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5 Extraordinary UK Attractions you have to Visit

The United Kingdom is known for many things. Exquisite tea, greasy spoon cafes and saying sorry a lot, to name a few. However, if you’re on your first trip to the UK, then it’s hard to narrow down so many of the incredible attractions to visit during your stay. Thankfully, here at Best UK Hotels, we’re on hand to give you a little guidance. So without further ado, we present 5 extraordinary UK attractions you have to visit!

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5) The Forbidden Corner – North Yorkshire

You could be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped onto the set of Labyrinth but tucked away in a nook of North Yorkshire lays the Forbidden Corner. A maze swarming with puzzles, timorous beasties and surprises round every corner, this is a true delight to experience with the family.

Find out more about going on a trip to the Forbidden Corner!

4) The British Museum – London

One of the UK’s best loved and best known attractions; the British Museum is a must-visit for anybody taking a trip to the UK’s capital. Packed full of thousands of exhibits, artefacts and works of art, account for a full day to explore this British gem.

Find out more about the British Museum here.

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3) Diggerland – Various Destinations

It is what it says on the paint tin. Head on down to one of the UK’s Diggerland theme parks and drive a real JCB! Fancy yourself as a construction genius? Perhaps you just want to dig a big hole. We’ve heard it’s very therapeutic.

Visit Diggerland today!

2) Sgùrr Thearlaich – Isle of Skye

If diggers aren’t your thing, or even if they are, then a trip to Sgùrr Thearlaich on the Isle of Skye is a must. Have your breath taken away by some of the best scenery in the world.

Find out more about this area here.

1) Culross – Fife

You could be forgiven for thinking you had arrived at an historical reconstruction, but the town of Culross really is a pocket of history frozen in time. So enjoy the ambience of this quaint little town and enjoy an authentic Scottish day out.

And remember that, for some reason, you pronounce it pronounced “coo-riss”, not “cul-ross”. You’re welcome!

Find out more about Culross here.

UK Attractions to Visit

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UK Spring Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

Spring is fast approaching! With it comes a myriad of unique, fun filled festivals that can only be found within the UK. A gorgeous country filled with culture, history and a keen sense of wit, the UK has built up a repertoire of somewhat unusual activities alongside the norm. That’s why there’s always a plethora of strange, yet historic, spring festivals you don’t want to miss in the UK.

Eelin’ Fine

We’ll start with the unconventional – Eels. Each May bank holiday the town of Ely, Cambridgeshire, celebrates their namesake in the only sensible way. They make custom eel toys and have a contest to see who can throw them the farthest. Of course, the festival isn’t just about Eels. The Eel Festival Weekend generally features an (eel-based) food safari and a more vaguely defined food and drink festival on the last day of the event.

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The second day of the event traditionally includes an annual competition for Town Criers. The best cry takes all and we can only assume that they win something suitably Eel related. If Eels aren’t to your tastes, never fear! The festival will also have a hog roast and pizza for those feeling the eel burn – or if you’re just that little bit squeamish!

A Little Cheesy

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The UK might be host to more strange festivals and traditions, but one stands out among all the rest. World-famous, Cheese-Rolling is one of those strange facts of life that many in the UK just (as the saying goes) roll with. The origins of the ceremony are vague, with several different origins noted, from pagan to the more mundane. Today, it’s simply an organic event.

The most popular and well known Cheese-Rolling festival takes place near Gloucester on the Spring Bank Holiday and allows competitors from all over the world to take part: racing cheese down Cooper’s Hill. The cheese has been known to reach speeds of up to 70mph. So standing in the way may not be the best idea!

If you’re in the UK on holiday, or as a resident, there’s all sorts of fun to be had over the spring months. Quirky, zany and just a little bit bizarre, these are the spring festivals you don’t want to miss. In the UK later in the year? Then be sure to check out these Autumn Festivals in the UK.

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Post-Christmas January Sales You Need To Know About

When Christmas is over, we all feel the blues. But a sombre January is so last year. This year, we wait and hope for the January sales, the style and the bargains. When the January sales have us all rushing around, it’s sometimes best to know when and where to go. What is the ultimate sale? Because at the ultimate sale, we find the ultimate bargain. With the ultimate bargain, we have the ultimate start to the year.

The London Eye for Bargains

Whether it be venturing to another city or finding the best deals in your doorstep, we have it covered. For clothes and accessories, the be all and end all of the January sales to grace is Selfridges. Whether you’re hitting the Trafford Centre, or luckily strolling down the streets of London, Selfridges is the place to be. With its vibrant mix of both designer and high street fashions, you’re on track to find yourself a barrage of steals or the perfect designer splurge that you convince yourself is really a saving.

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The Scottish Saver Spree

Here’s another convincing sale to pull you from the PJs and throw you into January. The Edinburgh sales will turn that crisp cold nose into a freezing but infectious grin. When strolling through Edinburgh, Princes Street is the place to be. For your January Sales, what better place is there to go than that still decorated with the Christmas feel, although it seems like Christmas has been reduced. With all its accompanying bars and restaurants, there is plenty of excuses to stop off, have a gossip and toast a wee dram to that stylish new trend you’ve picked up for less.

And finally, Highland Heaven

Of course, with every sale there is always those extra special bargains. Why not forget the accessories and look for the even more indulgent bargains. Turn your bargain find into a bargain stay. Take a luxurious break into the Scottish Highlands. Let the January blues melt away and get yourself back to the natural, beautiful wonder you are, with the help of the idyllic highlands.

At Ness Walk in Inverness, kick-start the year with a stay in a five-star luxury hotel and enjoy all the pleasures this riverside hotel has to offer. With their beautiful wines, foods and views, this hotel offers luxury stays for everyone.

If you’re looking for a hotel that offers spa facilities in Inverness, then Kingsmills is just the ticket. Take advantage of their regular special offers and treat yourself to a relaxing time in the hands of an expert.

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Don’t let the post-Christmas blues get you down. Get smart with the January sales and stay one step ahead of the game!

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