Your Questions About Uk Tourists Attractions

John asks…

What are the major tourist attractions in Leeds and how do they compare with those in other UK cities?

What does Leeds have to offer visitors from other countries outside the Republic of Yorkshire? York has the Minster. Hull has The Deep. Bradford somehow has the Media Museum. London has Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Liverpool has The Beatles. Edinburgh has its castle. What is Leeds’ main attraction? The Royal Armories, Harewood House, Briggate? Leeds is a great city with plenty to offer, but has it got any legitimate tourist attractions?

Pip answers:

Suffers from a lack of must-sees like other big inland industrial cities (Manchester and Birmingham for example.) I suppose the arcades are a pretty unique feature?

Mark asks…

What are the local tourist attractions in and near Bournemouth, UK?

Basically, I have tried surfing the web about ideas what I can do in Bournemouth during the day, as well as boozing, BIC, shopping and clubbing. I am interested: visiting museums; historic houses/buildings;and anything else cultural. I don’t mind travelling out of Bournemouth, in order to visit something else; i.e. in Poole, etc. Please, please, please…any decent ideas any one?

Pip answers:

ADVENTURE WONDERLAND
Adventure Wonderland is an all inclusive Park which combines the timeless fun and games of the Alice in Wonderland story with the thrilling outdoor Adventure rides of the Main Park and the undercover Lost Aztec World of Wild Thing!

Telephone: 01202 483444
E-mail: info@adventurewonderland.co.uk
Web: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk
BIC & PAVILION
The Bournemouth Internation Centre and Pavilion theatres are two of the south coast’s leading entertainment venues. Close to the town centre and holding pop concerts, conferences and a variety of shows, the venues offer a variety of attractions for all the family.

Telephone: 0870 111 3000
Web: www.bic.co.uk
BOURNEMOUTH PIER
With stunning views back across Bournemouth and the Dorset coast, Bournemouth Pier is one of the town’s must-sees. The pier houses a theatre and bar, and amusements for youngsters.

Telephone: 01202 451791
Email: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk
OCEANARIUM
Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world’s most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe – more than just an aquarium, a vibrant experience through the oasis of water.

Telephone: 01202 311993
Email: info@oceanarium.co.uk
Web: www.oceanarium.co.uk
MONKEY WORLD
Monkey World, in Wareham, Dorset, houses over 150 different primates of 15 different species, which makes it the largest collection outside of Africa. The centre works closely with foreign governments and conservation bodies to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia, and has rescued many abused chimpanzees, living in laboratories, in circuses, as novelty pets, or as photographers’ props.

Telephone: 01929 462537
Email: apes@ape-rescue.org
Web: www.monkeyworld.org

Things to do in Dorset
Places to visit from Langton Herring
Within 10 – 25 minutes drive. Cerne Abbas Giant. Hardy Country. Sherborne. Good eating at Elm Tree Inn, Langton Herring, King’s Arms, Portesham, Turk’s Head, Chickerell, Acorn Inn, Evershot; Fox Inn, Corscombe; Little Barwick House, nr Yeovil, Riverside Restaurant, West Bay, Bridport (specialising in fish dishes). Dorchester (Maiden Castle, Ancient hill fort). Weymouth (Regency seaside town, good safe beaches). Bridport. Lyme Regis. Abbotsbury (Swannery). Tolpuddle (Martyr’s Museum). Tank Museum, Bovington. Monkey World. Portland Bill. Main-line railway station Dorchester (approx 2hrs 20mins from London Waterloo).

Within 25 – 50 minutes drive. Cricket St Thomas Safari Park. Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford. The National Trust properties at Montacute, Lytes Cary, Barrington Court. Lulworth Cove. Corfe Castle. Isle of Purbeck. Warbarrow Bay. Studland Head. Yeovil. Poole. Bournemouth.

