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28 Best Places to Visit in the United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom is an impeccable choice for a holiday spot, catering to various preferences. Between the urban centers’ creative vibes and pastoral landscapes’ serene beauty, this nation delivers a full spectrum. Below, you’ll find the best places to visit in the United Kingdom to plan your trip.

The United Kingdom is beautiful and diverse, from its highlands to its coastlines. You can find beaches, mountains, castles, and cities within Britain’s borders. If you’re on vacation, you’ll need at least a few weeks to explore this country fully.

Regarding world-class destinations, the United Kingdom is ahead of the curve. This beautiful country offers a versatility of experiences that few others can compete with.

And no, neither the Tories nor the Brexit community paid me to say that – it’s genuinely authentic. And given its relatively small size, most of the best sights are easy to reach, meaning you have more time to explore.

Best Places to Visit in England

If you didn’t already know, England forms part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, bordered by Scotland to the North and Wales to the West. It’s the largest of the UK’s territories, including dozens of smaller islands forming part of its rich and storied history.

Famous for Beckham, the Beatles, black cabs, Big Ben, the Royal Family, hustling-bustling London, the full English, the full Monty, and tea – visiting England is a no-brainer for those with a heart for history and adventure.

1. Stonehenge

Spot of the Mid-Winter Solstice in Stonehenge
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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument that’s located in the south of England. Visiting Stonehenge is, without a doubt, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unless you’re a British Pagan or Wiccan, you’ll probably hit it up a few times. But anyway.

As one of the world’s most notable landmarks and historical sites, visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will be in awe of its size, design, ethereal presence, and many mysteries surrounding its construction.

While it is unclear exactly how Stonehenge came to be, research has shown that it has been around for at least 5000 years and was likely built between the Neolithic Age and the Bronze Age.

It’s said that it might be an ancient burial site or, if you’re more romantic, those restless giants built. Irrespective, at the height of 13 feet, it’s wondrous to think these massive stones are almost twice as tall as an average house and weigh around 2.5 tons.

And while we may never know the exact purpose of Stonehenge, it is clear that a lot of time and thought went into building it. Not only did it take at least 500 years, but each enormous stone was also perfectly aligned to the solstices – and the stones themselves come from Wales, hundreds of miles away. It’s not too bad for a prehistoric monument.

Visitors to Stonehenge will be well equipped to discover everything there is to know about this site through guided tours, a Visitors Center, and numerous exhibitions showcasing hundreds of artifacts.

It takes around 2 hours by car or train to get to Stonehenge from London, and for around 25 pounds, you can visit any day of the week between 9:30 a.m. and 5 pm.

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2. Canterbury

Canterbury, England
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Canterbury, located in the southern county of Kent, is the second UNESCO World Heritage Site on our list and a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts.

Home to the world-renowned Canterbury Cathedral, this sleepy city has long been important to the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. At the turn of the 7th Century, it became a focus of the great British pilgrimage, largely owed to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket, as outlined in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

Today, Canterbury remains one of the most-visited places in the United Kingdom. And it’s not all about the ancient history and the Canterbury Cathedral. There’s also excellent shopping, exceptional restaurants, and a vibrant student community, thanks to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

While Canterbury is considered small compared to some English towns and cities, there is no shortage of museums and galleries on par with the best in the world.

If you want to take in the traditional British scenery, a boat tour along the River Stour will provide stunning views of peaceful green gardens and flower-filled meadows.

A guided walking tour of Canterbury starts from as little as 15 pounds, but if you’d rather travel on your own time, bus and tram passes are available throughout the day for only 3 pounds.

3. Bath

Bath, England Scenery

Bath, located on the edge of The Cotswolds, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. As its name suggests, it’s famous for its ancient Roman baths and spas, as well as for its awe-inspiring scenery and simply stunning architecture. But before we get into the latter, let’s talk more about those baths.

As you may know, much of this area was once controlled by the Romans, who invaded the country in search of enslaved people, riches, and precious metals.

In the city now known as Bath, they capitalized on the country’s only unknown natural thermal spring. They built a range of rejuvenating spas that remain preserved even today and are open for guided tours from around 20 pounds.

However, the baths are not the only tourist destination that makes this city a must-visit place. The Royal Crescent, comprising thirty elegant, terraced houses, is an icon in the architectural world and boasts the very best of Georgian design.

