We, Brits, like to think of ourselves as patriotic. Why should we not? Our nation boasts of natural beauty, strange yet endearing corners, and rich history – all packed within beautiful isles. With everything that Britain has to offer, we can go on exploring for years and we will not have to travel internationally. Or, maybe, we can after we are through touring all the magnificent places in our own country.
Are plenty of us so preoccupied with spending overseas holidays that we have forgotten our own natural treasures? If this is the case, now is surely the time to abandon (at least within the next two years or so) the idea of travelling to France or the United States and explore the best that United Kingdom has to present such as the following attractions.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth
If you are taking the trip with your children, this place will certainly have their mouths hanging open in amazement or squealing with joy, especially at the sight of marine wildlife such as turtles, seahorses, stingrays, giant lobsters, and sharks. They can also check out monitor lizards and poison dart frogs in other display sections.
On the other hand, you can start your holiday break with a sailing trip throughout Hampshire. To experience this, you can have a look at the range of cruises from Southampton. This way, you will know which liner offers the best deals for your family.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim
If you are one who likes to brave great heights, you should definitely try walking through the twenty-meter long bridge on the rugged coast of Northern Ireland. While it sways precariously over a chasm and between sea cliffs, the view of Fair Head and Rathlin Island makes the adventure even more exhilarating. Besides, you have nothing to worry since many fishermen have been strengthening and fitting the rope bridge for 200 years.
Falkirk Wheel, Scotland
The innovative structure, which spans at 35 metres and has a height similar to a ten-storey establishment, connects the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. Originally designed as a boatlift for practical purposes, it has become a huge tourist attraction. You can experience going through it by taking a boat ride for eight pounds.
These are only three wonderful destinations throughout Britain. If you like to check out more places, the best thing to do is begin your trip today. But if you like to get more ideas, so you can map out your travel itinerary well, you can obtain further insights from the other pages on this resource site.