*This is a guest article*
If your travel plans have been restricted this year, and you’re living in the UK, it’s time to explore some cities closer to home to still keep the rest of summer fun. Filled with delicious food, amazing activities for kids and the great British weather – what more could you want from a city getaway with the family in 2020?
We’ve put together three of the most popular UK cities for families to experience. From vibrant cityscapes to charming coastlines and scenic routes, we have it all for you and your family to enjoy a little city break. Climb to the top of the Welsh mountains, try your hand at some water sports with the kids, or head deep into dungeons to discover the history of the land. There are endless opportunities for families to explore in the UK, so read on for some of our top picks on where to visit this year.
If your little ones enjoy prancing to the top of the castle and living out their fairy-tale fantasy, then visiting a castle might be for you. Wales is rich in history and culture with plenty of historic ruins to explore as part of a day out. In north Wales, Anglesey, you’ll find Beaumaris castle, and it’s only a short ride from the Snowdonia National Park where you can conquer Wales’ highest mountain with breath-taking views or whizz across waters on the world’s fastest zip wire.
If the ‘adventure capital’ isn’t for you, and you prefer the view of a beautiful beach and sand between your toes, then head to the opposite end of the country to the Capital City of Cardiff, and to Britain’s only coastal National Park in Pembrokeshire. There’s plenty to do here, surrounded by Welsh history and national treasures such as The Big Pit Coal Museum, or the Science Discovery Centre at Cardiff Bay, to keep it both fun and educational for the family.
Perhaps you are brave enough to climb Snowdon or instead opt for the mountain railway. Either way, on a clear day, you’ll be able to spot the neighbouring city of Liverpool, so it may be worth planning a trip to cover more than one city while on your travels. Liverpool city region has something for everyone, making it a fabulous destination for a city break if you’re looking for both family attractions and city activities. Travel across the Mersey by ferry, or explore the child-friendly World and Maritime Museums. If you prefer to experience the water first hand, then make a splash at Liverpool’s new Aqua Park with bouncy inflatables across the Albert Dock.
Liverpool really does have the best of both worlds to occupy both adults and children alike. It’s no wonder so many people choose this city that’s enriched with musical history as the birthplace of the Beatles and filled with football fans. Perhaps if you have older children looking to flee the nest in the future for university, then this could be the perfect opportunity to scope out the city and see what all the fuss is about. Liverpool property investment specialists RWinvest have put together this guide for foreign investors and people looking to invest in different areas of the UK, offering tips and advice for a successful venture.
Another favoured place to explore is the Scottish Capital of Edinburgh. The city has a vast amount of tourist stops and sights to see, whether you’re seeking out culture and historical monuments, or fancy some haggis and a nice old glass of whiskey. For Harry Potter fanatics, take in The Potter trail tour and witness first hand some of the scenes that inspired the characters in the famous wizard books. If you’re a thrill-seeking family and feeling brave, then you may want to head deep into Edinburgh’s Dungeons for a journey through Scotland’s spookiest history – and definitely one to keep the kids in check!
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