Are you tired of the same old weekends, doing the same old thing? Do you fancy going away with the family for the weekend but you are fed up of visiting the same old places? We’ve put together a list of unusual destinations in the UK that you may not have visited, for times when you feel like you need to do something different.
Godshill Model Village – Godshill, Isle of Wight
The model village is 1/10th scale version of the village of Godshill and Shankllin Old Village and chine – which are two of the oldest tourist areas on the Isle of Wight. The model village features replicas of real buildings that are made with sand and cement so that they weather with age to give the ultimate ‘real life’ effect. This is a great place to visit with the family and you can enjoy gorgeous-tasting tea and cake afterwards. You could turn the day out into a mini holiday if you are travelling a far distance. Finding somewhere cheap to stay by searching for iow/iow holiday on Google will allow you to discover great deals from sites such as www.ukbreakaways.com/destination-guide/isle-of-wight.
Stonehenge – Wiltshire, England
A wonder of the world and the best known prehistoric monument in Europe, a trip to Stonehenge is well worth a visit to learn about some of the history in the UK. You can explore the world class visitor centre, listen to an audio tour and explore the Neolithic houses which reveal the type of homes that the builders of the ancient monument might have lived in four and half thousand years ago.
Fingal’s Cave – Staffa, Scotland
Boasting a structure that is unique and incredible to look at, Fingals’ sea cave is a part of a National Nature Reserve that is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. It has a unique, cathedral-like structure and its hexagonal columns create a beautiful artistic look. You can enjoy a daily boat tour on the Isle of Staffa to witness this spectacular view. The cave has an arched roof and produces eerie sounds by the echoes of the waves, which gave its name ‘Uaimh Bhinn’ which means “the melodious cave.”
Portmeirion Village – Portmeirion, North Wales
Designed to look like an Italian village, this beautiful location was designed and built by Sir Colough Williams-Ellish between 1925 and 1975. Now owned by The Charitable Trust, you can come and spend the day exploring the beautiful village, enjoy a beautiful lunch, browse around the small shops or spend some time relaxing, looking over the water front.
Dark Hedges – Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Dark hedges is a beautiful avenue of beech trees that dates back to the eighteenth century. The trees were planted by the Stuart family in hope to create a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion. The eerie avenue is said to be haunted by the ‘Grey Lady’ who appears at night amongst the trees along the roadside. This location is great for those who love country walks in the great outdoors.
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