Travel recommendations site TripAdvisor has revealed its Top 10 best UK days out, tours and experiences.
The list was determined by taking into account reviews, opinions and popularity with travellers over the last year, and it includes everything from sightseeing in Edinburgh to a Harry Potter odyssey.
From historic landmarks to breathtaking scenery, here is the full top 10:
Giant’s Causeway Day Trip
The 60-mile trip up from Belfast to the Giant’s Causeway by coach makes it into the Top 10. One TripAdvisor reviewer said it was “a great way to view the northern coastline” of Northern Ireland.
Tour of London
The best of the English capital, including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. It was described as “wonderful and very informative” by one user.
‘City Sightseeing’ Edinburgh Tour
City Sightseeing tour busses are a common fixture in many UK towns and cities. But Edinburgh’s hop-on-hop-off service makes it into TripAdvisor’s list, with 14 stops including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and World’s End.
The Original London Sightseeing Tour
London bias? Perhaps, but a second sightseeing tour of the city makes it into TripAdvisor’s Top 10. With riders able to personalise their itinerary with a hop-on hop-off tour, and a choice of three routes that cover the top landmarks, this is one of the best ways to see the city.
Tower of London
The only singular London attraction on the list, the historic Tower of London offers visitors a chance to glimpse the Crown Jewels, as well as visit White Tower, Traitors’ Gate and Tower Green, where Anne Boleyn was beheaded in 1536.
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh
Rabbie’s specialises in small group day trips to the Scottish Highlands, which they describe as “hassle free”. Guides bring the history of the historic landmarks and places you’ll visit to life, while you’ll be travelling in a “luxury Mercedes minivan”.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London
Golden Tours’ round-trip from London to Warner Bros. studio guarantees you entry to the often sold-out Making of Harry Potter experience, where you’ll be free to explore the sets for Diagon Alley, Platform 9 ¾, and more at your own pace.
London Rock Music Tour
Taking in Abbey Road, Apple HQ, Jimmy Page’s house and much more, with a “knowledgeable rock guide” dispensing stories about your favorite musicians. It also offers a choice of morning, afternoon or full-day London Rock Music Tours.
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
Rabbie’s Highlands tour will give you that small-group feel as you take in the scenery from a luxury Mercedes minivan. “One of the best day tours I have been on” said one user.
Inner Circle Access of Stonehenge
A trip to Stonehenge from London gives travellers the opportunity to walk around the roped-off stones, which they describe as “an exclusive experience”. Morning or evening guided Stonehenge tours are available, and the tour also includes nearby Bath and Bath Abbey.