Top 4 hidden gems to visit this year in the UK
In Bristol: A small quirky space with a surprisingly big selection of drinks
If you’re a fan of food and drink (and who isn’t), The Old Bookshop on 65 North St is worth a visit. The cafe-bar hybrid, prides itself on it's carefully curated drinks offering lots of beers, ciders, natural wine and spirits - along with some alcohol free options. They also offer a 100% vegan menu, so it's definitely worth a visit to this quirky former second-hand bookshop.
In Cardiff: The unique features of Cardiff Castle
Instead of exploring the inside of Cardiff Castle, grab yourself a hot drink and take a stroll alongside the outer walls to take a look at the Animal Wall. Designed in 1866, you’ll stumble upon a range of animal sculptures from apes to hyenas. But wait, are they actually looking at you? Some of them have very realistic eyes…. See for yourself when you visit this historic hidden gem that’s hiding in plain sight.
In Sheffield: A world away from Sheffield (even though you’re still in Sheffield)
After a day of shopping, head into the calm Winter Gardens, home to over 2,000 plants from across the world. It’s one of the largest temperature glasshouses in the UK so wander round, de-stress and enjoy yourself. Continue your exploring by popping to the arty Millennium Gallery next door, which in the past has displayed drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Plus, it’s free to get in – lovely.
In Edinburgh: Catch the sunset from a roof terrace
Wander through the tyrannosaurus exhibit in the National Museum of Scotlandand discover the darker side of Scottish history – like the mystery of the miniature coffins. Then head to the roof terrace to enjoy some of the best panoramic views of Edinburgh and grab a bite while you’re at it. A hidden spot that will make you feel like a local, this is the perfect place to take your holiday selfie.