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Vanlife UK - England Bucket List - Things to see in England

Updated: Dec 8, 2022


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Are you planning a road trip of England? Or perhaps you're just looking for a day out with the family?


In this post, I will list all the places I would like to see during my road trip of England.


Please note, this post is a work in progress and will be updated regularly with more information for each venue/location.



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Please note that the key driver for this road trip is photography. Therefore, many places listed below will consist of many locations that you may not consider to be 'bucket list' items. But if you are a photographer, or plan a long term road trip, then these may well be places you'd like to check out.



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Places to see in England


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Attractions, Museums etc

  • Abbey Road - You know, from The Beatles album cover?

  • Abbotts View Alpacas - Aylesbury - HP22 4NF -

  • Africa Alive! - Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, rhinos, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.

  • Albert Docks - The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846 and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood.

  • Alton Towers Theme Park - Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort - there's so much going on, the fun never stops! England's largest theme park offers 500 acres of attractions and rides

  • Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

  • Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre

  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens - This fifteenth-century, charming thatched cottage was the childhood home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's sweetheart and wife. Experienced guides share tales about the Hathaway family who lived here from the mid-1500s to the early 1900s.

  • Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm - Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk in Eastern England and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animals that were once common but are now very rare.

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Blackpool is the epitome of the English seaside, with waterparks, arcades and bracing sea temperatures. A trip to the iconic coastal location in Lancashire isn’t complete without a visit to the Blackpool Tower.

  • Blackpool Tower - The Blackpool Tower Eye and solid-glass SKYWALK offer the best views across the North West of England from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower.

  • Blackpool Tramway

  • Blackpool Zoo - Blackpool Zoo is a family-friendly attraction, providing fun and education for all ages.

  • Bettys Tea Room

  • Birdland - Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland, creating a picturesque canopy of the winding River Windrush.

  • Borough Market - An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.

  • Bridlington Animal Park - Bridlington Animal Park is an Award-Winning, family-owned business and has lots to offer for a fun-filled family day out. We have a great range of birds which includes Parrots, Falcons and Owls.

  • Brighton Pier - The seaside town of Brighton, just an hour south of London, is the perfect destination for a day by the Great British seaside. The town is crammed full of creativity and culture.

  • British Airways i360 -

  • Brunel's SS Great Britain - Step back in time when you board Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew.

  • Bugtopia - Kettering - NN16 8DP -

  • Butterfly World

  • Cambridge Gin Laboratory - Cambridge Gin Laboratory is an interactive space in the heart of Cambridge, dedicated to the appreciation of everyone's favourite spirit – gin!

  • Chester Zoo - Located in Upton, just over a mile north of Chester city centre, Chester Zoo is England's most visited attraction outside of London and is one of the best places to visit in England for families.

  • Churchill War Rooms - Discover the secrets of the Second World War in the underground nerve centre where Churchill and his war cabinet lived and worked.

  • Colchester Zoo - Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit.

  • Coventry Transport Museum - If you're looking for a truly unique day out for all the family, you can't beat Coventry Transport Museum. In the heart of Coventry city centre, this huge Museum is home to the world's largest collection of British road transport in public ownership.

  • Cromer Pier - Cromer Pier, a heritage seaside pier in the civil parish of Cromer on the North Norfolk coast was designed by Douglass and Arnott and constructed by Alfred Thorne and is owned by North Norfolk District Council.

  • Donkey Sanctuary - Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our working farm is home to donkeys, mules and hinnies - large and small. Come and say hello to some of the hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet you, completely free of charge.

  • Dreamland - Head to renovated retro theme park Dreamland in Margate for some old-fashioned fun. The amusement park was bought back to life in 2015 after falling into disrepair. Take on the Mirror Maze, ride the scenic railway, test your balance in the indoor Roller Room and take a selfie by the Hollywood-esque Dreamland sign.

  • Eden Project - The Eden Project in Cornwall represents a number of environmental and social projects all under the auspices of sustainable growth.

  • Exmoor Zoo

  • Exotic Zoo - Exotic Zoo is one of Telford's best-kept secrets, a real gem winning the hearts of visitors to this small and interactive zoo. Meet our friendly staff as you explore the zoo and find out all about the animals they are working with today.

  • Fishbourne Roman Palace -

  • Gauntlet Birds of Prey - Gauntlet, Eagle & Vulture park is the largest bird of prey park in the Northwest of England. With over 120 birds of prey, ranging from the smallest owls to the worlds largest eagle and Vultures it really is a haven for animal lovers.

  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a heritage railway over 14 miles (23km) long in the beautiful English Cotswolds.

  • Great Central Railway

  • Greene King Brewery - Walk, Talk and Tasting Tour Join us as we walk through Greene King’s history discovering our oldest buildings and finding out what they have been used for throughout time. Our knowledgeable guides will tell you everything you need to know about Greene King and how our beers are made.

  • Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker - Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town.

  • Hangloose Bluewater - From June 2021, Bluewater will be the home of Skywire, England's longest and fastest zipline.

