Tired of life Down Under and in need of a great getaway?

Look no further than the British Isles, which include The UK and the Republic of Ireland–it might be small, but that means you can cram in plenty of fun activities without having to trail too far.

With that in mind, here are five great places to visit in the UK.

London is a tourist hotspot where there’s something for everyone. You’ll have the chance to see some of Britain’s most iconic sites here, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and London Bridge.

And you’ll be able to pack plenty into your time in Britain’s capital thanks to the fast and efficient tube system. You can find out more on the Transport for London website.

  • The Lake District

With voluptuous valleys and wondrous waters, the Lake District provides some of the most breathtaking views in Britain.

Enjoy the magnificent rolling hills from a quaint lakeside cottage or venture out on a walk or hike. There are plenty of tourist attractions to pick, so find out more on the Lake District website.

  • Edinburgh

This beautiful and vibrant city is without a doubt one of the best in the UK.

One of the most popular attractions is Edinburgh Castle, home of Scottish royalty such Mary Queen of Scots, who attempted overthrow Queen Elizabeth I.

Another awesome place to visit is Arthur’s Seat –this glorious grass covered volcanic hill provides unrivaled views of the city skyline.

  • Cornwall

For those of you who love the sea, this coastal paradise is a must.

You can head to the beach and soak up the sun whilst gazing at mesmerizing topaz waters, then jump on a surfboard and tackle those wild waves.

No trip to Cornwall is complete without sampling some delicious Cornish treats. So tantalize your taste buds with a Cornish pasty stuffed with succulent beef and coated in delicious shortcrust pastry, or to satisfy that sweet tooth, try a scone topped with delicious clotted cream.

  • Dublin

If you’re after a tipple and good time, get yourself over to Dublin, Ireland.

The city is famed for its wide range of pubs – where you can enjoy a first-class pint of Guinness.

But with so many watering holes to choose from, save yourself the hassle of sifting through endless lists by heading on a pub tour.

It’s not all about the booze either. Like any major city, there are great restaurants, museums and tourist sights aplenty. Visit Dublin has an excellent guide on things to do in Dublin.

Getting to Britain

The UK is over 15,000km away from Australia, so brace yourself for a lengthy flight and start your journey in maximum comfort by dodging crowded public transport driving to the airport.

And remember to book your parking in advance – find airport parking deals for locations from Brisbane to Melbourne on Looking4.com.

Hopefully, this list has inspired you to head on over to the British Isles and explore its best spots.

Where are your favorite places to visit in the British Isles? Share in the comments section.  

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