The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1980. It was created with the aim to raise awareness about the role of tourism and to celebrate the benefits of worldwide travel. That’s why we’re shining the spotlight on three popular UK destinations with the perfect base for a couple of days away!
Known as the contemporary cultural capital, Edinburgh is a must-visit destination offering an abundance of history and heritage to explore! On your list of sights to see, put Edinburgh Castle at the top. Followed by the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Admire the Old Town and the Royal Mile during your time exploring these attractions!
Princes Street, George Street and Multrees Walk tick all the boxes for shopping lovers. For a unique shopping experience, the Grassmarket, Old Town and West End offer boutique style stores and quaint cafes!
Situated on the outskirts of the city, the world famous pandas await visitors at Edinburgh Zoo! Or, experience the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Rosslyn Chapel featured in the blockbuster movie, The Da Vinci Code.
There’s not enough words available to share just how much you can do in London for a weekend away! Buckingham Palace, a visit to the Natural History Museum or Westminster Abbey are just some stand-out historic attractions. Plus, the great thing about London is that there really is something for everyone!
The Shard, London Eye and Trafalgar Square continue to prove popular to those visiting Central London. They are located within walking distance of each other or a short tube journey! Not forgetting the array of clubs, music venues and restaurants which make picking just one place to visit really difficult.
Camden and Shoreditch are ever-expanding and provide a vibrant yet different experience for visitors. Take in the arty streets, beautiful markets and really tasty street food! Nearby restaurants, including rooftop bars with live music are always a great way to end a busy day of exploration.
From a small settlement to the world’s busiest port and now to the modern capital city it is today, Cardiff has came a long way! Today, it provides a great escape for a weekend in beautiful Wales to celebrate World Tourism Day.
If you see a copper-coloured dome then you can tick not one but two sights off your Cardiff bucket list! The Millennium and Cardiff Bay are two of the most popular attractions in the city. The Millennium hosts many concerts and performances throughout the year and it is a vision of beauty in the day and looks even prettier in the evening.
The Natural Museum attracts visitors from around the world and gives those who wish to learn about the history of Wales the perfect opportunity! With an abundance of natural history, archaeology and geology exhibitions, you’ll leave with so much knowledge! The Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Castle and the Farmers Market, which is a paradise for food lovers, are among the other attractions to visit.
And of course, ways to celebrate World Tourism Day do not stop there! In addition to the locations mentioned above, we have hotels to suit your style and budget all over the UK. All you’ve got to do is get in touch with our friendly team, share your preferred area and they will do the rest! The team are on-hand to help on 01775 843417 from Monday to Friday during 9:00am until 5:30pm.