If you're currently sitting at home and wishing you'd travelled more, maybe to see the Giant's Causeway, or nose around Buckingham Palace, then wish no more! You can now virtually visit the UK's biggest landmarks from the comfort of your own home with these online tours. So make a cuppa and get comfy, before scrolling your way around these iconic sites.
1. Buckingham Palace
Perhaps the most famous home in Britain, Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as Queen Elizabeth's London pad. If you fancy a poke around without tackling busy tubes and tour ticket prices, the royal palace is just a click away and even includes a personal guide.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric cultural icon, is believed to date back as far as 3000BC. Explore this World Heritage Site with just the click of a finger with this 360° online tour.
3. Edinburgh Castle
A historical fortress, Edinburgh Castle's elevated position allows it to dominate the city's skyline. Sitting on top of Castle Rock, it initially served as a royal castle and is an important monument in Scottish heritage. This 360 aerial tour not only takes you around the castle itself but also provides an opportunity to see across the whole of the capital!
4. Tower of London
Known for being a prison, treasury and even a zoo, the Tower of London is synonymous with British history. The tower was founded in 1066 and expanded on throughout the centuries to follow. The abundance of stories that are attached to the landmark can be heard through this 360 degree tour of the castle and its grounds.
5. The Giant's Causeway
The Giant's Causeway is a collection of around 40,000 interlocking columns and sits on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. The natural wonder has previously been named one of the best sights in the UK and gets its name from stories claiming Irish giant Finn McCool formed it in an attempt to cross the Irish Sea! Marvel at this formation without leaving your cosy home with this tour.
6. Chatsworth House
An iconic stately home, Chatsworth House has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549 but opened its doors to the public in 1708. Set in beautiful parkland and backed by forest, a visit to Chatsworth is memorable for both its gardens, the incredible house and the artwork it holds.
7. York Minster
One of the world’s most beautiful cathedrals, York Minster is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Pay a virtual visit to see its unusual handcrafted stone and medieval stained glass windows, telling the story of Christ, whilst the architecture blows you away.
8. Hadrian's Wall
Serving as a defence for the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall dates back to 128 AD and stretches 73 miles from coast to coast, making just the thought of seeing it exhausting enough. English Heritage's virtual tour of the structure is a little more accessible, providing an insight into the landmark's historical significance that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home come rain or shine.
Read more: Walking Hadrian's Wall: a coast-to-coast hike across England
9. Abbey Road Studios
This notorious studio has been the go-to for some of the biggest artists of all time, and has become an icon of the British music scene. The crossing made famous by the Beatles Abbey Road album has been a tourist hot spot since 1969, and now you too can pop inside the studios without having to belt out a chart topper.
Read more: Beatles' Abbey Road crossing repainted during London lockdown
10. Bath's Roman Baths
Bath's namesake attraction serves as one of the most popular historical sites in the UK with 1.3 million people visiting them each year. The Roman Bath's were redeveloped in the middle ages after being destroyed upon the fall of the empire and now serve as a glimpse into hygiene habits of the past. Have a virtual look at the ancient tubs for yourself.
11. The Brontë sisters' homes
The countryside of Yorkshire and Derbyshire played a key role in inspiring the Brontës, the famous 19th-century literary family, to produce some of their most famous texts, including Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Why not take an online tour of the sisters' homes and see if the experience gets your creativity flowing as well.
12. St Paul's Cathedral
This Anglican cathedral dominates London's skyline and serves as one of the capital's most recognisable landmarks, opening its doors to over 2 million visitors every year. Take a look around the inside of this iconic monument and avoid the crowds with this virtual tour.
13. St Ive's
Calling artists from all over the world, St Ives is a hub of creativity, cobblestone streets and independent food and drink havens. Set up a picnic in the living room and pan through this virtual tour of the St Ives beach.
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