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UK Destinations For Your Vacation Bucket List

The UK has far more to offer than the bright lights of the big cities like London or the famous landmarks like Stonehenge. The entire country is full of interesting towns and diverse landscapes, from the calm beauty of the Norfolk Broads to the rolling hills of Sussex and the stunning scenery of the Lake District. It’s also a treasure trove of historic buildings and ancient monuments, including such wonders as Hadrian’s Wall on the Scottish borders and the many impressive castles in Wales. Natural wonders abound too, for example, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, as well as such modern wonders as the Eden Project. Here are a few ideas for your UK vacation bucket list:

  1. Wroxham: the main town in the Norfolk Broads, a man-made National Park crisscrossed by canals and teeming with wildlife. You can hire boats to tour the canal network, and Wroxham is the focal point for exploring the beauty of the park. An ideal place for relaxing and taking it easy.
  2. Hastings: This ancient Sussex town is best known as the location of the Battle of Hastings, where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold and claimed the English throne in 1066. Hastings is now a thriving town with plenty of visitor attractions. Hastings Beach is one of many along the coast of Sussex, offering a variety of pebbled, sandy, and rocky beaches to suit all tastes.
  3. Bowness-on-Windermere: Lake Windermere is the largest of the spectacular English Lakes in Cumbria, and is host to an extensive range of water sports and tourist attractions. The town has fine dining restaurants, museums, and exhibits like the World of Beatrix Potter, and is also an ideal base for exploring the rest of the lakes to the west, or heading into the Yorkshire Dales to the east.
  4. Carlisle is a key border town between Scotland and England and has a rich history associated with it. You can explore city’s past by visiting the Roman museum, and see the wall Emperor Hadrian had erected to keep the Scots out of England during the Roman occupation.
  5. Cardiff: Capital city of Wales, and home to many fascinating buildings, museums, and galleries. Cardiff Castle sits in the city and is a mixture of different architectural styles from past centuries. Cardiff is a cultural hotspot, but it also provides easy access to the beautiful countryside of South Wales.
  6. Bushmills: This town in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland is close to UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant’s Causeway. The 40,000 interlocking basalt columns form a unique coastal landscape, created by ancient volcanic eruptions. Northern Ireland is known for its beautiful countryside and has a wealth of wildlife as well as a thriving nightlife.
  7. St. Austell: Sited on a stretch of coastline known as the Cornish Riviera due to its beauty and pleasant climate. The Cornish coast is a haven for surfers, as well as being a great place to walk and spot wildlife. The Eden Project is just a couple of miles away, a spectacular collection of biodomes located in a disused china clay pit. You can experience the heat of the jungle in the Tropical zone, or enjoy the dry Mediterranean heat in Temperate Zone, as well as a vast array of outdoor planting and attractions.

There really is something for everyone in the UK, so don't delay; start booking the first trips on your UK bucket list!


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