The United Kingdom is a sovereign state consisting of four countries- England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Despite its reputation for being cold and grey, the UK has a quite a few surprises up its sleeve, with natural and man-made wonders to rival some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This collection of the top seven areas of interest to visit in the UK gives you a snapshot of what you can expect to see and do whilst there.
One of the most multicultural and vibrant cities in the world, London is not only the largest city and the capital of England, but also of the United Kingdom. London is also considered to be an international capital of culture, fashion, politics and the arts.
Some of the most popular attractions in London include Buckingham Palace, which is the official residence of the Queen, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
The rural county of Wiltshire is home to several neolithic monuments as well as cities and towns of interest, such as Salisbury and Trowbridge.
Stonehenge, which is one of the most well known neolithic and bronze age monument in the world, is located here. This ring of standing stones is believed to have been built somewhere between 3000 and 2000 BC.
This is a charming seaside resort located on the south coast of England, famed for status as the capital of England.
The Brighton Pier and the Brighton Beach should not be missed when visiting this picturesque city. Some other popular attractions include the extravagant Royal Pavilion and Sea Life Centre, which is the oldest working aquarium in the world.
The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is the perfect mix of the modern and the ancient, with its medieval castles and its throbbing nightlife.
Visitors to Edinburgh should not miss tours of the Edinburgh Castle, or an amble along the Grassmarket area, which is teeming with independent shops, restaurants and hotels.
This city is located at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, with the renowned lake, Loch Ness, situated southwest of the city. Loch Ness is said to be home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster, an unknown creature whose existence is hotly debated.
This is the capital city of Wales, with a reputation for being lively and dynamic. Cardiff is a city steeped in history and possesses a rich culture, which has been instrumental in its rise in popularity amongst tourists. Some of its famous historical sites include Cardiff Castle and Beaupre Castle. One of the most popular modern attractions is the Wales Millenium Centre, an example of outstanding architecture, which hosts opera, dance and musical shows year round.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a fascinating city with a notorious past, due to the frequency of attacks between 1969 and 1997.
City Hall and Saint Anne’s Cathedral are some of the sights located in the center of the city, which is a great place to start exploring.
Are you a traveller? Or do you wish to travel somewhere in this season? Teresa Kent is a writer mainly about destinations. In this article you can find about top seven destinations in UK and in her next article you can find about Teresa’s own experience with Business jet hire.