Cultural Holidays

A Guide to a Cultural Holiday in the UK

British society  and culture covers everything from revolutionary buildings to vintage designs, capped by restaurants and bars on posh rooftops. Cultures ancient and new flourish, in our vast towns, where Victorian museums host trailblazing modern artists, and in the mountains and around the coasts, you can find a plethora of cultural events.

You can screen a movie in the grounds of a Tudor house, check out one of the numerous art galleries and pop up during your cultural holiday in a seaside town. We understand that when you arrive at a location for the first time, it can be a challenging experience, and it helps to be prepared. That is why we’ve put together this guide to make sure you get the UK’s greatest cultural holiday experience.

The Best Cultural and Attraction Sites in the United Kingdom

Whenever you want to go on a cultural holiday in the United Kingdom, there are several locations to explore to fully enjoy and observe the British heritage. These are the ones we’ve chosen:

Tower of London

Visit one of the most popular castles in the country, and immerse yourself at Tower of London in British culture. The Castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1066, and today it is perfectly preserved on the north bank of the Thames River.


 Begin your White Tower tour here. The main tower, often listed in Shakespeare’s works, features smaller projecting corner towers that offer it a distinctive medieval feel. Within, you can find the Medieval arms array of St. John the Evangelist’s Chapel in the 11th century and the Royal Armouries.

 Next, go to the show of crown jewels, holding 23,578 royal gems. Here you will learn how unique jewels such as the coronation spoon and the significance of each object are used for the British coronation ceremony.

Edinburgh

One of the most beautiful towns in Scotland, Edinburgh city is still one of the most popular attractions in the UK. Edinburgh is probably better known as the location of the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, which is famous for its many well-maintained historic buildings.


Perched high above the old town on a rocky promontory, this royal fortress from the 13th century includes highlights like the well-known One O’clock Salutation, observed daily at Quasi Moon Battery; the Scottish Crown Gems in the Royal Palace; the Scottish Nation-wide War Memorial; and the famous Stone of Destiny (Scone Stone), which only returned to Scotland after being held in London for 700 years.

Tate Modern

Host to one of the finest exhibitions of modern foreign art, Tate Modern is the bright light of the amazing art-scene in London. With ground-breaking projects and a continually evolving exhibition programme, all located in a magnificent setting, no travel to the capital will be complete without a stop here.

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts is Britain’s oldest school of fine arts, established in 1768. Situated on Piccadilly in the centre of London’s west end, it is internationally known for housing some of the best temporary and traveling shows in the world. Its annual Summer Exhibition, running since the institution was first opened, showcases selected work by artists and academics from up and up

This ancient Roman bath complex is situated right next to the stunning Medieval Bath Abbey in the middle of picturesque Bath. It was founded in the first century and around natural hot springs in a roman settlement which was then known as aquae Sulis, along with a temple dedicated to the goddess of the springs Sulis Minerva. The majestic great bath is the centrepiece, yet the ruins are huge.

Caernarfon Fortress, Gwynedd

A fortification but. The pumped-up presence of Caernarfon castle is unhesitatingly muscle-bound and threatening. It would have been a difficult proposition to pick a fight with the huge system. King Edward I built what is probably one of the most spectacular of Wales’ castles by tossing his weight about in stone.

 Any less worthy of World heritage status. Many castles are content, not Caernarfon, with the round towers. Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the most impressive of these being the Eagle Tower. You can also note the stones color-coded carefully grouped in clusters. Not by accident was the site chosen for this great castle.

Scottish National Museum

The Scottish National Museum helps its visitors to journey back to the ancient history of Scotland itself, right up until the present day, without ever leaving the house. Scottish.


Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Stonehenge is a monumental site situated in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury, and 13 km north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each standing stone about 13 feet (4. 1 meters) high, 6 ft 11 in (2. 1 meters) long and about 25 tons weighing. The stones are placed within earthworks in the centre of England’s densest Neolithic and bronze period monuments network, with several hundred burial mounds.

Blackpool Tower

 


Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction opened to the public on 14 May 1894, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Blackpool Tower became the highest man-made building in the British Empire when it opened. Inspired by Paris’ Eiffel tower, it is 518 feet (158 meters) wide, and is the world’s 125th-highest standing structure.


