If routine and stagnation are draining your energy levels, a day trip may be just what you need to inject some excitement and interest back into your life. 

The UK offers many day tours to places of interest for those in need of a break from the norm. Whether it’s the majestic natural sights of the cliffs of Dover or the excitement of wild animals found at Longleat’s Safari Tour, there’s bound to be an exciting day trip that appeals to you. 

So, where are the best places in the UK to enjoy a day off? Read on to find out about a few of our favourites. 

The Roman Baths

A visit to Bath allows you to step back into Roman times and get a glimpse into life in the days of this ancient empire. For many, the highlight of a Bath tour is a visit to the Roman Baths. Fed by England’s only hot springs, these baths have stood for around 2,000 years. 

Along with its distinct architecture, Bath features a museum of Roman artifacts for those who want to dig deeper into the life of ancient Rome. 

Also, this summer, the Roman Baths are hosting torchlit evenings for a more atmospheric and romantic experience. 

Longleat 

Longleat offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city with an animal safari tour, historic preserved houses and expansive grounds. 

Along the safari tour, you can witness deer, wolves, lions, tigers, elephants and more, all from the comfort — and safety — of your car. 

With its high Elizabethan architecture and large art collection, the Longleat House is a sight to behold, especially for those with more sophisticated tastes. 

Harry Potter Tour 

For fans of the world of Harry Potter, this tour has much to offer. You can step into the actual sets and environments of the films, whether it’s the mysterious Diagon Alley or Dumbledore’s office with its many secrets. 

For travellers of all ages, the Harry Potter Tour offers countless treats and surprises. 

Dover and its cliffs 

Thanks to its picturesque white cliffs and historic castle, Dover gives you the perfect day trip from London. Dover Castle was an important structure for the protection of the shore from enemies that date back to the time of the Romans. Dover Castle also puts on shows and exhibitions, such as jousting tournaments. 

The nearby white cliffs of Dover are a famously picturesque destination, with gorgeous views and a briny, clean breeze blowing in from the ocean below. 

Stonehenge 

Nestled in the calm countryside of England, Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments, perfect for those who want to enter a lost world of mystery and awe. For over 4,500 years, this structure of precisely placed monoliths has stood quietly in the calm of Salisbury Plain. 

Many mysteries still surround Stonehenge, such as how it was built and what it was used for. A knowledgeable guide can add to your experience by casting light on some of the mysteries of this UNESCO-listed site. 

Interested in a day trip to the magical Stonehenge? Check out our Stonehenge tours.