Beyond London: Great Places to Visit in the UK

by Julia on April 27, 2016

It’s no secret that London is a fantastic place to visit with so much to see and do, it does however sometimes take the shine off the rest of the UK, as holidaymakers prefer the bright lights of this big city.

It really is a shame though, as there are plenty of other great places to visit in this particular collection of Isles, which you really should consider if you’re planning a vacation. To help you out then, here are a few ideas you might want to look into for your potential holiday adventures.


Sprawling over a large portion of the North of England, Yorkshire has something for everyone. Whether it’s gorgeous countryside on the Moors, exciting nightlife in cities like Leeds and Sheffield, or a bit of history in any of the former mining towns, Yorkshire has you covered.


If you’re still intent on visiting a capital city, then head to Scotland to see theirs instead. You still get the same cultural delights that London can offer, but the best part about Edinburgh is the fact that it’s nowhere near as overcrowded. The busiest time is during the summer when the famous Fringe festival is in town; this lasts the month of August and sees the city play host to comedians, performers and other stage acts from all over the world.


Famed for its world-famous University, Cambridge also has several other historical points of interest for you to see. As well as this there are numerous hotels and places to eat, making this a perfect option for a romantic weekend away.


Often referred to as one of the friendliest places in the country, Newcastle is a delight. The locals are a fun-loving bunch and there’s plenty of places to eat and drink. Sport is also a big part of this place, with a huge stadium playing host to Premier League games, right in the heart of the city.

A Combination

What’s great about the UK though is the small size allows you to visit a number of locations in the same visit and a shorter timescale. Travel costs can also be reasonably affordable, even on the day; so if you’re feeling a little care free and cavalier with your trip, the UK is a top destination to discover something new.

So, be sure to take on-board some of this advice and you’ll be set for a fantastic holiday, courtesy of the wealth of places to visit across the British Isles.

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