 

Angel of the North, Gateshead

Finished in 1998, The Angel of the North is a steel sculpture situated in Gateshead, UK with a view of the A1 motorway. It was designed by the artist Antony Gormley, supported by Gateshead council and national lottery-funded plurality. The Angel of the North is as much a technological achievement as it is an art piece.

 It has a wingspan greater than a Boeing 757 and can sustain winds of more than 100mph at its exposed hilltop venue. Our structural engineers, having collaborated with Antony on previous works, were assured that we should be able to help him realise his design idea without infringing on aesthetics, to create a healthy framework.

Monmouthshire Big Pit National Coal Museum

Explore the colours, sounds, tastes, and environment of an historic coal mine. Set in the unique Blaenavon Industrial Landscape and World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO, Big Pit used to employ up to 1,300 workers.

 With award-winning immersive exhibitions and the world-famous underground ride, you can now walk in their footsteps. Led by a professional worker, the journey brings you 300ft underground into the main workings of the mine.

This will give you a beautiful, real glimpse of what it was like for those who met the coal made their living. On the surface, enjoy a virtual tour of a modern coal mine at King Coal: The Mining Experience, a multimedia exhibition.

 With its pleasant humour, photographs and artifacts, the Pithead Baths show brings to life the tale of coal mining in Wales. A fascinating, insightful and enjoyable portrayal of the lives, at work and at home, of miners and their friends.

Brighton Palace Pier

Home to fairground attractions, sports, pubs, restaurants and deckchairs opened in 1899 to experience the sea view. There is something for everybody whatever your age. From Trampolines and the Carousel, to Hotel Booster and Horror.


And the Wild Mouse and the Dodgems. Even the weather will not stop you from enjoying this seaside attraction with many of the rides under covered. Other examples in popular literature have also included the Grade II listed building, like Carry on at Your Convenience, the Who’s debut album and the film Quadrophenia.

Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

The Loch Ness in Inverness-shire is a wide, long drawn lake (in Gaelic: Loch) in the Prodigious Glen, a fault vale which runs right across northerly Scotland comprising four main inlets: Loch Linnhe, Loch, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. Loch Ness is after Loch Lomond, the subsequent principal Scottish brook. The brook is encircled to the southeast by the stunning scenery of the Scottish Uplands and the Monadhliath Crags. Loch ness’ northern end is situated roughly 10 km south-west of inverness.

V&A museum of design, Dundee

V&A Dundee museum of design is an international architecture centre, located in a building built by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in the heart of the revitalized waterfront of Dundee.

This will hold significant exhibits, honour the legacy of architecture, stimulate and nurture contemporary creativity and promote further progress in design. V&A Dundee is supplied by design Dundee ltd, founded by the Victoria and albert museum – the world’s leading art and design museum – Dundee town council, Dundee university, Abertay university and Scottish enterprise.

Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project explores how people and nature can work together to change things for the better. Eden is renowned for its Biomes, the world’s largest greenhouses nestling in a giant 50-meter deep crater with 30 football pitches, making it the centrepiece of a spectacular global garden.

 There is always something new to see at Eden, even though you’ve been before many times. For more information, visit our page, from fresh environments to evolving seasonal menus, different items in our store and our annual activities programme.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

The Pitt Rivers Museum is now known as the Institute of Anthropology and Modern Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Founded in 1884 after a gift from general Pitt Rivers to the university, the museum retains its unique atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets.

A unique characteristic of the Pitt Rivers Museum is the collection’s organization according to the following typologies: musical instruments, firearms, masks, textiles, clothing, and equipment.This popular structure helps people to see how numerous problems of multiple periods were solved. The museum is situated east of the Museum of Natural History at Oxford University and is only available through the building of the Oxford University Museum.

Shakespeare Country

Experience England at its classic Shakespeare country finest. The Shakespeare nation has plenty to admire for any walker and rider, from candy box towns to the feudal splendour of tall castles. Shakespeare land” is an innovation of the 20th century, but it does exist geographically, including Stratford-upon-Avon, Wellesbourne and the county seat of Warwick, the region covers a swathe of English farmland.


