Here’s a post we’ve thought long and hard about.

After years creating tours for visitors at Evan Evans, we’ve come to realise that there are some experiences that you simply can’t miss out on if you’re visiting the UK. You might say they were trip-defining experiences – the sights and activities that really represent the very best of what the UK has to offer. It’s our job to make sure our guests don’t miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

The question, though, is what should be on that list. With so many fantastic things to do and see it’s tough to render the list down to just ten items. However, if we’re going to give people the very best experiences the UK has to offer, we need to be unrelenting. So here it is, the UK’s 10 unmissable experiences. If you do nothing else, you simply have to do these. Let’s dive in.

Visit Stonehenge

Stonehenge has everything you could possibly want in a travel experience – beautiful landscapes, fascinating facts, a rich heritage and the feeling that you’ll never see it’s like again. It’s a simply astonishing trip.

See Edinburgh Castle

Looking up to Edinburgh Castle for the first time is like being in a fairytale. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience. And, whilst you’re there, make sure you check out the local whiskies, too.

Walk into The Natural History Museum

I have so many wonderful memories of the NHM that I feel truly sorry when somebody misses out on the opportunity to visit. It’s not only a fascinating and educational museum but one of the most beautiful buildings in the UK. Visit this winter and you’ll even have the chance to go ice skating outside.

Hike the Jurassic Coast, Dorset

With Corfe Castle, Durdle Door and Man-of-War Bay as some of its key sites, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is unequivocally one of the country’s most beautiful coastal regions. Even if hiking isn’t your thing, you owe yourself the chance to take a short walk through this beautiful landscape.

Explore Parliament Square, London

Of all the London locations that we know and love, Parliament Square has to be the most magical. Standing outside Westminster Abbey, listening to the sound of Big Ben chiming, you will truly feel like you’ve arrived in the UK.

Visit the Roman Baths

The history, heritage and culture of the UK all converge in this humble city in Somerset. Bath’s most famous attraction is one of the most interesting sites you’ll visit and the city itself is just breathtaking.

Marvel at The Lake District

This beautiful mountainous region is worth the trip from London. If you’re an outdoors person and love activities like hiking, climbing, cycling and kayaking, then the Lake District should be on the top of your list.

Feel the magic at Harry Potter Studios

I wasn’t that much of a Harry Potter fan when I first visited the Warner Brothers Studio tour. This trip changed my mind. Walking amongst the sets and costumes of the movies really helps you to appreciate the magic and wonder that went into production. It’s a wonderful experience whether you’re a fan or not.

Cross Tower Bridge

Perhaps the quintessential London experience and one that everybody should do at least once – walking across Tower Bridge is something you’ll remember for a long time.

Eat a roast dinner and drink a pint

You’re going to need some rest after all that exploring. Here in the UK, the best way to do that is with a beautiful roast dinner and a pint of locally brewed beer. We highly recommend the Harwood Arms in West Brompton for the city’s best.

If that’s still not enough to slake your thirst for adventure, take a look at our huge range of tours around the UK from London. It’s the best way to discover your own unmissable experiences.


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