Great landmarks of the UK

The UK may not be the largest country in the world but it does boast some of the most beautiful landmarks. From Lands End to John O’Groats there is a wealth of history, wildlife and stunning scenery that caters to everyone’s taste. It is these landmarks in abundance that also make a UK holiday with Farm Stay so appealing. 

So in today’s blog we thought we would give you a bit of inspiration for your next break, by highlighting just some of the most iconic places you may want to visit. And remember, there are Farm Stay properties all over the UK, so if you one of our featured places takes your fancy, there will be a Farm Stay property close by.

The Roman Baths – Bath
An amazing complex of thermal spas and an Ancient Roman bathing house, the Roman baths are in the beautiful city of Bath. They were discovered in the nineteenth century and are considered to be one of best preserved Roman sites in the UK.

Benefiting from the hot springs that come in from the Mendip Hills, the Roman Baths are at an average temperature of 46 degress Celsius but do rise on occasion when the pressure is high!

As a popular tourist attraction, the Roman Baths provide amazing insight into the lives and culture of the Ancient Romans and visitors should be warned – while the outside looks very small, the inside is a bit like a Dr Who’s tardis! Therefore expect a visit to last quite a while!

Ironbridge Gorge
As an icon of the UK’s industrial revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge spans an area of about five and a half square kilometres. It has been a World Heritage site since 1986.

The name Ironbridge Gorge refers to the world’s first iron bridge, which was built here back in 1779.

If you visit this wonderful place today, you can be sure that the historic value will be fascinating and highlight just how important the UK was during the 18thcentury.

You can see the bridge but also a number of other sites such as homes, factories, mines and foundries too, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

There are an amazing ten museums all telling a different story from the area, which makes it a great day out for families!

Edinburgh Castle
No visit to Scotland is right without experiencing the delight that is Edinburgh. An amazingly cosmopolitan city, Edinburgh boasts an infamous castle steeped in military history and it also hosts the Edinburgh Tattoo every summer.

Young and old will enjoy this stunning city with its various ghoulish ghost tours that run every day and for a really immersive experience, The Real Mary Kings Close should not be missed. Buried beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is a secret warren of hidden streets, frozen in time since the 17th century.

Stonehenge and its magical stones is mystery at its best. While lots of theories have tried to suggest what this circle of stones may have been used for, no one actually knows.

Stonehenge was built somewhere between 3000BC and 1600BC. Each stone weighs an amazing four tonnes and without the technologies we know of today, it’s a marvel to try to imagine how our ancestors managed to build the structures.

Stonehenge is managed by English Heritage and while you cannot touch the stones, during opening hours you can walk around the circle on a pathway with a free audio guide.

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is a stunning English country estate that has been the home of the Dukes of Devonshire since the 1500s.

Aside from having over 100 acres of gardens to explore it also has a farmyard and a fantastic adventure playground, making it a great place for both young and old! It also boasts one of the largest private art collections in the UK!

Well hopefully we have wetted your appetite for a Farm Stay break to one of these wonderful places. Where ever you feel like visiting, book your break with us and enjoy all that the UK has to offer!