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5 Places You Should Visit in the United Kingdom

There is so much to explore in the United Kingdom that one might need more than just a couple of days to see everything around. However to make things easier for everyone, here is a list of Top 5 places you should visit in the UK.

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London’s Megastructures

As they say, no country is good without its capital and so is the case here. London, the British capital is the living example of what a global center looks like. Known for its cultural, political and geographical influence, the city of about 8 million is one of the oldest most advanced cities in the world. Iconic landmarks like the Big Ben, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, London Eye, Westminster Palace are just some of the spots that glorify the city every day.

Egham

If you are into English countryside living then outskirts of London would do the needful. For instance, an area like Egham is perfect for out of the city living. One can always take a 30-minute train to the city and enjoy a countryside atmosphere.

Scottish Highlands

Scotland and Scottish Highlands is another place that makes it into any tourist’s must-do list if they are visiting the UK. Known for its mountains and lochs, you can indulge yourself in the cold hilly area or enjoy Scottish cities like Edinburgh, which also have been of importance in the UK.

Stonehenge

If prehistoric monuments fascinate you then Stonehenge in Wiltshire will never disappoint you. It was built sometime from 3000 to 2000 BC, as many believed the site could have been a burial ground from its early beginnings. Nonetheless, UNESCO added the site to its list of “World Heritage Sites.”

Snowdon

Finally, Snowdon in Wales can serve as the perfect spot for adventure seekers. Touted to be the highest mountain in Wales, it is also the busiest mountain in Great Britain. It flaunts of rare flora and fauna and has activities like rock climbing to show for.

Full article in the HofMag website

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What’s hot in Great Britain for 2016

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to travel plans and exciting new adventures. Tudor cottages where Shakespeare lived, resplendent English gardens, and hilltop Welsh castles could all be on your travel horizon. Get the low-down on what you can’t miss in Britain in 2016:

Discover Shakespeare Lives

Mary Arden's House, Stratford upon Avon

With 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of the great Bard’s death, get into the Tudor spirit and experience Shakespeare in Britain this year. In the pretty town of Stratford-upon-Avon you can visit remarkable sights like his birthplace, while in London you can see his plays how they were meant to be seen – in the Globe Theatre.

We’re offering you the chance to win an amazing trip to Britain taking in key Shakespeare sights in London and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Coming up roses

The garden at Powis Castle

There can be no other country in the world that boasts so many beautiful gardens open to visitors and so 2016 celebrates the Year of the Garden in Britain. From vast, landscaped grounds at the likes of Stowe or Blenheim Palace, to cute cottage gardens like Great Dixter and Sissinghurst, come smell the flowers in Britain.

Embark on an adventure into the past

Castle in Wales

Wales is Britain’s land of adventure – with fairytale castles, chapels carved into rugged coastline, and mountains laced with legends and folklore all waiting to be explored.
Find out more about Wales.

Celebrating our children’s book authors

Beatrix Potter's house, Hill Top, in the Lake District

This year also sees key anniversaries of 2 of our most beloved children’s book creators – the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl. Discover the places in Britain where these talented writers found their inspiration for their enduring characters.

Written by  (Visit Britain Blog)

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Combo London Attractions and Tours

When visiting London the best value way to get around is by using the hop on hop bus services that gives you ultimate flexibility, especially helpful if its raining when you can schedule an indoor activity and venture back out when the sun comes out.

To make this even better value you can combine this with monument and attraction passes and here is an example:

2 Day Hop on Hop off Bus Tour with Madame Tussauds and The London Eye, plus free river cruise.

Hop on hop off bus tour

This exclusive tour can be booked here

Hop on Hop Off 48 Hours

  • Hop on Hop off Service with Over 60 Stops on 4 different routes
  • Tickets valid for 24 hours + 24 hours free
  • Free Walking Tour (worth £10) – voucher valid for TWO days
  • Free Point to Point River Thames Boat Ride (Worth £7.15)
  • View such iconic structures as Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and more!
  • See celebrated areas of London including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly
  • Enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with a live or audio guided tour
  • Buses Depart Every 5-10 mins from Main Tourist Points and Every 15-20 mins from elsewhere
  • Audio guides available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian) & Russian

Madame Tussauds

  • Madame Tussauds has been making wax figures for over 150 years
  • The oldest figure on display is ‘Sleeping Beauty’ sculpted in 1763
  • See Madame Tussauds’ legendary Chamber of Horrors
  • New figures include The Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Whitney Houston, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga
  • New Super Hero starring in Marvel Super Heroes 4D as Captain America joins the line up
  • Measure up to amazing new wax figure re-creating Chris Evans’ portrayal in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger

The London Eye

  • Get 40-kilometre panoramic views on a clear day
  • The gradual ride in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes
  • Night or day, The London Eye offers spectacular views of London
  • You will see many of famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul ’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.
  • 4-D experience
  • Interactive touch screen guide

Remarkable London bus tour
Explore imperious London in all its grandeur. This incredible value London Hop on Hop off bus tour grants you the freedom and convenience to explore the city in depth. This tour encompasses world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You will also see the most eminent regions of London, such as distinguished Regent Street, world celebrated Oxford Street and vibrant Piccadilly.

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Free Walking Tour – Special bonus
Why not follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or take in the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London. The Walking Tour you decide to go on will surely captivate you, with it being an experience to truly remember.

Choose from the following Walking Tours:

  • The Royal Walking Tour
  • The Beatles London Walking Tour

Free River Thames Boat Ride
Take to the water on an enthralling River Thames Boat Ride and enjoy unique sweeping perspectives over London’s attractions and landmarks, for an altogether different London sightseeing experience.

Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds has been making wax figures for over 150 years. Each masterpiece takes four months, and a team of 20 dedicated sculptors, to create. Over 500 precise body measurements are referenced and real head hairs are inserted one by one – all to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has kept Madame Tussauds world renowned for over two centuries.

Some of Madame Tussauds’ original work and earliest relics are still on display in London, including the death masks she was forced to make during the French Revolution and the Guillotine that beheaded Marie Antoinette. The oldest figure on display is ‘Sleeping Beauty’, a breathing likeness of Louis XV’s sleeping mistress Madame du Barry sculpted in 1763.

This is Flexible ticket allowing you to turn up at any time without a reservation. Priority Entrance is also included in the ticket price allowing our guests to avoid the main queue (note: there may be a queue of other ticket holders’ in peak periods).

The London Eye
The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You’ll spot the flag flying if she is. A Standard Ticket Experience on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.

The London Eye 4D is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father. Her view of famous London landmarks is obscured by people and traffic, but a seagull draws her attention to the London Eye and her visit finally gives her an amazing view of the city. Colourful parties inside the capsule, time lapse of the London Eye day and night and a spectacular firework display all add up to an emotional and entertaining experience; the perfect prelude to the London Eye itself.

This is a Flexible Standard Ticket allowing you to turn up at any time without a reservation to get on at the next available time. Please visit after 1pm for shorter queue times.

Inclusions

  • 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Ticket + 24 hour free
  • Free Walking Tour
  • Free River Thames Boat Ride – Valid one way Embankment or London Eye Pier to Tower Pier or vice versa
  • Admission to Madame Tussauds
  • Admission to The London Eye

This exclusive tour can be booked here