Interesting Places in the United Kingdom

Top 20 Best Places to Visit in the UK

There's plenty of gorgeous scenery, style, art, and excellent cuisine to expereince in Italy. If you have the opportunity to visit Italy, the following locations are among the best.

  Hadrian's Wall, Warwick Castle, Lake District , Tower of London, The Cotswolds, Durham Cathedral, York Minster, Windsor Castle, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Tower Bridge, Chatsworth House, Lake Windermere, York Minster, Caernarfon Castle (Wales), Medieval Castle in Dover, Kent, England, Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle, Dunnottar Castle., Nottingham, Sheffield, Oxford ; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Giant’s Causeway is a World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, Belfast.

Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Orkney Islands, Scotland,

 

Warwick Castle, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Warwick Castle

A medieval castle in the county town of Warwickshire, England, located on a bend of the River Avon.

Tower of London, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Tower of London

A historical castle in central London which can be found on the north bank of the River Thames

Activities close by are Westminster Abbey, Chinatown, a riverboat cruis along the Thames, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, ad the Churchill war rooms.

Tower of London, Photo courtesy of Peter Bonnett / Flickr

Durham Cathedral

Regarded as one of the finest Norman buildings in all of Europe. Visitors have increased due to it being the site in two Harry Potter films.

Among the activities close by are Crook Hall & Gardens, paalce Green, St. Nicholas Church, and Durham Heritage Centre and Museum.

York Minster, Photo courtesy of C & N / Flickr

York Minster

A medieval period cathedral contains brilliant stained glass work from the 14th and 15th-century, stone artifacts and intricate tombs among the many treasures

Among the activities near are York City Walls, Theatre Royal, Yorkshire Air Museum, Fairfax House, York Maze, Holy Trinity Church

Big Ben, Photo courtesy of Alex France / Flickr

Big Ben

The world famous Great Clock of the Palace of Westminster was an addition to the Palace on April 10, 1858. It is also called the "Clock Tower"

Among the activities near are Horse Guards Parade, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Bridge, London Eye

Tower Bridge, London Photo courtesy of Wikimedia / Creative Commons

Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge is a hydraulic powered suspension system bridge in London that intersects the River Thames.

Take a stroll along the Thames River, visit the Design Museum, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Monument, and the London Bridge

Windsor Castle, Photo courtesy of Gail Frederick / Flickr

Windsor Castle

The Windsor castle has been home to royalty more than 900 years. It is designated as the official residence for the queen.

Nearby attractions include The House On The Bridge, the Blarney Stone, St George's Chapel, and the Crooked House.

The Cotswolds, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Wikimedia

The Cotswolds

An ancient woodsy region with spectacular landscapes and honey-colored stone buildings and quaint villages.

See the prominent Broadway Tower (the tallest little castle), the gardens at Sudeley Castle, Bibury, and Burford, Hailes Abbey,

Caernarfon Castle, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Wikimedia

Caernarfon Castle

In the heart of north Wales is this impressive castle constructed by Edward I and considered among the outstanding medieval fortresses in Europe

See Gypsy wood park, Cae'r Gors, Galeri Caernarfon, Parc Glynllifon,

Stonehenge, Salisbury Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Wikimedia

Stonehenge

One of the most famous prehistorc monuments in the world with many mysteries and theories about its origin. Located in Wiltshire, south of Amesbury, it draws in millions each year.

Nearby items that deserve a look are Salisbury Cathedral, Durrington Walls, Old Sarum, and Avebury Stone Circle.

Dover Castle, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Wikimedia

Dover Castle

Built in the middle ages, it is the largest castle in England and located in the county of Kent.

Nearby South Foreland Lighthouse, St Margaret's Bay Beach, Roman Painted House, and the Pines Garden.

Canterbury Cathedral, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Wikimedia

Canterbury Cathedral

Built back in 597 AD, the gothic-designed cathedral also served to be an effective monastery of Benedictine monks from the 12th century

St. Augustine's Abbey, St. Lawrence Ground, Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, Gulbenkian Theatre, Westgate Gardens,

Leeds Castle, Photo courtesy of Marc Evans / Flickr

Leeds Castle

Built nearly 1000 years ago, the Leeds castle was used in the Norman conquest and was the home of many historical people such as King Henry VIII.

All Saints The Parish Church of Maidstone, Vinters Valley Nature Reserve, Mote Park, Whatman Park, Hazlitt Theatre, and Madame Mu Mu

Dunnottar Castle, Photo courtesy of Matias Callone / Flickr

Dunnottar Castle

A ruined fortress located on the East coast of Scotland a few miles south of Aberdeen. Rumors have it being voted as the 8th wonder of the world.

RSPB Fowlsheugh Reserve, Stonehaven Beach and the museum.

Nottingham Castle, Photo courtesy of shining darkness / Flickr

Nottingham

A city in East Midlands of England which gots it worldwide fame from the legend of Robin Hood. It deservedly gained recognition from the bicycle, lace-making, and tobacco industries.

Robin Hood Trail, Sherwood Forest, City of Caves, Edwinstowe, The Lace Market, Castle Rock, and the museum.

Sheffield Art Gallery, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Wikimedia

Sheffield

A city located 60 miles south of Yorkshire is England greenest city with a tree to person ratio of 3:1 along with being an industrial, yet modernly urban as well.

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, The Botanical Gardens, Penistone Paramount Cinema, Lyceum Theatre, Crucible Theatre, Endcliffe Park.

Christ Church Meadow in Oxford, Photo courtesy of Ed Webster / Flickr

Oxford

Established in 912 AD, Oxford is a vibrant and diverse county and could be considered the definition of a college town as it includes 38 colleges.

Creation Theatre Company, University of Oxford, Christ Church Meadow, Bodleian Library, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Sheldonian Theatre, 1000-year old Oxford Castle, Trinity and Worcester Colleges.

Porthcurno Beach in
Cornwall, Photo courtesy of Karen Roe / Flickr

Cornwall

Cornwall is among the sunniest places in England located on the southwestern peninsula. It has the greatest extension of uninterrupted coastline in the country. Henceforth, their many beautiful beaches. Inland has interesting areas as well with their many legendary haunted buildings.

Pengersick Castle, Penzance, world famous cliff top open air Minack Theatre, The Lizard and Kynance Cove, Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center, Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Porthmeor Beach, Trebah Gardens, Fistral Beach, St Michael's Mount and much more (http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/attractions/)

Giants Causeway in No. Ireland
Cornwall, Photo courtesy of Amanda Slater / Flickr

Giant's Causeway

One of Northern Ireland's favorite destination of travelers, the Giant's Causeway is a spectacular, and mysterious geological creation and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dunluce Castle, Bushmills railway



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