Among the world’s most prominent literary personalities, and probably the greatest playwright ever to exist, was born, grew up, and made his home inside the small triangular patch of farmland cornered by these three cities. Stratford has held the Stratford-upon-Avon literature festival since 2008, which contains two literary festivals each year, one in spring and a shorter festival in autumn.

In the famous Bancroft Gardens and river region you will enjoy a picnic while enjoying the river events such as rowing, motor boats and cruises together with the many entertainers who also perform on the river bank.

While in Stratford, you can visit the five houses related to Shakespeare’s life which the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust owns and cares about. Which include Hall’s Croft (the Shakespeare’s daughter’s one-time home) and Nash’s House, which is situated on the same location as New Place built by Shakespeare himself and where he died. Shottery is the Cottage of Anne Hathaway, the residence of the wife of Shakespeare before they were married. The Mary Arden Building, Shakespeare’s mother’s family house.

The Best Arts Festivals in the UK

Arts festivals are among the greatest things about the British summer time. Festivals are organized to match nearly any palate. Festivals are conducted in the towns, where you can retire for the night in cosy quarters. Here is a rundown of the best arts events you can attend:

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s biggest music event, attracting thousands of artists across Scotland on hundreds of stages. This comprises a magnificent variety of arts including comedic theatre, dance, circus, cabaret, children’s plays, musicals, opera, literature, and spoken word. From big name musicians to individuals doing their first series, you can see everything and it’s this variety that makes it so different.


Parallax Art Fair

With 16,000 guests, 200 – 350 international exhibitors (from all around the world) and sometimes 7,000 items on show, Parallax ‘Art’ Fair is today London’s most significant fair of its kind. This is a family-owned corporation, and not managed by a foreign fund. Artists and models, do it too. Whether you’re young or old, black or white, rich or poor, “educated” or not, this is an experience for all. There are no limitations or assumptions of how well art/design understands you.

Hat Fair

Hat Fair is the longest running outdoor arts festival in the UK, and is held in Winchester, Hampshire, every year. The festival, initially conceived as a busking festival, takes place every year on the first weekend of July with two days full of street theatre and outdoor performances, all free of charge.

Voewood Festival

This festival should be just up your path, if you’re part of a little English tradition. For three days in august, Voewood house’s elegant gardens will become the venue for Shakespearean reads.

The Handmade Festival

The handmade festival is all about appreciating the elegance of crafts, and mastering the skills of making. If your day at the festival teaches you how to make something yourself, upcycle an item you already own, or purchase something from a professional, it’s here to help everyone, making their lives a little more beautiful.


Citadel Festival

The album of “forms and thoughts” from the citadel offers you culture support without leaving London. With their own pop-up stage showcasing performances from their local circus, cabaret and spoken word performers the roundhouse returns.

Sunday papers live introduces to the festival a different version of satire, where satirists and stand-ups carry the broadsheets to life. There are tons of workshops inside which to get lost, from sloppy sculpture to imagination and storytelling.

Festival of St. Ives September

The festival runs for fifteen days presenting a broad variety of music, arts and literary activities in places around St Ives, drawing tourists from afar to Cornwall, with jazz, performing arts, writing, theatre and cinema on display throughout St Ives.


 

The other Art Fair (London)

Hay Festival

Hay Festival is an event where writers and readers share stories and ideas. It includes an outstanding array of Nobel Prize recipients, novelists, authors, artists, leaders, writers, poets, scholars – everyone has published a book – all exploring their interests and the feelings behind their research over the span of two full weeks.


The Best Music Festivals in the UK

UK music festivals are renowned around the globe for their creativity and their clout in capturing the coolest acts around. They also form one of the most saturated music festival markets in the world. These are the best music festivals you have to experience while in the UK:

Glastonbury Festival

Compared to other places around the world, where summer is celebrated in small ways, at the Glastonbury festival, summer is welcomed in grand style. This music festival showcases some of the most talented artists in the world, from the superstars to the newbies. It houses a packed crowd so, get a tent, pack your rain boots and prepare for one of the best music weekends of your life.

