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50+ Breathtaking Things To Do in the UK

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The United Kingdom is blessed with an array of tourist attractions, museums in London, natural vistas, and historic wonders. Travel England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland that constitutes the United Kingdom. Tour London, the most enigmatic city in the world, explore the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, visit the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, and be mesmerized by the subtle charms of Wales. There are plenty of places to visit in the UK and we take you through the most breathtaking things to do in the UK. So you can enjoy the best the United Kingdom has to offer. 

Travel 101: Top Things to do in the UK

1. Wander The Historic Streets of York

Things To Do In The UK - City of York

The iconic city is full of history, gothic architecture, ancient churches, and amazing restaurants. York was ruled by the Romans and is synonymous with William Wallace, Braveheart. The city with cobblestoned streets is an amazing place to visit in the UK, that will let you unleash your wanderlust.

Timings: All Day

Average Price: Based on the York tour

Pro tip: Visit the York Castle Museum, Clifford Tower, Shambles Street, and more.

2. Enjoy a Train Ride to Hogwarts

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Then a visit to King Cross Station is a fun thing to do in the UK. J.K. Rowling, the author of the famous Harry Potter Series got her creative ideas on a train from King Cross Station. Head to Hogwart and reminisce all the magical unusual things Harry Potter introduces us to. Take the ride from London to the Harry Potter world.

Timings: All Day (two departures)

Average Price: $50

Pro tip: Take the Studio Tour London to experience behind the scenes of the making of the Harry Potter Series.

3. Have a Thrilling Time on the Fascinating London Eye

Things To Do In The UK - London

The London Eye stands at a height of 135-meters with observation capsules hanging on the circumference. Take a ride to enjoy panoramic views of the city. It is the most romantic and exciting place to visit in London, UK. The London Eye ticket price is mentioned below.

Timings: 10.00 am to 8.30 pm 

Average Price: $33.70

Pro tip: One full revolution takes 30 minutes on the Ferris Wheel.

4. Visit the Town of Bath

Witness the Roman Bath, a popular place to visit in the UK. The original structure was built by the Romans around 1 AD. The Thermae Bath Spa is a popular thing to do in Bath UK. Enjoy the ruins of the Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Sulis Minerva here.

Timings: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm 

Average Price: $135 (Thermae Revive Pack) | Extra cost on weekends

Pro tip: Ask about the interesting thermal systems underfloor among other things.

5. Watch the Change of Guards at The Buckingham Palace.

Also called Guard Mounting, this iconic ceremony happens at Buckingham Palace, London, and Windsor Castle. The ceremony symbolises the moment when the Old Guard changed places with the New Guard. Photography is strictly prohibited during the ceremony. The ceremony takes place every 24 hours and is a stunning thing to see for UK tourists.

Timings: 10.45 am for 45 minutes

Average Price: Free

Pro tip: The actual handover takes place at 11.00 am. Watch the Dismount Parade on the forecourt at 4.00 pm.

6. Witness Big Ben, The Clock Tower of London

The massive bell is famous for its accuracy and you can listen to the chimes of Big Ben in London. It has a massive hour bell that weighs 15.1 tons. It is powered by a double three-legged gravity escapement that imparts impeccable accuracy. Big Ben was completed in 1859 and is the largest four-faced striking clock in the world.

Timings: All Day

Average Price: Free

Pro tip: It is also called St. Stephen’s Tower, The East Tower, The Elizabeth Tower, and more.

7.  Enjoy Legoland in Windsor, a Kids Theme Park

Things To Do In The UK - Legoland, Windsor

Catch up with fun and entertainment in the many rides and attractions in Legoland in Windsor. Built around the Lego toy system, the Legoland Windsor is a theme park that opened in 1996. Stay at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel located in the heart of the park. A great place to visit in the UK with kids with over 55 interactive rides, shows and attractions designed for 2 years to 12 years old kids.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Average Price: $51.90 (online tickets)

Pro tip: Look out for the DUPLO Valley Police Stations, the Clown’s Cake Shop or Princess Castle, fun attractions for toddlers.

