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Which UK Tourist Attractions Are Really Worth Visiting?

Have you ever wondered which UK tourist attractions are actually worth a visit? Because we have. Check out our top picks.

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So, you’re visiting the UK and you want to know which UK tourist attractions are actually worth visiting?

We get it. There's so much choice out there, it's hard to know which are worth your time and which ones to give a miss. That's where we come into things - and we like to think of ourselves as the experts.

Without further a-do, here are our favourite days out across the UK.

Tower Bridge

Step inside Tower Bridge and find yourself transported to Victorian London (without the miasma and diseases, of course), where you’ll learn all about one of the city’s defining landmark.

Find yourself exploring the high-level Walkways of Tower Bridge – if you’re afraid of heights, do yourself a favour and don’t look down...

Ever been curious about how Tower Bridge actually works? Head to the historic engine rooms to see the machinery that once powered the Bridge Lifts and learn more about the inner workings of the bridge (and heroic folks who kept them in motion).

Both historic and fun, this attraction is a must-see if you’re in London – what else could you ask for? If you're into historic attractions that pack a punch, check out the London Dungeon while you're in the capital for a hyper-real history lesson.

(P.S they also have other locations too - Edinburgh Dungeon, Blackpool Dungeon and York Dungeon).

London Eye

Our love for the London Eye will never fade. Seriously. Have you seen how epic the views are?

And if you don’t just fancy the usual rotation, amp up the romance with Cupid’s Pod or celebrate with their Champagne experience – a glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne definitely won’t disappoint.

There are tonnes of other ticket add-ons and seasonal events too, from fast track (sneaky queue skipping) to their Christmas Panto Pod, they really do have it all.

We love a good view at Days Out, that's why we collected our favourite views from UK attractions for you to visit. Thank us later.

Warwick Castle

So, you thought Warwick Castle was just a castle? Oh, how wrong you were. Warwick Castle is packed with stuff the whole fam will absolutely love – yes, the whole fam.

Entertain the kids with the Horrible Histories Maze, Zog Playland and archery or stop by to watch a live show (like the Castle Dungeon or The Falconer’s Quest). No kids in your group? Still sorted. Immerse yourself in the castle's rich history or even grab some afternoon tea.

The folk of Warwick Castle are also very committed to seasonal events. During December you can ice skate on an open-air rink just outside of the castle or stay still after dark to explore their lights trail - all you need is a hot chocolate (or mulled wine) and you've got the perfect festive evening.

Check out our favourite days out for history-buffs - they won't disappoint.

Alton Towers

Ah, Alton Towers. The crème de la crème of theme parks. It’s definitely one of our top three, don’t know about you lot.

Although this one is shut over winter, the spring, summer and early autumn months really make up for it - think Oktoberfest AND Scarefest (oh, and a sneaky winter opening for Lightopia).

Whether you love an adrenaline kick or couldn’t think of anything worse, there are over 40 rides for you to choose from at Alton Towers – there’s something for everybody.

If you just can't get enough of theme parks, why not check out the tallest rollercoasters in the UK (and add them all to your bucket list, obviously).

Giant’s Causeway

If you didn’t already know, the Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – pretty cool right? So, that’s one selling factor (and it won’t be difficult for us to think of more).

Northern Ireland’s coastline is already epic so stumbling upon the view of thousands of basalt columns (with around 40,000 of the hexagonal-shaped steppingstones) is a massive bonus.

Oh, and these unique rocks date back almost 60-million years ago- try matching that natural beauty.

Love exploring the scenic sights of the UK? The fun doesn't stop there. Check out our top days out across Wales - 10/10 for scenery.

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond

We already know what you’re thinking: ‘why on Earth would I visit a sodding [aquarium]/categories/aquariums)?’ Well, this isn’t your usual aquarium. SEA LIFE Loch Lomond is blessed with some of the most amazing views (the best we’ve ever seen from an aquarium) of the Loch itself - and obviously you get to see some really cool sea creatures too.

Their Deep Water Loch Tank (opened in 2016), is part of the aquarium's extensive renovations and is home to native species of sharks and rays - which are * actually * found in UK waters, cool right?

But if you're not heading that far North, don't worry, there are loads of SEA LIFE locations across the UK - from SEA LIFE Brighton (which is the oldest functioning aquarium in the world BTW) to SEA LIFE Blackpool, you won't be short of spots to visit. We're firm believers that all of them are a must-visit too, each one is a little bit different.

Eden Project

If it wasn't already obvious, this is a really wholesome spot to visit. And there's plenty of stuff to do, with outside gardens as well as plenty of inside exploring to be done.

Expect loads of seasonal events on throughout the year too - from October to February you can ice skate in their indoor rink and there's plenty of summer activities to enjoy in the warmer weather.

The attraction is home to plenty of exhibitions year-round and the 'Seed' sculpture (created by artists Peter Randall-Page) is one of our favourites. The sculpture displays the Fibonacci sequence and the golden proportion that can be seen everywhere in nature.

If you're a big fan of tourist spots which are also super educational, you'll love our guide for families: Listen up parents – these UK attractions are as educational as they are fun.

Angel of the North

If you've ever wanted to feel short, this is an excellent place to start.

This contemporary sculpture pretty much defines the landscape of Gateshead. Oh, did we mention that it's completely free to visit too? We're all about a bargain - and we like to share the love too. Have you checked out our guide that'll help you save some cash in the capital with some free days out?

This epic spot is only a 20 minute drive from Newcastle City Centre (or a 30 minute bus ride), so you don't really have an excuse to miss out if you're in the area. And while you're there, why not stop in for some nosh in Newcastle? It's one of our favourite foodie cities in the UK - the best for street food.

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