10 Must Visit Locations in Great Britain

Great Britain is an island in the northwest part of Europe and is the part of the Sovereign state called the United Kingdom and contains three of its four countries- England, Scotland and Wales. Most of the people call the UK “Great Britain”  or “England” but this is not correct and people who do not live in this areas may not like it if people make this mistake. The Great Britain is a beautiful place to visit and is made by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each of the country has its own characteristics, regions, customs, foods as well as accents.

These are the following mentioned locations to visit in Great Britain:

  1. The Cotswolds and the Lake District: Idyllic England

Cotswold covers almost 1,287 square kilometers of pristine countryside and is one of the most photographed corners of the UK. Travels can flock to this place to experience a true taste of rural English life and can also explore quaint village greens and idyllic pasture lands via the area’s extensive trail network. The other fun things to experience in the Cotswolds is horseback riding and biking, or simply soaking up the history of popular market towns such as Castle Combe or Tetbury.

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Cotswolds and Lake District

 2. Liverpool and Manchester

Manchester as an international airport is the first stop for visitors to northern England, Scotland or Wales. The highlight of this place includes Castlefield is popular for its preserved Victorian houses, canals and Roman ruins as well as the old warehouses which has now turned into trendy shops, hotel and restaurants. Other attractions include Manchester cathedral and the historic Town hall as well as a rich cultural scene that includes galleries (named Manchester Art Gallery), museums (Museum of Science and Industry) and entertainment (Chinatown).

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Manchester

Liverpool is just an hour away by rail and offers plenty of cultural excitement. Music lovers can reach to this place for “Fab Four” attractions like the “The Beatles Story” in the renovated Albert Docks area, the famous Cavern Club and many more.

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Liverpool 

  3. Cardiff: The Capital of Wales

Wales is the smallest home as compared to the Scotland and England of the Great Britain. It has breathtaking scenery of its national parks to its many historic castles. One of the best place is its capital, Cardiff. The highlight of this place includes the State Apartments, the Clock Tower, the Chapel and a spectacular Banqueting Hall with its fine murals. People can also wander the city for Victorian shopping arcades.

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Cardiff

  4. Loch Ness and Inverness

Loch Ness is an extremely popular tourist attraction for travelers heading towards Scotland. Highlight of Loch Ness includes Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition can help you understand the history, including the details of ongoing searches for the elusive creature.

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Loch Ness

  5. Stonehenge

Stonehenge is 10 miles away of Salisbury which is Europe’s best-known prehistoric monument. After walking around the enormous stones, you can visit the authentic replicas of Neolithic Houses to see the tools and implements of everyday Neolithic life as volunteers demonstrate skills from 4,500 years ago.

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Stonehenge

 6. The Roman Baths and Georgian City of Bath

This is the only place if you are running with time, you can visit too. This remarkably beautiful city boasts more fantastic tourist attractions than you could hope to visit in a day. The most famous and magnificent is the Roman Baths which are built around the city’s rejuvenating hot springs, it is equally well known for it is honey-coloured Georgian Townhouses such as those located on Royal Crescent.

In total, 500 of the city’s buildings are considered of historical or architectural importance, a fact that has resulted in the entire city being granted World Heritage status. Bath makes an ideal location from which to explore some of England’s most stunning countryside, including the Avon Valley, the Mendip Hills and many more landmarks.

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Roman Baths (Bath)

 7. The British Museum

One of the World’s finest museums is the British Museum, which holds more than 13 million artifacts from Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, China and Europe. The most famous ancient artifacts are the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens and the Rosetta stone and there many more outstanding pieces on show here.

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British Museum 

   8. York Minster and Historic Yorkshire

If you are a religious person and loved to visit these kind of places, then this could be your favourite place to go. This takes second place in importance in the Church of England only to the cathedral at Canterbury. It stands in the center of York, surrounded by half-timbered homes and shops, churches, etc. National Railway Museum is also one of the most visited tourist attractions.

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York Minster

   9. Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is England’s most visited attractions outside of London and is generally favourite for families. The more than 11,000 animals living in this 125-acre site represents about 400 different species. But the zoo’s appeal reaches to more than animal lovers, with prize winning landscaped gardens. You can tour these areas via the zoo’s monorail system to reach into the areas including Chimpanzee island, a penguin pool and Europe’s largest tropical house.

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Chester Zoo

  10. Nottingham and Universities (Oxford and Cambridge)

Nottingham and the nearby Sherwood Forest are well known as the home of the legendary Robin Hood and you can also visit to the exhibition on the legends of Nottingham Castle. This area also boasts about the oldest pub in England where you can enjoy the music, dance and food.

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Nottingham 

Oxford and Cambridge are famous university among all the universities and older too. Even if you are not a student, you can enjoy the old architecture of the colleges and their special atmosphere. The river cam in Cambridge is a popular place for punting which means to boat in long, narrow boats moved by pushing a long pole against the river bed.

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Oxford–Cambridge

 

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There are numerous tourist attraction in the Great Britain and in its islands. The above mentioned places can help you to explore the areas and enjoy with your families, friends and colleagues.

Featured Image Courtesy: Jason Hawkes. 

 

 

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