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Ten places to visit in the UK

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Whether you’re looking for somewhere to spend the day or for a beach holiday, there are plenty of great places to visit across the UK. Here are our top 10 locations and ideas of where to go.


The county has 95 miles of beautiful coastline, with clean beaches, rock pools and plenty of opportunities for fossil hunting. The area has places to visit for the whole family, including Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary and Crealy Adventure Park. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit different, then head to the small fishing village of Beer.


Here you’ll find some stunning beaches, which are perfect for family holidays. Beaches such as Fistral and Perranporth include all the amenities you’ll need to enjoy your day. For some free fun try Heartlands, with an adventure play area, gardens and cafe. Other locations for days out include Trelissick Gardens, Paradise Park and Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre.


A visit here has everything from glorious beaches to rolling countryside. The beaches at Filey, Bridlington and Barmston are great for families. In Scarborough there’s Peasholme Park with its boating lake, oriental gardens, bandstand and re-enacted naval battles. A trip to Burton Agnes Hall has something for all the family to enjoy.


day trip to the beachHere you can have a traditional beach holiday or a trip along the Norfolk Broads. There are miles of clean beaches, including the Blue Flag Mundesley, or you can have fun whatever the weather at Fritton Lake Activity Park. There’s also the animal sanctuary at Caledcott Visitor Centre or take to the trees at BeWILDerwood.


From great visitor attractions to family friendly beaches, Edinburgh can offer it all. You can check out the views of the Forth Bridges, visit the beaches at Yellowcraig and Portobello, walk around Holyrood Park or take a Seafari trip. Other places of interest include Gorgie City Farm, the National Museum of Flight and the Royal Botanic Gardens.


For traditional family fun, the resort of Cleethorpes has golden beaches, a land train and fantastic pier, as well as the Pleasure Island theme park. The coastline also features Mablethorpe and Anderby Creek. You can check out the traditional windmill at Waltham or explore the gardens, animals, art gallery and adventure playground at Elsham Hall.


days out in east angliaWith 17 miles of coast between Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood, you can indulge in traditional pier games and donkey rides or take a trip on one of the historic trams. Other fantastic days out include Fairhaven Lake, Lytham Windmill, the Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower or go to The Sandcastle, which houses the biggest waterpark in the UK.


On a trip here you’re never far from one of the stunning beaches, including Tenby South and Barafundle. Head across to Caldey Island on a boat or visit one of the many castles, such as Pembroke, Carew, Llawhaden and Manorbier. For animal lovers you can head to Manor House Wildlife Park and Foly Farm.

West Sussex

The area has some amazing views and relaxing beaches, such as the resorts of West Wittering and Littlehampton. Tourists might also like to spend time at Swanbourne Lake, Arundel Castle, Fishers Farm Park or Petworth Park, which is spread over 700 acres.


The beach at Swanage has been awarded a Blue Flag and the town also features a steam railway, pier and Carfe Castle. Other outstanding parts of the coast include Mudeford Spit and Kimmeridge Bay or you can admire the natural beauty of the New Forest. For a spot of retail therapy, the towns of Poole and Dorchester are nearby.



About Catherine Stern

About Catherine Stern

Catherine Stern is a freelance writer with a background in marketing and PR. She currently writes web content on a range of subjects, from finance and business to travel and home improvements. As a working single mum of two young boys she understands the pressures that today’s working parents face and the topics they want to read about.

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