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September 25, 2017

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Best Food Festivals in the UK

The UK holds hundreds of food festivals throughout the year and all around the area. You will find different kinds of food festivals from English food to cultured cuisines! Another great thing about these festivals is that most of them are free of entrance! Most food festivals can be found in the green spaces in the UK, and that includes the national park too! So if you’re a food lover, check out some of our recommendations below.

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

The Loch Lomond Festival occurs during the month of September, and it is held in the Trossachs National Park. The festival consists of great local foods, and it’s free to enter. You can also join the haggis eating competition and watch some local music bands in the event.

Rothbury Food and Craft Festival

The Rothbury food and craft festival was first founded in 2008 were locals hosted a variety of food stalls open for everyone to try. A few years later on, they are now hosting, even more, food stalls than ever. Not only do they have some delicious foods but there are also plenty of crafts stalls available! The festival will be open in the summer time from April to May.

Baytown Beer Festival

For beer lovers, Baytown festival is perfect for you. The festival occurs in August and December. It is located in the beautiful village of Robin Hood’s Bay. The festival is filled with numerous types of ales and local drinks available for purchase. They also hold other small activities and events during the festival.

Chili Fiesta

Chili Fiesta is held in South Downs National Park during the month of August. 140 stalls offer different kinds of chilli foods and plants which are all locally produced! They also feature a walled glasshouse garden that showcases a large variety of chilli grown in the area!

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Quirky Adventures in National Parks

National parks are one of the most popular places in the whole of the UK. Although there are plenty of sightseeing in the parks, there’s also many adventures for you to discover. We’ve gathered the quirkiest adventures you can find in National Park. Let’s take a look at them below.

Ranworth Church Tower

Yes, there are many churches in the UK, but this church is one of the quirkiest! The church tower was first built in 1450, inside you will find a spiral stairs all the way to the top. There are about 89 steps you must take before you can see the stunning view from the top. The church is usually open during the day, and it’s free of charge for entrance.

Coniston Boating Centre

Lake District is a charming place filled with beautiful sights. You can explore the area by land or by water as they offer a hire bike or a boat ride. It is a perfect adventure if you want to experience the countryside.

Hethpool Wild Goat Walk

If you like the zoo in general or like seeing different animals, then this mini experience is pretty close. Enjoy walking through the Hethpool walk where you’ll be to see the wild cheviot goats roaming around. You’ll also be able to see the spectacular waterfall by the College Burn.

Zip World Fforest

For a wild and an extraordinary experience, Zip World Fforest offers a variety of sky riding activities including the free-fall and the sky ride experience on the zip line. Sky rides are ideal for people who seeks for the adrenaline rush.

Crab Catching

For a completely different experience, why not try the crab catching in Pembrokeshire Coast?  You’ll be able to learn about everything about crabs, and you’ll also get to experience and learn about how to bait a line for crab catching.

Jack the Ripper Museum

Unusual Museums To Visit In London

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum

221b Baker Street, London is the famous address of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional Victorian detective, Sherlock Holmes, but of course the address itself is very much real. In fact, thanks to its iconic status due to the popularity of the famous stories, the building has been granted special protected status and remains immaculately maintained as a museum dedicated to Sherlock Holmes.

Jack the Ripper Museum

In-keeping with the mystery/detective theme, the museum devoted to the history of Jack the Ripper is also well worth a visit when you’re in London. It reveals a huge amount of detail about crime in 1880s London, and not only can you explore re-created Victorian crime scenes inside the museum, but you can also take a guided tour of the real-life locations from Traders’ Gate at Tower Hill.

Richard III Burial Site

5 Royal English Landmarks To Visit

For many tourists visiting England, the royal family represents a particularly interesting part of our history and culture. The legacy of the monarchy in the country goes back countless centuries and there is an enduring fascination with all things royal. Fortunately there are plenty of opportunities across the country to visit important landmarks and historical sites where you can learn more about the amazing characters that have ruled our country in the past, as well as our current Queen Elizabeth II.

The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

The Queen’s iconic London residence is of course the most recognisable and impressive royal landmarks in the country by most people’s reckoning. The State Rooms are the part of the palace that guests are allowed to visit today, although they are still in use for official ceremonies and occasions. There are nineteen State Rooms, mostly retaining the style they were given in the 1820s by King George IV (it was during this renovation that the building was transformed from merely Buckingham House into Buckingham Palace). In the State Rooms you’ll find stunning pieces of furniture and works of art from the Royal Collection, and be given a guided tour explaining the fascinating events that have taken place in each one.

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7 Historial Places to visit in UK

When you are visiting the United Kingdom, there are several places and also many activities that you can do to spice up your tour. UK is known to be one of the cities in the world with high number of great attractions including the historical and modern ones that you can visit. This article offers you some of the Kings and Queens and the historical buildings you can visit in the UK.