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Astounding Architecture: Five Stunning Structures to See in the UK

Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Britain may be small in size, but it is packed with history and culture, as well as a luscious countryside. Many great architects have lived and built in our nation. Ramblers Walking Holidays aim to take you on a journey that involves more than just walking; read on to discover some of the incredible structures you can visit on our UK city breaks.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

This iconic bridge is a defining feature of Bristol’s skyline. Built across the River Avon over 33 years from 1831 to 1864, the structure is a work of impressively innovative design.

Considered one of the defining monuments of the Victorian age, the Clifton Suspension Bridge provides a stunning photo opportunity and is surrounded by ample countryside for rambling. Make the most of this feat of engineering on our trip to Bristol with a visit to the bridge and a stroll around the area.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is a strong contender for one of the best examples of Early Gothic architecture in England. Notable for having the tallest church spire in Britain, this building certainly reaches toward the heavens.

The cathedral also contains important artefacts of history (including a well-preserved copy of the 1215 Magna Carta), making a walking holiday to Salisbury a compelling choice for anyone wishing to learn more about Britain’s enthralling past while enjoying the great outdoors.

Hadrian’s Wall

The famous wall (which once stood as the northern frontier of the Roman Empire) is still a popular tourist spot to this day. With years of tales and a glimpse into our ancient past, Hadrian’s Wall attracts visitors from across the globe.

There are miles of green countryside on either side of this border, making the Hadrian’s Wall Path an ideal trail for lovers of history and hiking alike. Enjoy a week of walking on the wall, following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and enjoying the scenic landscape along the way.

York Minster

The cathedral of York, known as York Minster, has played an important role in British Christianity as the mother church for the Province of York. Aside from the historical importance of the building, it stands in great beauty with stunning vistas accessible from its tall spire.

Appreciate its Gothic style and awe-inspiring stained glass windows, alongside the city’s many other attractions, while wandering through the streets on a short trip to York.

Auckland Castle

Embrace opulence at Auckland Castle - a masterpiece of architecture in County Durham. One of the best-preserved Bishop’s palaces, you’ll feel the touch of royalty as you marvel at the lavishly decorated interiors. 

Outside of the castle, luscious greenery provides you with a breathtaking view. Explore this stunning location (as well as other beauties of Durham) on our Land of the Prince Bishops break - it won’t be hard to imagine the setting almost a millennia ago.

Book with Ramblers Walking Holidays

Are you feeling inspired to visit one or more of these impressive sites? You can easily book online today, simply browse our UK city breaks to find the right walking holiday for you.

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