The top 50 free attractions in the UK

Rosie Vare
50 free things to do in the UK
50 free things to do in the UK

It's not always easy to find fun and free attractions in your local area or when you're on holiday or just a day out. You don't need us to tell you that it's easy to spend a small fortune for you and your family to visit a museum or art gallery.

Which is why we've searched high and low to give you the best UK's best attractions that are totally free of charge.

See also: The best free things to do in London

Some of the ones we have found are relatively unknown secret gems. Did you know, for example, that London's Royal Academy of Music hosts free lunchtime concerts on Fridays? Or that you can take in the beautiful countryside of County Durham while putting the whole family through its paces on a free Teesdale Challenge Walk?

In Scotland, there's a trek up one of the country's most famous landmarks - Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh - is another totally free attraction that grants its visitors stunning views, or if you fancy more of a coastal experience why not make the most of the VisitBrighton greeters and get a completely free tour of one of the UK's most popular seaside towns.

From a trip to the Photographer's Gallery in London to Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' sculptures on Crosby Beach here is our comprehensive guide to the best free attractions in the UK.

Take a look at the slideshow below for more ideas on the best sights to visit this year - and don't forget to tell us your top free things to do in the UK in the comments below!

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