Top 10 Places to Visit In UK and IrelandPosted on Oct 25 in Europe, Travel Tipsby ShelynPrint
Britain and Ireland have some truly incredible spots to explore if you’re holidaying in this part of the world. From stunning and prehistoric scenery, to towns and cities full of architecture, history, and culture, there is something for everyone. With many top attractions sometimes being a little out of the way it is ideal to hire your own transport. If you’re using car rental, Ireland and the UK have some beautiful spots to visit, with ten top sights that you shouldn’t miss.
The capital city of Britain, London is one of the world’s greatest metropolises and shouldn’t be missed off your trip. It is filled with ancient history of eras gone by, has both historic and modern architecture, and with such a diversity of residents, you’ll find every culture from quintessential English to Indian cuisine and Latino beats.
Bath is famed for its hot springs, many of which you can indulge in by visiting luxurious spas. The city’s layout is a beautiful piece of planning to be seen, and you can visit Roman Baths for a glimpse into the past.
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If you’re a fan of churches and cathedrals, then Canterbury is the place to go. Canterbury Cathedral is one of the grandest cathedrals in the UK, and you’ll also find England’s oldest church, the Church of St. Martin.
York will make you feel as if you’ve travelled back in time, and this town has beautiful houses, a city wall and a large cathedral, making it one of Britain’s most preserved towns.
Oxford is home to the notable Oxford University, with the university buildings themselves offering beautiful architecture to the eye. Meanwhile, the Cotswolds are close by, allowing you to explore countryside and little quaint English cottages.
6. Giant’s Causeway
Located in County Antrim, Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is a stunning geological formation of around 40,000 basalt rock columns. Legend tells of an Irish giant living in the area who looked across the sea to his Scottish giant rival.
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7. Dublin, Ireland
Dublin is one of the Ireland’s favourite cities with tourists, and an ideal spot to visit is Trinity College. It is said to be one of the best universities in Ireland, and its buildings are hundreds of years old having been founded by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1592.
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One of the world’s greatest landmarks and mysteries, Stonehenge dates to more than 5,000 years ago. The huge stones are iconic, and are fitted together like alters. However, no one has yet uncovered the true meaning behind this historic site.
Photograph by Joel Sartore
Wales is widely known as Castle Country, and you’ll find ancient ruins and preserved buildings scattered throughout the romantic countryside. Towers, drawbridges and parapets can all be found within castles, with two of the most famed being Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle.
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10. Scottish Highlands
If you want to get back to nature and discover wild Scotland, then the Scottish Highlands are the place to go to. The remote area allows for hiking, cycling and kayaking without seeing another sole all day as you take in the regions flora and fauna. Scottish fortresses once runby warlords can also be visited, adding a violent historic atmosphere to the highlights.
Eilean Donan Castle © Sonja Pieper
Photos by Steve Carter