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5 Attractions Worth The Drive

June 12, 2015

Mother Nature is finally giving us a break and, with June in full swing, the summer holidays will be here in no time. Thanks to Britain’s array of lush landscapes and exciting attractions, whichever part of the UK you’re from, there’s always something fun to do. Whether it’s a romantic weekend for two or a fun-filled family day out, if you’re looking to make the most of the warm weather, this breakdown of 5 Great British attractions is guaranteed to help you kick off your summer in style.

Bristol Zoo

Animals at Bristol Zoo

Renowned for being the fifth oldest zoo in the world, Bristol Zoo has spent years creating the perfect experience for its visitors. From school trips to family days out, the zoo offers something for everyone – and you won’t want to miss out. Whether you want to get up close and personal with the animals or take in a theatre show, Bristol Zoo has so much to offer. Not only is the zoo host to so many intriguing animals, but Bristol Zoo also works on conservation projects to help save animals in the wild – and you can get involved! Thanks to its handy location right by the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the zoo is easily accessible from anywhere in the country by car, bike, train or bus – making it the ideal family day out. If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, what are you waiting for? Bristol Zoo is the place to be!

The Angel of the North

As one of the North East’s most popular attractions, the Angel of the North appeals to locals and tourists alike. With its impressive height, you’ll see the Angel silhouetted against the skyline before you arrive at your destination. Take a trip to the base of the Angel and admire the contemporary sculpture as you enjoy a picnic in the sunshine. If you’re looking for a more relaxing day out, this is the perfect location – or, if you’re looking to extend your day out, Newcastle’s buzzing city centre is a short drive away. The city boasts an array of shops, restaurants and bars to keep you busy – so whether you live locally or you’re miles from Gateshead, hop in the car and head north.

The Lake District

If you’re looking to take in some of Britain’s best scenery, look no further than the North West. The Lake District is steeped in culture and associated with some of the UK’s most famous artists and literary greats. The Lake District is bedecked with meandering lakes and rolling hills, offering stunning views at every turn. From guided walks in Ullswater to taking a boat across Lake Windermere, the Lake District is the perfect spot to bring out your inner explorer. As night falls, the region has any number of accommodation options on offer. Whether you’re on the hunt for a cosy B&B or you fancy camping under the stars, the Lake District is the perfect place for your mini-break.

Edinburgh Castle

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School might be out but there’s still plenty to learn. If you’re looking for a lesson in history, head north to Edinburgh’s most famous landmark. With its intriguing structure and political connections, this iconic landmark should feature on any day trip wish list. From its elevated position atop an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle offers breathtaking views of the city. The castle hosts year-round events, as well as a variety of quality concerts – so there’s plenty to keep you busy. As day turns into evening, you might want to park up the car and extend your stay in the city – dining in a local restaurant and embracing the nightlife.

London Aquarium

Whether you’re local to London or travelling in to enjoy some of the attractions, the capital has a whole host of sights for you to explore – and the London Aquarium is a must. Situated on the South bank of the River Thames, the aquarium is just a stone’s throw from the London Eye – so if you have time, you can carry on exploring! From feeding the fish to braving the daring Shark Walk, there’s so much to see and do that the aquarium is an ideal outing for adults and kids alike. With 14 themed zones featuring over 500 different species of fish, no two visits to the aquarium are the same – and you’ll soon find yourself booking up for your next visit.

From a wild day out at Bristol Zoo to the stunning scenery of the Lake District, experience these must-see locations first-hand to get your summer off to an amazing start.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.