5 Must See Places In The United Kingdom

United Kingdom is one of the most storied civilizations in history. This legendary country has influenced the world with art, literature, hospitality, music and culture. United Kingdom is known as the largest empire in history and continues to draw visitors from around the world. There are many places, sights and activities to do for visitors of United Kingdom though the capital city London has captured the interest of many. Here are the 5 must see places and activities to do in the United Kingdom.

Must See Places In UK

1. Read Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

Cottage at Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Cottage at Stratford-upon-Avon | (c) Photo By Pictures Of England

One of the greatest influencers of literature the world has seen – William Shakespeare, came from this small market town of Stratford upon Avon, which is located in southern England. Stratford upon Avon has a population of just over 25,000 but receives more than 3 million visitors each year. William Shakespeare contributed 38 plays and 154 sonnets before his death in 1616. You can take a visit to see the the carefully restored 16th century timbered house of William Shakespeare, situated on Henley Street. This is the house that William Shakespeare spent his childhood.

What You Should Do:

While at Stratford upon Avon, you can pick up souvenir collections of Shakespeare’s work. You can also find small cafes and pubs where you can discover the words that have resonated for over four centuries.

2. Learn At The University of Cambridge

Kings College At The University Cambridge

Kings College At The University Cambridge | (c) Photo By Stavela

University of Cambridge, the very name just conjures up images of fabled libraries, bespectacled professors and unrivaled minds. Cambridge, located 50 miles from London is world famous University town, which was settled 3,500 years ago by tribes of Gaul. Cambridge is the second oldest University in both United Kingdom and the English speaking world, and the seventh oldest globally. Some of the greatest thinkers in history have come from Cambridge such as Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

What You Should Do:

Take a trip to one of the lecture halls at the University of Cambridge and sit on for some of their legendary debates.

3. Brave The Tower of London

Tower of London England

Tower of London England | (c) Photo By WallpaperWeb

There are only a few buildings in the world that carry history and The Tower of London is one of them in United Kingdom. Comprised of a treasury, armory, menagerie and defensive moat, the notorious castle has played a prominent role in English and world history. Standing over the River Thames, the Tower has a reputation for nobility and brutality. The Tower of London was built nearly 1,000 years ago and still stands today. Many of its chambers are intact and unchanged since 1066.

What You Should Do:

Visit The Tower of London’s’  torture chamber where people – innocent and guilty, were horrifically “racked”. You will be able to see a replica rack which sits on display that is complete with functioning rollers and straps.

4. Meditate at Stonehenge


Stonehenge | (c) Photo By Salika Jayasinghe

Stonehenge is one of the greatest mysteries of the world, which is located in Wiltshire in United Kingdom. The prehistoric monument has captured people’s imaginations since its creation in 2,500 BC. Stonehenge consists of massive 30-ton stones formed in a circular setting. Although the exact purpose of the monument is not entirely known, it is thought to have been constructed as a celestial observatory, allowing its builders to predict eclipses and equinoxes.

What You Should Do:

Take a load off and sit down against one of the stones. Close your eyes, free your mind and consider the depth of nothingness.

5. Have a Stag Party in London

The London Eye at Night

The London Eye at Night | (c) Photo By Visit England

If you know anything about the United Kingdom, you know that it has a long history of masculinity. For hundreds of years, kings and knights roamed the countryside defending their land, honor and women. With this vibe, London is a perfect setting for stag weekends. It is one of the world’s top cultural centers. With a population of 7,556,000, London pumps out more art, fashion and entertainment than almost any other city on the planet.

What You Should Do:

Gather your friends and hit the city. No stag is complete without stopping by a few nightclubs, bars and restaurants for some last memories of bachelorhood while in United Kingdom.

If you are planning a trip to the United Kingdom, use these 5 destinations as checkpoints. There is no better place to soak up culture, history, art and entertainment than the United Kingdom!

Jo WilkesAbout The Author Jo Wilkes is a freelance travel writer from London who’s biggest passion is traveling all over the world and learning about the exciting cultures and undiscovered places. Currently writing for Red Seven Leisure, a company who specializes in helping you organise your Stag Weekend.

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