Bath is also home to a contemporary shopping scene, lively nightlife, fine dining spots, and quaint cafes. And for a breath of fresh air, you can explore the picturesque Cotswold countryside via walking trails and hikes.

As Bath is relatively compact, you can travel between most attractions on foot. But there are also buses, bikes, and cabs for those who prefer alternative means of transport.

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4. Salisbury

Aerial View of Salisbury, England
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Less than 20 miles from Stonehenge lies the cathedral city of Salisbury, famous for its medieval architecture, including the country’s tallest spire, and one of the original copies of the Magna Carta, which dates back to 1215. This document alone is reason enough to visit!

Historically, the area around Salisbury shows excellent signs of early civilization, given its proximity to Old Sarum, which housed a hilltop fortress during the Roman occupation.

Located at the confluence of the Rivers Avon, Bourne, and Nadder, this site was once an important part of a range of trade routes, which you can learn all about at the Salisbury Museum. While rich in history and culture, Salisbury is also a great tourist destination because of its proximity to the henge above and its markets.

Market stalls and charming boutiques thrive side-by-side with high-street retailers, perfect for shopping before a night out at one of the many great eateries and pubs in town.

But that’s not all Salisbury features. It’s also perfect for nature and sports enthusiasts, with plenty of activities to enjoy in the stunning countryside, including golf, go-karting, and horseback riding.

An excellent getaway for families, Salisbury can easily be navigated on foot or by public transport. Alternatively, you can enjoy Bath, Salisbury, and Stonehenge on a guided tour for just 69 pounds per person! Stone the crows!

5. Manchester

Manchester Cathedral in radiant sunlight, showcasing Gothic architecture and urban skyline
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When we hear Manchester, it’s hard not to think of sports and music. This is no surprise, considering this historic, northern city is the birthplace of not only Manchester United and Manchester City (yuck) but also great bands like Joy Division and the legendary Oasis.

Even so, Manchester has so much to offer it’s hard to know where to start. There are incredible museums, like the Manchester Museum, which will take you back to the prehistoric era, complete with an intact T-Rex fossil.

On the other hand, the Museum of Science and Industry showcases some of Britain’s most significant innovations and is built on the world’s first passenger railway station site.

History aside, Manchester also has brand new cultural centers like The Factory, which bring world-class exhibition spaces and performance venues to locals and visitors alike. And if great performances are your fancy, the Manchester Arena has long been the venue for popular musicians worldwide.

You can visit one of the city’s famous clubs or restaurants at night, some of the finest in Europe. Or, if you prefer to take it easy, the Northern Quarter is every bargain hunter’s dream – with the usual luxury retailers in between.

You can tour the city on a bus tour. Biking around Manchester is the cheapest method of travel, but trains, buses, and cabs can also be used. As a bonus, many museums are free, making this city an intelligent choice if you keep your budget in mind.

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6. Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Scenery
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Windsor Castle is the official residence of the reigning British monarch and is located in Windsor. It’s one of the best places to visit for good reason as this historic castle is a must-see for anyone interested in royalty or British history.

Despite being the home of British royalty, the castle grounds are open to the public, and there’s plenty to explore, including the State Apartments, St. George’s Chapel, and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. This royal residence was beloved by Queen Elizabeth II, who made it her weekend home.

You can also take a tour of Windsor Castle conducted by one of the residents, Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters.’ Tickets for Windsor Castle cost £23.50 for adults, £22 for seniors, and £13.90 for students.

7. Liverpool

Liverpool Scenery

Boasting more number-one singles than any other city in the UK, Liverpool is famously the home of The Beatles and is well-loved for its cultural scene. There are plenty of other reasons to visit, too.

To start, you can pay homage to the fabulous foursome by visiting John Lennon or Paul McCartney’s childhood homes, The Cavern Club, or The Casbah Coffee Club to get the full Beatles story of how this iconic band took the world by storm.

With your musical hunger satiated, you can treat your actual appetite at Panoramic 34, one of the highest restaurants in the country – although there are plenty of others to enjoy at ground level.

For those who love a good building, Albert Dock is a must. Once a famous port, the area is also full of cafes and galleries to traverse while you take in views of the Three Graces, some of the oldest examples of Gothic architecture in the UK.

