The United Kingdom is one of the smallest countries in Europe, however, it is also one of the most globally influential in the world. That’s why Pedleys Solar, one of Australia’s fastest growing solar installers and a previous guest on my podcast, is looking to expand operations there.
The UK consists of four nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and the country is a cultural hub, with tons of exciting monuments and attractions for tourists to visit. From the Millenium Wheel in London to Stone Henge in Salisbury, this is your guide to some of the most worthwhile things to do when visiting the United Kingdom.
The London Eye – London
London is the capital of the UK, and therefore has too many attractions to even count. However, if you take a trip on the London Eye, then you can see the whole city on both sides, giving you the opportunity to catch sight of The Shard, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, The Thames and several other famous monuments.
The RSC – Strapford-upon-Avon
The Royal Shakespeare Company provides entertainment through its Shakespearean plays. Although most people would associate Shakespeare with The Globe Theatre in London, the playwright was actually from Strapford, where some of his shows were held. You can spend an evening watching Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet or any many other plays in this gorgeous town.
The Cavern Club – Liverpool
If you’re a fan of The Beatles, then this is the perfect place for you. The Cavern Club was where the band first played a gig, making it both an iconic part of their history and a great tourist attraction. To get a full sense of the city, there are also some great bus tours, which will take you to all the best attractions that Liverpool has on offer.
Brighton Pier – Brighton
Of course, it’s impossible to visit the United Kingdom without stopping off for a classic fish-and-chip meal somewhere along the way, and Brighton Pier is one of the best places to do this. You can spend a day on the beach, ride the carousel, have an ice-cream and top it off by playing an arcade game on the Pier.
Stone Henge – Salisbury
Stone Henge is an iconic tourist attraction in Britain. Many people have thought up wild and wonderful conspiracy theories about how it got there, but you can simply admire the stunning views and picnic by one of the UK’s most famous monuments.
Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is a beautiful medieval city tucked away in the nation’s hilly landscape. The castle stands proudly above the bustling town and has been occupied since the iron age. During your trip, you can visit the remarkable great hall, be charmed by the cosy St. Margaret’s Chapel and watch several of the entertaining medieval-style shows available to you.
Snowdon Mountain – Gwynedd
Finally, Snowdon is Wales’ most famous mountain, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by a mountainous green landscape, you can choose to either climb the mountain and admire the beautiful views, or stay at the bottom and simply relax whilst breathing in the country air. Whatever you choose, Snowdon is definitely worth a visit.