Parklife

The Parklife festival is among the UK’s most popular festivals, serving a line-up of diverse and front-line music inside Heaton Park in Manchester.


Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

The Didmarton Bluegrass festival takes place on the first weekend after the August bank holiday in the United Kingdom every year.

Several great names from the bluegrass world have performed at Didmarton including, Steve Kaufman Nashville Bluegrass, Mollie O’Brien, MeterBlue Highway, Band, Peter Rowan, Roland White, and Sally van.

Isle of Wight Festival

The inaugural Isle of Wight Festival was in 1968 and it went on till 1970, when an act of parliament closed it down. Dubbed Europe’s Woodstock, it was rejuvenated in 2002 and today appeals to almost 90,000 people.

Boardmasters Cornwall

This wonderfully situated festival on the westward coast of Cornwall, together with the music, there are loads of events to motivate outdoorsy kinds (seaside runs, surf training kayaking), plus welfare workshops and yoga sessions. When you desire some quiet, just find a noiseless spot on the shore and kick back.

Leeds and Reading Festival

Without a doubt, one of the most unswerving and famous dates in the UK holiday calendar, Reading has been the terminus of choice for popular music fun with a stiffer constitution for years. Leeds merged as a sister festival in 1999, swapping the majority of the acts regularly to add a bit of grit to proceedings. It has become the number one place for the entire spectrum of popular music ever since.


Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival an award-winning festival that puts together an all-inclusive family festival experience with an enthralling camping holiday.

Along with music through the weekend, there is also an abundance of spoken word, cultural talks, comedy, theatre and activities to relish. A particularly curated roster of kids’ entertainment will keep fledgling festival-goers joyful, from a spectacular fireworks display, to the biggest Bouncy Castles ever.


TRNSMT Festival

The first festival took place in July 2017 and lasted three days, attended by 120,000 people, as revealed by the organisers. Not long after the first was concluded, a second was announced the following year. The second festival in 2018, was held for over six days, split over two weekends. Although, in 2019, it returned to being held for three days. It is the ideal fest for lovers of Pop, Rock and Electronica.

Creamfields

Creamfields is the biggest dancehall music festival in the UK and has developed a peerless reputation for bringing some of the biggest names in electronic music over its eminent period. Every summer it serves over 70,000 dance fans.

Wireless Festival

This festival is certainly one of the finest London weekends of entertainment in the festival calendar. Situated in central London, the festival site is close to the city, which allows the fans to continue partying till dawn. The festival site has a capacity of around 50,000 and three stages of live music to relish in the spectacular Finsbury Park.

Where are the Best Castles in the UK?

Whatever your idea of your perfect castle is, fairy-tale turrets, a dramatic location perched on a cliff edge above one of many nice beaches in the UK, a battle-weary stronghold with a drawbridge and moat or a squat.  You are bound to find the one that is just right for you, in a place scattered with historic fortresses.

Windsor Castle, England

If you visit the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, you may find yourself rubbing your shoulders with Queen Elizabeth II. Not exactly, of course, that would have written ‘safety breach’ all around it, however, the Queen spent her off-duty weekends here.


Take a tour of the luxurious red-and-gold state apartments (walk the traditional or ceremonial path depending on your mood), discover the wonders of the castle and visit the chapel where your favourite royal weddings took place (most of them).

Warwick Castle, England

Across Warwickshire there is too much past to discover, with Warwick castle being no exception. If you want a day trip from London or Birmingham, it’s probably among the finest and most restored castles in England to tour. It’s under an hour by train from London, after all, and you don’t have every excuse not to come.

Alnwick Castle, England

In the Harry Potter series, the broomstick riding lessons gave away the secret why Alnwick Castle became so popular with youngsters – it doubled as Hogwarts. Yet that is not the only thing that is occurring.

Swordplay activities, dress ups, medieval handicrafts and popular games are all part of the experience. And the State Rooms, containing Canaletto, Titian, Van Dyck and Turner paintings, is a luxurious paean to the Italian Renaissance.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle headlines the view of the Scottish capital, as it is built on top of an extinct volcano that overlooks the city. The first settlement goes back to the Iron Age, with the location functioning as a royal estate from David I’s rule in the 12th century until 1603 when the Crowns were unified.


