England is a country full of great history and when visiting this great nation, its long and successful history is there for all to see. With many famous old landmarks and buildings, history lovers will always be close to something of interest. It’s not all about history though, with many great modern places to visit, England is a very diverse country that has enough variety to keep everyone happy. For people who are planning a trip to England, here is a list of great things to do while you are there, I’m certain there will be things for you to do in this great country, no matter what your interests are.
- 1 1. Stonehenge (Amesbury)
- 2 2. Buckingham Palace (London)
- 3 3. The London Eye (London)
- 4 4. The Tower Of London (London)
- 5 5. Hadrian’s Wall (Wallsend – Starting Point)
- 6 6. The Eden Project (St Blazey, Cornwall)
- 7 7. Westminster Abbey (London)
- 8 8. The Lake District (Cumbria)
- 9 9. The Natural History Museum (London)
- 10 10. Roman Baths (Bath)
- 11 11. Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury)
- 12 12. York Minster (York)
- 13 13. The Houses Of Parliament (London)
- 14 14. The Cavern Club (Liverpool)
- 15 15. Cadbury World (Birmingham)
- 16 16. Land’s End (Cornwall)
- 17 17. Madame Tussauds (London)
- 18 18. The Globe Theatre (London)
- 19 19. Merseyside Maritime Museum (Liverpool)
- 20 20. The Jurassic Coast (Exmouth)
- 21 21. The Royal Observatory (London)
- 22 22. Warwick Castle (Warwick)
- 23 23. Wembley Stadium (London)
- 24 24. Big Ben (London)
- 25 25. Blackpool Tower (Blackpool)
- 26 26. Brighton Pier (Brighton)
- 27 27. Cheddar Gorge (Cheddar, Somerset)
- 28 28. New Forest (Southampton)
- 29 29. White Cliffs Of Dover (Dover)
- 30 30. Kew Gardens (London)
- 31 31. Angel Of The North (Gateshead)
- 32 32. Chester City Walls (Chester)
- 33 33. Trafford Centre (Manchester)
- 34 34. Alton Towers (Stoke-On-Trent)
- 35 35. The O2 (London)
- 36 36. Windsor Castle (Windsor)
- 37 37. The Cotswolds (Gloucestershire)
- 38 38. Yorkshire Dales (Yorkshire)
- 39 39. Hyde Park (London)
- 40 40. Black Country Living Museum (Birmingham)
- 41 41. National Sea Life Centre (Birmingham)
- 42 42. Tate Modern Gallery (London)
- 43 43. Leeds Castle (Kent)
- 44 44. Hampton Court Palace (London)
- 45 45. Trafalgar Square (London)
- 46 46. HMS Victory (Portsmouth)
- 47 47. Fistral Beach (Newquay)
- 48 48. Legoland Windsor (London)
- 49 49. The Norfolk Broads (Norwich)
- 50 50. Durham Cathedral (Durham)
- 51 51. Thorpe Park (Staines, Surrey)
- 52 52. Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire)
- 53 53. National Portrait Gallery (London)
- 54 54. Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
- 55 55. Old Trafford (Manchester)
- 56 56. Liverpool Cathedral (Liverpool)
- 57 57. Chester Zoo (Chester)
- 58 58. Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester)
- 59 59. Beamish Museum (Beamish, County Durham)
- 60 60. Vindolanda (Hexham)
- 61 61. Victoria Tunnel (Newcastle)
- 62 62. Farne Islands (Northumberland)
- 63 63. Arundel Castle (Arundel, West Sussex)
- 64 64. HMS Warrior (Portsmouth)
- 65 65. Roald Dahl Museum (Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire)
- 66 66. Highclere Castle (Newbury)
- 67 67. Mary Rose Museum (Portsmouth)
- 68 68. Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes)
- 69 69. Minack Theatre (Penzance)
- 70 70. Glastonbury Tor (Glastonbury)
- 71 71. International Centre for Birds of Prey (Newent)
- 72 72. Coventry Transport Museum (Coventry)
- 73 73. Eureka (Halifax)
- 74 74. St James’s Park (London)
- 75 75. The Deep (Hull)
- 76 76. Metro Centre (Gateshead)
- 77 77. Wallace Collection (London)
- 78 78. National Football Museum (Manchester)
- 79 79. Twickenham Stadium (London)
- 80 80. Peppa Pig World (Romsey, Hampshire)
- 81 81. Camden Market (London)
