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Top 5 strangest places in the UK

No Man's FortFor an unusual yet exciting experience, check out this guide to the strangest places in the UK

You may be surprised to learn that there are numerous unique and strange places scattered around the UK. If you have an adventurous spirit and want to experience something out of the ordinary, we’ve got the ultimate list for you.

In this post, we share the top five strangest places to visit in the UK. Best of all, we provide a reliable minibus and coach hire service that can take you to any location in the UK. With us, you can travel to any of these unusual destinations in comfort and arrive on time.

Here are the strangest places in the UK waiting to be discovered by you.

1. The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Commonly described as the ‘strangest place in the world’, The Forbidden Corner will undoubtedly be unlike anywhere you have ever been before. Through the labyrinth of tunnels, you’ll discover peculiar sculptures, mind-boggling puzzles and paths that have no final destination. This four-acre garden in the enchanting Yorkshire Dales is packed with bizarre surprises around every corner and will be a fun and memorable experience for all ages. If you’re intrigued and want to get planning, check out our luxury minibus hire and coach hire services and get transport ticked off the list.

2. Eyam, Peak District

Eyam is a charming, quaint village in the Derbyshire Dales that is also known as the ‘Plague Village’ due to a strange and stirring tale from the town’s history. When the village tailor received a flea-infested cloth from London, the bubonic plague that was ravaging London quickly began to spread in Eyam. The villagers decided to quarantine the entire village to prevent the disease from spreading to the unaffected towns nearby. It is estimated that between 1665 and 1666, around 263 out of 350 the villagers died of the plague.

Plague Sunday, the last Sunday in August, is now celebrated to honour the selfless decision of the villagers. As well as exploring the village, you can visit the Eyam museum, which tells the full story of the plague, the beautiful Eyam Hall and the village factories.

3. Alnwick Poison Gardens, Northumberland

Alnwick Poison Gardens

Nestled among the beautiful landscape lies the world’s most dangerous garden. Enclosed in ornate black gates are around 100 infamous killer plants including Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), Strychnos nux-vomica (strychnine), and Conium maculatum (hemlock). Once you’ve explored this extraordinary garden, visit the tree-house sitting high in the trees, the largest wooden structure of its kind in Europe. An enchanting dining experience awaits you at the Treehouse Restaurant, where music nights are frequent. Moreover, the Alnwick Garden sits adjacent to Alnwick Castle – Harry Potter fans may know this as the castle that stood in as Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter films.

For transport to Alnwick Poison Gardens, check out our luxury minibus hire and coach hire services.

4. The Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Screening films since the 1920s, the Kinema in the Woods is the only fully functioning cinema in the UK to use back projection. The cinema is home to a Compton Kinestra organ, which is regularly played by the venue’s resident organist during film intervals, another rarity you won’t find in regular cinemas. Before you settle to watch the film, browse the many cabinets of vintage memorabilia from movie-making history in the lobby. The 1920’s décor and snacks create a unique experience that feels like a journey to the past. Woodhall Spa itself also has much to see including beautiful parks, churches and a cottage museum – you can plan for a perfect day packed with things to do.

5. No Man’s Land Fort, Porstmouth

This secret hideaway can only be accessed by boat, so we’ll drop you off at Gunwharf Quays where you’ll begin your unique experience – there’s no need to worry about where to park your car if you travel with MET Coaches. No Man’s Land Fort is one of three forts in the Solent that has its very own island hotel. The unique venue boasts a panoramic view of the seascape, five bars, restaurants, rooftop hot tubs, and even a cabaret club.

Corporate and wedding packages are also available. At MET Coaches, we provide luxury coach hire for corporate and wedding events, making us the ideal transportation choice for a trip to No Man’s Land Fort.

Take a look at solentforts.com to see what else is on offer.

Explore the strangest places in the UK with MET Coaches

The UK truly is home to some strange and unusual places. If you want to visit any of these locations with friends and family, get in touch today. We have a variety of minibuses and coaches, seating 16-70 people, so group size is never a concern for us.

To find out more information about our services, give us a call on 01923 247765 or head to our minibus hire page or coach hire page. Alternatively, you can complete our Quick Quote Form for a quote on our services.

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