  • Heights of Abraham - Now open daily. Take a spectacular cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham, an award-winning hilltop park. Your cable car ticket gives you free admission to all the facilities at the top, including 60 acres of landscaped grounds, exhibition areas, Masson Pavilion Film Theatre, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks, and two famous show caverns with guided tours, audio visual effects and remarkable stories to tell.

  • Herring Green Activity Farm

  • Hitchin Lavender - We're a family owned and run farm. During the summer months (check the website for precise dates)we're open to visitors who are able to wander up and down the miles of lavender rows we grow.

  • HMS Victory

  • Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World

  • Hopefield Animal Sanctuary - Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation caring for around 500 sick, unwanted and mistreated animals. The sanctuary is based in Brentwood, Essex.

  • Hovertravel - Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe.

  • Howletts Wild Animal Park - Howletts Wild Animal Park is a 90-acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family.

  • Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens

  • London Chinatown - At the East End of London, during the beginning of the 20th century, many Chinese immigrants flocked to London and set about creating businesses as a way to cater to the throngs of Chinese sailors who frequented the docklands area.

  • London Zoo - London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828 and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study.

  • Museum of Witchcraft - The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, formerly known as the Museum of Witchcraft, is a museum dedicated to European witchcraft and magic located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall, southwest England.

  • National Railway Museum - FREE ENTRY Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

  • Natureland Seal Sanctuary - Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seal pups that are stranded on Lincolnshire beaches. Our visitors can see the seals and lots of other wonderful animals including penguins, meerkats, alpacas, tropical birds/butterflies, pets corner, aquarium, tropical house, koi carp pool, animal brass rubbing, gift shop and refreshments available.

  • Nene Valley Railway - The NVR is a great day out for the kids and the exciting train ride is just part of it, remember loads of our attractions are free like the children's play area and the river-side picnic spot and you can jump, off at other stations and explore what they have to offer too.

  • Nidderdale Llamas - A unique interactive fun activity, based on a family working farm in Nidderdale. Offering Llama Trekking & Llama/alpaca experiences in beautiful countryside

  • North Norfolk Railway - A 10.5-mile trip through beautiful parts of the region, hauled by a steam engine or heritage diesel locomotive. Steam trains run daily throughout the summer.

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and education at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the earliest and most historic lines.

  • Notting Hill Carnival - A yearly celebration of London’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions, the Notting Hill Carnival has been taking place since 1966. It’s Europe’s biggest street party and it always takes place in the streets around west London on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History - The Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of geological and zoological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture.

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around 2,500 animals across 80 acres, we have more species than anyone else in the South West.

  • Port Lympne Reserve - Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers exciting days out in Kent filled with discovery for the entire family. Set in 600 acres, and housing over 650 rare and endangered animals, Port Lympne offers a treat for everyone.

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Featuring world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus visit HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine, and the M33, the sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916.

  • Punt on the River Cams - DONE! See the blog post.

  • Royal Museums Greenwich - Downstream from Tower Bridge, Greenwich is the London base of the Royal Navy and holds England's largest expanses of preserved historic architecture and parks. And although lovers of things maritime will certainly gravitate to Greenwich, there's a lot more there than just ships and boats here.

  • Royal Observatory, Greenwich - The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, has played a global role in the history of astronomy and navigation. It was established in 1675 by King Charles II with the key function being to “rectify the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars and in order to find the desired longitude of places in order to master the art of navigation.”

  • Saltburn Cliff Tramway - Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the oldest water balanced funicular still in operation in Great Britain. Come and visit us in the new season for a genuine piece of Victorian nostalgia. In a full year following our refurbishment, we have worked hard to improve the visitor experience and we are delighted we have been awarded the VisitEngland Quality Rose Marque for 2019/20.

  • Saltburn Pier

  • Sea Life Blackpool - Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 2,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, octopus, rays and sea horses, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet.

  • Sea Life London - The Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, near the London Eye. It opened in March 1997 as the London Aquarium and hosts about one million visitors each year.

  • Severn Valley Railway - Step back in time to the golden age of the railway in one of the UK’s best heritage visitor attractions! From the moment you enter the booking office to collect your tickets, you’re transported to a world full of vintage steam engines and powerful heritage diesel locomotives – feel them rumble under your feet, hear the sound of the whistle, smell the coal in the firebox and get ready for a FULL DAY adventure across 16 miles of the glorious Severn Valley.

  • Shell Grotto - Pre-booking essential. The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic created with 4.6 million shells. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, when, or why.

  • Shields Ferry - The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.

  • Shrewsbury Prison - Shrewsbury prison, Shrewsbury was built in 1793 and for the past 200 years has been home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison experience events and history days.

  • Southwold Pier - If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside destination it would have to be Southwold Pier. Decked out across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, this pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Steamship Shieldhall

  • SnowDome - The ultimate snow, ice & leisure experience. The SnowDome is the UK’s premier real snow centre. Real snow, all year round, provides the ultimate alpine surface to learn and enjoy these exciting sports in a fun and progressive environment.

  • Snozone - Snozone Milton Keynes is an outstanding venue for skiing, snowboarding and sledging indoors on real snow, all year round!

