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United Kingdom
Travel Guide

St. Paul\'s Cathedral featuring street scenes, a city and religious aspects

Thousands of years’ worth of history, global cities and a rich variety of landscapes are some of the biggest draws of this four-nation European destination. 

The United Kingdom packs in a lot of culture, history and scenery into its component parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Nortshern Ireland. From energetic London to the wild Scottish Highlands, from sleepy fishing villages to magnificent royal palaces and castles, there is much to see and do.

Experience the United Kingdom’s diverse natural scenery. Go hiking in the Scottish Highlands or through the valleys of Snowdonia in Wales. Enjoy a cycling tour of England’s Lake District. In Northern Ireland you can walk across the volcanic rock forms of the Giant’s Causeway.

Take your pick of fascinating historic sights. Tour Stonehenge, the prehistoric circle of giant stones that stands in Wiltshire, England. In London, visit Buckingham Palace, home to the British Royal Family since 1837. Learn about the monarchs who lost their heads at the Tower of London. In Scotland, find Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Wales offers medieval castles and the remains of Roman fortresses.

With cutting-edge theater, world-class museums and concert venues, the United Kingdom will thrill those who are in search of culture. In London, book seats for a farce or a musical in the West End or watch international artists at the O2 Arena. Enjoy hands-on activities at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Browse the extensive collections at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The Titanic Experience in Belfast is where you can learn about the historic passenger liner at the place where it was constructed. If you are in Cardiff, book tickets for a concert at the Wales Millennium Center.

If you feel like a day at the sea, the United Kingdom has many excellent beaches. Popular resorts include Blackpool in England and Sandwood Bay in Scotland. Wales has a coastal path that follows its entire coastline.

For those who want a busy nightlife, stay in the main cities such as London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff. For a quieter time, book a room in a castle or a secluded lakeside cottage.

Come to the United Kingdom for its scenic beauty, exciting cities and fascinating history.

Popular cities in United Kingdom

St. Paul\'s Cathedral featuring street scenes, a city and religious aspects
London
Known for Museums, Theaters and Historical
Big Ben, Nelson’s Column, the Tower of London and Abbey Road; every corner in London has a tale to tell.

Reasons to visit

  • Financial District
  • Kensington High Street
  • Theatreland
Victoria Square featuring a square or plaza, flowers and heritage architecture
Birmingham
Known for Dining, Poolside Bars and Shopping
The second-largest city in the U.K. is known for its museums and shopping, canals, food and music.

Reasons to visit

  • Hurst Street
  • Broad Street
  • Symphony Hall
Arthur\\\'s Seat which includes heritage architecture, a sunset and a city
Edinburgh
Known for Historical, Castles and Tours
Scotland’s capital is filled with attractive landmarks, parks and gardens, and hosts cultural festivals that draw millions of visitors each year.

Reasons to visit

  • Princes Street
  • The Meadows
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture
Liverpool
Known for Friendly People, Poolside Bars and Shopping
Thanks to some of Britain’s best bands, exciting museums and a rich maritime history, this compact northern city is one of England’s finest cultural destinations.

Reasons to visit

  • Royal Liver Building
  • Albert Dock
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
The SSE Hydro showing night scenes and mist or fog
Glasgow
Known for Shopping, Theaters and Live Music
Experience the museums, art, and live music in Glasgow!

Reasons to visit

  • Sauchiehall Street
  • The SSE Hydro
  • University of Glasgow
Cardiff showing a city, street scenes and night scenes
Cardiff
Known for Friendly People, Shopping and Historical
The capital of Wales is a lively port city, home to medieval castles, pristine parks, modern sporting arenas and a sparkling waterfront entertainment district.

Reasons to visit

  • Cardiff Bay
  • Principality Stadium
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Popular places to visit in United Kingdom

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