8. Reinvigorate at the Science Museum UK

Wander the museum that tells stories of achievements and technological advances. See Amy Johnson’s Gipsy Moth aeroplane, Helen Sharman’s iconic space suit and explore the gadgets at the Science Museum UK gift shop. The famous museum in London also displays the Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery. This interactive gallery reveals the beauty of science and maths in everyday life.

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: Free | $10.64 Day Pass for Interactive Gallery

Pro tip: You can also pre-book a free museum ticket or purchase the Wonderlab Annual Pass for unlimited yearly access.

9. Get Up Close with Stars at London Madame Tussauds Museum

Things To Do In The UK - Madame Tussauds

Visit the famous museum in London, the wax museum called Madame Tussauds. It was founded by the wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1835. Take pictures with your favourite star among 250 life-like figures of celebrities from across the globe. You get discounts for the Madame Tussauds tickets London with a discount tourist pass that bundles other attractions. You can also book tickets online in advance.

Timings: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Average Price: $37.84

Pro tip: Cancel with a full refund up to 24 hours in advance.

10. Be Awestruck at the World-Class Imperial War Museum

The London Imperial War Museum is a popular place to visit in the UK. Located in the southern part of the town of London, the museum is just a few blocks from the Westminster Bridge and across from St George’s Cathedral. Witness notable exhibits and check out exhibitions to learn about the First World War and other artifacts.

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: Free

Pro tip: Visit either early in the morning or after 4.00 pm to avoid crowds.

11. Have a Fun-fueled Day at Diggerland UK

Things To Do In The UK - Diggerland

Located in Kent, Yorkshire, Durham and Devon, Diggerland is a famous tourist place in the UK. The fun theme park offers various rides where you can spend a day and operate real diggers. Travel by train, bus or dumpers, the theme park is a lot of excitement. Drive a real JCB, go on a 180/360 excavator, take in the views from a Skyshuttle and more.

Timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: $26.56 for visitors of height 90 cm or over and age below 65

Pro tip: Visitors are checked for height and age. Visitors under 90 cm height are allowed for free.

12. Say Hello! to a Lemur at the London Zoo

Visit one of the best zoos in the UK, the London Zoo. Zoological Society of London presents the world’s oldest scientific zoo that opened in 1828. Have a splendid day as you encounter lemurs, giraffes, zebras, otters, and more. Walk around the Land of the Lions Enclosure, Tiger Territory, Gorilla Kingdom, or Into Africa themed areas.

Timings: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm | 12 noon to 4.00 pm (last entry at 3.00 pm)

Average Price: $46.67 (for Adults during peak season)

Pro tip: Explore the Rainforest Life and NightLife indoor exhibits for different species of rainforest animals.

13. Be Amazed at the Collection in the British Museum

Things To Do In The UK - British Museum

There are plenty of famous England museums to consider exploring. Among these is the British Museum London UK with a breathtaking collection of human history. It includes Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone, and more. There is also a kid-friendly group tour in the Egyptian and Greek sections.

Timings: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm | 12 noon to 4.00 pm (last entry at 3.00 pm)

Average Price: Free

Pro tip: You could explore the other England museums such as the Natural History Museum, The National Gallery, Science Museum, Bank of England Museum, Postal Museum London and more.

14. Amuse yourself at the Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is a popular theme park in London, just 20 minutes from Central London. Spend a wonderful day with over 30 wonderful rides. You could try the gravity-defying Nemesis or the scary Colossus. There are plenty of slow rides for younger kids. Don’t miss the roller coasters or the fun water rides.

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (temporarily closed)

Average Price: $72.67 (Adult); $63.99 (for Children below the age of 12)  

Pro tip: Try the hypnotic maze, one of the newest rides in the park or the mind-blowing  Ghost Train for some self-manipulation experiences.

