The UK is literally packed with great places to visit and so many things to do, many of which are free. Great news all round!
1. Go walking in the Lake District
The Lake District is a wonderful place for walks. There are rolling landscapes of craggy mountains and deep blue lakes and countess walking routes to choose from. Make the most of the natural beauty of the UK and enjoy the stunning scenery that is all around. There is so much to do you will want to spend day after day exploring the magnificent mountains. There are loads of cottages in the Lake District that are tucked away in the fells and perfect for a walking holiday in the UK.
2. Visit the free museums in Liverpool
Liverpool is a fascinating city with an intriguing past. There are numerous excellent museums including the World Museum, The Museum of Liverpool, depicting the social history of Liverpool, and the International Slavery Museum. Visit Liverpool Museums for more information.
3. Take a trip to the beaches of Cornwall
Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the UK, with golden sandy beaches and lovely clear blue sea. The beaches of St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay are particularly beautiful, but there are glorious beaches all around the Cornish coast. Plus, with Cornwall being one of the sunniest places in the UK, you have the best chance of having great weather for your holiday, too!
4. Great gardens in Sheffield
The steel city really has really improved over the last few years, and Sheffield now boasts some great public gardens and parks to visit. The indoor Winter Gardens in the city centre are a great place to retreat to in the rain, and the Peace Gardens are a lovely spot for sitting out in on a summer’s afternoon.
5. Get arty at some great galleries
If you are a budding artist or simply appreciate other people’s work, the Tate Art Galleries in London, Liverpool, and Cornwall are great places to visit for floor after floor of stunning paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Visit Tate to learn more.
6. Stunning Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral is a spectacular feat of construction. Building of the Cathedral started in 1093 and took forty years to complete, and it’s easy to see why. The spectacular detail and sheer size of the cathedral make it a wonderful place to visit.
7. London’s lush parks
Despite being the capital city of England, London is still surprisingly green. Visit the royal parks of Hyde Park and St. James’s Park to garden squares – all of which are totally free. On a sunny day you can join thousands of other people basking in the sunshine.
8. Traditional seaside charm at Llandudno
Llandudno is a stunning Victorian seaside town in North Wales. Amble down the promenade, paddle in the sea, and walk down the pier. If you are lucky, you might even catch a traditional Punch and Judy show!
9. Walk the city walls in Chester
The Roman city of Chester has loads of historic landmarks to visit like the roman amphitheatre and roman gardens in the city centre. A walk around the city walls is not to be missed. It’s a two mile circuit that loops the city center and takes you down by the river, across numerous bridges, and under the famous Eastgate clock, a wonderful way to see the city, and all without spending a penny.
10. Indulge in a bit of window shopping!
The UK is a great destination for shopping (or at least window shopping)! There are food festivals springing up all over the country where you can always taste a sample of the produce for free. Local markets are also really great places to visit, even if you don’t want to spend lots. The atmosphere of places like Camden Market, in northwest London, is worth the visit even if you don’t want to get your wallet out, but be careful, you might be tempted!