Furthermore, on the city’s outskirts lies Speke Hall, which is still proud after more than 300 years. Football fans can treat themselves to a premier league game supporting Liverpool or Everton, two of England’s most traditional football clubs. Book early, though. Stadium tickets are in high demand.

A Liverpool City Pass, for 54 pounds, will take you to all the city’s best attractions and includes a breathtaking bus tour.

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8. Bristol

Bristol Scenery

Bristol is a Westcountry melting pot of culture and entertainment; its various galleries and performance venues are a testament to this. Art scene aside, it’s also known for its innovation, unique festivals, and splendid harbor views.

Allegedly the birthplace of renowned graffiti artist Banksy (we will never know), visitors to the area can start their tour by walking the streets in search of some of his oldest and most original works.

From there, a trip along the Clifton Suspension Bridge offers the best of the city’s views from one of the world’s most remarkable feats of engineering.

When planning your trip, include the Bristol Balloon Fiesta in your itinerary. Held annually, this unique gathering brings more than a hundred hot air balloons – from all over the globe – together in one spectacular display.

Another unmissable event is St. Paul’s Carnival, which celebrates African Caribbean culture through art, music, and dance. Outside the festival season, shopaholics and foodies can enjoy various markets and high street retailers before heading to the harborside for an afternoon stroll.

And like most towns and cities in this country, Bristol is easy to get around. Rent a bike or take a bus or train. Either option is affordable, and various transport passes will help you maximize your stay.

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9. London

St. Paul's Cathedral dome amidst London's skyline
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Ah, lovely London! Among other nicknames, the beautiful capital city of England and the UK is known as The Big Smoke! – where do we start?

If you’re visiting the capital city, you owe it to yourself to spend at least a few days there, exploring the incredible architecture, museums, food, arts, history, culture, and scenery on offer.

From historical examples such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Saint Pauls, and Westminster Abbey to modern examples such as the Gherkin, the Shard, and the London Eye, architectural enthusiasts can enjoy some of the most significant engineering and construction in the world.

Bridges abound, too, with particular attention given to Tower Bridge. Many of these you’ll see on a scenic tour of the River Thames, which flows through the city’s heart.

For those who want to know more about the history of this wonderful country, London has over a dozen famous museums to cater to every interest, including the Natural History Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Science Museum, the National Army Museum, Churchill’s War Rooms, HMS Belfast, HMS Victory and the increasingly controversial British Museum, which has been around since the 1750s.

Once you’ve had your fill of history, there’s fine dining suitable for every budget, from delicious street food to Michelin star-winning restaurants to the curries of Brick Lane.

And if it’s retail therapy you’re after, a visit to one of London’s high streets, like Oxford Street or Piccadilly Circus, will undoubtedly satisfy your urge to shop ‘til you drop. And don’t even get me started on Covent Garden.

London’s underground – or the tube – makes it easy and accessible to get around, and quite frankly, if you’re using anything other than public transport to get around London, you are a fool. A London Pass, for just 85 pounds, gives you access to over 70 of the city’s best attractions.

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10. Oxford

Merton College Grounds in Oxford

Unless you’re from Buckinghamshire, many will argue that Oxford in Oxfordshire is one of the best places to visit, particularly if you’re after medieval architecture and rich history, love bikes and hate cars, or are you’re a diehard Harry Potter fan.

Indeed, a film tour will take you to some shooting locations used in the Harry Potter films. Bearing that in mind, this area first inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland long before teen wizards.

Oxford University, which is the oldest university in the whole English-speaking world and one of the top 5 universities on the planet, houses some of the most beautiful buildings on earth. Take a tour around the campus to learn about their history, and pack your camera. Oxford is rife for photo ops, no matter what season you visit.

As a note for the bibliophiles, you’ll be pleased to know that this city also has some of the most extensive libraries globally, housing everything from ancient texts to modern popular literature.

Academia, architecture, and literature aside, Oxford has many charming pubs and eateries and the Covered Oxford Market, which has been going on since 1774.

Museums, like the Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum, are free – and perfect for families with younger children. Oh yeah, the latter, the Ashmolean? It’s the oldest public museum in the world. Just saying.

When visiting Oxford, we highly recommend exploring the scenery on foot, but the usual travel fair is also available for prices as low as 3 pounds. Our top tip? View Oxford University from a river punt cruise.

