The best ice rinks in the UK

Somerset House ice rink, London uriba/Flickr

Somerset House ice rink, London ©uriba/Flickr

Will you visit the United Kingdom during this winter? You will surely have a great time and will return home with great memories. The cities are decorated with Christmas lights and huge trees. There are some great Christmas markets in many cities which offer delicious seasonal goodies. Besides, there are other things to do in the UK during winter holidays. One such activity is ice skating. There are some great seasonal ice rinks found in many cities all over the country. Ice rinks are preferred by everyone from, absolute beginners to experts, even by those with two left feet. Want to find out which are the best ice rinks in the UK? Read the following guide!

Somerset House ice rink, London

With no doubt one of the most beautifully located ice rink in Britain can be found in London. It is the one located at Somerset House which is actually a Neoclassical arts venue of the city. The ice rink can be found in the courtyard. Besides ice skating, feel the atmosphere of Christmas by drinking spiced mulled wine and shopping at the Christmas Arcade. You will love it.

Somerset House ice rink, London uriba/Flickr

Somerset House ice rink, London ©uriba/Flickr

Winchester Cathedral ice rink

Another beautiful ice rink is the one located near the Winchester Cathedral. The ice rink is set in the adjacent area of the wonderful Winchester Christmas Market. Don’t just skate on the perfect ice, but buy some sweets, drink mulled wine, warm yourself up with homemade soup or a hot chocolate. You’ll find all these at the adjacent Ice Rink Café. Skating here will surely be a great experience.

Edinburgh Castle ice rink

The majestic city of Edinburgh makes no exception to housing a fantastic ice rink. There is a huge open air ice rink near Edinburgh Castle, considered to be one of the largest in Europe. Besides skating on the immense ice rink, you can also enjoy a whole variety of winter activities like tasting seasonal goodies and enjoying festive music and theatre.

Edinburgh Castle ice rink Craig Murphy/Flickr

Edinburgh Castle ice rink ©Craig Murphy/Flickr

Eden Project ice rink, Cornwall

The fantastic Eden Project is one of the most unique visitor attractions of the UK. You can visit the greenhouse at any time of the year. During winter you can also enjoy skating at the ice rink here. If you decide to visit it during this winter, you can take skating lessons and skate to the rhythms offered by the ice disco. Don’t miss the delicious rink-side food and drink either.

Cardiff ice rink

The fantastic city of Cardiff also offers its visitors a great outdoor ice rink. It is the highlight of the Cardiff Christmas celebrations. If you are cold after the skating, you can take refuge in the heated spectators’ terrace. You will love it. Besides, you can also ride on the fantastic nearby Ferris Wheel or have a delicious mulled wine from the ice café bar.

Cardiff ice rink Andy Cardiff/Flickr

Cardiff ice rink ©Andy Cardiff/Flickr




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