If you’re visiting the United Kingdom for a holiday, you will no doubt have an idea of the sights you wish to see and the landmarks you plan to visit. This wonderful country is home to some of the most familiar buildings, bridges and natural wonders on the planet, so the chances are your planned itinerary is likely to be almost full-on.
The plethora of distinctive landmarks and the large swathes of eye-catching countryside will help to ensure that every moment of your trip will be a fascinating one. If you have time, however, you should take a look at the many exciting activities which are on offer in all four corners of the nation that’s on everyone’s must-visit list.
For adrenaline junkies, there is hang-gliding in the South Downs. This activity is always a pleasure, but it’s made even more memorable by the breath-taking views of this unspoilt area of Sussex. If you’re fortunate enough to be here on a sunny day, you are sure to be mightily impressed by the sheer beauty of the local landscape.
Many people outside the UK might not realise that there are areas of the coastline which are perfect for surfers. The Cornwall town of Newquay has long been associated with the sport, and while the waves won’t be as high as Hawaii or as booming as Bondi, there is still plenty of fun to be had. ( Image by john47kent )
Activities to suit every taste
In various parts of the country, you will find activity centres offering a few hours or even a whole day of nothing but fun. A Segway driving experience, for example, brings you pure, two-wheeled enjoyment aboard one of the most innovative and enjoyable modes of transport that you will ever be fortunate enough to use. ( image by allancrutchley )
You can try your hand at driving anything from off-road vehicles and super-fast sports cars to gigantic lorries and versatile diggers. If you’d prefer something a little more sedate, however, you will be spoilt for choice. Wine-tasting experiences have become increasingly popular in the UK, as have classes in cookery and pottery.
Traditional folk dancing is always great fun, especially if you have other family members with you. Another popular choice is a walking tour, especially in the heart of the UK’s biggest and most historic cities. Ghost walks in Edinburgh are a good choice, or perhaps a chilling Jack the Ripper tour of London’s famous East End.
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