11. The Cotswolds

Sunset in Cotswolds

The Cotswolds region is known for its expansive countryside and jaw-dropping natural scenery. This popular tourist destination draws in visitors from every corner of the earth, thanks to its iconic attractions like the Bibury Trout Farm, the Cotswold Wildlife Park, and the Broadway Tower.

The Cotswolds is a distinctive range of hills that runs through central southern England, and it is known for its charming villages, historic towns, and vast open spaces. Although it has no large cities within its borders, this area is characterized by a rural landscape with rolling hills, green pastures, and breathtaking vistas.

The National Trust has defined the Cotswolds as comprised of four distinct areas: Oxford to the north, Bath to the west, and Stroud to the southwest; other definitions may extend into Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire.

Regardless of how you define it, one thing is clear: The Cotswolds is an idyllic destination offering endless exploration and discovery opportunities. If you’re after an escape into nature’s finest offerings, be sure to go to The Cotswolds – you won’t be disappointed!

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12. Brighton

Brighton Pier at sunset
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Brighton is the generous dessert portion on the list of unmissable gem destinations in England, from its storied history to its beautiful beach and namesake pier. And what makes it so irresistible? It’s the prime seaside location for one.

Tucked away between countryside and coast, Brighton has just as much to offer as any other quaint town, but with a fierce artsy edge that makes it a fan favorite of bohemian and cosmopolitan travelers and the LGBTQIA community.

With a thriving music scene, plenty of annual festivals, and clubs and cafes galore, tourists flock to the city to mingle with like-minded folk while taking in the scenery of beautiful old buildings and picture-worthy parks.

The Royal Pavilion comprises exceptional décor and world-class art galleries reminiscent of past times. You can follow your tour of this famous landmark with a stroll along the promenade – or even better, rent a pair of roller skates and experience the beachy vibe like a local.

For fashionistas, shopping is outstanding in Brighton, combining high-end retailers with independent boutiques. You must have fish and chips on Brighton Pier for the best food. No visit to Brighton would be complete without this tradition along the Great British seaside. Just watch out for seagulls. They can be pretty brave – and chips are delicious.

You can rent a bike, take a bus, or use a rideshare service like Lyft or Uber to get around. Given its smaller size, however, much of Brighton can be explored on foot. And it’s deserving of your time for the ambiance.

13. York

York Scenery

York is a charming city known for its rich history and beautiful landmarks. Located in northern England, the York Minster is a stunning Gothic cathedral that draws visitors from around the world. As one of Europe’s most notable architectural feats, the York Minster stands tall as an iconic symbol of this energetic city.

Additional sites in York include the castle walls, which have been standing since Roman times, and other historical attractions, such as York’s Market Square.

14. Yorkshire Dales National Park

Wall in Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales, a beloved travel spot within the UK, captivates countless visitors yearly with its picturesque landscapes and diverse outdoor pursuits. It’s the perfect destination for those keen on hiking, cycling, horse riding, or simply wanting a tranquil day in nature.

The park boasts a variety of trails for walkers of all levels, while the River Wharfe offers a serene backdrop for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts. The region’s lively cultural scene is showcased through numerous local festivals and events visitors should not miss.

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15. Cambridge

Cambridge Aerial View

Cambridge, a city steeped in history and academia, is a gem in England known for its stunning collegiate architecture and cultural scene. Meander through its historic streets lined with ancient cobblestones or soak in the breathtaking panoramas from the venerable educational institutions that dot the city.

At the heart of Cambridge’s acclaim is its prestigious university, established in 1209. The university’s rich heritage attracts intellectuals and learners from across the globe. As you stroll through the time-honored edifices, you’re offered a window into its celebrated history.

Attractions in Cambridge abound, from the leisurely punts that glide along the meandering River Cam, slicing through the city’s heart, to the eclectic shops and eateries where one can savor local flavors and find unique wares. Given its proximity to London, a mere 50 miles away, Cambridge is an ideal destination for an unforgettable day trip.

16. Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall and Sunset

The Romans built Hadrian’s Wall as a defensive measure against enemy invaders. The ancient city walls are now a popular tourist destination, particularly among those interested in the Roman Empire’s history.

