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The UK has a range of exciting attractions to choose from during the summer holidays
Across the UK, there are several attractions that can make the perfect day out – whether you decide to go solo, make friends, a partner or the family.
As the school holidays are now upon us, there are a lot of options create some happy memories with your family as the weather becomes warmer and attacrtions stay open longer.
We have compiled a list of attractions across the UK, for you to enjoy over the next six weeks – and beyond.
Arthur’s seat is an ancient volcano and the main peak in a group of hills in Edinburgh Scotland, forming most of Holyrood Park. It sits around 1.6 km from Edinburgh Castle and rises around 250.5m high to provide stunning views of the city. This attraction proves to be an enticing day out, as it's popular for hillwalking and perfect for a solo day out, or with friends and family.
Situated in Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum holds stunning architecture with 22 galleries to make for a great day out. It is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions, displaying over 8,000 items from Ancient Egypt to artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There is no need to book, you can walk right in, with opening hours from Monday- Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and on Friday and Sunday: 11 am- 5 pm. The museum also offers group tours, with some paid exhibitions available to browse too.
With the summer heat, the open-air Minack Theatre sits on the Cornish Cliffs. This attraction, however, needs to be booked in advance, as it holds several services such as events, tours and workshops. Over the summer, this stunning theatre is holding shows such as Little Women (1 August – 5 August), The Scarlet Pimpernel (8 August – 11 August) and storytelling events such as Journey to the Stars (15 August – 7 September). Tickets are available to book online. The Minack Theatre is ideal for warm summer nights, with the events family friendly too.
On a trip taking you to Wales? Near Cardiff sits St Fagans National Museum of History, also known as the UK’s first national open-air museum – making it great for hot summer days. Entrance to this UK attraction is free and is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends or family. The museum depicts the historical lifestyle, culture and architecture of Welsh people, sitting on the grounds of St Fagans Castle. In June 2019, St Fagans was named UK's Museum of the Year 2019 by the Art Fund, which said the facility has "exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement".


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