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India’s tour of England 2018 – The best places to visit in the UK

Hey, there cricket fanatics! Are you following Virat and troop to witness the India – England series live right from the stadiums? Okay.. jealousy is peeking a bit here. But given the fact we love the game as much as you all do, we at pickyourtrail thought we could list out the best places to visit in the UK when you have some free time on your cards during your cricket tour. Take a read.

1. Manchester

Stadium Name: Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Did you know? 

  • Old Trafford was used as a transit camp for the groups who returned from Dunkirk
  • In 1945 The ‘Victory Test’ between England and Australia took place at Old Trafford

>Top things to do in Manchester

Vinyl Exchange and Eastern Bloc,best places to visit in the UK
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It’s a known fact that city of Manchester has brilliant live music settings and the people here celebrate the joy in it using every possible way! You can be a part of classic concerts or set your records straight at Vinyl Exchange and Eastern Bloc. Go around to get some history digging done at the People’s History Museum. The public library is heaven for book lovers and the Manchester Art Gallery is adorned with unbelievable artworks. If gawking at sea animals enriches you with profound happiness, think no more, for Sea Life Manchester is your hub!

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2. Cardiff

Stadium name: Sophia Gardens

Did you know? 

  • Sophia Gardens has the largest sports hall complex – Sport Wales National Centre.

>Top things to do in Cardiff

Wales Millennium Centre ,best places to visit in the UK
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The city of Cardiff is the youngest capital of Europe. It’ll dazzle you with its prime spots like the National Museum Cardiff which has an amazing neoclassical architecture, Wales Millennium Centre which hosts a huge variety of concerts and performances, the entry free art-centre of Chapter with vibrant artworks and the Principality Stadium where football and rugby matches take place. Doctor Who fans can get some fandom feels at the Cardiff Bay which is home to Ianto’s shrine. The all-time famous Purple Poppadom should be visited if you are craving for some Indian cuisine during your English venture.

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3. Bristol

Stadium name: Bristol County Ground ( Neville’s road)

Did you know? 

  • Bristol County Ground was initially called Ashley Down Ground
  • It was owned by main firms like J. S. Fry & Sons and Royal & Sun Alliance

>Top things to do in Bristol

Dean Lane skatepark,best places to visit in the UK
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When we say Bristol- balloons, Brunel and Banksy and boats pop into your head yeah? Be it a family outing to Bristol Zoo, where you can spot red pandas and Asiatic lions or a romantic walk with your soul mate on the Bristol bridge or at gardens of Cabot Tower, Bristol will cater for all age groups’ needs. Head to Dean Lane skatepark in Bedminster if you want to get enthralled by graffiti works. You can also check out At-Bristol- a science and artefacts museum which is known for its informative collections and workshops. With all that’s said, it goes without a saying Bristol is one of the best places to visit in the UK!

4. Nottingham

Stadium name: Trent Bridge

Did you know? 

  • Trent bridge stadium got its name from River Trent which flows in the city
  • Trent Bridge’s pavilion is known for its accurate architectural parameters

>Top things to do in Nottingham

Old Market Square,best places to visit in the UK
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Nottingham is a county town in Nottinghamshire which is constructed on the hills belonging to the northern banks of River Trent. Known primarily for its trading units, the town also boasts of various attraction sights like Old Market Square, Galleries of Justice Museum and Nottingham Contemporary gallery centre. Visit the Nottingham Castle for you will be flushed with childhood memories of Robin Hood. A tour inside The City of Caves is also advised after which you can get some shopping done at Flying Horse Walk Shopping Centre.

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5. London

Stadium name: Lord’s

Did you know?

  • Lord’s stadium is called as the Home of Cricket
  • Albert Trott is the only cricketer to have hit the ball for a boundary outside the pavilion
Buckingham Palace,best places to visit in the UK
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Founded by the Romans and attracting close to 27 million visitors every year, London has the best of all worlds and is without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in the UK. Try the London Eye giant wheel which will offer you with the views of Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. You also need to check out the ‘The View From the Shard’ which is the tallest building in Western Europe. Art and theatre lovers will enjoy the most in National Gallery and the West End Theatre District. A selfie near the Westminster (BigBen) is a must and Camden is a vibrant community which has a mix of punks and goths. It is also home to various street food hubs, international cuisines, trinkets stores and unique artworks.

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6. Leeds

Stadium Name: Headingley Cricket Ground

Did you know?

  • Headingley Cricket Ground shares the main stadium with Headingley Rugby Stadium
  • Donald Bradman’s innings of 334 in 1930 Ashes
Roundhay Park,best places to visit in the UK
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Considered as one of the best places to visit in the UK, Leeds has a plethora of modern architecture, art galleries, museums and Victorian style buildings – with the top one being The Leeds Corn Exchange. The top places you need to make note of in Leeds are-  Roundhay Park, Royal Armouries housing the weapons from the Tower of London, Thornton’s Arcade known for selling eye-catchy souvenirs, fish and chips at Murgatroyds. If you are more of cultural attraction lover, visit Headrow and Briggate arena and St John Evangelist’s Church.

7. Birmingham

Stadium name: Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Did you know?

  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground is the fourth largest cricketing ground in the UK
  • Edgbaston hosted the first day/night Test match
National Motorcycle Museum,best places to visit in the UK
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Birmingham county is within the West Midlands. The county got its recognition during the Industrial Revolution where it made its strong stand with regard to scientific discoveries. Creative works and innovative hubs are also quite popular and the top ones are- Symphony Hall, one of UK’s finest and popular concert hall. You also have the Library of Birmingham which has a splendid architectural touch to it. The National Motorcycle Museum is home to motorcycles ( 1000 in number approx) starting from the year 1898. Eye-catchy renaissance artworks can be checked out at Barber Institute of Fine Arts. When art, culture, modern works and history come together, you will have no other option but to agree that Birmingham is one of the best places to visit in the UK.

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8. Southampton

Stadium name: Rose Bowl

Did you know?

  • Rose Bowl is also called as the Nursery Ground
  • The first test match to be played here was between England and Srilanka on June 2011
SeaCity Museum ,best places to visit in the UK
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Southampton is centric to Rivers, Test & Itchen and has the edge over other cities when it comes to housing a large harbour. Famous ships like Titanic and Queen Mary have sailed for Southampton’s port. You also have the attraction spots of Southampton City Art Gallery, Tudor House & Garden displaying artefacts and history works, all-time famous SeaCity Museum – dedicated to the lives lost due to the Titanic tragedy. Shopping at West Quay is a must. You can finally relax with good food and wine at The Harbour Lights Picturehouse which overlooks the marina.

The beautiful game of cricket will have you cheer for Kohli’s boys at the top of your lungs. Whilst you focus on that part, we are here to craft your UK itinerary to make your trip memorable!

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