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From reliving the magic of Harry Potter to exploring prehistoric worlds and Roman buildings, there’s never a dull moment when you holiday in the UK. How many have you ticked off?

The Making of Harry Potter

Experience the thrill and wonder of a trip to Hogwarts, courtesy of Warner Brothers Studio Tours. See how films were made, drink your own pint of Butterbeer, and lose yourself in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Tower of London

With the help of its legendary ravens, this imposing fortress has stood guard over London for centuries. Shrouded in mystery, the Tower of London has played host to everything from William the Conqueror to the Crown Jewels.

Stonehenge

Walk around Stonehenge’s majestic megaliths. It’s one of Europe’s most famous prehistoric monuments and you can stay for the interactive talks and demonstrations.

The Roman Baths and Georgian City of Bath

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Bath’s stunning architecture charms visitors from all over the world and the city is home to the magnificent Roman Baths, built around the hot springs 2,000 years ago.

Chester Zoo

With over 11,000 animals on 125 acres, Chester Zoo is a great day out for the entire family, as you can visit chimpanzees, tropical animals and penguins.

Lake District National Park

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Sprawling over 900 square miles, the Lake District National Park is home to 12 of England’s largest lakes and over 2,000 miles of footpaths and hiking trails to explore.

Eden Project

Made up of unique spherical shapes that house plants from all over the world, the Eden Project transports you from rainforests to desert. It also hosts fantastic music and arts events throughout the year.

Warwick Castle

For over 900 years, the formidable Warwick Castle has stood proudly over its beautiful city. Now, you can explore the castle, its grounds and medieval life.

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art. In addition to works from Picasso, Dali and Matisse are artistic performances, films and installations.

Westminster Abbey

The unforgettable venue of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding, Westminster Abbey is the perfect example of gothic architecture and poignant memorials.

Kew Gardens

This World Heritage Site is one of the world’s most impressive and famous botanical gardens. Explore the gorgeous grounds and see for yourself the millions of rare, tropical plants.

Windermere Boat Cruises, Bowness

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No trip to the Lake District is complete without a cruise around Lake Windermere. The serene lake is surrounded by sublime mountains and is one of the most popular sites in the north.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Yorkshire

The park is home to over 140 species, including flamingos, as well as plenty of thrilling rides for the whole family.

London Zoo

Home to tigers, lions and penguins, among others, London Zoo is a favourite with both visitors and locals. Make sure you arrive in time for the tiger feeding sessions; it’s well worth seeing.

Drayton Manor Theme Park

You’ll find this huge, 280-acre theme park on the outskirts of Birmingham. From themed areas and water rides to thrilling rollercoasters to Thomasland for little ones, there’s more than enough to keep everyone amused all day.

Which ones have you visited and which did you most enjoy?

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  1. midlifesinglemum
    27/09/2018 / 5:08 pm

    I’ve been to only 6 out of the 15. Not bad for an expat.

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