The Uk's Top Attractions
Posted on May 07, 2014 by Admin
The UK has so much to offer, with all sorts of exciting attractions and places to visit all over the country. From theme parks to heritage sites, sports venues to incredible countryside locations, the UK has it all- it's no wonder our great little island attracts millions of visitors per year!
So here at Great Little Breaks, we thought we'd compile a list of the UK's top attractions to delight you. Plus, with the school holidays fast approaching, these attractions will certainly entertain the kids.
This well known resort is a theme park and zoo situated in Staffordshire. The park covers over 200 acres of land and attracts millions of visitors per year. There are various different sections to the park, including Thomas Land, the Action Park, Pirate Cove, and the zoo. The zoo at Drayton Manor is home to over 100 species of animals from across the world and is open 365 days of the year. Rides at the main theme park include Shockwave, G-force, Apocalypse, and Pandemonium.
The London Eye:
Known as one of London's iconic landmarks, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel overlooking the South Bank of the River Thames. It stands at over 443ft tall and 394ft in diameter, and is currently Europe's biggest Ferris wheel. Built in 1999, the London Eye offers a high viewing point across the city. The wheel holds several passenger capsules which hold up to 25 people. Each capsule allows visitors to walk around freely, and a total rotation takes around 30 minutes to complete.
This popular heritage site is an ancient monument in Wiltshire, and one of the most famous historical sites in the world. Attracting huge numbers of visitors per year, the site is now home to a world-class visitor centre, housing exhibitions for visitors to explore. Stonehenge is a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. There have been many speculations over the years as to the meaning and purpose of the pre-historic monument, such as an ancient Roman Temple, a primitive computer for calculating the dates of eclipses, and even a centre of healing.
Legoland Windsor Resort:
One of the many Legoland parks across the world, Legoland Windsor Resort is one of the most popular in the UK. The park opened in the late 1990s and consists of Lego themed rides, models, and building workshops. Legoland Windsor attracts millions of visitors per year, and is one of the most popular theme parks in Europe.
Harry Potter Studio Tour:
This ever-popular London attraction brings in visitors from around the world, and offers a unique insight into the making of the Harry Potter films. Visitors are given a chance to see where the beloved Harry Potter series began, with behind the scenes access to sets, costumes, props, and animatronics. This incredible tour gives fans the opportunity to see the incredible British talent, imagination, and artistry that went into creating the magical films.
Originally opened in 1931; Chester Zoo is located in Upton-by-Chester in Cheshire. One of the largest zoos in the UK, Chester Zoo holds around 400 acres of land. The zoo is operated by the North England Zoological Society, and is the most visited wildlife centre in Britain, attracting millions of visitors per year. Chester Zoo is home to a large collection of diverse species, many of those being threatened species of animals. In total, the zoo holds over 400 different species of over 9000 animals.