Funny Reviews of Popular UK Tourist Destinations

The UK is home to many popular tourist destinations. London itself is the most popular tourist destination in the world!

However, not everyone leaves fully satisfied. For whatever reason, some tourists are left disappointed by certain attractions. It's okay - everyone has different opinions - and not everything you read about online lives up to the hype.

We've created a list of the worst (and funniest) TripAdvisor reviews of the 10 popular UK tourist hotspots. 

1. Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in London. Home to the Crown Jewels and with over 1,000 years of fascinating and dramatic history (22 executions took place within the Tower of London), it garners hundreds of visitors every single day. However, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm for the Tower…

2. Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle has been the home of British kings and queens in England for over 1,000 years and is the largest occupied castle in the world. Despite this, some visitors were left disappointed by the castle.

3. Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a mysterious rock formation in England that has baffled scientists and archaeologists alike for hundreds of years. No one can agree on their history, origin or purpose, with theories ranging from paganism to aliens! And yet, there are those who remain nonchalant.

4. Big Ben

Big Ben is the name of the bell inside The Elizabeth Tower, which has become an ‘iconic’ part of London and a popular tourist attraction. However, not everyone understands the appeal.

5. Angel of the North

The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture that has divided opinion since it was erected in 1998 by Sir Antony Gormley. It is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world and has a wingspan of 54 metres. These tourists, however, remain unimpressed.

6. Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is an unusual rock formation formed by an ancient volcanic eruption in County Antrim, Ireland. The uniform basalt columns have attracted visitors from all over the world and is a World Heritage Site. But, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

7. Lake Windermere

At 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England, located in the picturesque (and wet!) Lake District National Park. 14.9 million people visit the Lake District every year, and yet not everyone falls in love with the scenery.

8. Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is the best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire, sprawling 73 miles across almost the entire length of the country (between Roman Britain and Scotland). It's a remarkable work of ancient engineering, taking around 14 years to complete. Try telling that to these guys.

9. Eden Project

The Eden Project sits on the site of an old clay pit and is dubbed as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ by some. The twin giant botanical gardens house a number of exotic and rare plants, and the Cornish attraction was awarded the Best UK Leisure Attraction four years running from 2011-2014. Try telling that to these guests.

10. Loch Ness

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster is known to many and, as such, Loch Ness has become a popular place for tourists, hoping to catch a glimpse of the 'creature'. Unfortunately, the great lake fails to meet everyone's expectations.