Experience the UK: Five Things To Do and See

Monday, December 26, 2016

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There's no doubt that the UK is a great place to visit if you want to experience some fabulous days out. There's a wide range of attractions, and the UK's heritage means you can enjoy anything from interactive museums, to exciting adventure days to visiting sets and locations of iconic TV and movie series. Now that our summer holidays are done and dusted you might be wondering what to do now- here are five ideas for places to visit.

Game of Thrones Tours
The highly successful HBO fantasy series has been filmed in many locations in Northern Ireland. You can explore the magnificent Antrim coast as you are shown where some of the show's iconic scenes were set, and go behind the scenes for inside gossip – you can find out more about the actors and also take a trip to the dramatic UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway. It's not a part of the show but you shouldn't miss it. 

Harry Potter World
We all love the boy wizard and his exploits at Hogwarts. The Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour needs to be on your trip list if you watch Harry Potter and are a fan. Just to the north of London, you can explore how the magical world of the movies was created, see some of the stunning sets, and get a sense of the technical expertise and craftsmanship of those who worked on the productions. You could also take a tour of the London sights so often seen in these movies, such as Big Ben, Westminster, and the London Eye, and also go to King's Cross Station where Platform 9 ¾ is situated. 

London Dungeon 
Right by the London Eye on the south bank of the River Thames, this new site for the London Dungeon offers a bold, scary yet funny take on London's often murky past. It's a journey of thrills, special effects, scares, characters, storytelling, and jokes, taking you through the history and legends of one of the world's greatest cities. As one of the UK's major attractions, the London Dungeon offers a fascinating range of experiences as you walk through and see show after show, guided by professional actors. 

Alton Towers
Boasting a theme park with tonnes of white knuckle rides, a waterpark, a spa as well as a hotel resort with themed rooms- there's plenty to do for young and old. Whether it's for a daytrip at the theme park or a few days break to experience everything it has to offer, Alton Towers should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Don't feel as though a theme park is only a summer activity, they have special events for things like Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas too. 

 Bungee Catapult Ride
Are you fed up with playing it safe? If you want an adrenaline fuelled experience, then the Bungee Catapult in Windsor/Bray is something worth trying. If you've never felt inclined to throw yourself off a high crane or bridge in the classic bungee jump, then this may be more suitable as you start on the ground. You're catapulted to a height of 100ft wearing a safety harness and your bungee cord, and you plummet back towards the ground, bouncing back up and down until you're done. You could, of course, do ordinary bungee jumping as well! These are just a taste of the incredible experience days you can have in the UK. Explore the options, test some out, and then go and have a whole lot of fun!

Have you visited any of these places?

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