The UK still attracts millions of visitors a year from overseas, drawn to the wide range of places to see and things to do. One of the most popular attractions for visitors is the UKâ??s history and rich culture.
Ancient and historic castles and palaces
Museums and art galleries
Theater and opera to West end London shows
Exciting and vibrant cities
Beautiful and varied countryside
From the majestic and rugged beauty of the highlands of Scotland in the north, to the capital of London in the south with its museums, galleries, parks, royal palaces and exciting nightlife the UK has a wealth of attractions to suit visitors of every taste.
London is without doubt one of the premier capitals in the world today. The London skyline may not be as impressive as New York or Hong Kong with their towering glass towers, but the real beauty of what London has to offer is a city with a rich and historic past with architecture stretching back hundreds of years combined with the modern gives the UKâ??s capital city a mix of both the past and the present, which cannot be found in many modern cities.
Here is a list of some of Londonâ??s most popular attractions
Tower of London
The London Eye
St Paulâ??s Cathedral
Above is only a short list of some of the main historical tourist attractions in the city of London. As with most other European capitals, there are vibrant leisure, shopping and entertainment facilities to match anywhere in the world.
The Lake District
The Lake District is a mountainous region situated in North West England and is affectionately known as the Lakes, by the majority of the population of the UK. The area is a popular holiday destination famous for its lakes and mountains and for the works of the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth.
The lakes lie within the English county of Cumbria, the entire area was awarded the status of The Lake District National Park in 1951. It contains the highest mountain in England, Scaffell Pike and also the deepest and longest lakes in England. The Geological content of the mountains are as varied and changeable as the Lake District itself, being mostly formed by granite, limestone, slate and igneous rocks, forming the landscape as it can be seen today.
The Lakes are reputed as having the most stunning scenery in all of England and are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly earning it a place as one of the most popular attractions in the country.
Scotlandâ??s historic capital with its majestic castle set upon an escarpment from the relic of an extinct volcano is a mixture of both the ancient and the modern. Some of Europeâ??s most ancient universities and libraries are located in the old town, stretching from the Royal Mile down to the Cannongate.
With so much to see and do in Edinburgh, it can be hard to know where to start exploring. Here are some of the most popular places to visit in Edinburgh.
Hollyroodhouse Palace (Queenâ??s residence)
Arthurs Seat (extinct volcanic rock)
Thereâ??s no better way to experience Edinburghâ??s dynamic arts and culture scene than by attending one of the cityâ??s many festivals. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the castle esplanade is a magnificent site of music and color performed by participants from around the world.