  • St. George's Chapel

  • St. Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre - Whitley Bay - NE26 4RS - Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques.

  • Stratford Butterfly Farm - The UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise! The Butterfly Farm is open in accordance with government regulation and social distancing measures.

  • Tate Modern - When the Tate Modern opened its new 10-storey extension in June 2016, adding 60 percent more gallery space, visitor numbers jumped by almost one-fourth, making it one of England's most visited attractions. Now regarded as among the world's best - and certainly, one of the largest -museums of modern and contemporary art, the Tate Modern shows a wide range of artistic expression, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, films, performances, installations, and other forms of artistic expression.

  • The Beatles Tour

  • The British Museum - The British Museum, which was established in 1753, plays host to numerous permanent collections of artefacts which number over 8 million pieces in all.

  • The Mary Rose - The Mary Rose is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broad side, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII.

  • Trentham Monkey Forest - The perfect day out for all the family! Trentham Monkey Forest is completely unique to the UK. It is the only place that you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland.

  • Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre - Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out in South Yorkshire! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day.

  • Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary - Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a pure volunteer-based, non-profit group of volunteers. The flying display gives you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display and have our birds land on your gloved hand as they fly to you for their food.

  • William Shakespeare's home - For all those with a passion for literature, there’s no doubt that a thrilling experience is to be had upon visiting the home of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

  • York Castle Museum - Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social history, York Castle Museum brings history back to life.

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park - The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a unique walk-through wildlife park located just outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire. YWP brings families in touch with some of the world's most beautiful and at-risk species inc Polar Bears, Black Rhino, Lions, Tigers and Giraffes plus around 400 other animals including 70 different species!

  • Underground Passages - Dating from the 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local people, with stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence!

  • West Midland Safari Park - Bewdley - DY12 1LF - Journey on the four-mile Safari Drive-through and come face-to-face world’s most extraordinary and beautiful animals such as the gentle giraffe, impressive rhino, inquisitive African wild dog, incredible African elephants and magnificent lions and tigers.

  • Whipsnade Zoo - Dunstable - LU6 2LF -

  • Wildwood Trust - Welcome to Wildwood, where you can come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife past and present. We have over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland.

Architecture

  • Althorp House

  • Angel of The North - The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Completed in 1998, it is the largest sculpture in Britain.

  • Beverley Minster - Beverley Minster is a Church of England Parish Church - the largest in England. Founded in 700 AD, the current building was completed in 1400.

  • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament - Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster; the name is frequently extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

  • Bolton Abbey - Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England, takes its name from the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery now known as Bolton Priory.

  • Canterbury Cathedral - Arguably the most popular of Christian structures within England, Canterbury Cathedral is the home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the principal leader and senior bishop of the Church of England as well as the symbolic head of the global Anglican Communion.

  • Carlisle Cathedral - 7 The Abbey, Carlisle - CA3 8TZ - Discover 900 years of faith and history the heart of Carlisle at one of The Border City's most visited attractions. Discover rare treasures, medieval paintings, stained glass and stunning architecture.

  • Chester Cathedral - Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

  • Christchurch Priory Church

  • The Church of Saint Andrew Covehithe

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge - The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. Since opening in 1864, it has been a toll bridge, the income from which provides funds for its maintenance.

  • Coventry Cathedral - Celebrated as the UK's favourite 20th century building, Coventry Cathedral is known all over the world as a beautiful and unique venue.

  • Derwent Dam

  • Durham Cathedral - Durham Cathedral welcomes non-flash visitor photography. We have been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost one thousand years.

  • Ely Cathedral - With its unique 14th century octagonal lantern tower, Ely Cathedral is counted among the wonders of the medieval world.

  • Exeter Cathedral

  • Glastonbury Tor - On a clear day you can see for miles from Glastonbury Tor. It might be a bit of a steep climb, but a visit to the Grade I-listed tower at the top, which is steeped in history and legend, makes for a magical day out.

  • Gloucester Cathedral

  • Hereford Cathedral

  • Kents Cavern - 89/91 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JF - Kents Cavern, a UNESCO site, is Britain's Oldest known prehistoric home. You are led by a guide through a labyrinth of undergound natural passages used by humankind for thousands of years.

  • King's College Chapel - This imposing English Gothic structure was built between 1446 and 1515, and is the site where many great scholars were educated.

  • Levens Hall - Levens Hall is a stunning family home with exceptional Elizabethan interiors and the finest furniture, clocks and paintings. Explore the fascinating artefacts linking the Hall to the Duke of Wellington, marvel at the world's largest and oldest topiary gardens before visiting the gift shop and the new Levens Kitchen for refreshments.

  • Lincoln Cathedral - Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail.

  • Liverpool Cathedral - The Cathedral was only completed in 1978. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott when he was only 22 years old. It is a great space, without pillars or pews, the space is able to host huge concerts, exhibitions and fine dining on the main floor.

  • Longleat

  • Minack Theatre - Open-air theatre doesn’t get more dramatic than this. Set into the edge of a Cornish clifftop, the Minack Theatre puts on plays where ticketholders sit on seats carved into granite, and the backdrop is a sheer drop into the Atlantic.

