UK’s 5 Best Destinations beyond London

Whenever we think about United Kingdom, the first place to visit comes to our minds is the capital city, ‘London’. There is no doubt about London being a fabulous city, but there are many other places in the United Kingdom to impress you. TnH magazine would like to suggest a few of them which you must pay a visit while planning your tour…..

It is an undeniable fact that the city of London is an incredible destination to visit while planning a trip to United Kingdom. However, London is not the only favorite destination for travelers. There are many other places which offer pleasant experience to their visitors or tourists. These places have amazing attractions, heritage significance and characters. These destinations in different regions of UK offer you many things to do, see and explore. In the following article we have suggested some of the most popular destinations which you must include in your itinerary while planning a visit to United Kingdom.

Edinburgh, Scotland
The official capital of Scotland, the Edinburgh is a marvelous place to visit in the United Kingdom. The magnificent Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat (an extinct volcano) are two of the gem tourist attractions of this beautiful city. The city offers one of the best shopping streets in the UK (Princes Street) and a large number of historic buildings. There are a number of hotels and accommodation options for tourists to stay and enjoy the beauty of Edinburgh. This city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and has various national institutions like, the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery and the National Library of Scotland. The city is the largest financial centre in the UK post London. Edinburgh is also popular for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe – the largest annual international arts festival in the world. Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate are some of the historic sites which you must visit.

Cambridge The charming city of Cambridge is majorly a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire in England. It is situated in East Anglia, on the River Cam and about 50 miles (80 KM) north of London. One can find an archaeological evidence of settlement in the area since the Bronze Age and Roman times. Later, under the rule of Viking, this place Cambridge became an important trading centre. The University of Cambridge was established in 1209 and without any fail ranked as one of the top five universities in the world. Many of the world-famous scientists and artists graduated through this university, some to name are Newton, Darwin and Wordsworth. It is a calm and composed town which has dramatic medieval buildings, attractive gardens, courtyards and bridges and number of shops, restaurants and bars. If you get free time, go for a picnic and ‘Punting’ – a kind of Gondola ride in the River Cam to enjoy the scenery and solace.

Bath is a famous city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, South West England. It is renowned for the curative Roman-built baths that are still there. One can witness the incredible natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. This place has seen wonderful periods in its history relating both to same feature. At first, when the Romans ruled Ancient Britain they discovered thermal waters and built delightful baths on this site. The baths are still here and are famous attraction to this town. Later, during the Regency period when the good, rich and fashionable of society descended on the city for the “Season,” the dancing in the Pump Rooms started. In fact, Royal Crescent is one of its kind and unique. The museum at the site of its original Roman Baths includes The Great Bath, regal statues and a temple. Also, the facility’s Pump Room serves a popular afternoon tea. On your visit to Bath, take a modern Thermae Bath Spa at any of its spa centers to rejuvenate your sense to enjoy your vacations. Else, you can also visit various museums like the Museum of Bath Architecture, Museum of East Asian Art, Victoria Art Gallery and the Holburne Museum.

As Ian Brown describes, ‘Manchester has everything but a beach’. This place is home of one of the most popular football teams in the world – Manchester United! While visiting here, you can get the opportunity to visit the reds’ home ground and watch a game at Old Trafford. This place’s another attraction is the band Oasis and the MEN arena is an important venue to go and see popular musical acts, making Manchester an energetic and original music scene. It is the second largest city in England and an industrial city with a multicultural community. When in here, you must try delicious delicacies on the Curry Mile, visit the famous Art Gallery and Lowry Centre or explore about Manchester’s history at the URBIS museum. If you are a night animal, then you can enjoy the nightlife centers located near the Northern Quarter, Castle field and Deansgate. This city also has many cotton mills and the Manchester Town Hall (in Albert Square) was constructed in the Gothic revival style, which is considered to be amongst main Victorian buildings of England.

The Lake District
Also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, the Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England of the United Kingdom. Studded with many beautiful lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its great associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, this place is a famous tourist attraction. Also, the market towns like Kendal, Keswick and Ambleside are bases for exploring the area and have many traditional inns for tourists’ stay, outdoor equipment shops and galleries of local art. The Lake District houses a great variety of wildlife because of its range of varied topography, lakes and forests. While exploring the beauty of lakes, you can get a chance to see the rare red squirrel and colonies of sundew & butterwort, two of the few native carnivorous plants to Britain. If you wish to go for excursions, then go for town to enjoy plenty of cafes, have delectable Michelinstarred restaurants and pubs for foodies. Also, buy all sorts of individual art and craft items.

To sum up, besides London, you can make a visit to several other places to enjoy different kinds of experiences at different destinations. In Edinburgh, you can see the royal presence at the majestic Edinburgh Castle, while the beautiful city of Cambridge is a dream place for scholars and has composed beauty with dramatic medieval buildings, landscaped gardens and not to forget beautiful River Cam. Bath city is known for the curative Roman-built baths, which are still there along with amazing natural hot springs. In the contrast, the Manchester is the home for the Manchester United – world’s most popular football team and a paradise for nightlife lovers. While, one of its kind, the Lake District is a mountainous area in UK with several beautiful and scenic lakes, which have inspired writings of many famous Lake poets like William Wordsworth and many more!

You might also like


GTDC to offer white water rafting activity from today

The monsoon season has arrived bringing with itself the perfect time to ride the waves of the gorgeously moody Mhadei River amidst the spectacular jungle scenery along the Mhadei wildlife


No control over Dalai Lama’s travel plans: India

India brushed aside China’s opposition to Dalai Lama’s upcoming visit to Arunachal Pradesh saying that it had no control over his travel plans within India. The foreign ministry also said


5 unique experiences to be enjoyed in Shandong

Shandong Province known as ‘A Jewel between Beijing and Shanghai ‘ is placed strategically between these two cities and is easily accessible by a bullet train where you can reach