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See a different side to the UK

Most people who visit the UK from another country tend to focus on London. And while it’s true it’s a great city that is packed with arts, culture and history, there’s a lot more to discover in the UK as a whole.

Oftentimes, the places you see are restricted by the time you have available, so it depends on how much time you have available what you’ll get to see and do while in the UK. For those with a few weeks in there, here’s a round-up of some of the other sides of the UK you may want to see while you’re there.

Being an island nation, the UK has a lot of coastline on offer; much of it beautifully rugged and dramatic. Choose which part you’d like to explore – the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales, the Jurassic coastline in Dorset and Devon or the often barren and remote Scottish coastline that has a wild edge to its beauty.

Wherever you choose to visit on the coastline of Britain, you’ll find a great selection of accommodation from lodges in Scotland to holiday homes and campsites in Cornwall. The choice is really broad, it depends on what kind of holiday maker you are what you’ll end up deciding on.

And inland, there are other great areas of countryside to explore, including areas like the Lake District where you’ll find England’s largest and deepest lakes and stunning hillsides all around.

Then, of course, there are the other cities outside of London. Manchester and Liverpool are both vibrant centres with their own great selection of museums and art galleries. York is a smaller city that is packed full of historical sites; much of its history is Roman and Viking. Durham is a stunning cathedral city, and then there are other major cities like Edinburgh and Cardiff.

If you only have a week or so in the UK, it’s worth doing some research and some careful planning about where you want to go and what you want to see. Of course, you could always come back for more, but if this turned out to be your only trip, would you be able to go home feeling that you’d really seen the UK?

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