The list of British landmarks worth a visit is continuously getting longer and longer and it’s hard to remember the newest arrivals. We all know Buckingham Palace, Edinburgh Castle and St Pauls Cathedral are wonderful landmarks and most of us have visited these at least once. But what about a restored shipping dock turned attraction or beautiful Welsh caves? Check out the following five places..
Once the tallest building in the world, and the third largest Cathedral in the UK, this beautiful Gothic cathedral is totally worth a visit. It is said to be one of the most spectacular cathedrals in all of Britain and was home to one of only four surviving originals of the Magna Carta. (It’s actually now displayed in the wonderful Lincoln Castle). Stunning architecture, roof tours, child friendly tours, stories and legends, history, religious services – it’s the one cathedral you ought to visit this year and we can actually see it in all its glory, through the windows of our offices, so we should know!
The Albert Dock attracts millions of visitors every year to the World Heritage Site waterfront, making it Liverpool’s biggest tourist attraction.
With a generous scattering of bars, tours, museums, exhibitions, restaurants, hotels, shops, an adventure play area, events, cafes and nightclubs all on one very picturesque waterfront location, it’s clear to see why so many people have started flocking here.
It’s also home to the Tate Liverpool which offers four floors of modern and contemporary art and is the most popular gallery outside London. A great place to visit for both day visits and short breaks.
A multi-award winning, stunningly beautiful tropical garden and home to the world’s largest greenhouse and a 30-acre outdoor garden.
Travel around the world with stimulated environments of tropical destinations such as Southeast Asia, West Africa, the Mediterranean and South America, complete with banana trees, bamboo, African sculptures, waterfalls, wall paintings and lemon trees.
You can wander amongst millions of flowers, walk along mosaic paths or above the rainforest on a canopy walkway, see the largest flower in the world (which smells like a rotting carcass), cork sculptures and Roul roul partridges, visit the superfood café, vineyards, interactive exhibits, restaurants, perfume garden and lots more.
It’s not just entertaining, it’s also completely educational and provides hours and hours of fun for the whole family – even dogs are welcome!
Dan yr Ogof caves
Discover the natural wonders of Wales. The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is an extensive award-winning cave system in the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 3 different caves to visit, all offering something different, from their history, unusual formations and skeletons to waterfalls, underground lakes and exhibits.
Buying a ticket to these remarkable caves will also cover a number of other attractions on site, you can also visit the world’s largest life sized Dinosaur Park, an Iron Age Village or the Millennium Stone Circle, to name a few.
Another great place to spend the whole day, or whole weekend and with a camp site, caravan park and cottages based in the National Park there is no excuse to take advantage of the gorgeous, activity-laden location.
This majestic architectural treasure was the childhood home of The Queen’s Mother, Princess Margaret’s birthplace and the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
It’s a striking landmark steeped in history and beauty and it’s not just the castle that’s impressive, the surrounding grounds are included on the national listing of significant gardens. It’s allegedly home to several ghosts, making it one of the most haunted castles in the North!
Guided tours, formal gardens, nature walks, exhibition rooms, legends, ghost stories and tales, Glamis Castle proves there is more than one amazing castle to visit in Scotland.