15. Feel Refreshed in the Coastal Walks of North Wales

Among the various things to do in Wales UK, is a discovery of the scenic countryside. North Wales is beautiful with the majestic mountains of Snowdonia. Take a coastal walk from Barmouth in the west to Flintshire in the northeast. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty as you tread the quiet lanes, ideal for a walker.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (walking holidays)

Average Price: Based on the tour  

Pro Tip: The Edge of Wales walk is a relatively new pathway down a coast with breathtaking views and beautiful villages of Llyn.

16. Walk on the Giant’s Causeway

Things To Do In The UK - The Giant's Causeway

An interesting place to visit in the UK is the geographic marvel of the Giant’s Causeway. The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, this dramatic coastal feature is a UK tourist spot. Walk on the basalt stone columns and wander over shiny stones. Look out for rock formations of the Camel and the Giant’s Boot. Tread the pathway that was formed millions of years ago.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (walking holidays)

Average Price: Based on the tour  

Pro tip: The Causeway is formed by about 40,000 basalt stone columns as a result of a volcanic eruption. But legend believes that it was a pathway built by a giant!

17. Greet Wildlife at the UK Safari Park

Drive through the West Midland in Worcestershire, a safari park in the UK. Look out of the window for giraffes, rhinos, blackbucks and more. Cohabit with the animals including the lions, tigers and other endangered animals. As you drive deeper into the park you encounter more wild animals. Go on to enjoy the Ice Age experience for kids and the Dinosaur Park. 

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: $33.48 (Adult) | $26.78 (Child)

Pro tip: Pay a trip to the Elephant Valley on the way.

18. Witness the Seven Sisters

This is one of the most gorgeous England nature places to visit. Just a 40-min drive from Brighton, stay awestruck at the amazing sights of nature. Nestled within the South Downs National Park, the beautiful pathways follow a coastline. The Seven Sisters is a series of chalk cliffs that overlook the sea.

Timings: All Day

Average Price: Price of the day tour

Pro tip: The picturesque cliffs are made up of seven distinct hilltops, hence the name.

19. Explore the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

Get ready for a family day out at the wildlife park in Lincolnshire. The park welcomes you to visit the National Parrot Sanctuary for parrot care. You could also explore the National Turtle Sanctuary, home to abandoned turtles. The beautiful park is set over 20 acres with wonderful planted gardens and a vast array of animals.

Timings: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (last entry at 3.00 pm)

Average Price: $15.95 

Pro tip: Look out for the only white lions in Northern England here.

20. Be Amazed at the Tower of London

This World Heritage Site is widely considered as the most important building in England. The Tower of London has been a prison, treasure vault, palace, observatory, and menagerie. This is a popular place to visit in the UK with amazing exhibits such as the Line of Kings that displays the royal armour. Other exhibits include the impressive Crown Jewels exhibition, the Royal Mint, and displays pertaining to executions and prisoners. 

Timings: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm 

Average Price: $33.31 (Entry Price for the Tower of London Annual Pass is $73.29)

Pro tip: Check for special events for kids such as ‘Knights School’ if you are travelling with children.

21. Have a Family Excursion at Chester Zoo

The Chester Zoo is considered as the best zoo in the UK. The zoo offers you with prize-winning landscaped gardens, Chimpanzee Island, a penguin pool and Europe’s largest tropical house. Spend a day in the zoo with family and be among 11,000 animals living in this 125 acres site. The zoo also provides a monorail system to take you around the enormous grounds. You could also spend time in Chester’s gallery walkways called Chester Rows. 

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 

Average Price: $31.98 (Adult) | $26.65 (Child)

Pro tip: Chester Cathedral is also a worthwhile attraction to visit while in Chester.

22. Admire the Incredible Eden Project

The fascinating project is a spectacular botanical gardens complex that consists of huge dome greenhouses. Visit the impressive building that houses thousands of different plant species in a tropical and Mediterranean environment. An interesting thing to do in the UK is to be part of the numerous arts and music events that the Eden Project hosts year-round. 

Timings: 9.15 am to 8.00 pm 

Average Price: $37.98

Pro tip: You could indulge in adventure activities such as ziplining and giant swing that are available here.

