United Kingdom Top Tourist Spots


Sites
http://www.visitsoutheastengland.com
http://gouk.about.com/od/picturegalleries/ig/Top-UK-Sights
http://firstmigration.com/country-profiles/uk


 


Accommodation


Discount Hotels

http://www.laterooms.com


Hotel Planner

http://www.hotelplanner.com


Welcome to the UK's Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel, Guest House Accommodation Directory

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk
 

Park and Ride

http://www.parkandride.net

http://en.parkopedia.co.uk

Car Rental

Compare Car Rents

http://www.carrentals.co.uk

Enterprise
https://www.enterprise.co.uk/car_rental/home.do


Hertz
http://www.hertz.co.uk


UK - North
 

Lake District National Park, Lake District

http://www.lakedistrict-stay.co.uk/overview.html
http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk
http://englishlakes.co.uk/attractions/lake-district

 


http://www.stridingedge.net/wainwright%20fells/a-l%20fells/Fleetwith%20Pike.htm
 

Derwentwater, Lake District


Situated near Keswick in Cumbria, this is an ideal location for all of your water sport and mountain activities.
 


Derwentwater - Lake District                                                            Twilight over Derwentwater

Derwentwater - Lake District                                                            Derwentwater Stone
 

Arnside, Lake District

http://www.arnside-online.co.uk

The village and area has much to offer visitors, in wildlife, walking and history. The Arnside area is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It has sites of scientific interest because of the rare butterflies and alpine plants that may be found around the limestone pavements. There are many lovely wooded walks around Arnside Knott, up to the "Pepper-Pot" at Silverdale or around the coast with its cliff top walks and sea views.


Viaduct, Arnside                                                                             Stone Jetty, Arnside
 

Windermere Lake Cruises

http://www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Steamers and Launches cruise daily throughout the year on Lake Windermere, with connections for the Lakeside Steam Railway, Aquarium of the Lakes (Lakeside), the Lakeland Motor Museum and other points around the lake. Boats have comfortable covered saloons and open sun decks. The Steamers and larger launches have licensed bars and coffee shops. Car and coach parking is available at the piers.


Winander House, Glebe Rd
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3HE
Tel: 015394 43360

 

Lakes Aquarium


Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, England, UK, LA12 8AS; Telephone - 015395 30153

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakes_Aquarium


The Lakes Aquarium is an aquarium on the southern shore of Windermere, Cumbria, England. It is one of the docking points of Windermere Lakes Cruises and also at one end of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. It is the third most visited paying tourist attraction in Cumbria.

 


Lakeside, Newby Bridge                                                                  Woodland Land in Lakeside, Newby Bridge
Cumbria, LA12 8AS
Tel: 015395 30153
 

Lakes Aquarium


Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, England, UK, LA12 8AS; Telephone - 015395 30153

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakes_Aquarium


The Lakes Aquarium is an aquarium on the southern shore of Windermere, Cumbria, England. It is one of the docking points of Windermere Lakes Cruises and also at one end of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. It is the third most visited paying tourist attraction in Cumbria.

 

Inverness, Highland

Inverness meaning "Mouth of the River Ness" is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland.
 


Station Square, Academy Street, Inverness, Highland IV2 3PY



Castle Wynd, Inverness, Highlands, IV2 3BJ; 01463 234353              Castle Wynd in Lauder. The town is up to the right and Thirlestane Castle is over the wall to the left.


Inverness Castle is located in the city centre, off Castle Hill. 104 miles north-west of Aberdeen, on the A96.

The site is freely accessible in daylight hours. There are car parks nearby.

 

Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the crypto-zoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 56.4 km2 (21.8 sq mi) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 230 m (755 ft),[1][2] deeper than the height of London's BT Tower at 189 m (620 ft) and deeper than any other loch except Loch Morar. It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined, and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south.

 

Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6XP, Tel: 01456 450573         The  Loch  Ness  Monster - or  “Nessie"
 

Cruise Loch Ness Aboard Deepscan Passenger Cruises
Embark from Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre to view Urquhart Castle and the Great Glen from the best vantage point - the loch!


Urquhart Castle, Grant Tower, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6XJ; Tel: 0131 668 8800
 

Reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness

http://www.lochness.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urquhart_Castle

Edinburgh, Scotland

http://www.visitscotland.com
http://www.edinburgh.org (The official Tourist Board)
http://www.edinburgh.org/pass
(Edinburgh Pass)
http://www.edinburgh.org/traveltips/maps
(Downloadable Maps)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_(disambiguation)


Best way to see Edinburgh is go into city by bus and then walk around.
 


Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG, Scotland; Tel: 011 (+44) 0131 310 5114
http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

 


Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AS; Tel: 0131 550 7800
 

Edinburgh Accommodation 


Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront

http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/edinburgh-waterfront-apartments.html?label=gog235jc

9 Western Harbour Breakwater, EH6 6PZ Edinburgh; Tel: +44(0)131-554-2721 (Mr. Justice)
Ask for parking and sea view room; Two bedroom apartment for four adults for two nights 280 GBP

  

 

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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Lake District

http://www.lakedistrict-bedandbreakfasts.com/Lake-District-Accommodation/?gclid=CNzPhqnRjqUCFdD-2AodDnBdOg

 

Edinburgh hotels
http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/hotels/scotland/edinburgh
 

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Waterfront
http://www.expressedinburgh.co.uk/Holiday-Inn-Express-Edinburgh-Home/holiday-inn-express-edinburgh-waterfront.htm
EDINBURGH-WATERFRONT, BRITANNIA WAY, OCEAN DRIVE, LEITH, SCOTLAND EH6 6JJ

Best Western Kings Manor Hotel
http://www.kingsmanor.com
100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP GB; Tel: 001 (817) 983-0741 or 1-800-230-4134

Gordon Arms Hotel
http://www.thegordon.co.uk
 

Edinburgh Park and Ride

http://www.parkandride.net/edinburgh/edinburgh_frameset.shtml

Ferrytoll Park and Ride (other side of the creek)
A90, Inverkeithing, KY11 1HN
http://www.ferrytoll.org

This site has space for 1040 cars. It has 37 disabled spaces and 17 cycle lockers.

