the cathedral’s archbishop is Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England and symbolically the leader of the International Anglican Communion. The beautiful city of Canterbury is a brilliant location to explore with a high volume of tourists and university students from across the world. Canterbury Christ Church and the University of Kent are based in the same city and hold their graduation ceremonies in the captivating Canterbury Cathedral. If you travel to Kent, you will definitely want to see the cathedral. For those travelling to London, you can get a train directly to Canterbury for a day trip.
Roman Baths, Bath: Among the greatest of religious spas in the ancient world. Bath has a unique thermal spring flowing natural hot water through the Roman Baths. There is a lot to explore and activities to be involved in. Bath has a courtyard that Romans entered to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva and offer sacrifices. Despite being based outside London, Bath is still one of the most popular attractions with over a million visitors a year.
Royal Pavilion, Brighton: An exotic seaside palace built for King George IV, the architecture takes influence from Indian and Chinese designs. Brighton transformed from a fishing town into a holiday destination. The palace was used by the Royal family until Queen Victoria sold the palace over to the people of Brighton. The city’s population grew from 3,620 in 1786 to 40,634 in 1831 and economic prosperity was enjoyed by the locals thanks to the Pavilion.
Windsor Castle, Windsor: The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the entire world, based west of London. Her Majesty spends many of her private weekends and each Easter holiday residing in the castle. Important figures such as ambassadors or political leaders are invited to attend a ‘dine and sleep’ as guests. Not only can you explore a working castle, but you can also explore St George’s Chapel within the castle walls. The chapel is the spiritual home to the Order of the Garter, the longest surviving order of chivalry in the world.
Now that we have explored some of the best that the UK and London have to offer, we hope you’ve gained a better idea of which attractions you’d love to visit. Enjoy your stay in the UK and make memories that you can share with your friends and family back home!