50 of the best British experiences

Britain has a rich mixture of activities, attractions and traditions that you just cannot experience anywhere else. From scaling the summit of Mount Snowdon to taking the waters at Bath we bring you 50 of the best days out this country has to offer.

Bodium Castle, East Sussex ©VisitBritain

1. Get eco-friendly with The Eden Project in Cornwall

2. Discover the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park when the azaleas and rhododendrons are out

3. Go monster-spotting at Loch Ness

4. Admire the view at The Needles, Isle of Wight

5. Have a full English breakfast and a Sunday roast

6. Take the Kent and East Sussex Railway to Bodiam Castle

7. Enjoy a day by the seaside in Blackpool

8. Relax in the thermal spring at Bath

9. Eat jellied eels, cockles and winkles in the East End or on the Essex Coast

The Needles, Isle of Wight

10. Tour The Queen’s home at Windsor Castle

11. Watch the sun rise at Stonehenge

12. Take a trip on the London Eye

13. Buy a book in Hay-on-Wye

14. Go reeling in Scotland

15. See the sailing at Cowes Week

16. Go shopping in the Leeds Corn Exchange

17. Ride on the West Highlands Railway

The Eden Project © VisitBritain

18. Ride a Boris bike past the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park

19. Drink real scrumpy in Somerset

20. Go on a Ghost Tour around York

21. See the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

22. Rediscover Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

23. Dance at the Notting Hill Carnival

24. Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea

Bettys tea rooms in Harrogate © VisitBritain

25. Climb to the top of Mount Snowdon

26. Take a cruise on Lake Windermere

27. Try skiing in Aviemore

28. Go on a gin tour of London’s Sipsmith distillery

29. Watch a polo match at Guards Polo Club

30. Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory in Bourneville, Birmingham

31. Go on long walks in the Yorkshire Dales

32. Go racing at Aintree or Ascot

Hadrian’s Wall © VisitBritain

33. Learn the rules of Test Cricket with a match at Lords

34. Sing the national anthem at Twickenham Stadium, home of England rugby

35. Take the historic ferry from Teignmouth to Shaldon in Devon

36. Play poohsticks at Pooh Bridge in Ashdown Forest

37. Hunt for fossils on Charmouth Beach

38. Picnic in the grounds of Kenilworth Castle

39. Ride the Mersey Ferry and then climb to the top of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral

40. Catch a wild salmon in Loch Lomond

41. Dress up for a night at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Loch Ness © VisitBritain

42. Walk along Holkam Beach

43. Go surfing in Newquay

44. Punt on the River Cam

45. Visit the grave of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey

46. Cross Shropshire’s Iron Bridge

47. See the Seven Kingdoms from the top of Sanefell in the Isle of Man

48. Dive with seals in the Isles of  Scilly

49. Walk along Hadrian’s Wall

50. Go bog snorkeling in Llanwrtyd Wells

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