If you’ll like to go on an adventure, and you don’t want to splash the cash then look no further as you can find something amazing right here in the UK. With a range of unique and unusual places, make sure you check out of list for some ideas on where to go.
Isle of Wight
The clarity of the sky and the almost total lack of light pollution makes the Isle of Man one of the finest places for stargazing in the British Isles. Situate in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, the self-governing island is home to 26 Dark Sky Discovery sites, including Cregneash and Peel Castle. This is a truly unique experience and on a clear night you’ll be able to spot Orion Nebula, over 1500 light years away, or the Milky Way Galaxy. Some grab some friends and a pair of telescopes or binoculars and broaden your horizons. Alongside this, if you’ve ever fancied travelling to Norway, Iceland or even Alaska, the Isle of Wight is a great place to see the Northern Lights.
The House on the Sea, Cornwall
Situated at the top a of a large granite rock and isolated from the mainland sits the House on the Sea. Only reachable by a 70ft-high suspension bridge, this is one house worth visiting. Make the day of it and hit the nightclubs in Newquay which is only a short walk away.
The Gnome Reserve, Devon
If you’re really looking for something unique then grab your friends together and visit the Gnome Reserve. Situated in four acres of woodland, meadows and gardens with wild flowers and herbs, more than 1,000 gnomes and pixies reside in North Devon’s Gnome Reserve. Of course these are not real gnome’s or pixies but they do have day jobs so everything from fishing, climbing and sunbathing.Once you arrive, you’ll be given a hat and fishing rod, so you can fit in. So if you’re a gnome enthusiast or just looking for something different to do then make sure you head down.
Phone Box Museum, Wales
If you don’t mind tight spaces then why don’t you visit the red phone box in Wales. Unlike other red phone boxes this interesting box sits at the junction of two roads in south Wales near Cilgerran and is filled with black and white photographs taken by Tom Mathias. The late photographer captured charming snapshots of rural life at the turn of the century and his restored collection has now become Wale’s smallest museum. To top it all off entry is free!
The Crooked House, Dudley
If you often think that you’re seeing things then don’t worry because this time you’ll be right. Unlike your regular pub and restaurant, just as the name suggest the building is crooked. Built in 1765, this pub was effected by subsidence due to local mining in the 1800s which caused the building to be four feet lower than the other! The Crooked House attracts intrigued drinkers from all over to see its leaning walls and glasses slide across the tables. Although the walls are crooked, the floors are straight, creating interesting optical illusions.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.
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