- 82 82. Nickelodeon Land (Blackpool)
- 83 83. The Pleasure Beach (Blackpool)
- 84 84. National Railway Museum (York)
- 85 85. Covent Garden (London)
- 86 86. National Coal Mining Museum (Wakefield)
- 87 87. HMS Belfast (London)
- 88 88. The Vulcan Experience (Doncaster)
- 89 89. York City Walls (York)
- 90 90. Harrods (London)
- 91 91. The Forbidden Corner (Leyburn, North Yorkshire)
- 92 92. York Dungeon (York)
- 93 93. Great Central Railway (Loughborough)
- 94 94. King Richard III Visitor Centre (Leicester)
- 95 95. Bosworth Battlefield (Nuneaton)
- 96 96. Charles Dickens Museum (London)
- 97 97. The Beatles Childhood Home Tour (Liverpool)
- 98 98. The Dracula Experience (Whitby)
- 99 99. National Army Museum (London)
- 100 100. British Motor Museum (Gaydon, Warwickshire)
1. Stonehenge (Amesbury)
One of the most famous landmarks in the world, Stonehenge is visited by many people each year. It is believed that Stonehenge was created between 3000 and 2000 BC, with various findings on site agreeing with those dates. The site is rumoured to have started life as a burial ground, with remains found dating back to 3000 BC. Whatever the reason for this iconic piece of land being put together, it is certainly one of the most fascinating places to visit in the world.
2. Buckingham Palace (London)
An iconic building that is recognised all over the world as the home of the British monarchy. For Brits, this is a place often used to rejoice in times of celebration, but also to mourn in times of sadness. The palace has the largest private garden in the UK, along with 775 rooms which are open to the public are certain times of the year and certainly worth a day visit. See http://www.buckinghampalace.co.uk/index.php for opening days and times around your visit.
3. The London Eye (London)
Now an iconic part of the London skyline, the London eye was opened on the 31st December 1999. It is the tallest ferris wheel in Europe and is currently the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, thanks to providing great panoramic views across London. The large capsules hold up to 25 people and offer seating as well as standing room on board. To book tickets and see the various packages on offer visit the website https://www.londoneye.com/tickets-and-prices/
4. The Tower Of London (London)
A historic castle located on the bank of the River Thames, the Tower Of London is steeped in English history. The tower has been attacked by various people and has been used for imprisonment and beheadings amongst other things. To book tickets online for a day tour visit www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london
5. Hadrian’s Wall (Wallsend – Starting Point)
Built in the very north of England by the Romans to defend their land, Hadrian’s Wall is still standing in parts and is a great reminder of the Roman heritage in England. The Hadrian’s Wall path is a walking route along the wall, split into six comfortable day walks, or for anyone wanting a challenge, one big six day hike across England. The route is 84 miles in total and became an official National Trail in 2003.
6. The Eden Project (St Blazey, Cornwall)
The Eden Project is a multiple greenhouse complex showcasing plants and flowers from around the world, as well as ones much closer to home. With Rainforest and Mediterranean sections, a trip to the Eden Project will take you around the world in plant life as you spend the day walking through the huge greenhouses.
7. Westminster Abbey (London)
Westminster Abbey is one of England’s most notable religious buildings, steeped with history that mainly surrounds the monarchy. This is the traditional place of ceremony and burial for monarchs and most recently hosted the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Outside of the service times the Abbey is open for visitors.
