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Getting the Most out of a Weekend Trip to the UK

08 Jan 2022
After two years of being cooped up because of the COVID19 pandemic, the time is fast approaching when people will be looking to get back out in the world. It's a good bet people will want to start enjoying what life has to offer again. That could lead to a lot of people doing some traveling outside of their home environments.

What about a weekend trip to the UK? If it's just a weekend, this would be a potentially great entertainment option for people in other parts of Europe.

If you would be interested in visiting the UK for a weekend, you won't have much time to waste looking for things to do. With that in mind, here are some things you might want to include on your bucket list.
Getting the Most Our of a Weekend Trip in the UK © fietzfotos / Pixabay
Getting the Most Out of a Weekend Trip in the UK © Fietzfotos / Pixabay

Casino Gambling

If you fancy yourself to be a gambling enthusiast, you would love what the UK has to offer. If casino gambling is your preference, you will have no problem finding a quality casino resort that offers a full slate of slots and table games. If you're looking for a megs casino resort, you might want to visit The Aspers Casino, London’s largest, or the Genting Club Star City Birmingham.

For horseplayers, the UK countryside is filled with historic racetracks where the legends of horse racing once ruled the grounds. Sports bettors can easily find betting shops in many of the UK's major cities. Perhaps, you want to just relax in your room and dial-up a top online casino. If so, you can find online casinos at CasinoWise that are not on GamStop, the country's top self exclusion program. 
Getting the Most Out of a Weekend Trip in the UK - British Museum © PublicCo / Pixabay.jpg
Getting the Most Out of a Weekend Trip in the UK at the British Museum © PublicCo / Pixabay.jpg

Museums and Tourist Attractions

If you are looking to experience the culture and take in the sites, the UK offers some of the best museums and tourist attractions in all of Europe. Some of the attractions cost money while others are free for the taking.

The list of must-see museums includes the Natural History Museum in London, the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, The British Museum, The Mary Rose Museum at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, n the National Railway Museum in York.

The list of major tourist attractions includes Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower of London, York Minster and Historic Yorkshire, Windsor Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Warwick Castle, and The London Resort Theme Park.
Getting the Most Out of a Weekend Trip in the UK - Golfing in Scotland © Kevin Phillips / Pixabay
Getting the Most Out of a Weekend Trip in the UK by Golfing in Scotland © Kevin Phillips / Pixabay 

Outdoor Activities

If you prefer being outdoors during your getaway, you want to be wary of the cold winters. However, spring and summertime open the door to really beautiful outdoor activities.

Scotland is the birthplace of golf. If you are an avid golfer, you will quickly discover that Great Britain and Scotland feature some of the best golf courses in the world. Better yet, you can find some really good golf courses that offer really good prices. The list of must-play courses includes Royal County Down in Newcastle, St Andrews Old Course in Fife, Scotland, Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Merseyside, Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course in Ayrshire, Scotland, and Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England.

Other great outdoor activities are available along the seashores and major cities. You might want to sleep in the treetops on an overnight safari in Kent or ride a vintage train at the Epping Ongar Railway. If you are water-bound, the best beaches include West Wittering, West Sussex, Rhossili Bay, Glamorgan, and St Bees Beach (Seacote Beach).

You will also find there are plenty of beautiful public parks where you can sit back, relax, and take in the culture.
Getting the Most Out of a Weekend Trip in the UK at a London Restaurant © Pexels / Tanya Gorelova

Restaurants and Hotels

If you are going to be staying a few days away from home, you will certainly need places to eat and sleep. If you are visiting on a tight budget, you will want to check out some of the village cafes and book a night or two at one of the hostels in the region you are visiting.

If there is room in your budget for a good meal and luxury accommodations, you will want to check out some of the UK's top restaurants and hotels. For good eats, you will want to book reservations for top restaurants like Core by Clare Smyth in London, Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, and dozens more in each major city.

For your accommodation, you might want to make reservations at The County Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Corinthia Hotel in London, and the Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa, Cornwall among others.

The great thing about short visits to the UK is everything is easily accessible by public transportation. No matter what each day holds for you, you get to decide whether you want to mingle in the hustle and bustle of the big cities or relax in the beautiful countrysides.

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