3 Underrated Places to Visit in the UK

3 Underrated Places to Visit in the UK

The UK may have many known tourist destinations. But not many travelers have ventured far beyond the usual touristy tracks to explore its hidden gems. If you are thinking of traveling somewhere off the beaten path, here are some of the underrated places in the UK you really should add to your list.

Glasgow
Glasgow
The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is a bucketful of surprises. It is a welcoming place where you will find plenty of attractions — many of which you can enjoy exploring for free. The city’s fascinating architecture, art, culture, and music scene plus the delicious food finds you will discover are just some of the best reasons to make that trip now.

Leeds
Leeds
History, art, architecture, food, and nature — you name, Leeds has it and then some. The city may be a fairly well known destination for locals, but it still remains under the radar for many foreign tourists. Leeds is not only your gateway to Yorkshire. It is also brimming with interesting attractions. From public art and galleries you will find along the Leeds Welcome Art Trail to the breathtakingly picturesque countryside, the city has plenty of things to offer to anyone who venture into its less beaten paths. Some of the sights you would not want to miss include the Abbey House and Museum, City Square, Harewood House and Gardens, Harrogate, Headrow, Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, the sculptures at the Henry Moore Institute, the shops in Briggate, and Temple Newsam House.

Nottingham
Nottingham
A castle, a city of caves, and a pub that dates back to 1189AD — these are just some of the things you will find when you wander around Nottingham. Explore the Robin Hood Trail and learn more about the legend of Robin Hood as well as the city’s rich literary legacy. Nature and outdoor lovers will likewise find that it is an excellent gateway to the Peaks. Not to be missed are some of the city’s best attractions like the City of Caves, Great Central Railway, Highfields Park, Old Market Square, the historic Lace Market, Nottingham Castle, Sherwood Forest Country Park, the 1,000-year-old Major Oak, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum, and Newstead Abbey and the tomb of poet Lord Byron at the Newstead parish church.

6 of the Must-Do Things in England

6 of the Must-Do Things in England

Finding places to visit and things to do in England is a real challenge given the fantastic options to choose from. But everyone has to start somewhere. So if you are thinking of visiting the country in the near future, here are some of must-do things for your trip’s bucket list.

Stonehenge
1. See the Stonehenge up close and marvel at the ancient landscape before you. Learn about the history and walk along the grounds that offer a glimpse to the Neolithic Age and the Bronze Age.

Natural History Museum London
2. Visit as many of the free admission museums as you can. When in London, you can explore some of the city’s top free museums that include the British Museum, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Science Museum, Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, and Victoria and Albert Museum among others.

Roman Baths, Bath
3. Enjoy the spectacular 2,000-year-old Roman Baths and the picturesque scenery at the city of Bath. Take a self-guided walking tour to explore some of Bath’s impressive architecture and other attractions like the Fashion Museum.

Canterbury Cathedral
4. Discover the many attractions at the Canterbury Cathedral, the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and experience unique Benedictine hospitality. Some of the things you would not want to miss include the Adam Delving in the Great West Window, the Cloister and Chapter House, the Miracle Windows, St Gabriel’s Chapel, the Tomb of the Black Prince, and the Water Tower among others. If you are planning to stay a night or two, consider booking a room at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

Westminster Abbey
5. Make your way to the Westminster Abbey in London and marvel at its architecture and wide array of fascinating attractions. Some of the must-sees include the Coronation Chair, the Chapter House, the graves and dedications at the Poet’s Corner, the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, and Parliament Square.

Tower of London
6. Explore the historic Tower of London. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to many amazing attractions you would not want to miss like the Jewel House, Medieval Palace, White Tower, Line of Kings, the Beefeaters and the Ceremony of the Keys, the Royal Mint, Bloody Tower, and Tower Green among others.