8. The Lake District (Cumbria)
The Lake District is a popular region in North West England that is visited by many people who are looking for a relaxing holiday. The area is full of lakes, mountains and forests, giving the ideal setting for a relaxing few days away. Walks include a hike up the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike or walks around numerous lakes, which you can find maps for on the website http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/
9. The Natural History Museum (London)
A big museum featuring pieces of natural history, this is home to some of the most important pieces of history in England. The museum is most famous for its Dinosaur exhibits which feature various skeletons. Due to it being a publicly funded national museum, there is no entrance fee to the Natural History Museum and you can find more information on their website http://www.nhm.ac.uk/
10. Roman Baths (Bath)
The Roman Baths are a complex site, which is steeped in English history, dating back to the days of Roman occupation. While people are not allowed in the baths, you can view this wonderful site and get a feel of Roman life in England.
11. Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury)
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most famous religious buildings in the world and has recognised importance for many people. It is the worship place of the Archbishop Of Canterbury, a religious figure with significant importance in the Christian faith. The Cathedral is open for visitors.
12. York Minster (York)
York Minster is one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe and is home to the Archbishop of York, the second highest office seat in the Church of England. The Minster is beautifully decorated and is open on weekdays for people to view inside.
13. The Houses Of Parliament (London)
The Houses of Parliament is the political centre of the United Kingdom and is home to the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Many huge decisions have been made in those two buildings and they continue to be made today. Tours around Parliament are available on various dates and times which can be seen on the website http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/
14. The Cavern Club (Liverpool)
There’s not many places in the world with more musical importance than the Cavern Club, where the early footsteps of The Beatles were taken. They played a regular slot at the club, alongside other big acts and grew from there. The Cavern hosts regular music nights today and you can see upcoming shows on their website https://www.cavernclub.org/
15. Cadbury World (Birmingham)
One of the most famous confectionary names in the world, Cadbury World gives visitors the opportunity to learn and experience all things chocolate. A place that children and adults will love in equal measures, for a fun family day out, this Chocolate experience is fantastic.
16. Land’s End (Cornwall)
Land’s End is the most westerly point of England and is famed for being the start or finish to many charitable efforts. It is regularly visited by tourists who want to visit the end point of England and see the views out to see from the area. More information about upcoming events at Land’s End can be found on the website https://www.landsend-landmark.co.uk/
17. Madame Tussauds (London)
Many people will have heard of Madame Tussauds from somewhere in the world and the London branch of the museum chain is just as impressive of the rest. Celebrity waxworks are on show, giving fans the opportunity to have photos with statues of their idols.
18. The Globe Theatre (London)
A replica of the original theatre that was home to the plays of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright to ever live. Shakespeare played a huge part in English history and at the Globe Theatre you can travel back in time by watching a Shakespeare play out in the open just like when he was alive. You can see what’s on by looking at the website http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/
19. Merseyside Maritime Museum (Liverpool)
The Merseyside Maritime Museum is home to many fantastic displays and various stories from people at sea. At the heart of the museum is a great Titanic exhibition thanks to its ties to Liverpool. The museum is free to visit and has a variety of additional exhibitions which take place throughout the year so visit the website to see what’s on when you visit http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/index.aspx
20. The Jurassic Coast (Exmouth)
The Jurassic Coast can be found on the south coast of England and is now classed as a World Heritage site. It stretches for 96 miles along the coast and has 185 million years worth of geological history due to coastal erosion. You can discover more and where exactly to visit on the 96 mile stretch by looking at the website http://jurassiccoast.org/
21. The Royal Observatory (London)
The Royal Observatory is in Greenwich Park and has played a huge role in the history of astronomy and navigation and is the central location for Prime Meridian time. The Observatory is open for visitors.
22. Warwick Castle (Warwick)
Warwick Castle was originally built by William The Conqueror in 1068. The castle is steeped in history and has been open for visitors since the end of the 17th Century. The history within the castle is some of the oldest in the country and is yet another English building with huge historical importance.
