Virtual discoveries: experience UK destinations

Friday 03 July 2020

Life may be on pause at the moment but that does not mean you can’t plan for your future events. From stately homes in the middle of beautiful countryside, to beach-side venues overlooking the sea and vibrant cities with world-class convention centres, the UK has so much to offer.

Glasgow, Scotland  

Lightshow at Festival 2018 Glasgow (CGI), Glasgow, Scotland Place or Subje

Explore Scotland’s largest city, renowned for its innovation, creativity and friendliness. Welcome to Glasgow, a cultural and academic powerhouse that is the proud home to a range of flexible venues including the Scottish Event Campus, Technology and Innovation Centre and the University of Glasgow. With its detailed architecture and lively city life, take this panoramic tour of Glasgow.

 

Canterbury, Kent, England

Made famous by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the university city boasts some of England’s finest medieval architecture. Virtually explore Canterbury’s city, coast and countryside from the comfort of your own home on the Visit Canterbury website. Discover a plethora of historical sites, including the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral which houses the shrine of medieval archbishop Thomas Beckett.

 

Bath and Bristol, England

Bath, Somerset, England. A couple, man and woman, walking along a promenade by the river Avon near illuminated 18th century Pulteney Bridge.

Start off your virtual journey by exploring Bristol, England’s largest city in the South West. From historic ships to planetariums, on this virtual tour you can wonder between some of the UK’s most unique venues whilst discovering more about this lively university city. Located just 35 minutes from Bristol, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath is famed for its magnificent Roman spa and elegant Georgian architecture. With more museums in a square mile than any other English city, there is much to explore in this historical destination. Take a look at the Go Bath Bristol website to view a list of the best virtual venue tours in Bath, Bristol and beyond.

 

Wales

With more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world, Wales is an event planner's dream. From the capital city of Cardiff, home to the famous Cardiff Castle, to the pristine beaches and snow-capped mountains of North Wales and the newly-developed 26,000 sqm/ 279,000 sqft International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales, this magical region offers delegates a vast offering of meeting, event and incentive experiences. Take a look at the many virtual tours available on the Visit Wales website and start planning for your future events.

 

NewcastleGateshead, North of England

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. View across the river Tyne at Quayside with the Baltic and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

With 2,000 years of history, this iconic northern city offers delegates a warm Geordie welcome and vibrant cultural scene. NewcastleGateshead has an abundance of culture and heritage for you to explore, including a deep-rooted history, buzzing food scene and a wide-selection of leading venues. Take a look at these virtual tours of some of the destinations leading venues and experiences, including the Beamish Museum and Life Science Centre. Start your journey on the NewcastleGateshead website.

 

Belfast, Northern Ireland

From historic museums and contemporary art galleries to performing arts and the literary scene, Belfast is a city with a rich heritage, offering a host of exciting cultural and artistic experiences. Get inspired for your future events in Belfast by exploring a selection of 360 panoramas and virtual walk throughs. Or, take in the magnificent beauty of one of Northern Ireland’s best-known attractions, the Giant’s Causeway. Only one hour outside of Belfast, this World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural beauty can be enjoyed online, ready to welcome you when the time is right. Explore the rugged landscape here.

 

West Midlands, England

View of Warwick Castle, a medieval castle, from the River Avon. Grand imposing castle with medieval and Victorian buildings. River Avon.

Located in the heart of the UK, the West Midlands offers delegates an exciting experience for events of all sizes. Take advantage of this selection of online tours and get a taste of what this thriving region has to offer. Take a step back in time and wonder the halls of Warwick Castle on this virtual tour, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Or explore the diverse city of Birmingham, offering more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city outside of London and the home of two of the UK’s leading convention centres – ICC Birmingham and NEC Birmingham. Discover all this and more on the Visit Birmingham website.

 

English Riviera, South Devon, England

From bustling sandy beaches to secluded coves, get to know the beauty of the English Riviera with this selection of virtual tours and online activities. Made up of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, the English Riviera is one of England’s hidden gems that offers a beautiful and practical location for business events in the South West. From the famous Brixham Fish Market to the purpose-built Riviera International Conference Centre, this extraordinary destination offers stress-free environments to do business. 

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