Travel in the UK
I discuss my recommendations for travel in the UK for anyone planning on visiting in the future. As I mention in the podcast, this list will be biased because it may reflect my interests. I also haven’t been to every area of the UK!
However, I hope you find it useful and let me know if you use these tips for your next trip!
Places to See
Snowdonia – Great for hiking and to experience Welsh culture & language.
The Lake District – Another popular hiking spot in north west England. Popular for walkers and people who want a relaxing time away from cities.
Any national park – The UK has many beautiful national parks. I grew up close to Dartmoor which is a large moorland with many Bronze Age ruins up to 3000 years old.
Cornwall – A very biased choice since this is my home region, but it’s a popular destination for British tourists too. Lots of countryside, beaches and beautiful public gardens.
Other Cities – Every city in the UK has its charm. Manchester is a large city to spend time in. Brighton is a smaller beach-side city that’s popular with tourists. Or go to Stratford upon Avon to see the hometown of Shakespeare!
Food To Try
Full English Breakfast / Fry-up
Fish and chips
Roast Dinner / Sunday Roast
Language, Dialect & Accent
London (multi-lingual city)
Generally, visit the corners of the country to find the coolest and strongest accents.
Wales (Welsh Language)
Scotland (more accents and languages)
Bath – A beautiful city named after the Roman bath house.
Castles – Everywhere! In all areas of the UK, you’ll be able to find some beautiful old castles ranging in age.
Edinburgh, Cambridge, Oxford…
Stonehenge – Although it’s an incredible thing, it’s quite underwhelming to visit so don’t worry if you don’t see it.
London Eye, Buckingham Palace… – The London attractions are nice, but very busy with tourists and not as amazing as the travel magazines might make them seem (just my view)
Ben Nevis – Although not a tourist attraction, if you’re thinking about climbing the tallest mountain in the UK, you can! But it’s a little bit boring compared to other mountains.