11 Aquariums in United Kingdom that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Aquariums to explore in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Blue Planet AquariumCheshire Oaks, Longlooms Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, UK

The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. When opened by the Queen in July 1998.  The interior houses tanks, pools, and submerged tunnels designed to take the visitor through different habitats of the marine environment. The aquarium contains many varieties of marine and freshwater fish, including more types of shark than anywhere else in Britain.

Blue Reef AquariumRock-a-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW, UK

You can enjoy an undersea  safari at Blue Reef Aquarium. At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean display where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish. Blue Reef also offers informative, entertaining talks and feeding displays throughout the day so there’s plenty to do during your visit.

Blue Reef Aquarium NewquayTowan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, UK

Blue Reef is a national chain of public aquariums in England.Over 40 naturally-themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles, watch pulsating jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish.  Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish.

Bristol AquariumAnchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UK

Bristol Aquarium is the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, teeming with hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world – there are even bananas growing in this urban jungle.  You can explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, pufferfish, piranhas, and so many more.

Deep Sea WorldBattery Quarry, Forthside Terrace, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing KY11 1JR, UK

Deep Sea World is a popular aquarium located in the village of North Queensferry, in Fife, Scotland. It is host to a collection of large sand tiger sharks, also known as ragged toothed sharks or grey nurse sharks, and various other species of shark. One of the main attractions is the 112 m long transparent acrylic underwater viewing tunnel, which is one of the longest of its kind in the world.

Lakes AquariumLakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston LA12 8AS, UK

The Lakes Aquarium is an aquarium in the village of Lakeside on the southern shore of Windermere. It has a plethora of strange and wonderful aquatic wildlife, as well as a small selection of land-dwelling creatures.  The attraction is now owned by Spanish leisure company Parques Reunidos, who own and operate 67 parks across the world.

London ZooOuter Cir, London NW1 4RY, UK

World's oldest scientific zoo. Today, it houses a collection of 673 species of animals, with 19,289 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. The zoo was home to the only living quagga ever to be photographed and the it held a number of now extinct Tasmanian tigers.

Macduff Marine Aquarium11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, UK

Macduff Marine Aquarium features marine life from the Moray Firth, Scotland’s largest bay, in a variety of exciting and innovative exhibits. Visitors come face to face with hundreds of native fish and invertebrates normally only seen by SCUBA divers who brave the chilly waters of the North Sea. It  aims to promote awareness, enjoyment and stewardship of the Moray Firth marine environment in an entertaining and educational way.

SEA LIFE Centre London AquariumRiverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK

Has over 350 species from every major environment across the globe. You can also see daily dives and feeding sessions. The glass tunnel walkway offers views from underneath a Tropical Ocean.

The Ilfracombe AquariumThe Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, UK

Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour. It has a collection of living exhibits displaying over 75 species. They provide a unique and fascinating zoned journey of discovery from the source of an Exmoor stream to sea and beyond.

Tynemouth AquariumGrand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4JF, UK

Tynemouth Aquarium is an aquarium situated on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, England. Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish. At the Aquarium’s heart is a large ocean tank where an underwater walkthrough tunnel offers close encounters with the tropical coral reef fish.