  • Norwich Cathedral - “Norfolk’s favourite building”. Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped from Caen, Norwich Cathedral is set in the 44-acre Cathedral Close, a peaceful city centre sanctuary.

  • Osborne House

  • Peterborough Cathedral - Peterborough Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city of Peterborough, England. There has been a place of worship and prayer on the site for 1350 years, the present building approaching its 900th anniversary.

  • Ramsgate Tunnels - Your tour starts with a short film show in a 150-year-old Victorian Railway Tunnel before heading off into purpose-built Air Raid Precaution tunnels under the town of Ramsgate.

  • Rochester Cathedral - Growing in Christ since AD 604. This is England's second oldest cathedral. We are home to the Textus Roffensis, the only existing copy of the first code of English Law. Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.

  • Royal Pavilion

  • Salisbury Cathedral - Salisbury Cathedral, otherwise known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was constructed in the 13th century. It is a leading example of early English architecture, and possesses the tallest church spire in the entire country which stands at 404 ft. (123 m).

  • Shambles - Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the city centre of York with a long and interesting past. Dating back to Medieval times it was once the street of the butcher shops. Today the Shambles is Europe's most visited street, attracting tourists, shoppers and business clients.

  • Shibden Hall - Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens -

  • Southport Pier - Traditional Victorian pier containing many refreshment concessions, a road train and a lovely cafe bar at the end with scenic views and an old penny arcade

  • St Albans Cathedral - St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago.

  • St Mary's Church (Nantwich)

  • St Michael's Mound - Looming up in the middle of Mount's Bay and connected to the mainland at Marazion via a cobbled causeway, this abbey-crowned island is an unforgettable sight, and one of Cornwall's most iconic images. Initially a Benedictine monastery, and later the seat of the St Aubyn family, it's a must-visit. You can catch the ferry (adult/child £2/1) from Marazion at high tide, but it's worth arriving at low tide so you can walk across the causeway, as pilgrims did centuries ago.

  • St Paul's Cathedral - Sir Christopher Wren’s 300-year-old architectural masterpiece is a London icon. Towering over diminutive Ludgate Hill in a superb position that's been a place of Christian worship for more than 1400 years (and pagan before that), St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most magnificent buildings.

  • Tower Bridge - An iconic London landmark and one of Britain's best-loved historic sites, Tower Bridge is open to the public 363 days a year.

  • Tower of London - Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison where you can explore 1000 years of history. Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking, world-famous Crown Jewels.

  • Truro Cathedral

  • The University of Cambridge - Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was formally incorporated in 1571 and was patterned after those of Oxford and Paris with a traditional course of study based on Latin grammar, rhetoric and logic, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy.

  • Victoria Tunnel - Guided tours of the fully preserved 19th-century coal wagonway and WW2 air-raid shelter. Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be booked online through our website or by telephone during office hours.

  • Walton Hall and Gardens

  • Wells Cathedral - Wells Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Wells, Somerset, England, dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle and seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, whose cathedral it holds as the mother church of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

  • Westminster Abbey - A splendid mixture of architectural styles, Westminster Abbey is considered the finest example of Early English Gothic. It's not merely a beautiful place of worship – the Abbey is still a working church and the stage on which history unfolds. Never a cathedral (the seat of a bishop), Westminster Abbey is what is called a "royal peculiar", administered by the Crown.

  • Whitby Abbey

  • Winchester Cathedral - Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe, nestled at the heart of historic Winchester. It has been a place of worship and welcome for over 900 years and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain.

  • Wollaton Hall and Park - Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events program and an array of wildlife.

  • Worcester Cathedral - A place of prayer and worship for fourteen centuries. Royal Tombs, early 12th Century round Chapter House, examples of every type of early English Architecture, beautiful Norman Crypt, medieval Cloister, magnificent Victorian stained glass.

  • York Minster - Considered as one of the finest cathedrals in all of Great Britain, York Minster is likewise the largest in Northern Europe.


Beaches and bays

  • Beachy Head

  • Bedruthan Steps - Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is a stretch of coastline located on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is within the parish of St Eval and is part-owned by the National Trust.

  • Blakeney Point - Blakeney Point is a national nature reserve situated near to the villages of Blakeney, Morston and Cley next the Sea on the north coast of Norfolk, England.

  • Bournemouth Beach

  • Bude Sea Pool - Bude Sea Pool is a part-natural, partially man-made tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. It was built in the 1930s under the cliffs of Summerleaze Beach to provide safe bathing in seawater, but away from the dangerous Atlantic currents in the bay.

  • Camber Sands

  • Clacton-on-Sea Beach

  • Cleethorpes Beach

  • Deal Beach

  • Durdle Door

  • Exmouth Beach

  • Filey Beach

  • Fistral Beach

  • Gwithian Beach

  • Harlyn Bay

  • Hengistbury Head Beach

  • Holkham beach - There’s nowhere quite like the wide expanse of sand at Holkham Beach in Norfolk. At low tide, it stretches out, seemingly forever, as you emerge from underneath pine trees and pad out onto the beach.

