Thinking of booking a group getaway? Some of the best places to visit in the UK include gorgeous countryside spots to museums, attractions, restaurants and so much more. Here are our top 5 choices to make that trip with friends or family extra special:
London might be an obvious choice, but it’s one with many options for things to do. Whether you are looking for football, architecture, exceptional food at many of the city's quirky restaurants or visiting the likes of Buckingham Palace, the capital city has something for everyone. Take a walk around one of London’s beautiful eight royal parks and discover its wildlife, take a boat trip around Hyde Park or enjoy the open theatre at Regent’s Park. Get stuck into some adult friendly fun at London’s infamous ball pit bar and then relax for an evening meal at the top of the Shard or along the River Thames. Finishing off with some nightlife, Live Band Karaoke is great for the singers of the group or enjoy some cocktails on a rooftop bar.
Manchester is one of the top tourist attractions in the UK, and is one of the most fun cities to visit - making it a perfect choice for your group getaway! Spend your day trying to complete the Crystal Maze for the ultimate group experience or race around TeamSport indoor race kart track - who will be the Lewis Hamilton of the group? Visit one of the many fascinating museums, take a walk through history over the past 600 million years in the Manchester Museum, starring Stan the T-Rex. Try some of the best beers in the world at the upcoming breweries in the city - such as multi-award winning Cloudwater Brewing Co. Whatever music you like to dance to, Manchester can offer nightlife for everyone. Whether that’s the bars of the Northern Quarter, the hustle and bustle of Deansgate, or visiting Canal Street - home to one of the most energetic gay villages in the UK.
The city of the Beatles, architecture and culture; Liverpool with the vibrant waterfront, historical museums, exciting restaurants and sporting attractions is a top pick for your next group trip. Sporting fans are in luck in Liverpool, with everything from its famous football clubs to Aintree - home of the Grand National. For some historic culture you can visit the Royal Albert Docks, a spirited area of Liverpool’s waterfront where you can find many bars and restaurants, along with the The Beatles Story Museum. Spend a day crazy golfing with a twist at Ghetto Golf, or try your hand at an escape room (split your group in two and go head to head for a challenging spin). The losing group can buy the first weird and wacky cocktail in the Red Door Cocktail Bar. Enjoy dishes from all over the world from the variety of cuisine that Liverpool can offer - tuck into some street food or appreciate a fine dining experience.
For a seaside twist, Blackpool is the place to go. The only British beach to hold 3 magnificent piers, Blackpool has earned a reputation for being group-friendly - no matter what age, there are activities for everyone. Take a stroll along the promenade before taking a ride on some of the famous thrilling rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Visit one of Britain's best loved landmarks, at the Blackpool Tower, travel through history in the depths of the Tower Dungeon and make your way up through the circus and glamorous Ballroom until you reach the Tower Eye for some panoramic views. Meet some of your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds before tucking into some fish and chips and heading out to the Funny Girls cabaret show!
Harry Potter fan? Many of the settings featured in the book’s are inspired from the idyllic places in Edinburgh; enjoy a tour around the Harry Potter Trail and visit some wizarding gift shops! Head back in time with a trip to the National Museum of Scotland, or simply take a walk around and take in the city’s picturesque nature. A trip to Edinburgh Castle will lead you to the Whisky Museum, where you will find the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky! You may not be courageous enough to try some haggis but Edinburgh has its fair share of
If you are looking for more travel inspiration read our blog on A-Z places to visit in the UK
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