Few places are more varied and diverse than the UK.

Every year millions flock there with different interests in the islands.

For some, the history of a complex nation with a dramatic and powerful background; for others it’s the vibrant arts and culture scene that its mix of people and architecture play host to.

If you want to go beyond the beaten path of monarchist monuments and travelling tours then here are some unconventional yet superbly enjoyable things to enjoy.

Unique and interesting museums

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The whole stereotypical travel to the UK almost always includes a trip to London and visiting the Piccadilly Circus, the Tower of London, the Big Ben and so on. I’m not telling you these sights are boring, they are very well worth seeing but they are not the only culturally interesting sights to see. The United Kingdom has a lot of different museums that are a lot more interesting than the more “mainstream” venues.

For example, The Garret is an old operating theater museum and its theater is the oldest one in Europe. It is very interesting to see and it will give you the opportunity to experience a trace of old medicinal history of Europe and this is something you can’t run into everyday.

Britain: The nation of football

While this title is usually connected to Brazil (soon host to the football event of the year), we can surely say that Britain is the European equivalent. Football (or soccer if you are keener on US terminology) is an essential part of the British culture and if you want to meet the people and share their interests, a football match is the place to be. It really is a unique experience and is something that isn’t really hard to organize.

Basically if you just want to experience the atmosphere, all you need to do is to be there for the weekend, since that’s when all the games are played. If you have a favorite team, you can organize the whole thing a bit better.You can look up game schedules online, purchase the tickets online too and and be at Old Trafford to see the Red Devils’ next battle, for example.

The great outdoors

Most people tend to prioritize the cities in Britain but the countryside has as much to offer as the cities do. First of all, the beautiful sceneries of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are something you should definitely see. A lot of archeological sites are located in the country and are very interesting to visit.

You can also go hiking or biking through the countryside if you plan your journey right and go when it is the right season for that. There is also great change of pace compared to the big and busy urban environment. The country is actually a place you can relax in and just spend a couple of days resting in a calm and pleasant environment.

As you can see, doing some research can give you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with a certain culture and see the things that actually make the culture. Britain really has a lot to offer and it would be a pity to go there and follow the beaten path.