Hermiston Park and Ride
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5PX
http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk

Ingliston Park and Ride
2 Eastfield Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LS
http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk

Newcraighall Park and Ride
Newcraighall Road, Newcraighall, EH21 6TT
http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail

Sheriffhall Park and Ride
The park and ride is open 24 hours with no barriers.
Old Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1FF
http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/scotland/sescot/home


Straiton Park and Ride
Straiton Road, Straiton, EH20 9NP
http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk
High frequency buses at peak times, as well as Saturday and Sunday service

UK - West

Bath, Avon

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. Best way to see the city is park at the Bath Park and Ride and come to the city by bus enjoying the view from the upper deck.

The Royal Crescent is a residential road of 30 houses laid out in a crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a grade I listed building.[1]

The houses have been home to various notable people for over 200 years. Changes have been made to the interiors; however, the facade remains much as it was when it was built.

The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and museum with some of the houses being converted into flats and offices. The buildings have been used as a location for several films and television programmes.


The Royal Crescent in Bath, England. This is a panorama of six segments.

 

Georgian Splendor in Bath's Royal Crescent                                     Bath Royal Crescent

 


Bath Abbey and Roman Baths                                                         Bath Abbey Churchyard


Bath Park and Ride
http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/transportandstreets/Parking/parkandride/Pages/BathCityCentreServices.aspx


References
http://www.romanbaths.co.uk

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/visiting.aspx
 

Stone Henge, Wiltshire

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks.

You can see Stonehenge from outside the fence but need to buy a 12 GBP ticket to go inside the fence. But the stones are protected with a second circle and you cannot go too close or touch the stone except some special days when the visitors are allowed to be close to the stones.
 


Stonehenge
A344 Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE
0870 333 1181


 
Stonehenge in Daylight                                                                    Stonehenge under cloud


Stonehenge at Sunset                                                                     Stonehenge Twilight


References

http://www.stonehenge.co.uk

 

UK - South

 

Isle of Wight

 

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 2–4 miles (3–6 km) off the south coast of the county of Hampshire, separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The Island has many resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times.

Traveling to and on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is approximately 24 miles East to West, and 12 miles North to South, being about 150 square miles in area. It can be reached by ferry via Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth.

Getting to the Isle of Wight by Sea
The Isle of Wight is located just off the south coast of Southern England and is linked to the mainland ports of Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth by vehicle ferries, high speed passenger catamarans and hovercraft. The island is served by three main operators. These are Hovertravel, Red Funnel and Wightlink.

http://www.isleofwight.com/isle_of_wight_travel.html
http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/library/pdfs/island-guide/walking-maps/attraction_map.pdf (Attraction Map)
http://www.islandbuses.info/pdfs/iownetworkmap_a4.pdf (Bus Network)
http://www.isleofwightweather.co.uk (Live Weather)


 


Isle of Wight Needles Park at Alum Bay                                            Isle of Wight
 

References

http://www.iwight.com/homepage
http://www.iwight.com/just_visiting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight


 

St Ives,

http://www.stives-cornwall.co.uk/things-to-do-in-stives.html
http://gouk.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=gouk&cdn=travel&tm=50&gps=34_448_1020_567&f=10&tt=33&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.stives-cornwall.co.uk

Cafe Coast
The Wharf St. Ives TR26 1LG

 

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

http://gouk.about.com/od/picturegalleries/ig/Top-UK-Sights/Royal-Pavilion.htm
http://www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/RoyalPavilion/Pages/OpeningTimes.aspx


The Royal Pavilion - Brighton - Irresistible Excess

4/5 Pavilion Buildings
Brighton
BN1 1EE
UK
Telephone  03000 290900

Open daily
October to March 10am–5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm)
April to September 9.30am–5.45pm (last tickets at 5pm)
Closed 24 December (from 2.30pm) and all day on 25 and 26 December 

Admission charges
Admission charges to the Royal Pavilion. Discounts available for Foundation members and local students. £1 off full adult entry price with our FREE smartphone app for iPhone and Android.

 

Virginia Water, Surrey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Water
http://www.virginiawater.co.uk/
http://www.beaglesuk.co.uk/Virginia.html

 

Sandbanks Poolehappens like


Place

http://www.sandbankspoole.com/

http://www.dorsetinfocus.co.uk/beach/sandbanks.php

http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/feature/news-2295regional-focus


 

 

UK - East

Dover Castle, Kent

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle
 


Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU

 

Dover Museum, Kent

http://www.doverdc.co.uk/museum.aspx
 

 

Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent CT16 1PB
Tel. 01304 201066
 

Opening hours
10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday
10am - 3pm Sunday (April - Sept 2012)
Closed Sundays September to March
Closed December 25th and 26th and on 1st January

Admission prices
Adult £3.50
Child/senior citizen/concession £2.25
Family Ticket £10.00

 

Blakes of Dover, Kent

http://www.blakesofdover.com
 


RESTAURANT, CELLAR BAR, EXECUTIVE ACCOMMODATION

52 Castle Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PJ, England - Phone: +44(0)1304 202194