Overcrowded UK Tourist Destinations

Overcrowded UK Tourist Destinations

There has Overcrowded UK Tourist Destinations a lot of ruckus over how some of the world’s most popular destinations have become overwhelmingly crowded with tourists, causing locals to revolt with marches and graffiti saying “Tourist Go Home”. The issue has also been highlighted in places like London and Edinburgh which can’t accommodate all of the visitors seeking iconic sights such as Big Ben and the Royal Mile. And it’s not just large cities that are suffering from overtourism, even some of the country’s best-loved national parks and seaside towns have become a little too much for their own good.

A study by luxury travel company The Thinking Traveller has revealed that a number of iconic UK landmarks are among Europe’s most overcrowded attractions. Scottish destination Edinburgh Castle topped the list, while Buckingham Palace and the Roman Baths in Bath also featured. The Thinking Traveller analysed TripAdvisor reviews looking for keywords such as ‘overcrowded’ and ‘busy’.

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But don’t be discouraged, because there are still plenty of less populated, equally interesting destinations within the UK that make great vacation spots. It’s just a matter of planning your itinerary to take in some more uncrowded sights if you don’t want to fight the crowds at the most famous attractions. For example, if you’re heading to the Lake District of poet William Wordsworth (whose Dove Cottage is nearby in Grasmere), plan to spend some time exploring lesser-known lakes such as Rydal Water and a walk around glistening Grasmere itself.

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