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Unusual Holidays In The UK

by on Mar.30, 2012, under Vacations

The United Kingdom is famous for its haunted castles and standing stone circles. There are many things to see and do which will satisfy the cravings of those who seek the strange and the unusual. Instead of thinking about the lovely little seaside villages and all the gorgeous scenery in Britain, let’s take a moment to think about the weird things to see during vacations in the UK.

Forget Stonehenge. It’s boring, it’s mostly closed off to the public, and there is nothing particularly amusing about having to try to take photographs without getting any of these modern day “druids” in the frame.

Straddling the county border between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, the Rollright Stones are one of England’s more interesting megalithic structures. Three separate and chronologically distinct rings of stone have been placed here over the millennia. Local lore asserts that the stones in the rings cannot be counted, and that every attempt made to tally them will result in a different number from the previous attempts.

For those who look to the skies instead of the earth, there is a particularly important site in Suffolk worth visiting. For those among us who like the idea of alien visitors and UFOs, this may be one of the highlights of their trip. Outside of RAF Woodbridge lies Rendlesham Forest.

The Rendlesham Forest Incident occurred in December of 1980, and it may have been the most important and famous UFO event in Britain’s history. Sometimes referred to as “Britain’s Roswell” this incident involved military personnel from both American and British forces. Many eyewitness reports over a multiple day period have managed to pique the curiosity of alien hunters for over thirty years now. The event remains a mystery even today, and those witnesses who swore statements saying that there was something strange on those nights now wonder if things have been deliberately covered up by the military.

England is hardly the only country in Britain to have experienced weird things. Ireland, Wales, and Scotland are similarly replete with fantastic stories. Many of the most popular ones involve supernatural animals, often roaming the moors hungrily. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used these myths as the vague basis of one of his most popular Sherlock Holmes mysteries, The Hound Of The Baskervilles.

No discussion of weird Britain would be complete without at least a mention of the nation’s most famous monster. The world famous Loch Ness with its deep, black water has been said to be the home of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, since medieval times. Many attempts have been made over the years to capture some kind of photographic evidence of this creature. To date there have been none that were conclusive enough to warrant any sort of serious scientific investigation.

There are so many strange things to see and weird places to be in Britain. Instead of taking the usual week of seaside scenery, why not make one of your next vacations in the UK different? If you enjoy the supernatural, the British Isles will not disappoint.

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