The UK is home to some of the most wonderful attractions in the world, yes. But weird? Yes, weird. Weird, strange, and sometimes just out and out whacky. You want to know more, don’t you? That’s what we’re here for! So let’s start places to visit in the UK with the wonderful – the fabulous views, the amazing historical monuments, the prehistory artifacts, museums, art galleries, theaters, churches, cathedrals – gosh, it’s an endless list. And the weird? Ok here goes…

Weird Attractions in the UK

Ok, you asked, and we are delivering – English weirdness by the bucketful!

The Petrifying Water

In North Yorkshire is Mother Shipton’s Cave, said to be the home of this famous Yorkshire prophetess. The Petrifying Well is right next to the cave, and guess what? The water from this well actually turns objects into stone – the ‘petrifying’ part of the water. It’s a unique geological phenomenon and of course, there’s a scientific explanation for it, but tell that to your keys that just turned to stone. Just keep them safe in your pocket, yeah? This is one of the top places to visit in the UK.

Alnwick Poison Garden

The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland has more than 100 truly toxic species of plants. Some of them are flowering plants and some just shrubs, but many have narcotic effects and some are downright poisons. It begs the question – so who on earth wanted to cultivate this garden that’s so conducive to human health? Being sarcastic of course. Visit this place, for sure, but do not touch, smell, or taste any of the herbs. Best wear an oxygen mask.

The Ghostly Village of Pluckley

Pluckley is a very pretty village in Kent, and you’ll say it feels just fine when you visit. But did you know that in 1989, the Guinness Book of Records listed Puckley as Britain’s ‘most haunted village’? This village has 12 ‘official’ ghosts that more or less own the village. There are ‘cold’ spots around the village where you can ‘feel’ the presence of the ghosts. Of course, you can sneeze at the believers and take up the ‘cold’ challenge yourself, but too many have experienced this phenomenon for us to now doubt the truth.

The Upside Down House, Bournemouth

Ever seen a house that was full upside down? If you want to sit down, you’ll have to tie yourself upside down to a chair fixed on the ceiling. The roof is the ceiling and – it’s all too strange for words. The house is based on a design of another house in Lithuania, but whoever designed it is letting it out to guests who feel they are bendy enough to sit on the upside-down ceiling.

Wonderful Attractions in the UK

Now here are the wonderful sights to places to visit in the UK:

The Isle of Skye Fairy Pools
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The Isle of Skye Fairy Pools, Scotland

Check out the beautiful and magical Fairy Pools at the very foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle. These clear blue and green pools on the River Brittle with their tiny waterfalls, surrounded by amazing scenery make for a lovely spot to linger. You can swim in these pools if you have your thermals on.

Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire

Robin Hood’s Bay in the north of England is a stunning little hamlet, that’s made its home in the Yorkshire cliffs. The hamlet sits cozily right on the Northern Sea coast, so you get to visit a lovely little 1000-year-old hamlet and enjoy a wonderful beach as well.

Good Old Cambridge!

Next to Oxford, Cambridge is the oldest university in Great Britain – it’s more than 1000 years old. Cambridge is a city by itself. You must explore King’s College and the King’s College Chapel. In the chapel, you can pay homage to love that lost its way – a huge wooden screen that Henry VIII gifted to the wife he later had killed, Ann Boleyn. Punt on the River Cam and visit Great St. Mary’s Church for the best views of Cambridge. Checking out the old world of Cambridge will make you feel so good – you’ll be glad you applied for your UK Visit Visa!

Conclusion

So that was our selection of some whacky weird and some wonderful places to visit in the UK. Remember, the UK has a marvelously complicated history so you’ll find a lot more wacky things to experience there – plenty of ghosts everywhere. And of course, needless to say, many wonderful things all over the country. Listing all of them is impossible, so speak to well-traveled tourists or make online pals with UK residents who travel often. For more updates on traveling visit Journey Index.