23. Wembley Stadium (London)
The home of English football and one of the most impressive stadiums anywhere in the world. Wembley is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium and open for people to tour, taking them behind the scenes and into the stadium itself on a 75 minute tour of the stadium. Due to the busy schedule, the tour does not operate everyday so make sure you visit the website to see a schedule and ticket information http://www.wembleystadium.com/Wembley-Tours.aspx
24. Big Ben (London)
One of the most, if not the most famous clock in the world and a great place to have a photo. You are unable to go inside Big Ben so tourists only have the option to view the clock from the outside, however, the photo opportunity still makes it a worthwhile visit.
25. Blackpool Tower (Blackpool)
One of England’s most iconic landmarks, Blackpool Tower was built in 1891 and was opened to the public in 1894. It is the 120th tallest freestanding tower in the world and is the must-do attraction in Blackpool. Ticket types and prices are all available to see on the website http://www.theblackpooltower.com/
26. Brighton Pier (Brighton)
One of the most iconic seafront landmarks, Brighton Pier has been open for well over 100 years. It has a rich history with variety shows taking place on the pier before and after the war period. The pier has been used in many TV and Film shows and is a real draw for tourists, who love the experience of spending an afternoon on the pier.
27. Cheddar Gorge (Cheddar, Somerset)
An area of natural beauty, the Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge and the site of the Cheddar show caves. The gorge is in the mendip hills and found on the site was the skeleton of the oldest person found, estimated to be 9000 years old. Even older remains have been found in the caves, which date back 12000-13000 years. For more information about routes through the gorge, take a look at the website http://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/
28. New Forest (Southampton)
The New Forest is a great place to relax and explore one of England’s natural beauty spots. The forest has a variety of attractions that will keep people busy, although for a quicker tour of the site you can use the open top bus service they have introduced to give people an overview of what happens in the forest. To view that bus service and other options when visiting, see their website http://www.thenewforest.co.uk/
29. White Cliffs Of Dover (Dover)
One of the most recognisable landmarks in England, especially for those arrive by boat to the port of Dover, who will get to see the cliffs from sea as they approach. Natural chalk provides the white colour on the cliffs and on a clear day, they can be seen from Northern France.
30. Kew Gardens (London)
The Kew Gardens are also known as the Royal Botanic Gardens and are in London. It is a world famous botanical garden featuring glasshouses, landscapes and a range of rare, beautiful plants. The site is home to a lot of plant research and countries all over the world send their specimens to the Kew Gardens for research.
31. Angel Of The North (Gateshead)
The Angel Of The North is one of the most recognisable structures in the North of England. The sculpture was completed in 1998 and is 20 metres tall and 54 metres wide, standing proudly for all to see at the side of the A1, one of the biggest roads in the country.
32. Chester City Walls (Chester)
The walls surrounding Chester were started by the Romans, and completed some years later by the Normans. Used to protect the city, they now provide tourists with some great, unique buildings. The total walkway is just under two miles long and surrounds the centre of the city. A walk around the walls can expect to take around an hour.
33. Trafford Centre (Manchester)
The Trafford Centre is the second largest shopping centre in the UK and one of the most popular. The centre was opened in 1998 and has grown into what it is today, featuring enough shops to keep everyone happy, thanks to the great variety it has. You can spend a full day walking round the Trafford Centre and still not see everything, such is the size of the centre.
34. Alton Towers (Stoke-On-Trent)
The most famous theme park in England was built in 1980 and has since grown, adding numerous new rides. The park is a draw for those seeking a thrill and is open for most of the year. Seasonal events take place at various times of the year so make sure you take a look at the website to see what is going on https://www.altontowers.com/
35. The O2 (London)
More than just an arena, the O2 in London is home to a cinema, bowling alley, a star wars exhibition along with many bars and restaurants. With plenty to do and a great atmosphere, the O2 has become one of the places to be on a night out in London.
