Looking for a stay-vacation or wanting to visit the UK this year? While you could get lost for days in London, we would also recommend a few of the below hidden treasures which the UK has to offer in 2017.
Hadrian’s Wall, Carlisle
The history of the 80 mile World Heritage Site will be told in a new 6 month exhibition, Hadrian’s Cavalry, which will run from the 8th of April to the 10th of September. The wall, once a vibrant frontier, took 15,000 men over 6 years to build. You can explore baths, turrets and shrines or visit galleries and museums which are going to be made extra exciting by the new exhibition.
As the United Kingdom's new city of culture, Hull has plans to showcase itself to the world with visual art, music, festivals and so much more! Hull really is the place to be this year.
Brecon Beacons, South Wales
There will be celebrations throughout the year to mark the Brecon Beacons National Park’s 60th anniversary, including regular art and craft events as well as jazz and food festivals. The park has gardens, castles and caves to explore, as well as 140 miles of rivers and 35 miles of canal.
Teignmouth, a picturesque town, has been a popular holiday destination since the Georgian times. The traditional seaside town has, in recent years, also gained the reputation of a foodie hotspot. Great food beside the beach, how can you go wrong?
As the Edinburgh International Festival will be celebrating its 70th birthday, the Scottish celebration of creativity will be even more exciting and busy this year! The festival runs from the 4th – 28th of August, commencing with a grand opening party and ending, in style, with a fireworks show.
The 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death will be marked with many events this year, notably in her home county of Hampshire. In the village of Chawton, where Jane Austen spent the last 8 years of her life, her home is now a museum. In March, the museum will open a new display, encouraging aspiring writers to enter into a short story competition. Nearby the town of Alton will be hosting a Regency Week (from the 17th – 25th of June) with dances, music and talks in Austen's honour.