tourist attractions in uk

UK cities have so much to offer, from prestigious castles to modern architecture. There are many fantastic attractions in the UK, from Inverness to Truro and everything in between. Whether you prefer a relaxed day, taking in the sites at a leisurely pace, or enjoy being a tourist for the day and learning everything there is to know about a specific location, there is no better place to be than exploring a city you love. 

Whether you live in a flat in Leeds City Centre or are travelling from the suburbs of London,  there’s so much to do in cities throughout the UK, here are our top 10. 

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh castle

Scotland is full of incredible attractions and idyllic settings, Edinburgh castle being one of them, dominating part of the skyline. This mighty fortress is an icon across Scotland and definitely worth a visit. The castle dates back to the 12th Century and houses the crown jewels. Take in the spectacular views from afar, or take a guided tour and learn all about its history. 

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths

Head a little further down South and be transported back to Roman Britain when you come across The Roman Baths in the City of Bath. Walk across Roman pavements and see old ruins of the Sulis Minerva Temple where people would come and worship and bathe in the natural thermal spring water.  

Chester zoo

Chester zoo

Do you love animals? Chester zoo is the place to be! See a huge range of animals up close and personal in their own habitats. From bats, to bears. to tigers, to tree kangaroos…explore around the whole zoo, getting up close to your favourite animals like never before. If you want to take your experience to the next level, why not book onto one of their many incredible experience days, giving you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself into zoo life. 

Royal Albert Dock

A place to eat, play and sightsee, the vibrant and historic waterfront used to dominate global trade in the 19th Century, changing the way that docks work. Now it plays a big part in the city’s culture, full of fun and fantastic experiences, such as several museums, restaurants and water attractions

Tower of London

The capital of England, London is an attraction in itself, with a thriving culture and so much to see and do. One of London’s must-see attractions is the Tower of London, an iconic castle and World Heritage Site with an infamous prison and secure fortress. 

Brighton Palace Pier

Something a little different from the usual hustle and bustle of city life, Brighton Pier is one of the biggest attractions in the South East. For the thrill seekers amongst us, there are rides to suit all fright levels, from the tea cups, to roller coasters. 

Angel of the North

An impressive site to see when entering Gateshead in Newcastle, the Angel of the North has become a very popular piece of artwork in the area. Located at the top of a hill and 54 metres high, every second a person views this landmark.  

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

Are you a Beatles fan? If so, walking across the famous Abbey Road has got to be on your bucket list of UK attractions to visit. Recreate the iconic picture of The Beatles walking across the London Road, of course be careful and don’t forget to look out for the traffic. 

York Minster

York Minster

York Minster! A magnificent cathedral being a place to worship since the 7th Century, with beautiful stained glass windows and impressive handcrafted stone. Explore up the central tower to experience breathtaking panoramic views across the city. 

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds is an extremely popular city to visit, with many fun things to do in the centre, as well as the beautiful Yorkshire Dales surrounding it. For a cultural experience, Leeds art gallery is a must-see attraction, presenting dynamic exhibitions of sculptures and contemporary art.

At The End

Whether you are planning on taking a trip up North or down South, there are so many attractions across all UK cities for you to enjoy. From incredible modern and old architecture, to fun activities and cultural experiences. 

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