If you love traversing around the world to gaze at historic architecture, then you certainly cannot leave a visit to the UK off your list. Ancient cathedrals, castles, churches, and burial grounds are dotted around the isles, waiting to be explored. The UK is brimming with history and heritage sites, so prepare a list of the places you’d like to visit and begin planning the easiest and cheapest routes to get there. Often with such sites, transport links aren’t widely available, so be prepared to have to hop on and off a few modes of transport in order to where you want to be.
St Michaels Mount
This small tidal island is situated in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, and is crowned by a medieval church and castle. You can walk across the granite causeway to your destination, and step where the feet of pilgrims would have gone hundreds and thousands of years ago. Find more details about this place by using Coast Radar to direct you to some of the best accommodation in the area, activities to get involved in whilst visiting, and above all else as some would argue, the beaches. Cornwall has a lot to offer a traveller, and the beaches are famed for being sublime so ensure that you move around to see and do as much as you can when you’re there.
This cathedral is one of the largest, with the longest nave of any cathedral in Europe. The building itself is Grade I listed and dates back to 1079. Visit the crypt whilst you’re there, gaze up to the many stained-glass windows, and of course, stop to take in the sheer historical beauty and wonder of the Round Table.
Windsor Castle saw the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018, and the castle itself is truly a tremendous sight to behold. Built originally in 948 on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground, Windsor castle is of the oldest buildings in the United Kingdom. It goes without saying that Windsor enjoys close affiliations with the Royal family and you can tell if the Queen is at home depending on how the flag is flying. Be sure to venture inside the castle, and see just how opulent, grand, and indeed royal it is.
This prehistoric monument in Wiltshire is one of Europe’s best known and was built 5,000 years ago in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. Be aware, that you’re not always able to access this structure as it’s a protected heritage site. It’s certainly worth a visit however and remember to take your camera to capture its alarming size and wonder. If you’re keen on walking, then trek around the surrounding areas in Wiltshire and stop off at local pubs to provide you with sustenance after a long day out along the routes and trails. Alternatively, pack a nutritious picnic that you can eat whilst looking at Stonehenge from a distance as this way you can appreciate its scale. Bear in mind that the land around this site is flat so you won’t be able to look down from above whilst munching through your sandwiches.