If you’re planning a trip to visit the UK this year from overseas, we’ve got the must see destinations and top attractions that should be at the very top of your list.
Hit the capital running….London
When you arrive in the UK from the US or overseas, you’ll likely be flying into London, and what better place to start your UK tour than the capital of England. Pre-booking your mini-cab from London Heathrow to your hotel can save a whole lot of time and stress, especially if you need children’s car seats or have a lot of luggage for your stay.
There’s certainly no shortage of places to visit in London from the historic centre with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral to the more modern additions the city has to offer such as the London Eye, The Shard and the O2 arena.
No visit to the London would be complete for any overseas traveller without a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the home of the Queen; tickets are available to visit the palace from 25 July to 27 September this year. A trip to Windsor Castle will impress any would be historian at over 900 years old; it’s the largest occupied castle in the world.
By day you can shop till you drop on Regent Street and Oxford Street, visit museums such as the V&A, art galleries including the Tate and even London Zoo. By night, London has something to offer everyone from West End theatre shows, dinner cruises on the Thames, concerts, clubs, bars and of course the great British pub.
Many overseas visitors have relatives or links to Scotland and it should be high on the list of places to visit in the UK. Edinburgh is a beautiful Scottish city, which is renown for the many festivals throughout the year that this cosmopolitan city hosts. Edinburgh is truly a sight to behold with amazing scenery and of course Edinburgh Castle as it’s crowning glory.
Another must see in Scotland has got to be Loch Ness and the beautiful Scottish countryside surrounding the stunning loch. You never know you might just spot the Loch Ness monster!
Finish your Scottish tour with a trip to John o’Groats right at the top of Scotland on the north- eastern tip, often referred to as ‘The start of Great Britain’.
The English Riviera
There are many beautiful English towns and areas to visit, to many to list here, but the area known as the English Riviera due to its warm climate and stunning coastline in South Devon is well worth a visit. The English Riviera, which was also home to Agatha Christie, includes the three unique towns of Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. It also boasts the ‘The Prettiest Village in England’ Cockington.
Heading further south takes you into Cornwall, where you can enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea and visit Land’s End, the most south-westerly point in the UK.
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The UK possesses some amazing places to visit, here’s just a few more we had to mentioned. Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, Liverpool, home of The Beatles, the Roman spa town of Bath, Stonehenge and of course the centuries old universities at Oxford and Cambridge to name but a few! Wherever you are in the UK, if you need to get around, why not download minicabit’s app and always have a mini cab to hand when you need it for your stay in the UK.
Live the stories and make the memories, there’s so much to see and do in the UK, one trip just won’t be enough, but there’s always next year!