Today is the third Monday of January – or “Blue Monday” because it’s extra generally identified, because it’s thought of to be probably the most miserable day of the 12 months. In a bid to cheer folks up by offering a ray of travel inspiration sunshine, VisitEngland – in partnership with the tourism organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London – has teamed up with prime travel influencers to create a hub of inspiring experiences that replicate 24 hours within the UK.
The group of worldwide and British Instagrammers and bloggers travelled the size and breadth of the UK to get pleasure from a wide range of distinctive experiences at each hour of the day, notching up 120 completely different experiences. These ranged from sipping quirky cocktails in a 1940s-inspired speakeasy in London, to coasteering in Scarborough and taking an exhilarating aircraft trip over the Pembrokeshire coast.
The movies shall be launched each hour on VisitBritain’s Facebook web page, with followers inspired to vote for his or her favorite “bucket list” moments from the 24-hour journeys. As a taster, listed below are a few of these mood-boosting experiences to get pleasure from at any hour of the day within the UK, that are positive to assist put a spring in your step for the 12 months forward and provide you with inspiration for nice travel experiences.
Coasteering in Scarborough
Prepare your self for an exhilarating journey as you swim alongside Scarborough’s sea cliffs, discover gullies, caves, cracks and completely different rock formations created by the ocean – earlier than leaping from the rock face into the waves beneath. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned professional, Scarborough Surf School gives a spread of programs for numerous skills – together with extra fundamental routes for households, to extra demanding routes that may take a look at the nerves with increased jumps and adrenaline-inducing climbs.
Take a ‘sea-fari’ in Oban, Scotland
Discover the breath-taking great thing about Oban’s beautiful shoreline aboard Seafari Adventures. Visit the world’s third-largest whirlpool, the Gulf of Corryvreckan, and spot the realm’s wildlife together with porpoises, dolphins, whales, eagles, seals and otters. Seafari Adventures gives a spread of excursions.
Ride the longest tunnel slide within the world in London
At 178 metres-long, ArcelorMittal Orbit is the longest and highest tunnel slide within the world. The 40-second journey takes guests on a round trip across the UK’s tallest public art work – designed by Carsten Höller – via the well-known loops and curves of the enduring construction, together with a good corkscrew, ending with a 50-metre straight run again right down to earth.
Take a gin jaunt in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fans of ‘Mother’s Ruin’ will get pleasure from this tour of Belfast’s vibrant pubs and bars, sampling locally-produced gin and studying all in regards to the historical past of the UK’s favorite tipple, in addition to the prospect to satisfy a number of the distillers. The company gives a spread of different award-winning food and drinks excursions for foodies, beer and whiskey lovers.
Ride Europe’s largest zip line, Snowdonia, Wales
The largest zip zone in Europe – Zip World Titan is a sequence of three zip wires arrange in a disused quarry. Swoop at 70 mph above sheep-dotted moorland with hanging windswept views of Snowdonia mountain vary, lakes and streams.
To uncover the 24-hour experiences, go to Join The World on Facebook right here.