The UK is one of the most diverse vacation destinations in the world, due to the various cultures and settings it offers. From beaches to mountains, modern city centres to preserved historical locations, and even ancient landmarks, the UK has a little bit of everything, for everyone. But among all the attractions, there are some sightseeing destinations that stand out above the rest. In this article we’ll look at 5 incredible UK sightseeing destinations to put on your list, as well as a few tips for preparing for sightseeing.
5 Sights To See
1. The London Eye – This isn’t so much something to see, so much as something to see from. Riding the London Eye (the famed ferris wheel that adorns London’s skyline by the Thames River) is an incredible way to see the historic city of London.
2. Lake District – If the great outdoors is your thing, the Lake District, located in Cumbria, is the place for you. Gorgeous hill and lake landscapes look like something out of a fantasy novel.
3. Durham Cathedral – One of the more stunning buildings in the UK – and indeed, in Europe – the Durham Cathedral is incredibly picturesque. Whether you’re in it for architecture, history, or flat out beauty, this is a great sight to enjoy, and if possible, tour.
4. Hadrian’s Wall – One of the most historic sites in the UK, Hadrian’s Wall was noted by Lonely Planet as one of the region’s top attractions for 2013. The wall is a lovely place to take a long walk and enjoy stunning countryside sightseeing from various vantage points.
5. Loch Ness – You probably won’t see the famed monster, but Loch Ness is a picturesque, and mysterious location anyway. Head to this beautiful area and stop by the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition for a bit of history on the area and its legends while you’re at it!
Tips For Enjoying The Sights
Address Vision Concerns In Advance – If you know that your vision is imperfect, take steps to address the issue before your trip. For example, if you suffer from presbyopia – a common vision deterioration that most adults past 40 experience to some degree – take the time to visit Acuvue and read about ways to optimize your vision with the condition. With corrected vision, you’ll enjoy the sights as fully as possible.
Bring A Day Bag – Tourist items such as binoculars and digital cameras are somewhat out of fashion these days, given that we can zoom in and take pictures with smartphones more conveniently. But binoculars and cameras still get the job done best, and a day bag gives you an easy way to carry these items without feeling encumbered.
Trust Guide Books – Sightseeing is all about taking advantage of specific views and noticing specific things. While it’s great to simply observe, take the time to read material on your destinations and trust the guides! They exist to help you make the most of the experience.