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Big Ben, London, United Kingdom. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Big Ben, London, United Kingdom. Author Marco Ramerini

The attractions of the UK: what to see in the UK

Tourism occupies a significant place in the economy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with arrivals of tourists from all corners of the planet. The country that was the largest colonial empire in history and has left evidence of its culture and language all over the world is today one of the most important and visited tourist destinations on the European continent. The UK has countless historical and natural tourist attractions.


London is the main tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. This cosmopolitan city and international financial center is a city with valuable architecture from every era, from Gothic art to modern art. The first United Kingdom tourist destination has famous buildings such as Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. With world-class museums such as the British Museum and the National Gallery, but also with world-class parks, gardens and cultural attractions.

Other prominent tourist attractions in the UK are cities such as Edinburgh in Scotland, which after London is the most important tourist city in the United Kingdom. Or like Windsor with its castle. Oxford, Bath, Canterbury. Other notable tourist attractions in the UK are the numerous castles and museums scattered throughout the country. As well as the countless prehistoric and historical remains, some of great importance such as Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall.

Wales is a very beautiful land with often little known natural aspects. Pristine coastal landscapes, seaside resorts, rugged mountain landscapes, a multitude of castles. In Northern Ireland the most visited destination is the famous Giant’s Causeway.

Scotland also has small fishing villages, castles, vast lakes, countless islands and fascinating natural landscapes. The Scottish Highlands are together with Loch Ness, where a prehistoric monster is said to live, and the city of Edinburgh are the main destinations for a trip to Scotland. The nature of the United Kingdom is protected by 15 National Parks and numerous protected areas.

What to visit in Wales.

Tourist attractions: What to visit in England.

Tourist attractions: What to visit in Northern Ireland.

What to visit in Scotland.



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