23. Discover the Cotswold Way for Spectacular Views

Things To Do In The UK - Cotswold

The perfect way to discover Cotswold is the walk along the 102 miles footpath.  You get to see spectacular views of the Servan Valley and the Vale of Evesham. The Cotswolds encompasses some of England’s prettiest counties such as Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and Somerset. Cotswold is the dreamiest UK tourist destination. The area is outstanding due to its rare limestone grassland habitats and quaint villages.

Timings: Day tour

Average Price: Price of the tour

Pro tip: You could look for good accommodation and spend a few days in England’s prettiest counties.

24. Explore a Museum of Natural History

The Natural History Museum London is a scientific institution with records of animals, ecosystems, fungi, geology, climatology, and more. This landmark museum is a wonderful place to visit in the UK, especially for plant and animal lovers. Witness animatronic dinosaurs, watch live performances with assisted listening devices and amazing videos of science. Delve into research and collection of natural history with awesome galleries and educational activities.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.50 pm

Average Price: Free

Pro tip: Take a virtual guided tour about the blue whale narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

25. Visit the London Tate Museum

Tate Modern is one of the largest museums in London. It has the largest collection of contemporary and modern art. Tate displays its exhibits in a modern art gallery in London and forms a part of the Tate group. Witness the many themed areas such as Start Display, In The Studio, Media Networks, Performer and Participant among others. The gallery is a must-see place to visit in the UK.

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: Free

Pro tip: Look out for the exhibition of the influential artist Dira Maurer that is on until 24 January 2021.

26. Witness the Making of Harry Potter

The Studio Tour London is a full experience of the behind the scenes of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Experience the magic of filmmaking at Warner Bros. and explore the actual costumes, props, and more. Take a stroll down the Diagon Alley. Witness the Gryffindor Common Room and board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾. A great thing to do in the UK, especially for kids. The tour also includes meals and beverages, pick up and drop, roundtrip transfers, and more.

Timings: 9.30 am to 8.00 pm (final tour at 6.30 pm)

Average Price: Tour cost

Pro tip: Do remember that the voucher for the tour has a validity date and time.

27. Visit Royal Architecture at the Buckingham Palace

The iconic England sightseeing spot is Buckingham Palace. It is the official residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The palace has been the focal point and centre of national importance for the British people. Take a tour of the palace and enter the Queen’s Gallery. Watch the Change of Guard at Westminster Abbey and enter the State Rooms of the palace that are open to visitors in July, August, and September. Stay awestruck at the lavishly decorated interiors with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

Timings: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Average Price: $166.33 (Royal Day Out tour for a family of 2 adults and 3 under 17 children)

Pro tip: Entrance to the palace is by a timed ticket with an entry allowed every 15 minutes.

28. Experience the Aura of Old Trafford Stadium

Old Trafford, home to Manchester United is one of the best places to visit in the UK. Watch a match at the Old Trafford Stadium and immerse yourself in the excitement of football. You could also visit the modern styled Etihad Stadium, currently called Etihad due to the sponsorship deals. It is also called the City of Manchester Stadium with a football capacity of over 55,000.

Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Average Price: $33.40 (Adult)

Pro tip: The tour of Old Trafford Stadium lasts 80 minutes. You can also come past the tunnel into the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.

29. Indulge in Marine Life at the Sea Life Center 

One of the top places to visit in the UK is the Sea Life Center. Encounter close exotic marine life at the conservation centre. It houses more than 30 display tanks with over 5000 marine life animals. Touch a crab’s shell, see a starfish up close and spend a great day in one of the fun activities in Manchester. The sale of tourist tickets goes towards efforts to conserve ocean life. This is a famous tourist place in the UK to visit, especially with kids.

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: $27.96

Pro tip: You could save up to 20% on the entry ticket cost if the tickets are booked online

30. Step on the Glass Floor at the Tower Bridge

One of the popular England sightseeing walkways is Tower Bridge. The most popular bridge in the world gives you a chance to enjoy the beautiful glass floor walkways and enjoy the panoramic city views. Get into the famous bascule bridges and enjoy the beauty of the Thames. Make some amazing memories in London. It crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (April to September) | 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (October to March)

Average Price: $12.02 (adults) | $5.21 ( children below age 5)

Pro tip: Please remember that there are 206 steps to climb upon entering the North Tower. There is an elevator also provided.