36. Windsor Castle (Windsor)
Windsor Castle is a royal residence that is used by the Royal Family on some weekends. Built in the 11th century, many monarchs have used the castle as their base, although recently it has been used for state visits and as a weekend home. Around 500 people live and work in the castle, making it the largest inhabited castle in the world. To visit and see what is happening during your stay, visit the website https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle
37. The Cotswolds (Gloucestershire)
The Cotswolds is an area of beauty that stretches across six different counties, covering an area of 25 miles x 90 miles. It is a range of hills that has many small towns inside, all of which are stone built villages or historic towns. The area is full of beauty and places of interest and more information can be found on the website http://www.cotswolds.com/
38. Yorkshire Dales (Yorkshire)
The Yorkshire Dales is an area of beauty in the upland region called the Pennines. The area is famous for its limestone caves, providing people with a great caving experience. The surrounding areas are full of valleys and rivers, with beautiful villages mixed in, making it one of the most beautiful parts of England.
39. Hyde Park (London)
Hyde Park is a royal park, that is one of the largest parks in London. The park is next to Kensington Gardens and the two form a great area of natural beauty in what is a very busy city. Regular events happen in the park, both large and small and there is always something going off that attracts people to the park.
40. Black Country Living Museum (Birmingham)
The open-air Black Country Living Museum is a rebuild of historic buildings from the Black Country area. The museum covers 26 acres and has over 50 shops, houses and various other buildings from the local area. With a variety of exhibitions taking place throughout the year, see their website for details of what is happening soon https://www.bclm.co.uk/
41. National Sea Life Centre (Birmingham)
The National Sea Life Centre has over 60 displays containing freshwater and marine life. It is home to the UK’s only 360 degree fully transparent underwater tunnel and gives people the opportunity to get up close to sea animals including sharks, turtles and penguins.
42. Tate Modern Gallery (London)
The Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day, along with some international modern and contemporary art. To find out what’s on when you visit, take a look at their website http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern
43. Leeds Castle (Kent)
Leeds Castle is a beautiful castle built on an island formed by a lake which has been open to the public since 1976. This was the residence for King Edward I and later in history, it was used by Henry VIII to home his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
44. Hampton Court Palace (London)
Hampton Court is a royal palace which is just over 11 miles outside of central London. The most famous monarch to live at the palace was King Henry VIII, who moved into the palace in 1529. Now the palace, and the wonderful surrounding gardens are open daily to the public and to see prices and opening times visit the website www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/
45. Trafalgar Square (London)
Trafalgar Square is in central London and formerly known as Charing Cross. The name change recognises the Battle of Trafalgar and at the heart of the square is Nelson’s Column, which stands at 52m tall. The square is full of atmosphere and a great place to visit to get a real feel of the atmosphere in London.
46. HMS Victory (Portsmouth)
HMS Victory is an ex-Royal Navy vessel, most famous for leading the British charge and leading Lord Nelson to victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. The ship is now dry docked in Portsmouth and has been turned into a museum ship and more information can be found about visiting on the website http://www.hms-victory.com/
47. Fistral Beach (Newquay)
Fistral Beach forms part of Fistral Bay and is Britain’s most famous surfing beach. Due to its location, it is exposed to Atlantic swells, giving consistent surfing conditions. The beach plays host to many international surfing competitions and for those looking for something a little different in England, take a look at their website http://www.visitnewquay.org/things-to-do/fistral-beach-newquay-p467933
48. Legoland Windsor (London)
Legoland is a children’s theme park, based around the lego toy system. Opened in 1996, the park has many lego themed rides, along with various models and workshops to keep children entertained all day. For ticket details and opening times, along with information about any special occasions coming up, visit the website https://www.legoland.co.uk/
49. The Norfolk Broads (Norwich)
A great place to explore and relax, the Norfolk Broads is a waterway system that has over 120 miles of navigable water. It consists of seven rivers and 63 broads and with the freedom to move around where you like, it is very popular with those looking to escape from life for a few days to relax. For more information visit the website http://www.norfolkbroads.com/
50. Durham Cathedral (Durham)
Durham Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Bishop Of Durham. The Cathedral was founded in 1093 and is a great example of the fantastic Norman architecture. The cathedral is open to the public around services and for more information, including time and days to visit take a look at the website
51. Thorpe Park (Staines, Surrey)
Thorpe Park is a theme park which is catered towards teengers and young adults, providing thrills with the many roller coasters on offer. The park opened to the public in 1979 and has grown into one of the most popular theme parks in England, thanks to the constant flow of new rides being built. To view opening times and prices visit the website https://www.thorpepark.com/
52. Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire)
Blenheim Palace is a huge country house that is the residence for the Duke of Marlborough. It is most famous for being the birthplace and then the home of Winston Churchill.The palace is now open to the public and more information can be found on the website http://www.blenheimpalace.com/
53. National Portrait Gallery (London)
The National Portrait Gallery in London was the first of it’s kind when it opened. It is a collection of portraits of famous and historic people from Great Britain. Throughout the year, the gallery has a variety of different collections on show so it is important you view the website to see what is on when you visit and also for details about opening times http://www.npg.org.uk/
54. Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
The Victoria and Albert museum is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and it was opened in 1852. It is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, with over 4.5 million permanent pieces inside. View opening times and the latest exhibitions.
