If you’re like most travelers just starting to work on their UK itinerary, you’ve already been bewildered and maybe even discouraged by the country’s overwhelming selection of places to visit. Where should you start? Which attractions shouldn’t you miss? How long should you stay? To help ease the stress during the planning stage of your trip, we’ve compiled three itineraries with some of the best attractions and experiences available in the UK. Nothing on these plans is set in stone, so feel free to change each itinerary to your liking. If you prefer to work from zero, use Inspirock’s free UK trip planner to create a unique experience ideally suited to your particular interests.
Paddle Across England
A Canoe Holiday From Liverpool to Hull
A New Way to Sightsee
England’s network of navigable canals and rivers flows 3,200 km (2,000 mi) through some of the country’s most picturesque landscapes and offers visitors a way to combine exercise with tourism. A new canoe route currently under development seeks to develop services and public land along the waterways linking Liverpool in the east with Goole in the west, providing a fresh way to sightsee and enjoy a canoe holiday in England.
Known as the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, this coast-to-coast route will stretch for about 240 km (150 mi) and take experienced paddlers anywhere between five and seven days to complete. Adventurers itching to get started right away can paddle from Liverpool to Leeds along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and continue from Leeds to Goole on the Aire and Calder Navigation. Best of all, these watery routes weave through some of North England’s most exciting and cultural cities and attractions.
Top 5 Castles to See on a UK Holiday
Take a UK holiday without exploring a few of the country’s famous castles, and you’re sure to miss some of Europe’s most romantic sites, steeped in history and rich in cultural and artistic heritage. From large and easy to find, to small and almost forgotten ruins, each of the following castles offer a look behind centuries-old walls, hiding stories of murders, battles, sieges, and invasions.