The first written records related to the location of a building, rather than a hill, date from king Malcolm III’s death in 1093. The castle has held various roles since 1603, including spells as both a fortress and a garrison.

Cardiff Castle, Wales

Cardiff Castle was first built in the 11th century as a motte and bailey castle on top of an ancient roman fort dating back to the 3rd century in the capital of wales.


The castle was slowly rebuilt a century later into a stone structure with the additions of a shell hold and defensive walls. The castle underwent gradual shifts, additions, and redesigns over the next centuries.

Much like many castles during the English Civil War, it even influenced Cardiff Castle, which was first seized over by parliamentary troops and later regained by Royalist supporters.

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

If you’re amongst thousands of tourists a year venturing down the stunning Causeway Coastal Route, you might just come across the striking Dunluce Castle medical ruins. This iconic landmark, located on the edge of a stunning mountain, dates back to the year 1500.


The castle can only be reached via a bridge, because of its unique location, but the views once you enter them are second to none. Take in the new air of the harbour, and stand in centuries of memory. Originally owned by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, this platform is a worthy addition to every Instagram page, carrying the designation of one of northern Ireland’s most captured landmarks.

Beaumaris Castle, Wales

The Beaumaris castle in north wales is another prominent example of the castles constructed during the reign of Edward I. The castle on Anglesey Island was never completed owing to lack of capital and energy, and its magnificent facade has remained as a glorious symbol of medieval architecture over time.

Castle Beaumaris has precisely symmetrical concentric walls and impressive circular drum towers. Besides possessing an impregnable appearance as a medieval fortress, the castle does not have the usual threatening look that is so prominent in quite a few other castles of the period. The castle fits harmoniously in the adjacent fields and cannot be ignored with its technical perfection.

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Dunnottar has an impressive mix of good looks and historical value – which sometimes blows away on holiday tourists heading to Scotland. You can consider Dunnottar castle about 20km south of Aberdeen – on the wild Scottish coast next to Stonehaven. The castle is built on a spectacular rock thrust that has bulges out of the shoreline of Stonehaven.

This flat-topped, red sandstone island is encircled by the irregular North Sea; and was once linked by a usual path – the Fiddlehead – to the inland. However, the natural pathway across the Fiddlehead was deliberately chopped away to guard the Medieval castle from attack. Then the precipices were engraved through a contemporary entry road.

Tintagel Castle, England

Assembled half on the inland and half on a rough headland projecting into the Cornish ocean, Tintagel Castle among Britain’s most remarkable notable sites. Its alliance with King Arthur also makes it among the most celebrated. The castle is an island off the mainland that can be accessed by a quick walk over a narrow wooden bridge and a few steep steps on the rock. This has amazing views of the ocean or out to sea from peak.


Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

The Dunrobin Castle appears right out of a fairy tale with its soaring spires and impressive baronial design. When you’re traveling across the Northern Highlands, you may like to spend some time walking about, with your special one in tow.

This is not only the biggest Scottish castle in the northern highlands, but you can also hear about the origins of Scotland and the interesting background and former inhabitants of the castle. It involves the Duke of Sutherland made famous for his involvement in the Highland Clearances (and his wife’s).

Museums You Have To Visit in the UK

Museums, museums and exhibitions are the UK’s finest attractions. Most of them are great, and perhaps the world’s greatest. This is a list of the museums you can visit in the UK:

The British Museum

Contrary to common opinion, the British museum is not the oldest museum in the world yet with 8 million items and pieces, it may lay claim to be among the biggest and most extensive in the world. its emphasis is on human past and culture – as far back as it can be traced in history and prehistory and from any conceivable corner of the world. I have little idea that if evidence of extraterrestrial life is still found, the British Museum would close up.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

This amazing art gallery holds everything from historic objects to contemporary artwork, and includes exhibits devoted to a broad variety of subjects spanning from prominent painters to super-heroes. There are plenty to see and do, so it allows for a great day out due to the vast range of artefacts.


