Dinosaur sightings are rising across Britain!

Monday 05 December 2016

With a history that’s almost as ancient as the beasts themselves, Britain has some ROARrrsome dinosaur adventures for you to discover. Whether you witness real-life prehistoric fossils or you just wish to educate yourself better, a dinosaur adventure will always capture the imagination. So roam the beautiful landmarks, learn the secrets behind the enormous beasts and uncover some of the land’s oldest secrets. 

Follow in their footprints

As you wander along the shores near Brook Beach on the Isle of Wight, if you look down during a low tide, you may encounter some real-life footprints from the dinosaurs that once ruled the earth. These fossilised prints were hidden beneath the sea floor for millions of years before a great uplift in the ground aired the awesome secret. Take a tour to discover more about the unique ‘footcasts,' which are believed to belong to the iguanodon dinosaur.

Fossil walk at Brook Beach © Visit Isle of Wight

The Trex Tuesday dinosaurs take to British soil

Although thought to be extinct, the Tyrannosaurus Rex has recently been spotted in various locations across Britain - and there are videos to prove it! The Trex Tuesday dinosaur duo has been spotted playing rugby at a Welsh club, hunting Nessie at Loch Ness, recreating the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing in London and taking a selfie in front of Big Ben. If you’re lucky enough to bump into a Trex while you’re on your travels, why not ask them to join you for a spot of afternoon T…Rex!

Fossil discovery in North Yorkshire

More commonly known as the dinosaur coast, North Yorkshire’s coastline has a fascinating history that has been preserved, making it the perfect destination for those looking to explore and learn. Join a fossil hunt to discover how to collect fossils in a safe and fun manner. Venture to The Rotunda Museum to witness the epic Scarborough’s Lost Dinosaurs exhibition, where you’ll learn more about the everyday habits of these enormous and worldly creatures.

Fossils on Dinosaur coast © Visit Yorkshire

The legend of Nessie

Although not technically a dinosaur, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster has encouraged stories of sightings and folklore. Since 1933 Nessie has been roaming the Scottish Highland Lakes and many claim to have captured her long neck and humpback on camera. Although the authenticity of the photographs has often been disputed, you can’t help but second guess what it is you can see in those Scottish lakes…

Image by Dave Connor

The dinosaur park in Wales

In the quaint and picturesque town of Tenby, amongst the leafy green foliage and near the gently lapping stream, visitors to The Dinosaur Park are invited to unearth secrets, experience the sheer size of the dinosaurs and learn some impressive facts. The famed dinosaur trail is home to over 30 dinosaurs including a stegosaurus and a brachiosaurus. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the seven-ton heavy T-Rex! So grab the family, take a walk on the wild side to find out all about the prehistoric beasts that shaped our earth.

Image from Google

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