Published On: Tue, Mar 14th, 2023

The UK’s best free attraction has ‘fascinating royal heritage’ – list | Travel News | Travel

The UK has an incredible number of free attractions and many of the country’s museums and galleries are free to explore. GO Outdoors has found the most popular free attractions across the UK.

Most popular free attractions (GO Outdoors)

  1. Windsor Great Park, Windsor
  2. Science Museum, London
  3. Jeskyns Community Woodland, Cobham
  4. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Hampshire
  5. Bedgebury National Pinetum, Kent
  6. Imperial War Museum, London
  7. Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford
  8. Bodleian Library, Oxford
  9. RAF Museum London, London
  10. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

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The UK’s most popular free attraction was Windsor Great Park which had a whopping 5.4 million visitors in 2021.

The gorgeous park has been connected to the Royal Family for over 1,000 years and spans 2,020 hectares.

Windsor Great Park’s website states: “There is a fascinating royal heritage at Windsor Great Park that’s just waiting to be discovered.

“When you wander through the Great Park you’ll encounter royal residences, formal gardens and trees that have stood for over 1,000 years.”

Windsor Great Park was used as a hunting ground by William the Conqueror and Queen Victoria entertained guests there.

The park is free to enter and is open for pedestrians from dawn to dusk, although the deer park opens at 7:30am.

A tourist who visited wrote on Tripadvisor: “Beautiful to see Windsor Castle nestling in the park.”

Another person said: “Huge and very green, open area to walk my lovely dogs. Quite a long distance, but you don’t need to walk it all.”

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London’s Imperial War Museum also made the list with 320,000 visits recorded throughout 2021.

Visitors can learn about the history of war and weaponry and entry is free although they may have to pay for exhibitions.

Two Oxford attractions made the list. The Bodleian Library is the UK’s second largest library and one of Europe’s oldest.

At the university’s Museum of Natural History, tourists can get to grips with the world’s natural wonders.

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