National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh: Take a journey through Scottish heritage and culture in this jam-packed museum that explores anything from famous artwork to the biggest science and technical breakthroughs. Exploring it with the children? Be sure to pause for a nice twist to the day by the museum’s amazing three-meter Lego platform.


The National Gallery

The National Gallery is an art museum located in a classical structure that was erected in 1838.  A collection of more than 2,600 items that comprises European works since the 13th through the 19th eras is housed by the museum. The highpoints comprise works by Michelangelo, El Greco, Rembrandt, Ruben’s, Jan van Eyck and several other famous artists.


Natural History Museum

Full with more nature-based knowledge than David Attenborough, the impressive house to some 80 million examples of plants, insects, fossils, rocks and minerals in south Kensington.

London Museum

Discover the capital’s interesting past at the Museum of London. Experience the city’s history from ancient times, through roman and feudal law, plague and destruction, to Victorian London and the modern city of today.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

The Ashmolean, a jewel in the crown of the prestigious University of Oxford, has an extensive collection of all the words dating from ancient times to the present day; there is something for everyone here. This appeared for the first time in 1683, rendering it the oldest public museum in the UK.

London Transport Museum

There are also other famous London icons apart from the black Hackney Carriage taxicab and the red double-decker bus. A tour of the London transport museum can thrill tourists with displays of early-day rail power steam engines, early red buses and the iconic black taxi. The museum, situated in piazza Covent Garden, has been open for decades and invites thousands via its front gate.

Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens comes to life inside this elegant Georgian townhouse where the author lived for a few years. More than 100,000 objects including original manuscripts, notes, and portraits that offer an insight into the existence of one of Britain’s favourite poets, while a highlight is the blue dining room with its intricate gold curtains; the table arranged as though waiting for the Dickens family to come down for tea.

Cardiff National Museum

Despite being difficult to navigate through Cardiff National Museum Tall, Cardiff’s national museum is a must-see on a rainy day. Go to the art galleries, displays on the evolution of Wales and the fascinating underwater fossils in the section on Natural History. Hang in the cafe for the scrummy treats, beverages and home-made meals.

Top History Tours to Experience in the UK

Welsh Heritage

Tours with sightseeing. A series of 15 sightseeing tours exploring the past, with expert guides to help put the heritage of the country to life. You will read about the role of the Tawe River in Welsh culture, a period when 90% of the world’s copper originated from Swansea, from the castles and forts in north Wales to the manufacturing valleys of the south. The Royal Anglesey Experience can take you back to the 7th century on a tour of ancient sites with connections to Wales’ princes and princesses.

The Edinburgh Tour of the Doomed, Dead and Buried

As night goes down take a creepy overview of the grim past of Edinburgh. Not for the weak hearted, brace yourself to see some ghostly stuff going on as you visit the long-forgotten Blair Street Underground Vaults and the shockingly eerie Canongate Graveyard, the ultimate resting spot of some of the most prominent characters in the world.

The dark and dank Edinburgh Vaults, described by the BBC as “probably one of Britain’s most dangerous sites,” is home to the very poorest and most disreputable parts of society. It has been said that body snatchers kept their corpses there overnight. Accompanied by a professional tour guide, you’ll hear hair-raising tales of grisly murders and legends of the missing souls still roaming this spooky place.

Full Tour of Tower of London

Get unparalleled exposure to a part of the iconic and in-demand attractions in London, and skip the crowds on this Tower of London VIP Tour. Begin the tour with early entry, skip-the-line, and see the storied opening ceremony at the hotel. You’ll discover the highlights of the icon with only a tiny party for business. You will also be among the first tourists to reach the world-famous Jewel House in the Tower of London, where the glittering Crown Jewels await you.

Rising Road Tours

Rising road tours provides 10-day tours to help the visitors explore the past of Ireland. Guests should first visit the Moher cliffs which serve as seabird nesting sites. First, the ride heads across the Burren’s calcareous landscape, through Galway Bay. Attendees of the trip will stop by two counties: Donegal and Sligo. The first up is Sligo, for visits to the Queen of Connacht and Queen of the Fairies grave ground, bringing tourists to a farmhouse near the Ben Bulben mountain and seeing where author William Butler Yeats is buried.