  • Hunmanby Gap

  • Hunstanton Beach

  • Jurassic Coast - Not quite Isla Nublar, but pretty close, the Jurassic Coast is a 95-mile stretch of super pretty south England coastline famous for its unique geology. Running from Exmouth in Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, the rocks record 185 million years of the Earth’s history and became England’s first natural Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001

  • Lizard Peninsula - Lizard Peninsula is a peninsula in the southern part of Cornwall. It is recognized for its rare botanical specimens and geological formations and belongs to Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. According to some researchers, the name “Lizard” is taken from the Cornish name “Lys Ardh”, which literally translates to “high court”.

  • Lulworth Cove - Lulworth Cove is a cove near the village of West Lulworth, on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, southern England.

  • Old Harry Rocks

  • Porthminster Beach - A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.

  • Roker & Seaburn Beaches

  • Sandbanks Beach - Naturally beautiful, with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach has been designated by the European Commission as one of the few areas in the United Kingdom which has achieved the highest standard of cleanliness.

  • Scarborough Beach

  • Skegness Beach

  • St. Anne's Beach

  • The Needles - Isle of Wight - The Needles is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise about 30m out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, United Kingdom.

  • Tankerton Beach

  • Tunnels Beaches

  • Viking Bay

  • Wells Next The Sea Beach - At low water, Wells beach has huge open views and mile upon mile of sands and shallow channels to enjoy. When the tide comes in, the beach is transformed into a harbour, with the entrance channel suddenly busy with visiting yachts, fishing boats setting out for the day or returning with their catch, local small boats going out to fish as well as clouds of small sailing boats racing or cruising within the harbour.

  • Weston-Super-Mare Beach

  • Weymouth Beach

  • Whitby Beach

  • Woolacombe Beach - Woolacombe beach is family owned & family run with families in mind. We provide car parks, a lifeguard service, toilets, first aid and food and beach goods outlets.


Castles, Palaces and Stately homes

  • Alnwick Castle - Surrounded by glorious Northumberland countryside, Alnwick Castle is the second-largest inhabited castle in the country. Along with magnificent medieval architecture and opulent staterooms, it boasts a fascinating history packed with drama and intrigue. Alnwick Castle might look familiar, too, as it features as Hogwarts in several Harry Potter films.

  • Arundel Castle and Gardens - Arundel - BN18 9PA - Arundel Castle, home of the Duke of Norfolk, reflecting nearly 1,000 years of history,and commanding the surrounding landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and River Arun.

  • Astley Hall - One of Lancashire's most historic halls set in the beautiful park of the same name. The history of the Hall itself is full of intrigue, with stories of plotting and religious turmoil. It dates back to Elizabethan times with changes and additions over the centuries, all helping make a visit to the Hall a fascinating and enjoyable experience.

  • Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace represents the principal residence for the dukes of Marlborough. Built-in the English Baroque style, it’s the only non-episcopal non-royal country home in England to have been bestowed with the title of palace. The home, which is one of the largest in England, was constructed between 1705 and 1722, and in 1987 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Brodsworth Hall and Gardens - Brodsworth Hall is an outstanding survivor of a bygone era. Completed in 1863 and Set in 15 acres of award-winning formal gardens, the Hall is Conserved as found and contains a fully furnished interior, every item once owned by 3 successive generations of the Thellusson family.

  • Broughton Castle - A moated fortified manor house, about 2 miles west of Banbury. Built-in 1300 and then later added to in 1550, the Castle had strong links with the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War (1642-51).

  • Buckingham Palace - The official London residence of HRH the Queen welcomes visitors every summer. Take the opportunity to visit the magnificent State Rooms, the Royal Mews, the Queen’s Gallery and the gardens for an unforgettable glimpse inside the world of the British monarchy.

  • Carlisle Castle

  • Castle Howard - Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, within the civil parish of Henderskelfe, located 15 miles north of York. It is a private residence and has been the home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years.

  • Chatsworth House - Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire Dales of England, 3.5 miles northeast of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has belonged to his Cavendish family since 1549.

  • Cholmondeley Castle Gardens - The romantic gothic Castle - a product of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The Castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Oak, and Chestnut.

  • Corfe Castle

  • Derby Cathedral

  • Dover Castle - Standing guard atop the famous White Cliffs of Dover to protect the shores of Britain, Dover Castle is the largest and probably the oldest castle in England, and it occupies the location of the first Roman fortress built on British soil somewhere around the 1st Century AD.

  • Durham Castle - Durham Castle, which was erected during the 11th century, was initially a strong point for King Norman and served as a way for him to display his power and prestige throughout the northern regions of the country.

  • Hampton Court Palace - Hampton Court Palace is a Grade I listed royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 12 miles southwest and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Building of the palace began in 1514 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the chief minister of King Henry VIII.

  • Hever Castle - Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge, 30 miles south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539, it was the seat of the Boleyn family.

  • Highclere Castle - Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, this is considered to be one of the finest Victorian homes still in existence, which houses fine furniture and works of art.