31. Head Out to Barnard Adventure Playground

One of the popular London adventure parks is the Barnard Adventure Playground. A great place to visit in the UK with children, kids can try canyon cliff rope swings, perform in the amphitheatre, get their hands messy with art or test their agility climbing a wall with a zip harness. Outdoor cooking spots let kids enjoy outdoor cooking and play sports in the sports area. The children are supervised by playworkers for safety purposes.

Timings: 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Average Price: FREE for children (age 6 to 13)

Pro tip: Although the entrance for children under the age of 13 is Free, prior registration is required for entry.

32. Be Entertained at The Postal Museum London

Among the various museums in London, The Postal Museum is an award-winning tourist spot. Enjoy a day out at the museum on rides from five-wheeled cycles, rockets and underground miniature trains. This is a tribute to Mail Rail in London as you explore the atmosphere of the unique solution to deliver mail in the early part of the 20th century. The system wound up when people moved to the email from the London Post Office Railway.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Average Price: $21.39 (Adults) | $12.03 (Children below 15)

Pro tip: The Postal Museum reveals five centuries of history of the postal service, hence at least a two-hour visit is recommended.

33. Visit the Prehistoric Monument, Stonehenge

Witness a grand stone surrounded by idyllic countryside. This is the best known prehistoric monument in Europe with a mystique around its existence until today. A famous thing in England, it consists of a ring of standing stones at a height of 13 feet and a width of 7 feet. British researchers say that Stonehenge was a symbol of peace and unity in neolithic Europe.

Timings: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Average Price: $60.82 (family ticket)

Pro tip: Archeologists believe that the famous prehistoric ruin was built in various stages. The best time to visit is early morning to beat the crowds.

34. Cruise down the River Thames

Enjoy scenic views of the city while enjoying a two-course dinner on the London River Thames Cruise. A popular thing to do in the UK, the cruise lasts for about 1.5 hours.  The beautiful panoramic windows allow you to see the various London attractions such as the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. You could try the various routes such as the London Eye River Cruise, Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise and more. 

Timings: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Average Price: $18.06 per person (one-hour cruise Westminster to Greenwich)

Pro tip: Try the Ghost Walk and Spooky River Thames Boat Ride for a duration of two hours.

35. Stroll through Edinburgh’s Most Famous Street

Explore Royal Mile, the grandest street in Edinburgh, a popular thing to do in the UK. Visit antique stores, Royal Mile Whiskies, Lawnmarket, High Street, Abbey Strand and more. The Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle in the west to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the east. This 1.81 km-long Scots mile with its passageways, castles and Medieval architecture, is a top tourist place to visit in the UK.

Timings: All Day

Average Price: Based on the tour price

Pro tip: Visit the Castlehill and Castle Esplanade located close to the Edinburgh Castle in one of the oldest parts of the city.

36. Stay Awestruck by the Grand Parliament Houses

A famous tourist place to visit in the UK, learn about history at the Palace of Westminster. Tour the building and marvel at the architecture with the magnificent octagonal ceiling of the Commons Chamber, Lords Chamber, and Central Lobby. It is the seat of the bicameral Parliament and includes the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is also known as the Mother of Parliaments. Take a tour or watch debates and committee hearings. Tickets to the tour can be booked online.

Timings: 9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Average Price: $37.37 (guided tour)

Pro tip: You could join interactive workshops to learn more about how the parliament works.

37. Trek Up Ben Nevis, UK’s Highest Peak

An adventurous and sporty thing to do in the UK is to take on Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in mainland Britain. The mountain stands at 1345-m above sea level. You could take the Mountain Track or the more challenging Carn Mor Dearg Arete for experienced hikers. It takes more than ten hours to complete. So, be ready with your walking boots on and spirits high. You could also consider the National Three Peak Challenge if you are in the best of fitness.

