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Staycation: The bucket list experiences to have in the UK – what can you do?

Britons remaining in the UK this summer can still take part in amazing, bucket-list worthy experiences. The country offers many opportunities to get out and explore, with world-famous attractions just around the corner.

There are over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK, with the latest, the Welsh Slate Landscape making headlines this summer.

In Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway is on many tourists’ bucket lists.

The natural landscape is steeped in myths and is the perfect place for photo stops, walks and incredible vistas.

Heading to Scotland, Edinburgh is also listed by UNESCO and a great step off point to visit the rest of the country.

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The city offers many nooks and crannies to explore and has something for everyone, from Harry Potter fans to beach-lovers.

Hikers will enjoy going up Arthur’s Seat while foodies will find plenty to eat and drink in the many pubs around the city.

While in Scotland, tourists can also head to the Highlands and try to find Nessie in Loch Ness.

The legend has become a massive tourist attraction, but even if the story of Nessie isn’t holidaymakers’ thing, the beauty of the Scottish Highlands never disappoints.

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In Wales, an active holiday would not be complete without a hike up Snowdon.

At 3,560 feet above sea level, this hike should delight active holidaymakers.

Extremely serious hikers can also attempt to summit all three UK peaks, going up Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike.

For a more relaxing, but equally awe-inspiring trip, a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge should make for an unforgettable day.

The prehistoric monument may or may not have been erected by Merlin, either way, it’s worth a look.

History-lovers can head to Bath to see what’s left of the Roman baths, or north to the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall.

Combining hiking, nature and history, walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path should provide a worthy challenge for holidaymakers in need of inspiration.

The 84 miles trail runs coast to coast, from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway.

Something extremely different, and far easier to tick off is a visit to Windsor Castle.

The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world is a bucket list item for many, and it’s easily accessible to Britons.

Nature-lovers who want to experience the great outdoors without hiking for miles or climbing summit will want to head to the Lake District or to the East Devon Coast.

Both areas offer beautiful landscape and plenty to do for a UK staycation to remember.

 


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