Studying in the UK is a dream come true to many. The quality of education and the cultural history can be listed at the top for choosing the UK as your destination. But for those of you who want to see another side of this beautiful country, we have listed out some of the weirdest and coolest attractions that you must visit when you come here. From the infamous to the insane, these 6 attractions will leave your mouth open the entire trip. So, pack your kits and get ready!
Alnwick Poison Garden
This is one of the best places in the UK if you are into weird and fun stuff. But mind you, visitors are strongly forbidden from touching, smelling or tasting any of its 100 toxic and narcotic species. Yes! You heard that right. The Alnwick Poison Garden is home to a small but deadly poison garden and the black iron gates will only open on guided tours. Book your tickets now if you have the stomach for it!
Located in: Northumberland
Address: Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU
Eyam Plague Village
Known as the ‘plague village’, the Eyam Plague Village in Derbyshire is famous for their self-sacrifice to prevent the spread of the plague in 1665. They sealed off the village from the surrounding areas to prevent the spread of the disease. The village makes for a fascinating day out in the Peak District. Despite its morbid history, a visit to this beautiful village will help you understand the value of sacrifice.
Address: Eyam Museum, Hawkhill Road, Eyam
Names as Britain’s ‘most haunted village’ in the Guinness Book of Records in 1989. Thanks to the 12 ‘official’ apparitions that roam the place, this village is a fascinating place for those of you who are interested in supernatural elements. It is also known for the location where the Darling Buds of May TV series was filmed. If you plan to visit Pluckley this site will help you to discover more about our beautiful and historic village including its shops, pubs and restaurants.
Highgate Cemetery, London
Opened in 1839, over 170,000 people have since been buried in Highgate Cemetery. Leaving the UK without visiting this cemetery is an insult to the memories of the great men who were buried here which includes philosopher Karl Marx, novelist George Eliot, rock star Gene Simmons and writer Douglas Adams. Apart from this, rumours of occult meetings, Satanists and witches gathering in the cemetery have persisted for years. So go ahead and book your tickets now!
Located in: London
Address: Swain’s Ln, London N6 6PJ
Mother Shipton’s Cave, North Yorkshire
The infamous Yorkshire prophetess is said to have been born here in Mother Shipton’s Cave. This beautiful place is situated right beside a unique geological phenomenon that never fails to impress visitors – the Petrifying Well, its water appears to turn objects to stone. This unique and unspoilt park is a remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. Book your tickets now!
The Crooked House
This curious little attraction is a local watering hole located close to the village of Himley, 4 miles west of Dudley, in South Staffordshire, England. The Crooked House is so called because of its lean structure; one end of the house is four feet shorter than the other. The height that immersed into the ground did so due to the decades of side effects of coal and iron ore mining in the area. Let’s pack our bags and get a coffee from this beautiful place.
Address: Himley Rd, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DA