United Kingdom

Travel Guide
St. Paul\'s Cathedral which includes street scenes, religious elements and a city

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 skyline, a city and a high-rise building
London
One of the elite few that can legitimately call itself a global city, London is rich in history, packed with places of interest and truly somewhere where there is a story to discover around almost every corner.

Reasons to visit

  • London Eye
  • Globe Theatre
  • The Shard
Victoria Square which includes a city, a square or plaza and flowers
Birmingham
Birmingham, the second largest city in Britain, is known for its museums, shops, canals, fine food and music. The concert venues attract some of the biggest bands from around the world, just like the shopping, art exhibitions, curry houses and chocolate factory attract the visitors.

Reasons to visit

  • Symphony Hall
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Library of Birmingham
Arthur\'s Seat which includes views, a city and a sunset
Edinburgh
The ‘Athens of the North’ is an excellent choice for a traveller seeking variety. Edinburgh is a bustling city, full of history, with countryside tranquillity on its doorstep.

Reasons to visit

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture
Liverpool
Home to some of the biggest and best British bands in history, top museums and with a rich maritime history, this compact northern English city is one of Britain’s finest cultural destinations.

Reasons to visit

  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Albert Dock
Cardiff which includes street scenes, a city and night scenes
Cardiff
Cardiff is a young capital, the capital of Wales since only 1955, and it is a city with all the energy, vibrancy and vigour of the young. Since the new millennium regeneration projects have seen Cardiff emerge as one of the most exciting cities in Britain. There is no end of swish eating out choices, plenty of places to enjoy a night out, impressive sporting stadiums hosting world class events, shopping options from sleek contemporary malls to beautifully decorated Victorian arcades and, of course, there’s the ultramodern waterfront development and the ancient castle as well.

Reasons to visit

  • Principality Stadium
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  • Cardiff Castle
The SSE Hydro featuring mist or fog and night scenes
Glasgow
Experience the museums, art and local cuisine in Glasgow!

Reasons to visit

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

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