  • Hughenden Manor

  • Lancaster Castle

  • Leed's Castle - Leeds Castle is widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful castles in England, located on a vast 500-acre estate in Kent, Southern England. The castle has stood guard over the lovely Kent landscape for around 900 years and offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family.

  • Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum - Lewes Castle is open year round, and has a wonderful view from the top of the Keep. Next door is the Barbican House Museum with displays of the history of Sussex.

  • Lincoln Castle - Three great attractions. One great day out. Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian Prison. Magna Carta. Enjoy spectacular views across Lincolnshire from our completed Medieval Wall Walk.

  • Nottingham Castle - Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery stand on the site of a 1000-year-old Norman castle, and it is the place where the famous legend of Robin Hood originated. The original castle was twice destroyed and was eventually replaced by the stately Ducal Palace you see today, which houses an impressive collection of Fine and Decorative Arts.

  • Oxburgh Hall

  • Oxford Castle & Prison - Oxford Castle & Prison explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you.

  • Paxton House - One of the finest examples of an 18th-century Palladian Country house in all of Britain. There are many activities at Paxton House to keep you busy for a whole day, including house tours, boat trips and net fishing on the River Tweed, tearoom and gift shop, extensive grounds and gardens, galleries and exhibitions.

  • Pendennis Castle - Explore one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Discover how the castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle.

  • Raby Castle

  • Ripley Castle and Gardens

  • Rochester Castle - Rochester Castle stands on the banks of the River Medway in Kent on the site of one of the earliest Roman forts in England, originally built to safeguard a bridge the Romans used to move their legions from Dover to London.

  • Sizergh Castle

  • Skipton Castle - Where better to experience almost a thousand years of British history than by visiting Skipton Castle. Open all year round, tours are popular with visitors who come from far and wide to explore what some consider to be, a castle jewel of the North.

  • Somerset House - Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.

  • Tamworth Castle - Step back in time and experience life in a Norman motte and bailey castle. Explore Tudor and Stuart chambers, grand Victorian reception rooms and the magnificent late Medieval Great Hall.

  • Temple Newsam - One of the great country houses of England set within a Capability Brown landscape surrounded by beautiful parkland which includes a working rare breeds farm, Temple Newsam has so much to offer visitors. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley, the notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion.

  • Tintagel Castle - Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, with stunning views west across the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find the magical ruins of Tintagel Castle. With a wild history stretching as far back as the Romans, the castle is steeped in legend and mystery and is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

  • Wallington Hall

  • Warwick Castle - Warwick Castle is a medieval castle that dates back to 1068 and was built by William the Conqueror not long after the Norman Conquest. Originally, it was created using wooden motte and bailey, though it was then rebuilt in the 12th century using stone.

  • Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle, one of the British royal family’s residences, is located in the county of Berkshire. It was originally built during the 11th century, not long after the Norman invasion led by William the Conqueror. Ever since Henry I came to the throne in 1100, the castle has been utilized by succeeding monarchs and represents the longest-occupied palace in all of Europe.

Cities, towns, villages and islands

  • Brixham Harbour

  • Brownsea Island - Owned by the National Trust, Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife, such as the rare red squirrel and a wide variety of birds, including dunlin, kingfishers, common and sandwich terns and oystercatchers.

  • Cotswolds/Stow-On-The-Wold - Stow-on-the-Wold pretty much encompasses everything you might be after in a picture-perfect Cotswolds town. Small, cute and abundantly characterful, Stow-on-the-Wold was once known for its wool trade.

  • Farne Islands - A group of islands on the very northeast of England which represent one of the greatest dangers to shipping around the entire British Isles.

  • Folkestone Harbour Arm

  • Ilfracombe Harbour

  • Ipswich Waterfront

  • Lindisfarne - The Holy Island of Lindisfarne (to give this special place its correct name) is located just off the mainland of the northern-most part of England's east coast, close to the border with Scotland. Lindisfarne was first inhabited by Saint Aidan in 635AD and was the epicentre of Christianity during Anglo Saxon times.

  • Lundy Island - Located off the coast of Devon, this granite outcrop lies between England and America and is famed for its marine reserve.

  • Padstow Harbour

  • Poole Harbour

  • Royal Albert Dock Liverpool - A scenic renovated area of Liverpool that hosts the famous Tate Gallery, home to a wide range of world-class art, and the Beatles Museum, a tribute to the famous rock group.

  • Whitstable - The pretty town of Whitstable in Kent is picture-perfect for a day by the seaside, with colourfully painted houses, a wide pebble beach, cool shops and some great coastal art galleries.

Nature reserves/national parks/gardens/lakes/forests

  • Abbey Gardens

  • Basildon Park - An 18th-century house, a 1950s home. This is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but twice. Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid-1950s.

  • Beale Park - Beale Wildlife Park was founded in 1956 by Gilbert Beale who created the Child Beale Trust, a charitable organisation, dedicated to the care and conservation of rare and endangered mammals and birds.

  • Beaumont Park -

  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens - Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world.

  • Black Park

  • The Botanical Gardens

  • Brimham Rocks - An amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations: a great day out for families, climbers and those who love the outdoors.

