Attractions with a difference—Odd things to do in Britain

Some of Britain’s best kept secrets are in cities that don’t immediately spring to tourists minds. Best UK Hotels brings you our chosen list of great places to stay and odd places to play.


Edinburgh Castle” by Martin Burns, licenced under CC BY 2.0

Edinburgh, Scotland

The city of Edinburgh has some of the most spooky and unusual attractions in the entire country. Its long history is coloured with architecture, sights and creations that have earmarked it as one of the most exciting cities in Europe. One of the main attractions in Edinburgh is The Real Mary King’s Close. This attraction allows you to explore the ancient underbelly of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Visitors are whisked upon a journey of murder, plague and criminality that will leave you both intrigued and educated. Stay at the Parliament House Hotel for a superior welcome and some of the most incredible fresh, local food you could dream of eating.


Little Shambles, York” by redjar, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

York, Yorkshire

York has so much to offer you won’t want to leave. Indulge in something tasty at York’s Chocolate Story then stay at the incredible Hedley House Hotel to enjoy a high-quality welcome and some of the finest food imaginable. Also, York has the Railway and Transport Museum and the noteworthy York Castle Museum, both of which are well worth a visit.


Canterbury 2014” by Neil Thompson, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Canterbury, Kent

If you have heard of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, you will no doubt find the Canterbury Tales experience fascinating. The costumed experienced is driven by Chaucer’s characters as you step back in time and find out exactly what it felt like in this bygone era. You enjoy interactive live performances and narration by famous actors. All the while you can keep the Canterbury spirit going by spending a comfortable and welcoming night in the grounds of the Canterbury Cathedral. Yep, you read it right. The Cathedral has its own Lodge, so you can book a room and enjoy a wondrous evening in Chaucer’s Land.

Do something different when you visit the UK and make the most of the odd things in life.