The UK is full of rich culture and history in every corner. From seaside towns to medieval cities, there is a place for everyone when travelling around Britain.

We’ve compiled a list of our 5 best places to visit in the UK;

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Places to visit in the UK

Best time to go: May – August

This medieval market town is the birthplace of the late, great William Shakespeare, the most famous writer in the world. Visitors can enjoy Shakespeare’s renowned plays in the heart of the town at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre. Stratford-upon-Avon is also home to the UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Best time to go: May – August

Edinburgh is Scotland’s hilly capital city that has century’s worth of rich history embedded throughout its compact streets. Visit the oldest part of Scotland’s capital, the medieval Old Town, adorned with cobblestone streets and sitting in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle. Hike to the peak of Arthur’s Seat for some breath-taking views of the city or take stroll along the Royal Mile and stop off for a tipple at the Scotch Whiskey Distillery.

Cambridge

Cambridge, England, Places to visit in the UK

Best time to go: May – August

Cambridge lies on the River Cam and is famous for its prestigious university which has seen an impressive alumni including; Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. If you visit Cambridge, there is one activity you must try and that’s punting along the river. Pass under the Mathematical Bridge and past ‘The Backs’, enjoying stunning views of the University grounds.

Blackpool

Blackpool, England, Places to visit in the UK

Best time to go: April – October

Blackpool is best known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an old school amusement park with an exciting wooden rollercoaster. Blackpool Tower stands at 158 metres tall and houses; a 125-year old circus, a vertigo-inducing glass-bottom viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom which holds national and international Ballroom dancing competitions. The Blackpool Illuminations is an annual electric and neon light show that takes place from September to November on the Promenade.

Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best time to go: July – August

Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital city, most famously known for being the birthplace of RMS Titanic. The renowned Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and is a must-see when visiting this wonderful city. Occupying an impressive 28-acres of south Belfast is the Botanic Gardens. The Ulster Museum lies within the grounds of the Botanic Garden, where visitors can come face to face with dinosaurs, see a real-life Egyptian mummy and marvel at modern masterpieces.

Make this summer one to remember…

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