Here at Staytripper, we’re all about pairing you up with the best events going on around the country so you have the best time when travelling around the UK, but if you’re visiting for the first time, there are some things that you absolutely have to experience. To us Brits, these things are just your average weekend, but for anyone taking their holidays in England this summer, make sure you check out at least one of these and use our handy what’s on page to see what else you can do when you’re there!

  1. Hunt out some very expensive graffiti in Bristol

    Yes, most of the time graffiti is frowned upon, but it just so happens that the world’s most well-known graffiti artist is from Bristol in South West England. If you’re in the area, be sure to look around the city and find some of his work which is dotted all over the place. One of his most famous pieces can be found on Park Street, there are also works in Easton, Foster Street and Fishponds Road.
    Take a look at what is happening in Bristol here.
  2. Visit the seaside

    Being an island, you’ll find plenty of coast to explore when on holiday in the UK. You’ll find everything from Victorian style resorts, dramatic cliffs, famous sights, award-winning sandy beaches and pebbles. The seaside is also the best place to try other British traditions like Fish and Chips, ice cream and if you’re in the south east, delicacies such as cockles and whelks.
  3. Step inside a stone circle

    The Celts really left their mark on England, there are myths and legends to be found all over the place with Celtic links. To really immerse yourself in this mysterious history, be sure to explore some of the many stone circles that can be found around the UK. Stonehenge is the most famous in Salisbury, but there is also the Avebury Ring also in Wiltshire. You’ll also find stone circles on Dartmoor in Devon, at Merry Maidens Circle in Cornwall and at the Castlerigg Stone Circle in the Lake District among others.

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