UK’s Best Tourist Spots

June 11, 2014

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales… it might sound like a children’s playground game but we are of course talking about the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is any traveller’s dream as English is widely spoken and public transport is organised and widely available. On top of all this you’ll find historical landmarks and natural wonders- any photographers dream! Here we share a few must-visit traditional attractions and our favourite hidden gems.


St Michaels Mount

{St Michaels Mount}

Popular: Stonehenge, Wiltshire

The historic monument is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world and for obvious reasons. The site is still shrouded in mystery and is estimated to date back to around 3000 BC. You simply have to go and experience the magic for yourself whether you are a history buff or not.

Hidden gem: St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Often confused with the French island, Mont Saint Michel, this island is located just off the Cornish coast. Wander around the town and explore the historic castle. Take stroll through the colourful gardens and enjoy the romantic view from  the top. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring extra cash in case the tide comes in and you need to take a ferry back to land.



{The Dark Hedges by Elyce Naylon}

Popular: Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim

Located in Northern Ireland these basalt pillars that resemble a staircase is the result of volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. It is easy to see why this is a World Heritage Site. Go early to avoid the crowds and remember to dress for the changing weather. Rain is not uncommon!

Hidden gem: The Dark Hedges, Country Antrim

We should all thank the Stuart family for planting all these beech trees in the 18th century. Today it creates a beautiful tunnel that is any photographer’s dream! This can easily be combined with a visit to the Causeway as they are quite close by.



{The Fairy Pools}

Popular: Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

After centuries of searching the Loch Ness monster remains hidden in his loch yet tourists still flock to it in the hopes of catching a glimpse of this mystical creature. Maybe Nessie is just very shy? Luckily every visitor is guaranteed the reward of the spectacular view.

Hidden gem: Fairy pools, Isle of Skye

This is an absolute must visit for all who make their way. These beautiful natural pools feature crystal clear water streams which can be explored on an easy walk on a sometimes muddy path. Make sure to take your camera with you as there are plenty of opportunities to capture the spectacular pools. If it is very hot you might want to pack your bathing suit, but on most days a rain jacket would be best suited.


Cardiff Castle

{Cardiff Castle}

Popular: Cardiff

The most popular town in Wales which used to be a Roman fort has come a long way since. It now boasts a lively night life with luxury boutiques. Popular tourist attractions include the Cardiff castle which has replaced the old fort and the National History Museum. So grab yourself a nice beer from Brains Brewery and keep warm whilst exploring this historical gem!

Hidden gem: Isle of Anglesey

Not really that hidden anymore, the official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is a quiet beach town on the North West coast of Wales. Expect to find a lot of monuments and prehistoric markers that dot the coast as well as several stately residences. Also take a tour of the historic lighthouse for some amazing views of the coast. Anglesey beaches also offer some of the best surfing spots in the UK. This is Wales unspoilt!



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