United Kingdom

Travel Guide
St. Paul\'s Cathedral which includes 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

London which includes night scenes, a city and a skyscraper
London
London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn; there is no other city quite like it.

Reasons to visit

  • London Eye
  • Globe Theatre
  • London Bridge
Victoria Square featuring a city, a square or plaza and heritage architecture
Birmingham
England’s second city is full of culture and top-quality shopping, with many miles of canals to charm the visitor.

Reasons to visit

  • Symphony Hall
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Library of Birmingham
Arthur\'s Seat featuring a castle, heritage architecture and views
Edinburgh
Visitors flock to the cultural and historic heart of Scotland to enjoy the city’s atmosphere and its many landmarks, parks and gardens.

Reasons to visit

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
Royal Liver Building featuring heritage architecture and a city
Liverpool
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

  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Albert Dock
Cardiff featuring street scenes, a city and night scenes
Cardiff
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

  • Principality Stadium
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  • Cardiff Castle
The SSE Hydro showing mist or fog and night scenes
Glasgow

Reasons to visit

  • University of Glasgow
  • The SSE Hydro
  • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Popular places to visit in United Kingdom

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