Since the Coronavirus was recognised as a worldwide pandemic, many things have been impacted. One of those, naturally, is our ability to travel at the moment – or for the foreseeable future. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t get extremely organised and plan our next trips way in advance. If you’d prefer to explore areas of your own country after lockdown has been lifted – rather than travel abroad – we’ve listed some of the greatest destinations that you can head to in the UK. These locations all boast an abundance of history too, so you can also learn while you’re there!
The first educational trip you can embark on is to Stonehenge in Wiltshire. Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most famous prehistoric landmarks, this monument is certainly a mysterious one. The individuals that created it never left any written records, so everyone is still unsure as to why it was built. Despite there having been many different theories put forward as to when and why it was built, it’s thought to have been erected around 5,000 years ago. Many believe it to be sacred, and the religious and cultural significance it has for some means that it draws in thousands of visitors every year.
In Buckinghamshire, you’ll find English country house and estate, Bletchley Park, which was home to the British codebreaking operation during World War II. Today, it is a wonderful heritage attraction that allows individuals to explore the codebreaking huts, the mansion (which also houses temporary and permanent exhibitions) and a fascinating museum. It’s easy to get to Bletchley, too – with a number of trains running to and from this location daily, you’ll be able to arrive and leave in comfort.
After the lockdown rules have been relaxed, set aside a day to head to Bath, where you can discover the delights of the Roman Baths. Explore the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and walk where the Romans walked across the magnificent ancient stone pavements. You’ll get to see the bathing complex that to this day flows with natural hot water.
The above suggestions are just a snippet of what the UK has to offer. Make the most of your time at home now to do your research on what destinations you would like to visit as soon as you can!