You don’t have to travel far to discover some of the most stunning sights and landmarks. The UK is home to beautiful scenery, gorgeous landscapes and ancient castles which attract visitors from all over the world.

Steeped in history, the UK has some of the best midieval tourist attractions, each with their own story, myths and legends. Read on to discover some of the most popular ancient landmarks and see for yourself what our very own home country has to offer.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Surrounded by legends of giants crossing the sea to Scotland, the stunning scenery at Giant’s Causeway is guaranteed to take your breath away. The rock landscape, created by volcanic activity millions of years ago, makes for a striking view like no other.

An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway will leave you in awe at the stunning formations and immerse you in a world of myth and folklore. Take the famous Causeway Coast Route and experience a drive as beath-taking as the site itself.

Alnwick Castle, England

Dating back to around 1096, Alnwick Castle in Northumberland has been in the Percy family since the 14th century and a tour of this special landmark will explore its rich history. The castle is also famous for having featured in a number of films, notably Harry Potter.

There’s plenty to do here for the whole family including Dragon Quest and medieval craft sessions. Plus, with an array of things to do and see in the local area for adults and children alike, including beaches and the forest park, you’ll be entertained for days.

Cardiff Castle, Wales

With a history spanning 2000 years, Cardiff Castle is an impressive landmark. With stunning interiors and extravagant architecture, you’ll be transported to an enchanted world or gothic charm. Take an expert tour and learn all about the lavish rooms and apartments.

Great for the kids, there’s plenty of year-round entertainment and fun to be had whilst learning about the history of the castle. Grab some food at The Keep Terrace and check out the castle gift shop. Plus, as it’s located in Wales’ capital, there’s so much to see and do in the surrounding area whilst on your visit here.

If these top picks have left you feeling inspired to learn more about the UK’s rich and ancient history, why not book your next UK escorted tours with Jules Verne? With so many ancient ruins, landmarks and castles across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, you’re sure to discover some great attractions to immerse yourself in.

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