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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

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London

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Royal Yacht Britannia featuring boating and general coastal views
Edinburgh

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Victoria Square featuring a city, a square or plaza and heritage architecture
Birmingham

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Royal Liver Building featuring heritage architecture and a city
Liverpool

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St Fagans featuring street scenes and shopping as well as a small group of people
Cardiff

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Popular things to do in United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

London

This luxury residence of the oldest royal family in the world is still a national icon, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Coca-Cola London Eye
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Coca-Cola London Eye

London

For the best views of the London cityscape, climb aboard this impressive observation wheel and view the great British capital in all its glory.

The British Museum
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The British Museum

London

This colossal treasure chest houses some of the world’s most precious artefacts. Today, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world.

Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge

London

A marvel of engineering, this iconic landmark has for centuries been at the forefront of London’s epic skyline.

Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square

London

A fantastic reference point for locals and visitors, this bustling square is home to one of the nation’s most treasured monuments.

Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle

Old Town

A focal point of Scottish history that dominates Edinburgh’s skyline and which has served as a fortress, a palace and home to the crown jewels.