Best UK Destinations to Visit in 2021
We are all looking forward to hotels, tourist attractions, towns and cities to reopen once again, while you wait why not have a read of the best UK destinations to visit this year.
Norman Keep Castle, Cardiff
South Wales is where the ideally walkable Cardiff is located, the country capital city. Cardiff is also the place to host sporting events and welsh culture with endless number of hikes, woodland bike ride and countryside. The region is packed with castles and tales involving the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
What to do in South Wales?
Visit the 2,000-year-old Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, Picton Castle and Gardens, St Fagans open-air museum, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, St David’s Cathedral, the Brecon Mountain Railway, Chepstow Castle, Penderyn Distillery, Tintern Abbey and much more.
Herefordshire is known for is natural beauty, fun festivals all year round, market towns and ancient ruins. Many travellers enjoy the wild landscapes and riverside trails and adore the woodlands and wild ponies. Then there’s Hereford Cathedral, home to one of the world’s most fascinating medieval treasures: the Mappa Mundi created circa 1300 showing the history, geography and destiny of humanity as understood by Christian Europe at the time.
What to do in Herefordshire?
Visit the Hereford Cathedral, Kington, Ross-on-Wye, Eastnor mock castle, The Malvern Hills, the 30-mile Mortimer Trail, The Brockhampton Estate, the Golden Valley, Hay-on-Wye and much more.
Elizabeth Castle, Jersey
Jersey is a small island bordered by beaches and bays, perfect for a weekend getaway. Jersey has French road signs which reminds travellers they are closer to France than Britain. The island offers magnificent restaurants, spas and yoga retreats.
What to do in Jersey?
Travellers can take walking tours, visit jersey national park, the Jersey War Tunnels, The Botanic Gardens at Samarès Manor, Elizabeth Castle, The Jersey Opera House and much more.
Guernsey is the rock of hospitality and freedom. The island is blessed with spectacular rocky cliffs, sandy beaches giving travellers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
What to do in Guernsey?
Travellers can enjoy coastal path walking, water sports, fishing, cycling, Sausmarez Manor, island hopping between the isles of The Bailiwick of Guernsey, shell beaches and much more.
The Scottish Highlands boast a magical landscape of rivers, lochs, craggy peaks and isolated beaches. It is the place to go for fishing, walking, relaxing and switching off. Tucked away in these remote parts are some of Britain’s finest hideaways offering stunning scenery, gourmet meals and plenty of peace and quiet.
What to do in the Scottish Highlands?
Visit the Scottish Highlands and enjoy dolphin watching off the Moray Coast, walking, wildlife watching, water sports, golf, biking, Arisaig, Inverness, Loch Ness, Cawdor Castle, Ben Nevis, North West Highlands Geopark and much more.
The Lake District is the English landscape at its most epic: it claims its highest peaks and its deepest lakes. It has some of the best walks in the UK, with trails to suit every kind of hiker – from humble hikers looking to stretch their legs, to brave souls conquering England’s tallest peaks. The Lake District is the largest national park in England with 12 of the country’s largest lakes.
What to do in the Lake District?
Enjoy water sports, walking and hiking, cycling, Wray Castle, hot-air ballooning, golf, horse riding, Bassenthwaite Lake, Aira Force waterfall and much more.
The Cotswolds is perfect for a weekend break in the UK and also fairly busy with A-listers with country retreats, though don’t assume you will see any of them, there is plenty of space to hide between the rolling hills and creamy-stone villages full of fabulous antiques stores and cheese shops.
What to do in The Cotswolds?
Travellers can visit and enjoy Blenheim Palace, the Georgian town of Woodstock, walking, Winchcombe, Sudeley Castle and Gardens, The Roman Baths in Bath, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and much more.
Durdle Door, Dorset
Dorset is one of the richest heritage sites for prehistoric remains. It’s hard to resist the wild rambling terrain of the Jurassic Coast. For a weekend break or something longer, this corner of the UK is home to its fair share of cosy accommodation options. Curl up in a charming village bolthole or embrace manor-house living.
What to do in Dorset?
Visit Monkey World; Rock climbing, walking, Jurassic Coast, water sports, Bournemouth, Sherborne Castle & Gardens, Rock Reef activity centre and PierZip, the Tunnel Tree Tops adventure course, cycling; Hot air ballooning, Weymouth Beach, Athelhampton House & Gardens, Highcliffe Castle and much more.