Best Historic Landmarks to Visit in the UK
We often travel abroad to see exciting and fascinating sights, but there are just as many interesting landmarks right here in the UK that are sometimes overlooked! Thanks to Britain’s vast history spanning over hundreds of years there are many landmarks left behind to remind us of our country’s past. Great Britain’s historic landscapes are often visited by thousands of people each year and they can make a great trip with family and friends. With Premier Motorhomes, you can see a whole host of attractions from the comfort of your own motorhome as you make your way around the country!
A prehistoric monument, Stonehenge is an iconic symbol of Britain. Located in Wiltshire, Stonehenge’s history spans over 4500 years. It might well be one of the most famous monuments in the world, having been built in the late Neolithic period around 2500 BC using only simple tools. It was used over the years as a burial ground and a place to perform rituals. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 and is now a very popular place for people to visit from all over the country.
Sat on top of Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle was built during the 12th century and ownership often switched from Scottish to English during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Used as a prison over the years as well as a residence for kings, Edinburgh Castle also became a fortress. The castle is Scotland’s most famous tourist attraction and is now protected at the highest level.
White Cliffs of Dover
If you’re looking for a beautiful day out on the coast, you can’t beat the cliffs at Dover. The high chalk cliffs looking out on to the English Channel is a great way to get some fresh air while enjoying a breath-taking view. The cliffs are one of Britain’s most spectacular natural features and are set in stunning countryside. The line of beautiful cliffs was often the first or last sight of England for many travelers as the crossing at Dover was the primary route to the rest of Europe, before air travel of course.
Home to Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdonia is a beautiful region in north Wales. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are a number of paths to help you reach the summit but if hiking isn’t your thing you can still enjoy the incredible scenery! Stories of the mountain link it to a legendary water monster and fairies.
Of course, there are many more sights in the UK that you can enjoy by travelling in your new motorhome but these are just a few that can offer you a great day out. If this takes your fancy, check out our great selection of motorhomes!