  • Catbells Lakeland Walk -

  • Charlecote Park - Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world and the design influence they had on the house and parkland. See how Mary Elizabeth Lucy remodelled the house in Victorian times.

  • Christchurch Park

  • Darley Park - Darley Park is a large, picturesque and popular park situated within walking distance of the city centre. It is located on the River Derwent at the gateway to the World Heritage Site.

  • Derwentwater

  • Devil's Dyke National Trust - A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs Devil’s Dyke, just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and England’s most colourful habitat.

  • Dimmingsdale - Dimmingsdale is truly perfect for walkers and ramblers looking to enjoy the Churnet Valley, Staffordshire Moorlands & Staffordshire Peak District. Dimmingsdale is truly one of Staffordshire’s hidden gems. This enchanting and beautiful valley is a haven for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity and spectacular scenery.

  • Dovedale - Dovedale valley is owned and cared for by the National Trust, with important woodlands, wildflower meadows and impressive limestone rock features throughout the valley.

  • East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden - The garden is open from 3rd March to 31st October on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm to 5.30pm.

  • Erewash Nature Reserve

  • Etherow Country Park

  • Ferry Meadows Country Park - There is something for everybody at Ferry Meadows. Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre.

  • Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Discover Bowland and explore 803 sq km of rural Lancashire (730 sq km) and Yorkshire (73 sq km). The Forest of Bowland was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964 and provides some of the most peaceful and remote walking.

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden - Explore a great abbey and elegant water garden at this World Heritage Site near Harrogate. Cistercian monks chose this place to establish Fountains Abbey in 1132, and the walls echo with centuries-old stories. Follow the riverside path to Studley Royal, a playful water garden designed by visionaries John and William Aislabie in the 18th century.

  • Graves Park

  • Haigh Woodland Park - Haigh Woodland Park is the jewel in Wigan's crown of green spaces - and it's transforming into a one-of-a-kind attraction for families across the north-west.

  • Hardwick Hall and Garden

  • Hawkstone Park Follies - 100 acres of stunning scenery filled with magical Follies around every corner. One of Britain's original theme parks, this fantasy landscape full of bridges, towers and caves has been inspiring visitors for over 250 years.

  • High Elms Country Park

  • Highgrove Gardens - Highgrove is the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Its organic gardens are open to the public for guided tours between April and October each year. Tickets must be booked in advance.

  • Hotham Park

  • Hyde Park - No visit to London would be complete without spending an hour or two exploring Hyde Park, one of the country's most impressive Royal Parks located in the heart of the city. The park covers over 350 acres and is visited by millions of locals and tourists every year.

  • Jesmond Dene - Jesmond Dene is the jewel in the crown of Newcastle's parks and green spaces. The Dene is packed full of historic and natural features and masses of wildlife, flowers and ancient woodland for everyone to enjoy.

  • Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".

  • Lake Windermere/The Lake District - Compared to a lot of England’s gentle rolling hills, the landscape of the Lakes is dramatic, with jagged mountains meeting deep mirrored lakes.

  • Leavesden Country Park

  • Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens - In 2019, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens opened its doors after a closure of 10 years, this magnificent Grade 1 listed garden was nearly lost forever and has been the subject of the largest garden restoration in England and possibly Europe.

  • Malvern Hills - Located in the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire, the Malvern Hills and Commons provide for 3,000 acres of spectacular natural beauty.

  • Malvern and Brueton Park

  • Melton Country Park

  • The Mill Garden - This garden lies in a magical setting on the banks of the River Avon beneath the walls of Warwick Castle. Winding paths lead round every corner to dramatic views of the castle and ruined Medieval Bridge.

  • Mote Park

  • New Forest - One of England’s National Parks, the New Forest is a wild expanse of moors, forest trails, heathland and ancient woodland. Spend a morning walking or cycling around spotting the wild ponies which roam around the area.

  • Norfolk Broads - With more than 201km (125mi) of unspoilt waterways and lakes, the Norfolk Broads National Park is a unique place full of incredible British wildlife and fabulous scenery. Cruise through reed marshes and past wild meadows and woodland for the ultimate getaway.

  • Peasholm Park

  • The Plantation Garden - A beautifully restored Victorian garden of 3 acres which is run by volunteers for the benefit of the community. All your entrance fees go to the upkeep of the garden, new plants etc. On Sundays in summer teas are served for musical entertainment.

  • Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

  • Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park - Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. The cavern is famous for the spectacular and unique crystal formations including the longest stalactite formation in the region. Your expert guide will accompany you on a 45 minute journey through chambers once used as shelter and worship by prehistoric to roman visitors.

  • Priory Country Park

  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr

  • Richmond Park

  • Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history.

  • RSPB Old Moor - Are you looking for tranquil and idyllic, to escape the stresses of daily life, we are for you! Are you looking fun and events for the kids, we are for you. Our beautiful nature reserve has something for everyone, we have a fabulous visitor centre and cafe, beautiful places to walk and relax, great events and a funtastic playground area. Come on down for an excellent day out!

  • Rutland Water - Rutland Water covers 4,200 acres of open countryside. The park offers everything from walking and cycling to fishing and watersports. There is also our fantastic nature reserve, managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and home to the Rutland Osprey Project.

