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Five Hidden Gems You Should Visit in the UK

Five Hidden Gems You Should Visit in the UK
May 07
13:00 2015
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To celebrate the recent release of the Bravofly Travel Guide to the UK, this week we share five hidden gems in the UK you need to visit.

Century upon Century of Compelling Historical Narratives

A proud land boasting century upon century of compelling historical narratives, the UK is a must see tourist destination for anyone who appreciates art, culture, music, history and tradition.

Touch down in the UK and you’re in for the holiday of a lifetime. The monuments are entrancing. The locals are always ready to share a pint with you down the local pub. The culture is among the richest, most unique in the world. The weather…. well, you can’t win them all.

Stop by These Five Hidden Gems When You Visit the UK

Once you’ve taken the time to enjoy known tourist hotspots like London, Manchester and Edinburgh, why don’t explore these five hidden gems for the full UK experience…

  • Haworth: This small village served as home to three of the most famous English authors of the 19th Century – Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Visit Haworth and explore the Bronte Parsonage where they lived – which has now been turned into a museum – as well as the old apothecary, sweet shop and pub to get a true snapshot of 19th Century British life.

 

  • Lindisfarne: A small island off the coast of Northumberland, Lindisfarne is known across the world as the ‘holy island.’ Visit and explore Christianity as it stood when it first arrived on UK shores at the island’s famous monastery. Notably, the monastery served as the birthplace of the Lindisfarne gospels, one of the most treasured religious texts in the world.

 

  • Stratford: Forget the globe, if you really want to find out about the man who crafted some of the most famous plays in history you need to visit his birthplace, Stratford. Bard-related tourist hotspots in the city include Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s house, Hall’s Croft and the Royal Shakespeare theatre, where you can take in an array of the playwright’s finest works.

 

  • Brecon Beacons (pictured): If you want to explore the UK’s natural glory, there are several national parks for you to visit, but we’d suggest Brecon Beacons. Located amongst the hills and valleys of Wales, Brecon Beacons is characterised by its impressive peaks, breathtaking panoramas and array of exciting trails to explore as you walk through this national park’s picturesque countryside.

 

  • Fort William: At some point you have to head north of Hadrian’s Wall and visit Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK. When you do, make sure to drop by Fort William, a small Scottish town which sits at the foot of the mountain. You’ll really love this classic example of Scottish life if you’re a whiskey fan, as Fort William is the home of the world-famous Ben Nevis distillery.

Explore the UK for a Lifetime and Never Be Done

Considering the fact that the UK is characterised by the sheer weight of its own history, you could explore it from shore to shore for an entire lifetime and never be done. Make sure to visit as often as you can to make sure you discover everything the UK has to offer.

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