The United Kingdom has more to offer than many people might assume. When a lot of people think about traveling to the UK, they immediately think about visiting London and all the sites in the capital city. However, there are many other places to see and activities to complete that you should consider during your time in the UK.
Visit Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s Wall was once the defensive fortifications built by the Romans during their time in Britain. The construction of the area began during 122 AD which was during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. The region around Hadrian’s Wall was a military fortification, levy tax area and a customs post. Today, a significant portion of the wall still stands and you will be able to visit this.
Visit Durham Castle
Durham Castle has been used by the University College, Durham since the 1840’s and is still the working building for hundreds of students today. Fortunately, the castle is now open to the public with guided tours taking place to teach visitors about the history of this remarkable building.
The castle is located on the top of a hill in the Durham Peninsula and is opposite Durham Cathedral. The castle was first constructed in the 11th century to help protect the power of the Norman kings in the north of England.
Spend Some Time In Soho
Soho is one of the main locations in London for celebrations, live entertainment, a pulsing nightlife and delicious food. Tourists can often be seen taking a walking tour through the area or relaxing in Soho Square.
There are a number of luxury hotels in the area and it is also possible to find delicious cheap food as well as some of the finest dining restaurants in the UK that you can visit with your luxury car rental.
Visit Westminster Abbey
The City of Westminster in London is the home of the large gothic church Westminster Abbey. The abbey has long been used for coronations and is a burial site for many of the monarchs of the British Isles. Historical accounts by Sulcard in 1080, place the establishment of the abbey as being in the time of Mellitus, Bishop of London. It is possible to enter the historic abbey and there are some tours that will take you through and past this church.
Visit Lizard Peninsula
A natural feature of the UK that many tourists forget about is Lizard Peninsula. The name of this peninsula is believed to have come from the Cornish name Lyds Ardh which means high court. The Cornish name is believed to have come about during the Iron and Roman period and changed as the English language adapted to modern times.
This peninsula has also been known as the Graveyard of Ships because it is too dangerous for ships to pass. For those looking at the historical significance of the area, they will find that the peninsula was inhabited with burial mounds being found in the area.
There are a lot of different things to do in the UK. There are many areas of historical significance, but there are large cities that offer the nightlife that some tourists may be looking for.