  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle, saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbed.

  • Seven Sisters Country Park

  • Sherwood Forest - Visit the legendary home of Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest Country Park which is a 450 acre site within the wider Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.

  • Sherwood Pines - Have an adventurous day out in the great outdoors, at any time of the year. Come and explore one of the Midland’s most well-known forests! With activity trails, play areas, bike hire, wild running and mountain biking trails,

  • Southport Marine Lake

  • St. Nectan's Glen

  • Stanwick Lakes

  • Sutton Park National Nature Reserve - Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.There are opportunities to enjoy walking, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, play areas, restaurants and use bridle paths and cycling routes in the Park.

  • Tegg’s Nose Country Park - Discover Tegg's Nose Country Park and experience Cheshire's wild hill country where rock dominates the landscape. Dry stone walls and sturdy barns add to the dramatic character of the steeply sided valleys while many of the hilltops are pitted with old quarries.

  • Tilgate Park

  • Trent and Mersey Canal

  • Trent Park

  • Ullswater Lake

  • Verulamium Park - Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide-open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name.

  • Walsall Arboretum

  • Wellington Country Park

  • Westonbirt Arboretum

  • Wightwick Manor and Gardens

  • Windsor Great Park - Welcome to 4800 acres of sweeping parkland, award-winning gardens, ancient woodland and forest trails that are just waiting to be explored.There is something for everyone within Windsor Great Park, at any time of year.

  • Wrest Park

  • Yorkshire Dales - The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in the historic county of Yorkshire, England, most of it in the Yorkshire Dales National Park created in 1954.

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the UK’s leading outdoor art gallery and an international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture.


Trails/hiking/climbing/caves/peaks/mountains

  • The Camel Trail

  • Cheddar Gorge - Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar, Somerset, England. The gorge is the site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.

  • Cuckoo Trail

  • Cornish Coastal Path

  • Cotswold Way - This 104-mile hiking trail starts close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishes in Bath, as it winds through pretty countryside and delightful villages steeped in history.

  • Helvellyn - This is England's 3rd highest mountain at 3,118 feet.

  • Ingleton Waterfalls Trail - A 4½ mile trail, via a series of spectacular waterfalls, through ancient woodland and beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery.

  • Isle Of Wight Coastal Footpath

  • Kinder Scout

  • Loughrigg Fell

  • Norfolk Coast Path - The Norfolk Coast Path runs for 42 miles from Hunstanton to Cromer, with the majority of this walking trail running through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Monsal Trail

  • Orrest Head

  • Primrose Hill - Okay, not exactly with the lemurs. But a grassy perch at the top of Primrose Hill in London will give you amazing views of the city skyline as well as the edges of London Zoo, in the northern reaches of Regent’s Park.

  • Rivelin Valley Nature Trail

  • Roseberry Topping

  • Solent Way Walk - Lymington - SO41 5ZB - Starting from Milford-on-Sea, this is a two-mile walk alongthe coast, ending at Hurst Castle, an ancient monument open year 'round, with a cafe. A ferry runs from the village of Keyhaven from Easter through summer months.

  • Symonds Yat Rock

  • Undercliff Walk

  • Viking Coastal Trail

  • White cliffs of Dover - The White Cliffs of Dover, part of the North Downs formation, is the region of English coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France.

  • White Scar Cave - There are various show caves up and down the country, usually in hillier areas, and the Yorkshire Dales is home to many, but White Scar is easily the largest and most impressive. It runs 6km (3.7mi) in total, and the section open to visitors includes the 900m-long Battlefield Cavern, one of the largest known cave chambers in the UK.

  • Yorkshire Wolds Way

Waterfalls

  • Aira Force - For 300 years visitors have been drawn here, where rainwater runs from the fells into Aira Beck and thunders in one 65-foot leap over the falls. Yet, Aira Force is much more than an impressive waterfall.


Historical sites

  • Hadrian’s Wall - Hadrian’s Wall was once a defensive fortification built by the Romans from AD 122 onwards under the advocacy of Emperor Hadrian.

  • Roman Baths, Bath - Bath’s thermal waters have attracted visitors for hundreds of years. The Romans were the area’s first big fans, and the extravagant baths they constructed using the naturally heated springs can still be visited today.

  • Stonehenge - Whilst I have already visited Stonehenge many years ago, I didn't have my photography gear with me and it was a bit of a quick visit. So I intend to return with gear in tow and spend a little more time at the site.

  • Sutton Hoo - Egypt has the Great Pyramids, Mexico has Chichen Itza, England has Sutton Hoo. Discovered in the 1930s, it is the site of several Anglo-Saxon burial mounds dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, including an entire ship burial filled with treasures, which has since been relocated to the British Museum. Even without these, the site is a marvel to behold and gives an amazing insight into the practices of people from that era.

  • Vindolanda - Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most famous and not to be missed tourist attractions lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall Country. Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is the home of Britain's 'Top Treasure' - the Vindolanda Writing Tablets - and is one Europe's most important Roman archeological sites, with live excavations taking place every year.


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