55. Old Trafford (Manchester)
The home of Manchester United, one of the most famous football teams in the world. This stadium has seen many great players play the game here, winning many trophies along the way. The stadium offers a behind the scenes tour and details of when the tour takes place can be seen on the website http://www.manutd.com/en/Visit-Old-Trafford/Museum-And-Stadium-Tour/Stadium-Tour.aspx
56. Liverpool Cathedral (Liverpool)
Liverpool Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool completed in 1978. Not only is this the largest cathedral in England, but it is also the largest cathedral in the United Kingdom.
57. Chester Zoo (Chester)
Chester Zoo is one of the largest and most popular Zoos in the UK. It was opened in 1931 and today hosts 500 different species of animals and 20000 animals in total. To view opening times and ticket prices visit http://www.chesterzoo.org/
58. Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester)
A large English museum, dedicated to the advancements made in the fields of Science and Industry, in particular focusing on the city’s achievements in these fields. The museum is free to enter and details can be found on the website http://msimanchester.org.uk/
59. Beamish Museum (Beamish, County Durham)
An open-air living museum, Beamish is an example of everyday life in the rural parts of the North East of England towards the end of the industrialisation, which took part in the early 20th century.
60. Vindolanda (Hexham)
Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort built just south of Hadrian’s Wall and used to guard areas of Roman importance, including the River Tyne.On the site, early Roman writing tables have been found and they are thought to be some of the most important Roman discoveries made anywhere.
61. Victoria Tunnel (Newcastle)
The Victoria Tunnel is a wagonway that runs below Newcastle from the Town Moor to the River Tyne. It was originally built to transport coal to the river, ready for shipment but since then during the World War it was turned into a big communal air raid shelter to protect people for the bombing.
62. Farne Islands (Northumberland)
The Farne Islands are a group of islands located off the coast of Northumberland. Depending on how the tide is, between 15 and 20 islands are visible at any one point. The islands provide a great home for a variety of wildlife, which can be seen by people who visit the island by boat. Half and full day visits are available.
63. Arundel Castle (Arundel, West Sussex)
Arundel Castle is a castle that has been restored and remodelled to its former glory. The castle is the home of the Duke of Norfolk and is one of the longest inhabited houses in England. The castle only opens to the public for six months of the year.
64. HMS Warrior (Portsmouth)
HMS Warrior is now a museum ship located at the Naval base in Portsmouth. Built between 1859 and 1861, she was one of the first armour-plated warships. She did not last long in service, due to continuous improvements in ship building and was decommissioned in 1883.
65. Roald Dahl Museum (Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire)
The Roald Dahl Museum is located in Great Missenden, the village he lived in for 36 years until 1990 when he died. The museum opened in 2005 and is home to many pieces of work wrote by Dahl and is a homage to his writing career.
66. Highclere Castle (Newbury)
Highclere Castle is a country house made famous by the television program Downton Abbey. It was the main filming location both around the outside of the castle, and in some of the rooms inside. Visitor numbers have increased thanks to the popularity of the show.
