Things you should do whilst in the UK
1) See the Northern Lights
Lying on the same latitude as Stavenger in Norway and Nunivak Island in Alaska means visitors to Scotland are highly likely to see the Northern Lights. Some of the best places in Scotland to see them during the autumn and winter months on clear nights include Wick in Caithness and Galloway Forest Park, the only Dark Sky Park in Scotland. Aberdeenshire, the Cairngorms, Angus and Rannoch Moor are other top viewing spots.
2) Visit the world’s oldest castle
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world with stunning woodland that is home to over 500 red deer, that roam freely. The impressive drive up to the castle is still used by the royal carriages as part of the route from Windsor Castle to the Ascot Races.
3) Visit Bristol the graffiti capital of the UK
The world’s most notorious graffiti artist, Banksey, hails from Bristol where you will find a vibrant street art scene. Stokes Croft, is the heart of Bristol’s cultural quarter and home to Banksy’s first piece to become famous, the Mild Mild West. You will find his other work such as Cat and Dog on Foster Street and the famous Masked Gorilla on Fishponds Road.
4) Visit one of the remotest beaches
Picture landing on a two mile stretch of cockles that double up as a runway on a small island called Barra, which is a short flight from Glasgow. The flights are flexible as the pilot can only land at certain times because the runway is under water twice a day. Once here you can enjoy the secluded white sand beaches, cycle around the tiny island or go on a guided kayak tour.
5) Experience Britain’s best drive
The A591 is dubbed 'Britain’s best drive' and for good reason. It stretches between Kendal and Keswick in Cumbria, and is home to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping scenery. Those making the 45-minute journey are rewarded by no fewer than five dramatic Lakes, dozens of world-famous mountains and some of the most idyllic places on the planet.
6) Take to the skies to see Gower Peninsula
The Gower Peninsula was the first of 46 places in the UK to be awarded ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ for its wild moors, limestone cliffs and golden, sandy beaches. They are a must see. And what better way than parachuting from 12,000ft.
This aerial decent will give you amazing views as well as an experience you’ll remember for the rests of your life. Take a tandem skydive and experience a free fall at 120mph while attached to a fully-qualified instructor.
7) Visit Hull – City of Culture
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t heard of Hull you should visit. Awarded the City of Culture in 2017 it is a creative city that is reinventing itself. Fondly known as the most poetic city in England as well as the place where the famous boiled sweet was invented.
8) Go dinosaur hunting on the Jurassic Coast
The fascinating rock formations and fossils of the Jurassic Coast chart 185 million years of the Earth's history. And it’s highly likely that you’ll find a fossil if you take a stroll along the beaches.
9) Get your thrill on the UK’s only double-launch roller coaster
It hasn’t opened yet but come Spring a new roller coaster will be the draw at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The ICON is a one of its kind in the world and will expose riders to the same g-force as a Formula 1 driver.
10) Punting in Cambridge
A visit to Cambridge, home to the second oldest university in the English-Speaking world, isn’t complete without a walk through some of the breath-taking colleges, such as Darwin College, wouldn’t be complete without going punting. The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge giving spectacular views of some of the famous Colleges, such as King’s