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12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom


The United Kingdom has been popular among tourists for years. The tourists flock to the United Kingdom to experience the rich cultural diversity, modern cities and mesmerising landscapes. From slow rolling hills and golden beaches in Scotland to Cornwall’s rugged cliffs and beautiful rugged district. And then there are mighty castles, modern cities blended beautifully with traditional European architecture and world-class museums. A trip to Europe is incomplete without exploring the United Kingdom. There’s a lot to explore in the United Kingdom, here’s a list of places in the UK that you must not miss on your next vacation.

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-1

1. Ancient Stonehenge and Medieval Salisbury

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-2 One of the most photographed heritage sites in the world, ancient Stonehenge will mesmerize you with its beauty and magnificence. This place has been a pilgrimage site for over 4500 years and till this date attracts a massive number of tourists. The ancient site is spread over 20 square kilometres and baffles the tourist with its sheer ingenuity. While you visit the Stonehenge, make sure you also plan a trip to medieval Salisbury which is just 16 kilometres away from the site. This medieval city has one the country's most famous cathedrals including the Magna Carta.

2. Windsor castle

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-3 Overlooking the river Thames and just an easy train journey from the capital of London, Windsor Castle is the world’s biggest inhabited castle. This castle serves as the summer residence of the royals and is surrounded by its wonderful and magnanimous gardens. Make a point to visit the impressive State Apartments which has the Queen's Gallery and dining hall with wonderfully painted ceilings and wood-carvings in its premises. Also visit the St. George's Chapel, famous for being the home of the Knights and Ladies of the Ancient Order of the Garter.

3. The Towns of Cambridge & Oxford

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-4 Famous for being the epicenters of knowledge and learning, the university towns of Cambridge and Oxford have a lot of attractions to offer and makes it one of the essential experiences in the UK itinerary. Located at small distances from London, these towns have plenty of exemplary historic architecture and art to offer to its visitors. Many of the colleges in these universities are very old and some of them date back to 1284, which makes the colleges an attraction in itself. If you are traveling to the UK in the spring season, make sure you attend the infamous boat race between the two colleges on the lake Thames.

4. Loch Ness and Inverness

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-5 Known for being one of the most famous haunted towns in the world, Loch Ness and Inverness are so much more than just a spooky getaway in the country of Scotland. Both of these places are extremely scenic and have gorgeous countryside views. When kilometres to Loch Ness, make a visit to the ruins of the castle of Urquhart and also visit Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to know more about the history of the city and the infamous Loch Ness monster. When in Inverness, visit the Inverness Castle, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and the late 19th-century St. Andrew's Cathedral.

5. Portmeirion Village

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-6 This multicolored village on the coast of North Wales is a masterpiece by the Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. This village has been build in the Italian style between the years 1925 and 1975 and is now owned by a charitable trust. Portmeirion has a cluster of rainbow-colored houses with beautiful architectural specifications. You can experience Portmeirion at its best by spending a night in either of their stylish hotels with alluring cottages in the stunning setting of the sub-tropical gardens.

6. Snowdonia national park

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-7 Nested in the deep glacial valleys and amidst the most dramatic landscapes in the UK, Snowdonia national park is a must visit if you are a nature enthusiast. This national park has undoubtedly the best views of the spectacular landscapes of Britain and claims some of the oldest rocks on the earth. The attractions include Mt. Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales and the Swallow Falls, the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. It is a wonderful place to visit if you are interested in mountain walks and pony trekking.

7. York Minster

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-8 The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York collectively make up the famous york minster. The cathedral is a centre of Christianity in the north of England and has been since the 7th century. This Space is an architectural Masterpiece with ancient buildings embedded with kilometres, handcrafted stone and medieval stained glasses. The crypt, which was a part of the original 11th-century church is also worth a visit. You can also visit the nearby national railway museum which has unique collections of the royal trains.

8. Edinburgh Castle

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-9 Nested in the heart of the capital city of Scotland, the Edinburgh castle stands gloriously on top of an extinct volcano and can be seen from anywhere in the city of Edinburgh. Believed to be as old as 1000 years, the castle has kilometres for various administrative and military purposes as well as a prison for sailors. Few of the main attractions of this royal fortress are the One O'Clock Salute which is held daily at Half Moon Battery and the Scottish Crown Jewels places in the Royal Palace of the castle.

9. Buckingham Palace

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-10 The official residence of the royal family and probably the most famous attraction in the city of London, Buckingham Palace has been the residence of the royals since Queen Victoria's accession in 1837. The building has extravagant state-rooms and a massive array of state coaches and carriages in the Royal Mews. the gardens of the palace are spectacular and have 350 varieties of wildflowers and 200 varieties of trees growing in its premises. The Household Cavalry Museum and The Victoria Monument are also worth a visit.

10. Caernarfon Castle

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-11 An uncanny symbol of power and grandeur, Caernarfon castle is a representation of the reign of Edward I on the country of Wales. This castle is located on the banks of River Seiont and provides a beautiful view of the river from its premises. Caernarfon castle, among the many other castles in Wales, is massive and truly embodies the magnificence of King Edward I who intended it to be the seat of his government in North Wales. The walls of the castle are made of colour-coded stones, and the basic structure of the castle has Polygonal towers spread out throughout the complex.

11. St Ives

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-12 Known to be one of the best European beach towns, St Ives is a scenic fishing village and a magnificent seaside paradise. St Ives is an artists' colony with one of the mildest weather in entire Britain. The town is lined with steep cobbled lanes, fisherman’s cottages and crafts shops which attract visitors from all over the world. Spend your afternoons in al fresco restaurants with delicious seafood and stay in charming seaside hotels. Tate St. Ives is one of the UK's national art galleries showcasing the local work of brilliant artists and is a must-visit for anyone visiting this beautiful town.

12. The big ben

12 Must-see Places To Visit In The United Kingdom-13 One of the most famous landmarks of London, the big ben first rang across Westminster on 31 May 1859. The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower are collectively known as the big ben but it is the massive bell inside the clock tower that strikes the most. Known as one of the kilometers tourist attractions of London, the beauty of the clock tower is augmented by its picturesque location on the banks of river Thames. The clock looks even more beautiful at night when the faces of the clock are illuminated by the light.

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