67. Mary Rose Museum (Portsmouth)
The Mary Rose was a ship built for Henry VIII in 1510. The ship sank in 1545 and was not found until 1971. It resurfaced in 1982 and has since been available to view in Portsmouth. This is the only ship remaining from that time period and an opportunity to see a piece of history.
68. Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes)
Bletchley Park was one of the most important places during the second World War as it was the site home to British codebreakers who broke the codes sent by German officers. The people working here played a huge part in the war victory and the public can now tour the buildings to see what life was like for them.
69. Minack Theatre (Penzance)
The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre on the coast of Penzance, providing a spectacular setting to watch a show. The theatre is open for shows during the summer, but you can also take a tour of this unique site and other times of the year.
70. Glastonbury Tor (Glastonbury)
The Glastonbury Tor is a hill near Glastonbury which has St Michael’s Tower, a grade one listed building at the top of it. The views from the Tor are spectacular and certainly a worthy reward for making it to the top. More information can be found on the National Trust website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor
71. International Centre for Birds of Prey (Newent)
The International Centre for Birds of Prey has over 60 different species of owl, eagle and hawk. The centre not only shows off the birds to the public, but it also helps conservation of the rare species and has its own breeding program to ensure the birds remain for the future. To see opening times and prices visit the website http://www.icbp.org/index/
72. Coventry Transport Museum (Coventry)
The Coventry Transport Museum is home to over 500 different pieces, all different types of vehicles including cars, motorbikes and bicycles. The museum is home to many interesting items from history that the vehicle enthusiast would love.
73. Eureka (Halifax)
Eureka is a children’s museum designed to educate children, split into different sections to give a variety of learning. The museum has enough to keep children entertained for a full day and parents will also love visiting.
74. St James’s Park (London)
For those looking to escape from the liveliness of central London, St James’s Park is a great place to go. The park is 57 acre is size, giving plenty of room to escape from London. For more information about the park visit the website https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/st-jamess-park
75. The Deep (Hull)
The Deep is one of the UK’s biggest aquariums and is home to over 3500 animals. Included in those numbers are seven different species of shark that kids will love.
76. Metro Centre (Gateshead)
The biggest shopping centre in the UK in terms of size and a great place to visit, knowing you will be able to buy anything you need. Filled with stores from all the major retailers, everyone will find what they need at the Metro Centre.
77. Wallace Collection (London)
The Wallace Collection is an art collection held in Manchester Square and open to the public. The collection consists of fine and decorative arts from around the world from the 15th to the 19t centuries.
78. National Football Museum (Manchester)
The National Football Museum is home to many historic pieces of footballing memorabilia. With many items to view, even non-football fans will enjoy seeing pieces of memorabilia from historic football games that have taken place.
79. Twickenham Stadium (London)
The home of English rugby and a well known sports venue on the world stage, Twickenham stadium offers stadium tours and is also home to the World Rugby Museum. The stadium itself is impressive and interesting enough for non-rugby fans to enjoy while the World Rugby Museum is home to some fantastic pieces of memorabilia.
80. Peppa Pig World (Romsey, Hampshire)
A family theme park aimed especially at young children who are fans of the show Peppa Pig. The theme park has plenty to keep children occupied, including fairground rides, shows and a big play area. The park has seasonal attractions so be sure to check the website before you visit http://peppapigworld.co.uk/
81. Camden Market (London)
For those looking to experience an English classic, a trip to Camden Market would certainly cater for your needs. The market is full of English character and charm, along with plenty of variety in the shops. The market is busy on a weekend, when all traders are open for business and for those wanting to experience real London, the market is the place to be.
82. Nickelodeon Land (Blackpool)
Nickelodeon Land is a children’s theme park located inside the Pleasure Beach at Blackpool. The park is aimed at young children and all the rides are themed with Nickelodeon TV shows. Children who watch the TV station regularly should see all their favourite characters on the rides, which makes it very appealing.
83. The Pleasure Beach (Blackpool)
The main theme park at Blackpool and one of the most popular theme parks in the UK. The pleasure beach has something for everyone, from huge rollercoasters to smaller rides for children.
