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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

St. Paul\'s Cathedral which includes street scenes, a city and religious elements
London
Known for Museums, Theatres and Historical Buildings

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Reasons to visit
  • Financial District
  • Kensington High Street
  • Theatreland
Victoria Square featuring heritage architecture, a city and a square or plaza
Birmingham
Known for Dining, Bars and Shopping

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Reasons to visit
  • Broad Street
  • Symphony Hall
  • International Convention Centre
Royal Yacht Britannia featuring boating and general coastal views
Edinburgh
Known for Historical Buildings, Castles and Tour

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Reasons to visit
  • Princes Street
  • The Meadows
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
Royal Liver Building featuring a city and heritage architecture
Liverpool
Known for Friendly People, Bars and Shopping

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Reasons to visit
  • Royal Liver Building
  • Albert Dock
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
The SSE Hydro showing mist or fog and night scenes
Glasgow
Known for Shopping, Theatres and Live Music

Reasons to visit
  • Sauchiehall Street
  • The SSE Hydro
  • University of Glasgow
St Fagans showing street scenes and shopping as well as a small group of people
Cardiff
Known for Friendly People, Shopping and Historical Buildings

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Reasons to visit
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Principality Stadium
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

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