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A family day out can be an expensive business sometimes so it is great that the UK has many interesting places to visit that are free of charge. There are a wide range of galleries, museums and visitor centres open to the public, which won’t cost a penny to get in. 

Several of London’s museums do not charge an entry fee, but that is not to say they are not enjoyable and interesting places to visit. The British Museum, The Natural History Museum and the Imperial War Museum are three of the most popular visitor attractions in England. A rich variety of exhibits can be found in these London museums with items collected from around the world over several hundred years. 

Art lovers will also find great paintings at the National Gallery in London with works from renowned artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh.

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Top free attractions in England aren’t limited to London though, with the North West boasting the Lowry Museum in Salford and the North East home to the National Railway Museum in York. 

Wales also has its fair share of free attractions including the Neath Museum and Neath Abbey in the south of the country. South Wales is also home to the largest sand dune system in Europe at Merthyr Mawr. Of course a day out to the seaside can be cheap too as there is no charge to sit or sunbathe on Britain’s beaches. 

Northern Ireland offers numerous places well worth visiting and again they do not cost anything to see. Art is all around in Belfast with the political but nonetheless impressive murals painted on many walls, whilst the Ulster Museum has many interesting exhibits and artefacts. 

Not to be left out, Scotland too has some wonderful free places of interest with Edinburgh housing places such as the National Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. In fact the first thing you should do here is take in the great views of Scotland’s capital from Arthur’s Seat, which is the highest point in Edinburgh.

Indeed it is Mother Nature that provides the best free attractions in the UK with so many wonderful National Parks and open fields to enjoy a wonderful walk. From the Lochs of Scotland to the Lakes in North East England, the British Isles boasts some beautiful scenery that cost nothing to look at and enjoy.

Popular UK Free attractions

Attenbourough Nature Centre
Callendar House
Cautley Spout Waterfall
The Giant’s Causeway
Glen Livet Distillery
Hadrian’s Wall
Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat
Keats House
London's South Bank
National Coal Museum
National Media Museum
National Railway Museum
The National Slate Museum
The National Wool Museum
Plashet Zoo and Park
Portobello Road
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
The Royal Observatory
The Scottish Parliament
Segontium Roman Fort
St. Fagans, Wales
St. James's Park
Stanley Park



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