84. National Railway Museum (York)
The National Railway Museum is dedicated to the history of trains and hosts some of the most famous railway vehicles. Alongside many railway vehicles, the museum is also home to many artifacts that the railway enthusiast will enjoy seeing.
85. Covent Garden (London)
Covent Garden is a typical London shopping area and for those looking to get a taste of London, this is the place for you. Home to a great variety of shops, you will be able to find what you are looking for, along with finding some great hidden gems that are unique to the area.
86. National Coal Mining Museum (Wakefield)
The National Coal Mining Museum is based at the site of Caphouse Colliery and offers a great underground tour so members of the public can experience what underground mining was like. The museum is also home to many pieces of important memorabilia that coal mining enthusiasts will enjoy.
87. HMS Belfast (London)
HMS Belfast is permanently moored on the River Thames and is open as a museum for the public to view. The ship was used during the second world war in the fight against German vessels and was finally decommissioned in 1963.
88. The Vulcan Experience (Doncaster)
The Vulcan Experience in Doncaster is something that will appeal to aircraft enthusiasts. The tour allows people to get up and close with the Vulcan aircraft in its hangar at the Doncaster Airport. Spaces are limited and tour times vary so check the website for more details http://www.vulcantothesky.org/home.html
89. York City Walls (York)
For those looking for the Roman experience, York has more miles of city walls still standing than any other city in England.The remaining walls stretch over two miles in distance and make for a great walk around the city. To view more information and walking plans visit the website http://www.visityork.org/York-City-of-York-Walls/details/?dms=3&venue=3610893
90. Harrods (London)
One of the most famous stores in the world, Harrods is a must visit for any shopping fans or people who want to visit just so they can tell all their friends they have been.
91. The Forbidden Corner (Leyburn, North Yorkshire)
The Forbidden Corner is a number of tunnels, chambers and follies created within a four acre garden designed to be a great, fun day out for the family. For those who enjoy exploring this is a great place to visit which children and adults will equally love.
92. York Dungeon (York)
The York Dungeon takes visitors on a tour of the dungeon, recreating what happened with various actors and shows. The dungeon is full of special effects and models which help recreate the atmosphere of being down in the dungeon.
93. Great Central Railway (Loughborough)
The Great Central Railway is Britain’s only steam mainline railway service, running every weekend. Railway enthusiasts will enjoy the opportunity to see and ride on steam powered trains and it is a great experience that you cannot find in many places anymore.
94. King Richard III Visitor Centre (Leicester)
In August 1485 King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth. This visitor centre is extremely unique as it is located right next to where his body was found. The centre is home to many exhibits and also tells the story of the King during his life.
95. Bosworth Battlefield (Nuneaton)
The Battle of Bosworth is one of the most famous battles that took place in England. The battlefield is now the home of a heritage centre where members of the public can visit and take a guided tour of. To see more events happening and to view opening times visit the website http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/
96. Charles Dickens Museum (London)
The Charles Dickens Museum is located in a home where he lived for two years of his live from 1837 to 1839. The museum is set out as the home was when Dickens lived there and is home to many pieces from his past.
97. The Beatles Childhood Home Tour (Liverpool)
This is a unique tour that visits the childhood home of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The two homes are decorated as they would have been when the pair lived in them and contain many great pieces of memorabilia from their youth. This is an extremely rare chance to see inside the lives of the famous pair.
98. The Dracula Experience (Whitby)
The Dracula Experience is a unique tour around Whitby and the areas associated with the story of Dracula. Live actors, special effects and animated scenes bring the story to life.
99. National Army Museum (London)
The National Army Museum is home to various collections which show visitors the history of the British army. With many artifacts, stories and various items of interest, anyone with military interest will find the museum very engaging.
100. British Motor Museum (Gaydon, Warwickshire)
The British Motor Museum is a collection of famous British cars that will be of interest to motor enthusiasts. At just under 300, it is the largest collection of British cars anywhere in the world.