United Kingdom has many places to discover. We all know that London is amazing and it’s because beyond those London rainy days, there is a cosmopolitan city full of activities to do and new experiences to live. However, what I liked the most about living there was the fact you can get to know amazing people from all the cultures. As Sherlock Holmes said, ‘The air of London is sweeter for my presence’, I can confirm London is nicer meeting these lovely people.
While I was living there, I had the chance to meet Melodie, an Australian girl living in Lancing East Sussex) and his British boyfriend. I also met Jasmine who is from Norwich (Norfolk) but she has also lived in Spain working as a teacher. We agree that BRIGHTON is one of the British’s gems due to its calm but exciting life, its joyful and cool people and its sea. However, there are other places which are well worth visiting. Come with us and discover some of those places recommended by Jasmine, Melodie and Mark.
Our first stop is Cambridge, really well known for its University and their punting tours. Punting could be called their ‘national pastime’ and it’s a great way to have an overview of the city. Visiting its gothic King’s College Chapel is a must but another curious thing to see is The Corpus Clock, an strange clock designed to make you fear about the left time in your life. Basically, there’s a big insect ‘eating’ the time.
As cool as Brighton, Bristol, the Green city, is another cosmopolitan spot which is well know for its student’s life and for being one of the most touristic cities in United Kingdom. This is also the city where the artist Banksy was born. He still creates new graffitis in this hometown so you could spend time looking at all the artwork Bristol can show us. And if you have more than a day, we highly recommend you to drop into The Roman Baths (Bath).
If you are passionate about football, it could be that you have heard about this city cause their football teams but, beyond sport, you can enjoy Manchester visiting all the museums and galleries. The city is also famous as it host many international artists’ concerts and shows.
*SLAPTON SANDS (DEVON)
If you are an outdoor enthusiast and you are keen on watersports, you will love Slapton Sands, a seaside place in South Devon. It’s really common to spend some days there as there is a camping close to the beach. This place is a National Nature Reserve but it also an historical place. Hence its mystery and melancholic atmosphere.
This medieval British city is located in the East Anglia. Its enchant lies in its cathedral, castle, their parks, like Earlham Park, and all the churches that you could find while you are exploring Norwich. Another emblematic spot here is Elm Street and before leaving the city, you should pop into its local market.
Southwold is a seaside town located on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. During the weekends, this peaceful place is frequented by families, couples who want to charge energies and relax with the peace this picturesque seaside town brings.
*SHERINGHAM & CROMER
Another seaside peaceful spots close to Norwich and within Norfolk region are Sheringham and Cromer. They are the most traditional holiday places in this region for both locals and tourist. While walking to the Pier, you will be awestruck by the blue colour of the water in Cromer beach even if it’s cloudy. Maybe you are lucky and seagulls won’t steal your food as they used to do it in Brighton Pier.
Wales is the place with the most amazing landscapes. After visiting Cardiff, it’s time to enjoy the nature. Snowdonia, its National Park has several hiking and climbing routes. It must be emphasized that there you can find the highest mountain in United Kingdom.
*THE HEBRIDES (SCOTLAND)
These paradise islands are located off the west coast of mainland Scotland. There are two groups of islands: the Inner Hebrides to the east and the Outer Hebrides to the west and they are separated by channel. The biggest and also the most famous is the Skye Island, an Atlantic heaven for birds and other aquatic mammals.
I don’t know you but I wouldn’t miss all these places in my list of What to see in United Kingdom. What do you think of them? Do you have any other recommendations for this country? And If you liked this ‘virtual trip’ through a native or resident’s favourite places, stay tuned for the next posts.
Thank you Melodie, Jasmine and Mark for sharing with us your unique places in UK.
*Melodie Tyrer: https://www.instagram.com/melodietyrer/
*The Women’s tour: https://www.womenstour.co.uk/ovo-energy-tour-ride-2018-suffolk-guide/
*Visit Mid Wales: https://www.visitmidwales.co.uk/destination/snowdonia.aspx