Within 50 – 75 minutes drive. Stonehenge. Salisbury (Cathedral). Exeter & Exeter Airport. Shaftesbury (Gold Hill). Stourhead (NT). Wells and its Cathedral. Glastonbury with its Abbey and Glastonbury Tor. Clarks Village (at Street) with its wide range of retail outlets.

Things to do around Langton Herring
Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse-riding, Watersports and Walking. All details will be available at the property. For advance information please email or call for details.

Jenny asks…

What are the BEST local tourist attractions in London, UK?

Pip answers:

Tower of London is absolutely amazing and really huge inside – you can easily spend a whole day there (not suitable for disabled or pushchairs).

Madame Tussauds is over-rated in my opinion.
The London Aquarium is also over-priced.

The Natural History museum is great and is right next door to the Science museum and the Victoria and Albert museum plus they’re free to get in and have picnic areas to eat your food if you don’t want to buy over-priced food.

The London Eye is well worth a visit, I’ve been on it 4 times now and still enjoy it.

The Tate Modern is quite good as are the boat trips down the Thames.

The hop-on, hop-off open top bus is good value if you plan on visiting a few places and it’s not raining!

The Zoo at Battersea park is great for kids, London Zoo is ok but very expensive and not as good as some other zoos in Europe.

Harrods in Knightsbridge is also good for spending a day living the life of the rich and famous and Harvey Nichols across the road

Lisa asks…

Must See Tourist Attractions? (UK)?

I am going to Edinburgh Scotland for 7 days and London England for 5 days in March. I know about the big stuff to see (Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Big Ben etc.), but if you’ve ever been to either place, what are some of the more “out of the way” places you’d recommend? Restaurant suggestions? In London, we’re staying in Kensington and in Edinburgh, New Town. This is my first time out of the States and I’m pretty adventurous. Any suggestions welcome. :o) Thanks!

Pip answers:

This past August my mom and I went to the UK for a couple of weeks, and Edinburgh and London were my favorite places by far. In Edinburgh, I recommend taking a tour of Mary King’s Close, which is a network of underground closes (alleyways) that are said to be very haunted. These closes are the now the foundation of The Royal Stock Exchange. It’s quite hidden in the dozens of closes off of The Royal Mile, near the center of Edinburgh. If you ask a local, or a tour guide, most likely they will know where it is.
When you are in London, I strongly recommend visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral. The interior is beautiful, and has a lot of history, but no one can take pictures. St. Paul’s Cathedral was where Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married. I also recommend Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (home of Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain). If you are adventurous enough to take the Underground you should stop at Edgeware Road, where there is a large Lebanese/Persian/Arabic neighborhood. The food and the people are amazing. London is a very multicultural city. If you have quite a lot of money to spend, then I suggest taking a stroll down Oxford Street. This street is miles of pure shopping and restaurants. Everything from expensive fashion boutiques and department stores to expensive restaurants, cozy cafes, and fast food places are offered here. I suggest Selfrige & Co., which is a gigantic department store that offers everything, but bring a lot of money (at least 100 pounds, or 195 dollars) if you want to buy anything nice or big. London’s extremely expensive Since you will go in March I advise you to bring an umbrella (Especially in Edinburgh). You will need it! I hope I helped a little. Have fun! =)

Carol asks…

What tourist attractions are there in Northamptonshire, UK?

Pip answers:

78 Derngate
Grade II* listed Georgian house in the centre of Northampton, England. It’s noted for its interior, which was extensively redeveloped in 1916 and 1917 by noted architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh for businessman Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke.

Althorp
Diana, Princess of Wales is buried on a small island in the middle of a lake on the estate.

Billing Aquadrome
A leisure park on the outskirts of Northampton, England. Facilities within the 235 acre (1 km²) park, which is based around various old gravel pits, include a caravan site, marina and funfair. It is also home to a variety of rallies throughout the year, which are often car or motorsport related.

Earls Barton
Small market town that is famous for its Saxon church – which is one of the most famous remaining examples of its type in the country – another example being at nearby Brixworth and its shoe-making heritage.

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