Top 3 (and a Half) Travel Destinations in the UK for Families
Come July 19, 2021, the UK will be lifting the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. This means it’ll officially be the time to truly live, and be free again.
While there are many ways to celebrate your newfound freedom, a trip with your family to one of the top UK destinations should be at the top of that list. Being cooped up at home for the better part of a year has taken its toll on many individuals and families.
A trip –whether it’s a weekend getaway or a 2-week holiday– will help you get away from the home for a while, allow you to experience some fun and exciting things, and give you the necessary breather you need to truly relax and enjoy some much-needed freedom.
If this sounds good to you, then you should start thinking of the perfect destinations for your trip. This way, you can go on the trip as soon as the last restrictions are lifted. If you don’t have any destinations in mind, the following ideas should help.
If you currently live in London and have been to all the top destinations in the city, please skip to the next one. If you haven’t, then London should be at the top of your list.
Here, you and the family can visit Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Parliament Buildings, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Natural History Museum, Harrods stores, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Trafalgar Square.
Once you’re done exploring London, you can head out to Windsor, which is a mere 35 kilometers by train outside of London. If you’re driving or riding a motorcycle, that’s just a 30-45 minute ride depending on traffic.
The town is popular for the magnificent 1000+year-old Windsor Castle. After visiting the castle, you can explore the town’s cobblestone-paved streets, take in the beauty of the riverside setting, and marvel at the architectural prowess of the medieval era.
You should also visit Frogmore House and Gardens, Legoland Windsor Resort –the kids are going to love this, and Eton College. If you love festivals and races, plan your trip for the autumn season so that you can experience the Windsor Festival and Theater Royal.
While you’re there, pay a visit to the famous Ascot Racecourse, Windsor and Royal Borough Museum, the Savill Garden, and Dorney Court.
The City of York
This breathtakingly beautiful city is home to one of England’s most superb cathedrals, York Minster. The cathedral that dates back to the medieval era represents the beauty, awe, and resplendent architectural craftsmanship.
This is one of the top destinations for tourists in England and the medieval city. In the cathedral, you can view the stained glass windows, the north transept, and the crypt. Other interesting sights in the city include The Shambles, the City Walls, and the National Railway Museum.
Some Extra Tips
If you’re a history buff, then a visit to Stonehenge and nearby Salisbury is a must-do. Stonehenge’s colossal structures, which are a testament to man’s incredible abilities are a popular tourist attraction. Then, go to Salisbury to see Magna Carta, a cathedral that dates back to the 11th century. If you want some picturesque scenery, remember to go visit the Cotswolds.