Timings: Based on the Trek

Average Price: $37.37 (Guided Walk)

Pro tip: Climb Snowden, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis within 24 hours as a fitness challenge.

38. Cruise the Breathtaking Views on Loch Ness

The cruise in the world-famous Loch Ness will offer you stunning views of nature in all its wonder. Cruise past Cherry Island and Fort Augustus Abbey. The custom-built vessel will take you on an unforgettable cruise to experience the history and wildlife of the famous loch. Watch beneath the deep waters with Sonar equipment and see who or what lies beneath. The Sonar equipment is given on the cruise that is top-of-the-range and beams live images.

Timings: Based on the cruise

Average Price: $20.04 per person (guided cruise for 50 minutes)

Pro tip: Look out for the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie that is said to inhabit Loch Ness, as per the Scottish folklore.

39. Spend a day at an Italian-Style Village

The Portmeirion Village is a colourful sightseeing experience in North Wales. A great thing to do in the UK is spending a day among rainbow-hued buildings in a village set on its own peaceful peninsula. The visit is well worth it, an unforgettable experience of lush gardens, beautiful buildings, and sandy beaches. The village has hotels, spas, shops, cafes, woodland gardens and more.

Timings: Based on the cruise

Average Price: $40.08 (Adult Annual Membership) 

Pro tip: The colourful buildings are a mastermind of Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.

40. Explore Rosemoor Gardens

Take a romantic escapade to the garden in North Devon’s Torridge Valley. A lovely place to visit in the UK, the RHS Garden Rosemoor is a multifaceted formal garden with a stream Field. There is also a popular Fruit and Vegetable Garden. Enjoy the garden of Lady Anne Berry that consists of many beautiful garden rooms. Learn about the garden and make enticing discoveries.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Average Price: $55.10 (RHS Membership Fee)

Pro tip: Don’t miss the stunning Hot Garden, Cool Garden, Long Borders and Lake and the Rose Garden. All visiting time slots have to be pre-booked.

41. Go Boating at Alexandra Park

Boating Lake at Ally Pally is a popular amusement park in London. Pick a rowing boat or pedal boat that holds 4 people and enjoy a boating experience. Located in Alexandra Park, enjoy the 80-hectare diverse landscape park. It is a Green Heritage winning park which was named after the marriage of Alexandra of Denmark to the Prince of Wales who became King Edward VII. There is also the beautiful Alexandra Palace with exotic Panorama Room. The palace and the park are available for free to visit for the public.

Timings: 24 hours Open (park timings)

Average Price: FREE

Pro tip: See the Alexandra Park Racecourse on the plain below the palace that is nicknamed ‘the Frying Pan’.

42. Unwind in the Outdoors of the Hyde Park

Hyde Park in the heart of London is a wonderful UK tourist spot. Plenty of events and concerts take place here. Unwind in the beauty of the park, feel the cool waters of the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, swim in the Serpentine or relax at the waterside cafe. You have lots of activities from boating, tennis, horse riding and more. Join the joggers and cyclists and enjoy the open air of the splendid park. Hyde Park is one of the eight Royal Parks, a wonderful tourist attraction.

Timings: 5.00am to midnight

Average Price: FREE

Pro tip: Hyde Park covers an area of 350 acres.

43. Explore the Lake District National Park

A must-visit place to visit in the UK, The Lake District National Park is home to the country’s 12 largest lakes. A wonderful region to explore to be inspired by wonderful views and picture-perfect settings. Also, experience the little towns and villages such as Grasmere, or hop aboard a boat excursion across Lake Ullswater and Lake Windermere for the best scenery. A lovely England sightseeing experience unfolds at this gorgeous park.

Timings: 5.00 am to Midnight

Average Price: FREE

Pro tip: You should visit the Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

44. Offer a Prayer at the Canterbury Cathedral

A spiritual thing to do in the UK is a visit to Europe’s most iconic spiritual places, the Canterbury Cathedral. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and is one of the oldest Christian places to visit in the UK. Witness the stunning architecture and the Library reading room. The cathedral history goes back to 587 AD when Augustus established the cathedral in Canterbury. You can purchase souvenirs from the gift shop. The Cathedral in Kent is a famous UK tourist destination.