Stonehenge Limited Access Morning Tour

Experience the real-life sites that formed the setting for some of the most famous scenes in the Harry Potter books and movies wizarding universe. Walk in the footsteps of the most famous wizard in the world on this enchanting half day, London’s Harry Potter-themed walking tour. Visit the sites of shooting and explore the meaning behind the places, as our professional guide brings the magic to life.

London Bicycle Tour

This bicycle tour offers a perfect way to see London’s sights. You have the guide to yourself as it’s a private tour; they’ll customize your journey to see just what you want to do in London. No question if you decide to see Buckingham castle, big ben or even have a soothing pedal alongside the Thames. Your guide will be a local specialist, so although there is no food included with the trip, they should be able to show you to the right spot to please your taste buds.

Culture Themed Restaurants in the UK

The UK offers some of the world’s finest cuisine, with several outstanding restaurants. There are so many amazing places to eat, that just scratching the surface for a single tour will be impossible. Check the list below:

  1. Potted Pig, Cardiff.
  2. Archipelago, London
  3. The Treehouse Restaurant, Alnwick
  4. Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy.
  5. Dans Le Noir, London
  6. Old Station, Spean Bridge.
  7. Shaka Zulu, London
  8. The Library, Norwich.
  9. Cahoots, London.
  10. Tate Britain Restaurant, Millbank.

Getting around the UK During Holidays

A well-organised and regular express motor-coach network run by National Express and other private providers connects several towns and cities in Britain. Train connections are spread across the world, train tickets are cheap and simple to navigate. However, commuting by rail is more environmentally conscious, enabling you to see all the sights, and offering a more engaging cultural experience.

The Best Holiday Lettings for a Cultural Holiday

If you are in the United Kingdom for a cultural holiday or during a cultural holiday, then you are in the right place. We have selected fifteen of the best and pocket-friendly accommodations, close to the best cultural and attraction sites around the United Kingdom. Find them below

Apartments on Finchley Road – NW3

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 Stylish mini loft 10 mins from Oxford

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 Stylish 1 bed in Earls Court

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 Flat 1, Cromwell Road 1 Bedroom Duplex Apartment

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 Esquire Apartments

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Slateford House Luxury Apartment

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 34 Broom house Apartments

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 Edinburgh Palace Apartment

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 Casa Fresa – King Street Apartment

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 The Hideaway Experience

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 Brighton / Near Royal Pavilion

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 My Brighton

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 Black Isle Apartment, Inverness

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 3 Summertown Court

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  1. Chewidden

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Security Tips for the Holidays in the UK

Whether you’re selecting a stay or jetting off, keeping vigilant and checking your home is vital to ensuring it is protected and not on a burglar’s wish list.

Do not share beach videos, airport selfies or dates on social networking sites, while you’re on holiday.

It is safer to preserve these details till you arrive comfortably at home. If you’re lost, tell a policeman or woman – they’re approachable and polite.

Traffic wardens would also provide you with guidance. When you have become the victim of a robbery or assault, contact the police by dialling 999 or 101 for non-emergencies.

Emergency Health Services During the Holidays

uring your time in the UK, if you choose to see a specialist, you will enrol as an NHS patient at a GP (general practitioner) clinic. When you live in the region for longer than 24 hours and fewer than three months, you will sign as a temporary patient at a GP practice.This is up to GP to determine whether or not to consider new patients. Treatment is expected to be safe. UK clinics can diagnose you free of charge with the bulk of infectious disorders, including sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), to reduce the transmission of such diseases. If you are taken to A&E (accident and emergency department), a minor injury unit or emergency treatment walk-in centre, then this is free.

Children's Assessment Unit

The children’s assessment unit (CAU) is designed to evaluate and manage children who require emergency medical care. It is available 365 days a year. Most children with serious severe or chronic conditions have free entry to the centre after acceptance from their doctors. Whenever you decide to come to the UK for a cultural holiday, we are sure you have all the information you need, to have an amazing experience.