While most Hadrian’s Wall still stands today, it is in excellent condition, allowing visitors to explore its remains and walk along its length. Starting on the western side of Hadrian’s Wall in Bowness, it ran across Cumbria into the east coast of England at Wallsend.

Along its course, Hadrian’s Wall was accompanied by a series of forts and smaller turrets every third mile. The soldiers stationed at these towers had defensive and logistical functions.

They would be on alert for invaders’ attacks and monitor supply routes coming into this region through gates called “mile castles.” Hadrian’s Wall is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northumberland, England – making it one of this area’s most popular tourist destinations.

17. Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere Aerial View

Lake Windermere captures the hearts of visitors time and again, cradled within England’s most expansive national park, the Lake District. As the largest lake in the nation, it boasts unspoiled waters and scenic backdrops ideal for venturing into the great outdoors.

Those searching for a vigorous climb or a peaceful day engaging in water activities such as sailing or drift boating will find Windermere a premier destination. Locals and passersby alike should take the opportunity to soak in the serene splendor of this iconic English rural retreat.

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18. Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park Scenery

Situated in the northern reaches of England, Northumberland boasts a plethora of picturesque vistas and stunning natural beauty.

This area is a haven for enthusiasts of the great outdoors, offering ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and equestrian pursuits within the expanse of Northumberland National Park.

The region is also peppered with ancient castles, each with its own story, making them must-see destinations. On a glorious sunny day, there’s no better choice than to explore the wonders of Northumberland National Park.

19. Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle Aerial View

Warwick Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in England. It was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 on top of a former Saxon fortress.

Warwick Castle has been destroyed several times over the years, and each time, it was rebuilt grander than before. The castle’s current incarnation is a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle built by Joseph Paxton (the same guy who designed The Crystal Palace) using cast iron and glass.

It was completed in 1854 for £160,000—which would be roughly $2 billion today! In addition to being beautiful, Warwick Castle has plenty of things for visitors to do there.

There are guided tours of both inside and outside areas; you can see falconry demonstrations or walk around and appreciate how cool this space is.

20. Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Tintagel Castle Entrance

Tintagel Castle is a medieval castle located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island off the North Cornwall coast. It’s one of the country’s most iconic structures, known for its association with King Arthur and its dramatic location atop rugged cliffs overlooking crashing waves in Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tintagel Castle was built in the 12th Century by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who had been given land by Henry I. Later generations expanded its stone walls to construct a large fortress complete with apartments, courtyards, towers, and battlements.

The castle saw action during several centuries of conflict between England and France; King Stephen besieged it while struggling to control Henry II’s throne (1135-1154).

The castle was abandoned after Henry III took power in 1216—though it remained an important landmark until at least 1437—and today, visitors can explore this historic site amidst 21st-century ruins.

Best Places to Visit in Scotland

If you have more time at your disposal or are simply looking for different things to do, here are the best places in Scotland that will make your trip memorable:

21. Edinburgh

Ferris wheel and Scott Monument in downtown Edinburgh
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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. This historic city is home to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and many other top things to do.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and it’s home to many of its most famous sights and fantastic art galleries. The medieval castle is one of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks, with sweeping views over the city from its battlements. The Royal Mile has many important places abundant in historical significance, including St. Giles Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Scott Monument was built in memory of Sir Walter Scott, who wrote several books set in Scotland that have become classics worldwide. The National Museum of Scotland houses an extensive collection from prehistoric times through Roman times (and beyond), including a massive Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton discovered there in 1986.

To visit the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, you only need to walk down Princes Street towards Waverley Train Station – they’re right next door.

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22. Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

Tucked within the waters off Scotland’s rugged coastline, the Isle of Skye captivates visitors with its breathtaking scenery. This destination is a treasure trove of activities, from the towering pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr to the dramatic sea cliffs of Kilt Rock and the surreal landscapes of the Quiraing.

The island is a haven for those who revel in the outdoors, boasting serene coastal inlets, pristine sandy stretches, and cascading falls—all set against grand mountain ranges. Skye’s winding routes offer many picturesque views, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in its unique splendor.

Skye caters to diverse interests, from leisurely coastal strolls to adventurous hillwalking. It’s also steeped in history, exemplified by the storied Dunvegan Castle. This enduring stronghold stands as a testament to the legacy of the MacLeod clan, having housed Scottish aristocrats for generations and earning its place among the nation’s most celebrated landmarks.