Timings: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm (for Private Prayer)

Average Price: FREE (Entrance should be through the main gate)

Pro tip: You could donate to the Porchlight and Canterbury Food Bank that the Cathedral supports.

45. Take Kids to the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

A zoo designed specifically for children, this is one of the best zoos in the UK. Home to smaller animals, birds, and reptiles, spend a day with the kids in the zoo. There are interactive play areas for kids of different age groups like a real tractor and fire engine. Kids can also feed farm animals and spot the otters. While you won’t find any of the BIG FIVE here, the Children’s Zoo is just the outing you want for the kids.

Timings: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm (for private prayer)

Average Price: $13.29 (adults) | $10.62 (kids above 3)

Pro tip: You get discounted tickets if booked online.

46. Visit the Largest Aquarium in the UK

Take a day out to be among marine and freshwater animals. A great place to visit in the UK with kids, the aquarium is located in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. You encounter different habitats of marine animals here. The interior houses tanks, pools and submerged tunnels with a variety of marine life. Visit the themed area such as Tropical Rivers, Lakes and Ponds or ‘Where Land Meets the Sea’ among others.

Timings: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm 

Average Price: 13.29 (adults), $10.62 (kids above 3)

Pro tip: The aquarium’s shark dive won the Visit Chester and Cheshire Awards 2010.

47. Grab a Cup of Tea by the Cleethorpes Seafront

Take a day out by the beach with golden sands, hemmed by a promenade, gardens and amusement parks. Cleethorpes Beach is on a shallow slope, and low tide reveals a vast expanse of mud with stumps of an erstwhile forest that grew some 4000 years ago. Be sure to keep a watch on the tide as you could get tempted to explore the flats. Laze around in the sunshine on a summer’s day and indulge in fish and chips at a restaurant nearby.

Timings: All Day

Average Price: FREE

Pro tip: Children can go donkey riding on the beach.

48. Have a Family Day Out at the Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a famous place in Scotland to visit with family. The breathtaking scenery and the aura of the historic site will surely capture your imagination. This is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. The castle served as a royal residence, prison, fortress and military garrison. It is also a World Heritage Site.

Timings: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Average Price: $23 (Adult day time entry)

Pro tip: You will not be able to visit the site if tickets are not booked online in advance.

49. Have Fun at the Jungle Zoo

Bring children into contact with harmless creatures at the Jungle Zoo. Interact with ring-tailed lemurs, capuchin monkeys, Kune Kune pigs and an assortment of birds. Watch reptiles in their terrariums such as Burmese python, softshell turtle and a variety of frogs. The Jungle Zoo is one of the popular UK tourist spots for kids. Be a part of the feeding sessions and keeper’s talk in the zoo.

Timings: 11.00 am to 2.30 pm

Average Price: $6.43 (Adults) | $5.36 (Children)

Pro tip: You could take the kids boating in the nearby Cleethorpes Boating Lake.

50. Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A Museum consists of 145 galleries over 13 acres of land. The exhibits in the display include ceramics and glass, silver, jewellery, furniture, metalworks, sculptures and more. The art and related artefacts span a period of about 5000 years. Take the highly recommended themed tour and decide the sections you want to visit in advance. It is a popular museum to visit in London.

Timings: 11.00 am to 2.30 pm

Average Price: FREE

Pro tip: Check into the ‘Friday Late’ programs held on the last Friday of the month.

51. Explore Churchill’s War Rooms

A fascinating tourist place in the UK and an evocative historic site, visit Churchill’s War Rooms. It is perfectly preserved from where Winston Churchill directed British military campaigns during World War II. See the tiny cubicle in which Churchill slept and an improvised radio studio from where the PM broadcast his famous wartime speeches. Audio guides are also provided on a self-guided tour that lasts 90 minutes.

Timings: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Average Price: $18.79 (adult)

Pro tip:  Relax at the café and browse the bookshop located on the premises.

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