You might think you’ve seen everything there is to see in the UK. Think again. Join us on our journey in this blog post as we explore the UK’s must-see places to visit, from the awe-inspiring Stonehenge to Portmeirion.

UK: StonehengePhoto by Del Barfoot


Situated in Wiltshire, Stonehenge is a testament to the UK’s intriguing history. It is over 4,000 years old, and although no-one knows for certain the purpose of this mystical stone circle, it may have been used as a centre for Pagan worship and healing.

The West End

The world famous West End offers some of the best entertainment and culture you can find, with a huge range of plays, comedies and top shows like Spamalot and Les Miserables. With major auditoriums like the Strand, the Lyceum and the Royal Opera House, a trip to London’s Theatreland is one of the best excursions to be had in the UK.

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was built along the Scottish border by the Romans in the 3rd century AD, and large sections of the wall are still intact even to this day. The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail offers amazing views along pristine moorland and rolling hills.

Chatsworth House

There are many beautiful country estates situated in the UK, and Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is one of the most magnificent. It has been home to the Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire for over 500 years, and offers over 100 acres of enchanting gardens and something for all the family to see and do.

Cheddar Gorge

Somerset’s Cheddar Gorge is the biggest gorge in Britain, with cliffs rising over 450 ft. You can explore the caves and walk along the cliff-tops to enjoy the beauty of this National Nature Reserve, and also take part in rock climbing and adventure caving. And, of course, sample the delicious cheese that originated here.

The Eden Project

This is definitely one of the best modern attractions to visit in the UK. It is formed of two massive biomes that each holds its own climate, with the largest captive rainforest in the world. Many different events are held throughout the year and Eden is located in the popular tourist county of Cornwall.

Tower Bridge

Built in 1894, Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world, and if you are visiting London, make sure you see inside it. You can walk along high walkways and gain excellent views of the city, see the Victorian Engine Rooms, and there are also art exhibitions to explore.

The Giant’s Causeway

This is a World Heritage Site situated on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. The site’s 40,000 basalt columns were formed after a major volcanic eruption and are a source of Irish folklore. It is an excellent attraction and also has an educational visitor’s centre.


If you want to experience some of the best urban culture and nightlife in the UK, Brighton is the place to go. The town is lively, colourful and dynamic, and situated by the shore with excellent beaches. Don’t miss visiting the Royal Pavilion – a real quirk of architecture. Notable events include the Brighton Festival and the Gay Pride carnival.


If you want a UK location to truly surprise you, visit this wonderful tourist hotspot. Situated on the coast of North Wales, this fairytale village was built between 1925 and 1975 in the Italian Style – it looks like nothing else in the UK.

These unmissable suggestions were brought to you by Show & Stay, the London theatre break specialists.

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Cristo Redentor or Christ de Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the largets Art Deco statue in the world. Considering that it’s weight is around 6-700 tonnes, placed 700 meter high up on the Corcovado mountain, it’s an incredible work that has been done. No wonder that it’s so well known all over the world, pictured in all kind of ways. Here in a wall poster found in Sweden recently.

Rio Christ Redentor poster

Inaugurated as early as in October 1931, it has been watching over Rio for over 82 years now. What not many might not know is that the monument partly was built by the old Swedish company Skånska Cement and the concrete in the foundation comes from the Limhamn in the town Malmö in the south of Sweden.

We were reminded about it now because yesterday evening we did meet Jane at the Stockholm Arlanda airport, coming home after being in Rio de Janeiro for around 6 months now, in good company with her lovely girlfriend Jennifer who is living there. I guess we will hear a lot of Rio from now on!

The Cristo Redentor has been pictured not only in peoples private photo albums, but also in many other media, newspapers, TV programs, movies. It’s one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rio without doubt. You simply can’t go to Rio without have been there, if not for the statue, so for the mosts gorgeous view.

I almost got the urge to go seeing Cristo Redentor once more (we were there in 2005), greated by the same big hug of his arms back then – the true symbol of faith and hapiness for the people. I guess it will be the closest we will get to heaven – except when being in each others arms…

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Sports are something people of any age can be fans of, but their impact might be the strongest on young children. The impact sports have on children at a young age can be a positive influence that helps children in many areas of their life. Sports can teach children about so many areas of life that will be essential to their future successes, such as social skills, the ability to work with others, determination, meeting people from foreign countries and much more.

Good sports for youngstersPhoto by Jenn Ster

The positive impact sports have on children makes them something parents should get their children interested in, since it also will benefit the parents. What can be done by families to inspire their kids to play sports?

Start a Game at Home

One of the ways to get children to begin playing sports is to play a game with them at the comforts of their home. If you present the game in a fun manner where the children are with people they have fun with, there is a better chance they will begin to become fans of it. Children are often motivated by their parents at a young age, and if they see their parents having fun with a sport, they are more likely to start playing that sport themselves.

Buy Some Cheap Gear

Purchasing cheap gear is another way to motivate children to try a sport out. If they are given the opportunity to use different equipment, there’s a greater chance they will find a sport they love. Buying your child an inexpensive baseball bat is a simple way to expose them to baseball, and make them want to play that sport. It can be a special gift to them that motivates them to play baseball. Inexpensive gear as a whole is a great way to expose children to different sports, and make them interested in trying them out.

Giving Children Something to Work For

Having sports in children’s lives has plenty of positive impacts, one of which is how it can open opportunities for them later in life. Being introduced to sports at a young age increases the chances that they are able to develop skills strong enough to get scholarships to schools that give them great opportunities for success in life as a professional athlete or another profession. Playing sports opens opportunities for post-secondary school and successful careers, but they can also give the individual something to work for that keeps them out of trouble in high school and college.

Getting children to play sports at a young age is something important to their personal development. Important principles of life are introduced in sports that will be important to future success of the child. Having children play sports teaches them to try hard and work towards something, while it also improves their physical and emotional health, and social skills. Sports are not just about winning, as there are valuable skills and lessons within them as well.

Sports might determine your next travel destination

Different kind of sport events can also determine where to go as your next travel destination and also when to go, since there might be big sport events announced at that destination – especially if you and your kids are more explorers than beach bums that only want to relax at a gorgeous beach.

Why not try to combine those two interests to get more persons in the family to come along? Sharing interests within the entire family is a wellknown and sure bonding factor for the family. If a family member is active in a sport, there might be competitions to participate in at other places than home, even far away. Look them up and see if anything sounds appealing to you. Do some research around the area for things to do for the rest of family too.

When on a trip, there might also be other sport activities available than at home and you might even surprise yourself to test a sport that you or your kids never would even think of at home, just because you are in such relaxed and good holiday mood.

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