Besides the excellent afternoon tea and the beautiful castles, Great Britain definitely has a lot more to offer. Down below you will find 5 unique things that you can only do in Great Britain and will hopefully inspire you to discover the great island besides the most tourist attractions.
This one is more known to the masses, but it does not make it less interesting or unique. Stonehenge is protected by law, as it is a British cultural icon. It is believed to have been constructed somewhere between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, but the purpose of why it’s been built in the first place is still unknown. There have been a number of theories to date, but there is no evidence that supports any of them enough to be considered real. Their acoustic properties are also amazing, as they produce a loud noise when being struck. If you want to discover a mysterious piece of art and nature, this is a perfect place to start learning more about our past.
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The Isles of Scilly
Visiting a tropical island is not something you can only do in Great Britain, but it’s also not the typical thing you would think about visiting when you plan your trip. That’s because the UK is known for its average low temperature and lots of rain and is not the place you would want to go for in order to have a beach vacation. But the Isles of Scilly, located just about 30 miles from Cornwall, can give you exactly that. The mix of winds coming from multiple directions makes the climate warmer, affecting the flora and fauna, making it a tropical paradise.
Churchill War Rooms
Besides Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the multitude of museums, London also has to offer one of the most interesting things you can visit, that is part of the more recent past, but it’s also a very important page of history. The chambers right below the noisy streets of Central London will make you feel like you are going back in time. All of the secret meetings and plans were held in these rooms and seeing them right in front of you makes you feel that intense mystery that had to have filled the room in WW2.
On the Isle of Staffa, in Scotland, there is this majestic cave that is known for its shape and also for the amazing acoustics it has to offer. It was discovered in 1772 and is now part of the National Nature Reserve. It can be visited by boat or on foot, if the weather allows it. It’s got a part of the land, with stones on each side of the cave, and at the same time, it is filled with water. The access is public, but you have to book a guided tour in order to make sure that the slippery rocks are safe to walk on, which is usually from April to September.
Newton’s Apple Tree
Isaac Newton, the men who discovered gravity, is luckily English, so of course, after the famous story of the apple tree that made Newton ask himself the question that revolutionized our society, people wanted to visit that tree, so it has become a tourist attraction. Now, you can go to Sir Isaac Newton’s family home, in Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. Is it the real thing? As it is right near his house and it’s been visited for a long, long time, since Newton was still alive, then the answer is yes.
Great Britain has a lot to offer. It is full of things that are ready to be discovered by people all over the world, you just have to do your research and find out about their existence. These 5 unique things should make a good starting point in your trips in order to spice up your adventure rush.