The Great British A-Z of Sightseeing

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With so many amazing and interesting things to see and do across the UK, we’ve rounded up the very best… alphabetically, of course! Take a peek at our top picks and tour your way across Britain in search of the very best attractions and landmarks that the country has to offer.

A – Arthur’s Seat

Admire Edinburgh from new heights by climbing to the top of the mighty Arthur’s Seat. As well as being able to enjoy breathtaking scenes, you have all the more reason to indulge in some top Scottish scran once you’re back down on flatter land!

B – Beamish Museum

Travel back in time with a little help from Beamish. Learn about life in North East England throughout the 1820s, 1900s and 1920s… with so much to learn about, the museum is a veritable treasure trove of vintage discovery.

C – Chester Zoo

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Everyone loves a day out at the zoo, and Chester has to be up there with the best of the best. It houses over 21,000 of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals, and regularly features on Channel 4 under the guise of ‘The Secret Life of The Zoo’. It also won a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2017 for the 3rd Best Zoo in the World!

D – Dartmoor

Blow away the cobwebs with a bracing walk along this famous National Park. For the adventurous among us, there’s cycling, horse riding and canoeing to enjoy.

E – Eden Project

Huge biomes filled with tropical plants and flowers? Yes, please. Eden Project is also home to plenty of exclusive events and concerts through the calendar year, so it’s a must-visit if you’re touring Cornwall.

F – Fitzwilliam Museum

This fascinating museum is the art and antiquities hub of the University of Cambridge. If you’re in the area, be sure to pay a visit and learn more in this magnificent Neoclassical building.

G – Giant’s Causeway

Pretty stunning, right? This natural phenomenon was caused by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, which left 40,000 basalt stone columns. Admire the Giant’s Causeway and keep an eye out for spectacular sea birds, including razorbills and petrels.

H – Harrods

Shopping has never looked so glamorous… head to Harrods on London’s bustling Knightsbridge and experience true luxury at every turn, from designer handbags and jewellery to exquisite artisan treats in the food hall. Sip on Prosecco and enjoy a cream tea in this iconic building with our Full Day Magic of London tour.

I – Inverness Cathedral

Check out the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain – certainly one to tick off your travel bucket list! Additionally, it was the first new Protestant cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.

J – Jurassic Coast

Rugged coastline, blissful sunsets and the odd fossil to marvel over… it’s the incomparable Jurassic Coast. If you’re touring the Southern Coast, make sure you check out this stunning World Heritage Site.

K – Kielder Observatory

Observe the wonders of above with this fascinating astronomical attraction. As well as seeing Northumberland’s glorious night skies, Kielder is also home to 50% of the entire red squirrel population in the UK!

L – Lincoln Cathedral

The stunning Lincoln Cathedral has the second-tallest recorded height in history (159.7 m/524 ft), among all church buildings in the world. Although it’s now not quite as tall, due to a storm in 1549, the building is still visually stunning and a must-see during your Lincolnshire adventure.

M – Museum of Science and Industry

This fascinating museum in the heart of Manchester is devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. From specialist exhibitions to interactive experiments to enjoy, you’re bound to have hours of fun.

N – National Railway Museum

York is home to some incredible visitor attractions, with the National Railway Museum being one of the biggest and best. It boasts the largest collection of railway objects in the world and attracts over 700,000 visitors per year!

O – Oxford Street

A true shoppers’ paradise, Oxford Street is home to some of the best brands from the UK and beyond, from high street favourites to designer stores. An afternoon walking down this iconic street during a London break is sure to be enjoyable!

P – Pembrokeshire Coast

Exploring the best of what Wales has to offer? Don’t forget to take a trip to the incredibly beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast. With plenty of wildlife, including seals and bats, to keep your eyes peeled for, it’ll be a memorable day out for all.

Q – Queen’s House

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This former royal residence was built between 1616 and 1635 in Greenwich, and is now home to a wealth of artwork and interesting guided tours. Let’s be honest,  a picture of that stunning staircase is reason to visit alone.

R – Roman Baths

Relax and unwind at the iconic Roman Baths in… you guessed it, Bath. You’ll never want to leave! For extra indulgence, be sure to try an afternoon tea at the on-site Pump Room restaurant.

S – Stonehenge

This famous formation is somewhat of a British institution, with thousands of visitors making their way to Wiltshire each year to catch a glimpse of the ancient rocks. Will you be joining them? It’s simple with our Visit Stonehenge attraction, departing from London.

T – Titanic Belfast

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This impressive building is home to Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction: Titanic Belfast. The structure was built on the Harland & Wolff shipyard, where the original RMS Titanic was created. It’s a fascinating glimpse into a time gone by.

U – University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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For a perfectly chilled afternoon, head to the Botanic Garden of Oxford University. It makes for the ideal oasis in the middle of a busy city break.

V – Victoria & Albert Museum

Marvel at the gorgeous world of art and design at London’s V&A Museum. Whether you’re fanatical about fashion or crazy for ceramics, there’s so much to see and learn more about.

W – Warwick Castle

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This incredible castle spans across an impressive 64 acres of land, so be sure to bring comfy shoes! With plenty of gruesome history and birds of prey, it’s a great idea for a family day out.

X –

Erm… well. This is awkward, there isn’t actually a British site beginning with X! Perhaps search for a xylophone in the Royal Academy of Music Museum? Or learn more about X-rays in the Science Museum? The choice is yours…

Y – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Showcasing the works of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth amongst other greats,  the Yorkshire Sculpture Park makes for the perfect afternoon in the fresh air. Walk around the park and pose with some of your favourite sculptor’s works.

Z – Ziferblat Liverpool

The concept is simple but a touch of GENIUS. Pay 8p a minute and enjoy unlimited tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits, cakes, savouries, board games, comfy furniture, handy facilities and an oh-so laid back vibe.  The only catch? Wash up as you go and prep your own food and drinks. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of acting the tourist in Liverpool.

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