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5 UK Destinations You Might Not Have Discovered Yet

If you want to get away for a few days during this gorgeous Bank Holiday we’re having, you might not need to look further than your doorstep. Here’s a few places you might not have considered for your next little U.K getaway.

  1. Liverpool

This maritime city is best known for its industrial past, but it is in fact full of culture. Housing multiple great universities, having a great public transport, and plenty of night clubs and theatres to choose from, as well as the free museums, staying in Liverpool for a few days is certainly worth your time. You will find the largest cathedral in the UK here, along with an open multicultural atmosphere.

   2. York

York is one of the underrated travel destinations in the UK. It is full of hidden gems, such as the Art Gallery, the Castle Museum, and the National Railway Museum. If you are a history lover, you will want to see the Jorvik Viking Centre and the York Dungeon.Try the Treasurers’ House or the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall if you are looking for more historic insights.  This is the perfect destination for a city break with loads of quality places to have afternoon tea in York or try some of the traditional dishes of Yorkshire such as the infamous Yorkshire Pudding.

     3. Bristol

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This is the destination for outdoor lovers and the young at heart. There are so many things to do in Bristol that just a few days might not even be enough. There are some modern, quality restaurants to choose from, and you can even fly there for less than the fuel would cost you. Should you plan your visit during the summer, you will find international festivals, such as the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and plenty of live music events. No matter if you want to get fit and explore Bristol on the bike or stay at a luxury boutique hotel, you will find something that ticks all the boxes.

    4. South Dorset

Nature lovers will quickly fall in love with South Dorset. You will find some of the most dramatic shorelines with amazing beaches, as well as historic buildings, such as Corfe Castle. In case you are interested in rocks and fossils, this is the coast you need to have on your bucket list. Amateur geologists visit the South Dorset Coast regularly, and you can even sign up for a short beginners’ course or a tour allowing you to familiarise yourself with the art of finding, collecting, and preserving fossils.

    5. Whitstable, Kent

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If you are a water enthusiast, you will absolutely need to visit this place. While it is just a short drive from London, it is hugely underrated. Those already in love with the see will be able to explore the Kent Coast, and you will be only 30 minutes from Cantenbury. Don’t forget to go down to the harbour to try the fresh crab and lobster. There are – obviously – plenty of seafood restaurants to choose from, and the coastal walks are just perfect in every season. You can even shop for souvenirs on Harbour Street.

Let me know if you’re getting out and about in the U.K this weekend…

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