For those yearning to delve into the enchantment of Skye, a journey to its shores promises a mosaic of experiences, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

23. Glasgow

Glasgow's Clyde Arc

Glasgow is a city in Scotland known for its lively cultural scene, rich history, and beautiful architecture. With a population of over 600,000 people, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is located in the west of the country.

Located at the heart of Glasgow’s downtown area, Glasgow Cathedral is considered one of Britain’s finest medieval architecture sites. This historic cathedral was built over 700 years ago and remains an essential symbol of Glasgow’s rich history and culture.

Another architectural highlight in Glasgow is Saint Mungo’s Cathedral – the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, who was christened here as an infant before studying Buddhism in Asia early in his life. It is among the best sights to see on a bus tour.

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24. Inverness

Inverness Aerial View

Inverness is the capital of the Scottish Highlands and is a popular tourist destination due to its many scenic attractions. Its most well-known sights are Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, and the Cairngorms National Park. In addition, Inverness is home to an art gallery and museum called Castle Gallery Inverness.

This unique attraction holds exhibitions of contemporary Scottish art and houses a permanent collection of works by Highland artists. Irrespective of your status as a history buff looking to explore Inverness’ fascinating past or a traveler eager to see its stunning natural beauty, Inverness never fails to impress.

Best Places to Visit in Wales

The western nubbin of Britain, Wales, is a staggeringly beautiful country with a distinct culture and language. Nature lovers, look no further!

25. Cardiff

Cardiff Scenery

Cardiff is one of the best destinations in the UK. As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is home to numerous activities and places to visit, including the gorgeous Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, and the National Museum Cardiff.

Cardiff is also an excellent day trip destination from London due to its proximity across the English/Welsh border and along a high-speed train line. Add Cardiff to your list if you’re after an exciting new travel destination or want to get away from England for a day.

26. Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park Scenery

Snowdonia, a national park in Wales, is also home to the country’s tallest mountains. Snowdonia is a popular day-trip destination for travelers and inhabitants, as the views from the mountains are awe-inspiring.

Several walking and hiking trails lead to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway is also a popular way to reach the top, as it is the only rack-and-pinion railway in Britain. Snowdonia is perfect if you love being outdoors and exploring beautiful scenery.

Best Places to Visit in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland, or Ulster, makes up the northeastern corner of Ireland and is well worth the trip if you desire an Irish experience without worrying about changing your pounds into Euros!

27. Belfast

Belfast Aerial View

Belfast is one of the top destinations for excursionists visiting Northern Ireland. Located in the country’s north, Belfast is a beautiful city with plenty of things to see and do.

Some top attractions in Belfast include the famous Titanic Belfast Museum, the Ulster Museum, and Belfast Zoo. Another great reason to visit Belfast is its culture and delicious food scene. From authentic Irish pubs to trendy eateries serving international cuisine, Belfast has excellent places to eat and drink.

If you are looking for fun outdoor activities, you will find plenty of parks, gardens, walking trails, and even an urban beach to relax and soak up the sunshine.

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28. The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Sunset in Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is a must-see destination for anyone who loves nature and wants to experience something unique. This spectacular natural formation is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. It comprises over 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, making it one of the most fascinating geological sites in the world.

The site was formed from volcanic lava and was initially called The Giant’s Causeway by an Irish poet around 1780, who claimed that he had seen giants fighting on this island.

Although there is no evidence that giants existed here or anywhere else, this unusual landmark is unquestionably worth visiting for anyone who appreciates the wonders of nature.

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FAQs

What is the most visited place in the UK?

The most visited place in the UK is London. London is a great place to visit, with many things to see and do. The top attractions in London are Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Hyde Park.

Where should I visit in the United Kingdom?

There are so many wonderful places to visit in the United Kingdom! From world-famous attractions like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to iconic cities like London and Edinburgh, there’s an element for all travelers. Add a few of these must-see destinations to your travel itinerary.

Where is the best place to visit in the UK?

There are many beautiful places to visit in the United Kingdom, but one of the best is Hadrian’s Wall. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a remarkable piece of history, and it’s definitely worth a visit. Not only is it a Captivating destination to learn about the Roman Empire, but it’s also a beautiful spot to enjoy some striking scenes.

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