Whatever it is you’re doing, stop doing it right now and get on the next flight to Britain. Why?
You can travel from untouched wilderness to exciting cities in the space of an hour, and spend the night in Hogwarts on the way.
Ride a horse beside the remains of the famous Roman ruin, Hadrian’s Wall. You’ll discover mile upon mile of untouched moorland and rolling green hills on the northern side, where the ‘barbarian’ tribes once lived, and patch-worked farmland to the south. It’s an amazing experience. Then you can make the one hour drive across to Newcastle and enjoy a night out in one of Britain’s most exciting cities: be sure to see Newcastle FC play a match! Alternatively, you can stop by Alnwick Castle and spend the night there. Alnwick has stood for over 700 years, in which time it’s played a significant part in the Wars of the Roses – this historic British conflict that Game of Thrones is based on. More recently, it played the part of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
Britain has 160 Michelin-starred restaurants with food you won’t believe!
Try eating ‘oyster pebbles’ and other wonders of the Lake District’s natural larder; L’Enclume or opt for the eight-course tasting menu and feast on the likes of Black Angus beef and marinated foie gras at Martin Wishart in Loch Lomond. If that’s not your style, try something completely different, in the hip city of Leeds where team at The Man Behind the Curtain will “showcase what we feel is right for now”!
You can see sporting history in the making, or get involved yourself…
See tennis stars at Wimbledon, or the latest footballing heroes at Premier League matches and soak up all the sporting fervour in Britain’s best known football cities, Liverpool, Manchester, London and after last year’s win, Leicester! Climb Snowdon, where Everest-conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary tested his climbing gear or if you’re expecting a drink at the end of your bout of intrepid activity, try a visit to Britain’s most remote pub, The Old Forge. Only reachable by a 20 mile trek across the gorgeous Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highlands, or by boat, it’s a well-earned reward, and a definite OMGB moment.
And see the sights from the top of the tallest building in Western Europe…
Take the lift to the top of the Shard and look out over London from the tallest building in Western Europe! This is a true OMGB moment: you can actually look down onto London’s other huge buildings, like the Gherkin and Tower 54, and of course St. Pauls looks a long way down.
You can go trampolining in a cave…
From an all-time high at the Shard to deep underground, enter the subterranean world of Wales’ Bounce Below for a really unique experience: Trampolining in a slate mine. If you want to take it up a notch, head for the nearby Zipworld and ride the fastest zip line in the world! 100mph down from a mountain top then over a cliff, 500ft above a quarry lake, the experience is said to feel like a combination of flying and skydiving.
What are you waiting for?
Pack some things and get to the nearest airport, Britain’s waiting for you!
Discover more on the VisitBritain website.