As a travel destination, the UK is probably best recognised for its amazing selection of scenery and visual attractions. There are beautiful stretches of nature, ruins of medieval castles, and ancient wonders like Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall to take in. And the sightseeing is even better in some of the cities. In London particularly there’s an absolutely endless array of landmark buildings and monuments to see.
In short, you could spend a dozen separate vacations just seeing the UK. But this wonderful country isn’t all about sights! It’s also a great place to visit for recreation—a perfect hub for adventurers, sports enthusiasts, lovers of culture and history, and just about everyone else. So if you’d like to approach UK travel from a recreational standpoint, consider adding some of these activities to the itinerary in addition to sightseeing.
Hike Tryfan in Snowdonia
There are a lot of tremendous hiking and climbing opportunities throughout the UK, and this outline has some of the best ones. Really it’s a toss-up between these options, but for the true adventurer Tryfan Mountain in Wales is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences. From the ground, this peak looks rocky and forbidding, and there is a bit of “scrambling” required as you near the top. But it’s not considered to be a dangerous climb. From the top you can enjoy breathtaking views of the gorgeous Snowdonia National Park, as well as get your adrenaline pumping by hiking the famous gap between the Adam and Eve rocks at the peak.