Places To Visit

Great places to visit in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Exciting cities
  • Historic places rich in heritage
  • Stunning countryside
  • Beautiful coastlines. 

There are so many places to visit on your weekend or during your school holiday. Such as Blenheim Palace (Birthplace of Winston Churchill) or maybe seeing what life was really like ’below stairs’ in one of the grandest stately homes in England, or how about a day out at Woodlands Park (South West UK Attraction).

London Eye
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since 20 January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye following a three-year sponsorship deal. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture. VISIT
Royal Opera House
This world-famous theatre, home of the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera and the ROH Orchestra, is open during the day to the general public, as well as being open to ticket holders during performances. Pre-booked guided tours are available daily. Enjoy a morning coffee or lunch at the Amphitheatre Restaurant, or take a drink out to the Amphitheatre Terrace with its stunning views across the Covent Garden Piazza. Buy a ticket for a performance from the Box Office and visit the ROH shop for a wide range of souvenirs. VISIT
Old Trafford
Old Trafford is the ultimate football stadium. Given the nickname "The Theatre of Dreams" by Sir Bobby Charlton, it has played host to some of the best players, teams and football contests for almost 100 years. It became Manchester United's home in 1910, but suffered extensive damage when it was bombed during World War II in 1941. The Reds relocated to Manchester City's Maine Road stadium until the rebuilding of Old Trafford was completed in 1949. The stadium, the largest club ground in Britain, is one of the finest in the world. An incredible 1,705,696 fans watched United play at Old Trafford in season 2005/06. Since work on the expansion of the stadium's North-west and North-east quadrants was completed in summer 2006, Old Trafford's capacity has reached in excess of 76,000, making it one of the most atmospheric and historic stadiums in the world. VISIT
Ashmolean Museum
The present Ashmolean was created in 1908 by combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum. The older partner in this merger, the University Art Collection, was based for many years in what is now the Upper Reading Room in the Bodleian Library. The collection began modestly in the 1620s with a handful of portraits and curiosities displayed in a small room on the upper floor. In 1636 and 1657, Archbishop Laud and Ralph Freke added notable collections of coins and medals, later installed in a strong room of their own and now incorporated into the Ashmolean coin collection. The objects of curiosity included Guy Fawkes’ lantern and a sword said to have been given by the pope to Henry VIII, both now in the Ashmolean, as well as a number of more exotic items, including Jacob’s Coat of Many Colours, long since lost. However, as there was a museum for curiosities of this kind in the University Anatomy Theatre, objects like this tended to go there or to the Ashmolean, after it opened in 1683, leaving the Bodleian gallery to develop as a museum of art. VISIT
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is a huge resource for a wide variety of education uses, available to any education group, national and international. This includes Pre-school, School and Youth Groups, Colleges and Universities, Language Schools and School Language Exchanges. The wide range of resources, not only in the Palace but also in the Gardens, Park and Estate provides equally for the National Curriculum and for general interest and leisure visits or for any combination of these. A well targeted and demanding National Curriculum visit can be attractively complemented by use of our leisure facilities. Teachers are encouraged to take a wide view in exploring the possibilities at Blenheim, across many subjects and levels, for the full range 3-18 years and beyond. The Blenheim Education Service is now in its thirty-third year and is led by the Head of Education, Mrs Karen Wiseman. Members of the Education Department are available to lead or support any type of educational visit. The areas of Blenheim available to schools include: VISIT
Blackpool
Blackpool is a seaside town situated 40 minutes away from Manchester on the West coast of England. There are many types of parks here ranging from attraction parks to nature parks. VISIT
Stonehenge
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks VISIT