Where to begin? London is not just the biggest and best tourist destination in the UK, it’s one of the best in the world too. Oozing history, culture, prestige, style, and everything else in between, this city should not be missed. Shop til you drop on Oxford street, stuff yourself silly with fish and chips, catch a West End show, get a glimpse of the Queen at Buckingham Palace, hear Big Ben chime at noon – the list is endless!
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Oxford is known the world over as the home of one of the best, universities in the world. Five minutes here is enough to enchant someone, and several days could easily be spent wandering around awe-struck by the beautiful architecture. Just some of the many worthy things you should add to your sightseeing list are the impressive Bodleian Library and fascinating Ashmolean Museum, and the stunning Christ Church and Magdalen Colleges, used as locations for several films, including Harry Potter.
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If you didn’t know already, you’ll find out within seconds of setting foot in Stratford-Upon-Avon – it’s the home of the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Many of the buildings have been preserved since the playwright’s time, and the town centre looks almost exactly as it would have in medieval times. You can see Shakespeare’s humble birthplace, his muse Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and of course, watch a performance of one of his works at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
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The Viking city of York is one of the most popular destinations in the UK outside of London, and for good reason. The daunting and dazzling York Minster is one of England’s biggest and finest cathedrals, the Jorvik Viking Centre lets you dive head first into medieval Viking life, and there’s a whole host of other activities to keep you busy for days. If you have time, check out York Dungeons, York Maze, Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum, and the National Railway Museum.
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Windermere is the main tourist town for those exploring the South Lakes of the Lakes District. Windermere lake is the biggest in England, and offers plenty of opportunities for watersports, sailing, cruising, or just strolling by the banks. An essential activity is a lazy boat cruise on the lake, especially if the weather is working in your favour.
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Viewed as the unofficial capital of northern England, Manchester is a sprawling city with something for everyone. This multicultural metropolis has whole districts dedicated to different ethnicities, including the biggest Chinatown in England and the ‘Curry Mile’, a lengthy street with wall-to-wall sari shops and curry restaurants. Castlefield houses the older historical and cultural quarter, and it goes without saying that a trip to Old Trafford should be top of your list.
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