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Travel The U.K. Like Never Before With These 10 Unique Experiences

By Kelsey Marie

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The United Kingdom has so much to offer for locals and tourists, and we’re not just talking about sites in London. There are national parks, museums, festivals, and food that make up a truly unique U.K. experience.

Check out these travel experiences in the U.K. and immerse yourself in their historical culture.

British Museum – London, England

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The British Museum opened in 1759, which was 17 years before the Declaration of Independence, making it older than the United States!

Another cool thing about this museum is that a lot of films and documentaries were filmed here, like Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Entry is free.

Stonehenge – south-west England

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It still remains a mystery of how Stonehenge was built. It took about 1,500 years to build and was built 5,000 years ago.

The fact that people thousands of years ago lifted those heavy stones is quite fascinating.

According to researchers, Stonehenge may have been used as a sort of calendar or temple.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Scotland

This festival is the largest celebration of culture and arts in the world. There were over 30,000 artists from 50 countries that participated in last year’s festival.

Anyone is able to perform at the festival as long as they want to!

Bath – south-west England

The city is named after it’s famous Roman Baths where the thermal springs make the water warm. Romans used to flock there for relaxation. Jane Austen, a very famous author, wrote two books which were set in the historical city.

Tate Modern – London, England

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What used to be a power station is now a contemporary art museum. The building was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who is also the designer of London’s infamous red telephone box!

Entry is free.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – South Wales

Founded in 1952, this is still the only coastal national park in Britain,

If you want to explore, there is a 186-mile path along the coast which is suitable for walking.

Sunday Roast – anywhere in the U.K.

Experience a true U.K. Sunday tradition with a Sunday roast. It’s said the tradition started in the late 15th century by King Henry VII. The idea was that the roast would cook while everyone as at church and then ready when service ended.

A typical Sunday roast includes roasted meat, potato, vegetables and gravy, stuffing, and Yorkshire pudding.

Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District National Park – north-west England

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This lake is 10.1 miles long and 1 mile wide, making it the largest natural lake in England.

It was created over 13,000 years ago as a result of melting glaciers during the last ice age.

Hadrian’s Wall – north-east England

Hadrian’s Wall took six years to build and over 15,000 men contributed to building it.

The intention of the wall was the mark boundaries of the Roman Empire in 122 AD.

To build the wall, soldiers came in from northern Africa, Syria, and Romania.

Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim – Northern Ireland

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was created 60 million years ago because of volcanic eruptions which created 40,000 basalt stone columns.

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Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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