New Up And Coming UK Destinations
There’s so much to see and do in the UK, with London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lake District some of the ever popular places to visit. These wonderful tourist spots will never lose their popularity, however there is much more to the UK than just the popular destinations we have mentioned.
Check out our guide to the new, emerging and alternative UK travel destinations…
Derby Situated right in the heartland of England lies Derby, ostensibly the place of birth of the industrial revolution. The city is a vibrant place that combines plenty of old style antique fairs, impressive museums and modern buildings with plenty of high street shops. There is plenty to see in the city, not only at the museums, but also at the wonderful Derby Cathedral with its tall church tower. And if you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, just a short drive from outside Derby will bring you to the green landscape of the Derbyshire Region and the charming Peak District.
Coventry is well known for its famous Cathedral, but you may not know that this is a city that is also immersed in history and legend – St George, he of dragon slaying fame, was from the area! The beautiful countryside of Warwickshire, which surrounds the city, is a perfect place for peace and quiet, with charming market towns from a medieval age. Coventry is a perfect place to base yourselves before touring the countryside area that includes castles, the River Avon and renowned bard William Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford.
Wolverhampton This city is less than 20 miles from Birmingham, and is the gateway between the legendary iron and steel producing Black Country Region, and the wonderful countryside area of Shropshire. Wolverhampton has become a great city for revellers with plenty of new clubs, pubs and theatres to enjoy!
Milton Keynes Located just 40 minutes from London and all its attractions is Milton Keynes, widely regarded as the fastest growing location in England. There are plenty of green areas to enjoy with almost 5,000 acres of woodlands, lakes, parkland and rivers. Woburn Safari Park is situated in the area, along with the impressive outdoor National Bowl Music Arena that can accommodate over 60,000 people!
Aberdeen Known as the Granite City, Aberdeen is the main urban area of the Grampian Highlands. A visit to the city will afford you the chance to drop by the many distilleries (there are 8 in all!) located in the area. When in Aberdeen you can take part in the Malt Whisky Trail. The largest National Park in Scotland, Cairngorms Park is located in the Aberdeen area. A stunning coastline, plenty of castles and tranquil green countryside in the Shire, makes Aberdeen a perfect place to visit away from busy city life!
Bradford This Yorkshire city attracts 8 million visitors every year and its excellent location is probably one of the reasons. Add in the fact that Bradford is a city that has plenty of attractions, from the National Media Museum to the Alhambra Theatre. It is also a great place to base yourself and go walking and explore the surrounding areas, in particular the UNESCO World Heritage Victorian Industrial Village of Salthaire which is a fascinating place to visit. Also check out Haworth, home place of literary greats the Brontës, in the Brontë Country.
Port Talbot is located in the Welsh county of Neath. Port Talbot is a perfect place to make a base of and explore the whole region. The seafront at Aberafan has one of the longest beaches in Wales. Places to visit in the Port Talbot Area are the majestic Waterfall Country area of Neath, with its wonderful and diverse waterfalls, Afan Forest Park and Margam Country Park, which is set in 1,000 acres, with wonderful landscapes, architecture, and with a rich heritage and cultural past!
So, have we tempted you to discover some of the more alternative UK travel destinations for yourself? To get the best from your UK vacation, avail of a quality car rental to get the maximum of freedom and flexibility. Check out our Car Hire UK page.
Have you availed of a car rental in the UK? What do you think of the up and coming UK Travel Destinations that we have mentioned in this article? Have you visited some of these? Are there other travel destinations in the UK that you would like to recommend? Please let us know, your comments are most welcome.